Employees At These Hotel Chains Will Soon Have Panic Buttons For A Scary Reason

Staff at hotels across America will soon be equipped with panic buttons.

The American Hotel and Lodging Association and hotel chain members such as Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, IHG, and Wyndham have just announced plans to supply panic buttons to all hotel staff that has direct contact with guests by 2020. This measure is meant to help prevent sexual assault or harassment.

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“Protecting our employees — as well the millions of guests who stay in American hotel rooms each day — is critically important to our industry,” president and CEO of the AHLA Katherine Lugar stated.

Some U.S. cities such as New York City, Chicago, and Seattle already require hotels to give panic buttons to staff.

AccorHotels, Four Seasons, Best Western, Caesar’s, and Red Roof Inn are also participating in the panic button program.