Minibars and buffets bite the dust as England's hotels prepare to reopen – The Guardian

Hotel operator Accor is working to build trust and reassure guests ahead of resuming business on 4 July

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The Novotel hotel on Southwark Bridge Road is preparing to open to guests after the coronavirus lockdown is eased. Photograph: Jill Mead/The Guardian

Empty mini bars, buffet-free breakfasts and regular deep cleaning are among the measures being introduced by one of the biggest hotel operators in England as it prepares to reopen at the start of July.

Accor, which owns hotel brands including Novotel, Mercure, Ibis and Sofitel, runs 270 hotels in the UK, and is

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