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Health & Safety Issued March 17, 2020 at 11:00 am Est (Updated August 17th, 2021 At 11:30am Est)

At The Ohio University Inn & Conference Center our priority is first and foremost the safety and well-being of our guests and team members.

We continue to closely follow the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, both domestically and abroad.  We are in regular contact with local authorities.   Our teams are monitoring the most up-to-the-minute information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Governor’s Office of Ohio, and the City of Athens Mayor’s Office.

We remain committed to upholding the highest standards of cleanliness across our entire hotel. We have implemented heightened precautions in sanitation, disinfection, and cleaning measures as guided by the CDC and WHO.

We are undertaking the following measures to maintain a safe and healthy environment:

  • We have implemented new cleaning protocols which follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization recommendations.  Our cleaning team is using peroxide-based cleaners that are effective against viruses.
  • We are in constant communication with our team members to reinforce our sanitation safety procedures in both guest facing and back of the house areas.  High traffic areas are being cleaned with increasing frequency.   
  • All departments have implemented hand washing and sanitizing procedures to take place multiple times during the day.    
  • All team members are prohibited from reporting to work with a respiratory illness that can be transmitted to others.
  • If at any point a guest feels ill, they should stay in their room and contact the front desk immediately.  A member of our team will inform you of your options and take the proper steps to ensure the we all stay safe.
  • Increased focus on disinfecting in guest rooms including all high touch areas.
  • Increased cleaning and disinfection frequency of public areas multiple times daily.
  • Guest accessible disinfecting wipes and sanitizer at entrances and all high traffic areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of fitness centers.
  • Enhanced cleaning in restaurants, bars and meeting spaces.
  • Social distancing furniture adjustments in public areas, bars and restaurants.
  • Continued development of meeting space alternative set ups to accommodate social distancing guidelines.
  • Reduced paper and other non-necessary amenities in guest rooms.
  • Enhanced team member safety and well being with personal protective equipment as well as training standards for new protocols.

Our team takes great pride in the role we play in the lives of our customers and guests. Rest assured that as circumstances continue to develop, one thing will remain constant: We will make our decisions with the health and well-being of our customers, guests, team members, and community as our highest priority.

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1804 Fund

Established in 1979, the Ohio University Foundation endowment known as the 1804 Fund offers enriched learning opportunities for faculty research, graduate studies, and undergraduate learning initiatives. Founded from the estate of alumnus C. Paul Stocker, this fund supports OHIO’s mission of “maintaining, strengthening, and enhancing a learning-centered community.” 

The first awards began in 1980, and since then, the 1804 Fund has assisted over 600 projects and programs with more than $15 million in funding.

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An Award-Winning Property

The Ohio University Inn & Conference Center is proud to announce that we are the recipient of the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award for 2022 and have been named the #1 hotel in Athens.

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Ohio University Inn Announces the Meeting Bubble Provides Safe Solutions for Meetings & Events

The Ohio University Inn & Conference Center announced Meeting Bubble Program, a program that facilitates safe, productive meetings and events by creating a bubble environment.

ATHEN-OHIO- April 12, 2021 - The Ohio University Inn & Conference Center announced Meeting Bubble Program, a program that facilitates safe, productive meetings and events by creating a bubble environment. The program offers solutions including booking “Double the Square footage” Meeting space and hybrid meeting options through AV technology.

The Ohio University Inn & Conference Center provides safe solutions for bringing corporate teams together such as the opportunity to buyout a full-floor of the hotel. In addition to the floor-by-floor buyout, The Ohio University Inn & Conference Center works with each group to tailor the program to best meet their needs. Options include separate registration areas, meeting rooms disinfected during breaks, sanitation station at registration area and at meeting room entrances, as well as creative catering choices such as grab-and-go meals and pre-packaged snacks for team breaks.

The Meeting Bubble Program, designed to facilitate safe, productive meetings and events, follows local regulations and CDC guidelines for the safety and well-being of guests and employees. All hotel team members wear face coverings. Seating has been reduced and spaced in meeting rooms, restaurants and public spaces including the lobby. Public spaces are disinfected frequently as are high touch areas including elevator buttons, door handles and handrails. Hand sanitizer stations are provided in public areas, at elevator banks and in meeting rooms. For a full list of health and safety protocols and to learn more about having a meeting or event at The Ohio University Inn & Conference Center, please visit www.ouinn.com or call Betsy Baringer, Director of Sales, 740-589-3704.

About The Ohio University Inn & Conference Center

The Ohio University Inn & Conference Center is a City-based hotel offering 139 guest room and more than 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The Inn, located in the Rolling Hills of Southeast Ohio, offers indoor and outdoor dining at Cutler’s Restaurant and Tavern and full -service features such as Fitness Center, Courtyard patio rooms and outdoor pool. The Ohio University Inn & Conference Center is honored to have received the 2019 LUX Life Magazine for Ohio’s Best In-House Restaurant and Tavern and 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for top 10% hotels worldwide. For reservations and more information, call 740-593-6661 or visit www.ouinn.com.

About Pyramid Hotel Group

Boston-based Pyramid Hotel Group is one of the predominant hotel management companies in the U.S., managing a diverse portfolio of hotels and resorts in destinations throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. For additional information please visit PyramidHotelGroup.com or MeetingBubble.info

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OUI Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Top 10% Of Hotels Worldwide October 14, 2020

Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveler feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe.

“We pride ourselves on delivering a unique and memorable guest experience,” said Michael Smith, the General Manager.

Read the full article at Newswire.

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