ASAP Member Ascott has signed a global agreement with Bureau Veritas to provide independent audits and certification for the hygiene and safety standards of Ascott’s properties worldwide.

The holistic programme will benefit 50 Citadines Apart’hotel and The Crest Collection properties in Europe, and has been developed by both organisations using Bureau Veritas’ health, hygiene and safety testing expertise over more than 190 years.

Ascott recently launched its ‘Ascott Cares’ commitment, covering nine commitments aligned with WHO standards and local regulations.