With hotel companies around the world partnering with cleaning companies and health institutions to launch heightened health and safety standards, the International Well Building Institute is calling for a third-party source like its own to hold the individual protocols and practices accountable.

Having a regulatory body involved could give travellers even more confidence in booking.

While LEED standards are about energy efficiency of a building, the WELL Building Standard focuses more on maximizing the health and wellness of occupants. Hotel industry leaders believe a safety verification on top of an already-stringent cleaning protocol gives guests added peace of mind.

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