Hotel and Layover Safety
Staying safe while on the road is essential for ensuring that your layovers are fun and enjoyable. Your Hotel Committee has put together some information to help you to stay safe whether you’re in Anchorage or Washington, DC.
Safety Tips1 Don’t answer the door in a hotel or motel room without verifying who it is. If a person claims to be an employee, call the front desk and ask if someone from their staff is supposed to have access to your room and for what purpose. 2 Keep your room key with you at all times and don’t needlessly display it in public. Should you misplace it, please notify the front desk immediately. 3 Close the door securely whenever you are in your room and use all of the locking devices provided. 4 Check to see that any sliding glass doors or windows and any connecting room doors are locked. 5 Don’t invite strangers to your room. 6 Do not draw attention to yourself by displaying large amounts of cash or expensive jewelry. 7 Place all valuables in the hotel or motel’s safe deposit box. 8 When returning to your hotel or motel late in the evening, be aware of your surroundings, stay in well-lighted areas, and use the main entrance. 9 Take a few moments and locate the nearest exit that may be used in the event of an emergency. 10 If you see any suspicious activity, notify the hotel operator or a staff member.
American Hotel & Lodging Association Guest Safety Tips © Copyright 2003 The American Hotel & Lodging Association 1201 New York Avenue, NW, #600 Washington, DC 20005-3931 www.ahla.com
Natural Disasters & Civil Defense Emergencies
Encountering an natural disaster or civil defense emergency when away from home can make the situation even more challenging than it already is. Here are some tips to help you to remain safe and prepared for an emergency situation.