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To Our XV Beacon Community,

XV Beacon has always been a place where we value our community, and our priority is to ensure that our guests feel safe and comfortable from the moment they walk through our doors.
In preparation for the reopening, we have taken every step possible to ensure your safety, from a seamless arrival and in-room experience, to a swift and efficient check-out. In addition to our rigorous cleaning protocols, we have enhanced our wellness operations with increased cleaning frequency, utilizing cutting-edge technology for sanitizing public and private areas and placed hand sanitizer stations throughout the property.
XV Beacon has always provided an exclusive setting that naturally allows for social distancing. We have modified our services to follow the guidelines and recommendations established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and AHLA. These modifications include:
• Increased cleaning and disinfecting efforts in all public areas every ½ hour with extra attention to frequented areas including front desk counters and public restrooms.
• Increased housekeeping services to include UVC light treatments for extra sanitization after rooms are deep cleaned. Rooms will be disinfected daily with EPA approved products. Guestrooms will not be used within 48 hours of another guest.
• Three (3) housekeeping service options available to guests. This includes:
o Standard Daily service (guest temperature required to be taken).
o Modified service (fresh linens will be replaced only).
o Limited service (replacement items will delivered upon guest request – no room entry).
• Full property chemical cleaning of in-room air handler coils. The frequency of air filter replacement in the hotel’s HVAC system cleaning and fresh air exchange will be maximized.

  • Ionizer air purifiers installation into our HVAC system.
    • Plexi-glass has been installed at the lobby desks, along with hand sanitizer stations throughout the property.
    • All employees have received training on COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols with more comprehensive training for our teams with frequent guest contact. All training is focused on educating and empowering employees to deliver the enhanced health and safety program with confidence.
    • 99% of our employees have been vaccinated. It is their choice to wear a mask while working for added protection. Any non-vaccinated employee or vendor are required to wear masks on property. We strongly suggest that our guests wear masks in our public areas (lobby, gym, elevator, and our restaurant).
    • Complimentary Personal protection equipment (PPE) amenity kits will be provided to all guests.
    • Installed hospital grade UVC light in main Air Handler for continuous sanitization of air throughout property
    • Mobile keyless check-in (in progress).
    • Access to a mobile app for contactless guest service requests including in-room dining (in progress).
    • New in-room programming including streaming workouts, Netflix and in-room dining menus available through the TV (in progress).
    • Utilization of the hotel’s seasonal roof deck will be available to in-house guests from sunrise to sunset.
    • Reservations will be required for use of the hotel’s fitness room.
    • Lexus house cars will be available for reservations every ½ hour to allow for proper sanitization between guest(s). Maximum number of guests allowed in house cars is two (2) in the sedan and four (4) in SUV.

• Option of self or valet park.

  • Contactless Check-in is now available through our app, click below for download options.

When you are ready we are open and look forward to your visit. We have implemented a flexible reservations policy during this time of uncertainty. Reservations can be changed or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours* before your scheduled arrival. If you have questions about a future reservation or would like to reserve a room, please email reservations@xvbeacon.com.

Sincerely,

Amy Finsilver
General Manager
XV Beacon

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TRAVEL ADVISORY

Effective on May 10:

  • Massachusetts reopened some outdoor Phase 4, Step 2 industries:
    • Amusement parks, theme parks and outdoor water parks are permitted to operate at a 50% capacity after submitting safety plans to the Department of Public Health.
    • Road races and other large, outdoor organized amateur or professional group athletic events will be permitted to take place with staggered starts and other appropriate safety measures after submitting safety plans to a local board of health or the DPH.
  • Additionally, large capacity venues such as indoor and outdoor stadiums, arenas and ballparks are permitted to increase capacity to 25%.
  • Youth and adult amateur sports tournaments are allowed for moderate and high-risk sports.
  • Singing is also be permitted indoors with strict distancing requirements at performance venues, restaurants, event venues and other businesses.
  • Grocery stores and retail stores with a pharmacy department should consider dedicated hours of operation for seniors, but will no longer be required to offer senior hours.

Youth and Amateur Sports Face Covering Guidance:

  • Effective May 18, the youth and amateur sports guidance will be updated to no longer require face coverings for youth athletes 18 and under while playing outdoor sports.  Effective May 29, all youth and amateur sports restrictions will be lifted.

Effective on May 29, all industries will be permitted to open:

  • With the exception of remaining face-covering requirements for public and private transportation systems and facilities housing vulnerable populations, all industry restrictions will be lifted, and capacity will increase to 100% for all industries.
  • The gathering limit will be rescinded.
  • All industries will be encouraged to follow CDC guidance for cleaning and hygiene protocols.

Updated guidance can be found at www.mass.gov/reopening.

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Coronavirus testing is now available at Logan International Airport.

XpresCheck Covid-19 testing facility opened in the airport on Monday with the ability to provide more than 400 tests per day with each costing at least $75.

The facility, located in the International Arrival area in Terminal E offers rapid molecular tests, the PCR tests, and a blood antibody test.

The PCR and blood antibody tests cost $75 or $90 for both. The rapid molecular Covid-19 test costs $200.

XpresCheck accepts insurance for the individual PCR and blood antibody tests. People who receive the rapid test may be able to submit their own insurance claim after their visit, the company said.

The entire testing process which involves introductions, administering the test, and the clinical visit is expected to take approximately 20 minutes with results provided onsite for the rapid molecular Covid-19 test.

Results from the other tests are available two or three days later.

Appointments aren’t required, but travelers looking to book a time can do so at www.XpresCheck.com. XpresCheck is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.