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Are masks required at the Resort?

Masks are required for the foreseeable future at all Hyatt properties. Guided by our purpose – to care for people so they can be their best – and following medical expert guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, all Hyatt hotels in the U.S. and Canada will require face coverings within indoor public areas, which include hotel lobbies, meetings and events spaces, restaurants and bars, and fitness centers. Some guests may be exempt from this mandate, including but not limited to guests with medical conditions, guests consuming food or beverages in restaurants, and children under the age of 2. 

Additionally, a City of Isle of Palms Face Covering Mandate took effect on July 1, 2020. Face coverings are required in retail & food service establishments, as well as outdoor areas when 6’ social distancing is not possible. Masks are not required while you are eating or drinking, golfing or swimming. The Resort has face masks available if you do not have your own. For full details & mask exceptions, please refer to the City of Isle of Palms website.


What steps are you taking to ensure a safe, sanitary environment at Wild Dunes Resort?

To operate with the highest safety standards, we worked with Hyatt’s team focused on operations during the pandemic, complimented by Hyatt’s collaboration with medical experts from Cleveland Clinic and other trusted industry advisors to fine-tune reopening and COVID-19-era operating procedures. Our precautions will continue to evolve to meet the changing landscape, but stem from three key areas:

  1. Disinfection: Peroxide-based EPA-approved EcoLab cleaners, proven to treat coronaviruses, are being used with increased frequency to disinfect all high touch surfaces; public areas; and guest rooms across the resort. Further, we have instituted the use of MaxCharge Electrostatic Sprayers in our standard disinfecting protocol. Electrostatic technology delivers charged droplets that are actively attracted to surfaces with a complete wrap-around effect, for full disinfection coverage. Finally, in all accommodations a unit rest period has been implemented between reservations to allow microscopic particles in the air to rest before comprehensive cleaning & disinfection is conducted. Holds are set at 48-hours for vacation rental homes and condos, and 24-hours for hotel rooms.
  2. Social Distance & Safety: Face coverings and CDC-recommended 6’ social distancing is required of both guests & colleagues in all areas of the Resort, as indicated by signage throughout. In areas where social distancing is not inherent (lobbies, elevators, etc), one-way thoroughfares & plexiglass barriers have been implemented; spaces have been reconfigured to inhibit gatherings; and capacity limitations are in effect. Social distancing requirements also apply to back of house areas at the resort, to ensure that Resort colleagues are able to safely conduct their work. As a result, some resort amenities are operating with modified format to allow for limited staffing or are temporarily unavailable.
  3. Training & Wellness: Comprehensive training of enhanced COVID-19 safety systems and best practices is provided to our colleagues by our Hyatt-instituted Resort Hygiene Department. Ongoing COVID-19 testing, temperature checks and pre-shift interviews are required of those working at Wild Dunes Resort, and thorough contact tracing protocol is in place for any affected colleagues. Guests are required to acknowledge our Wellness Policy ahead of arrival, and are both expected and required to follow safety guidelines prominently displayed on signs during their time at Wild Dunes Resort. 

At Wild Dunes Resort, we have committed to following the Hyatt Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment, which further enhances existing operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. This multilayered commitment builds upon existing rigorous protocols and includes an accreditation process by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC); colleague training and support resources; and a cross-functional working group of medical experts and industry professionals that will contribute to various aspects of the hotel experience.

Hyatt has introduced GBAC STAR(TM) accreditation through a performance-based cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention program that will focus on establishing hotel environments that are sanitary, safe and healthy. The GBAC STAR(TM) accreditation will include detailed training at more than 900 Hyatt hotels worldwide, and Hyatt intends to complement this with regular internal and third-party auditing. GBAC is a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and is composed of leaders in the area of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis and mitigation, designed specifically to deal with biological threats and real-time crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finally, Resort restaurants are all Palmetto Priority Certified. This state-led program is a formal commitment made by South Carolina restaurateurs to provide a clean and safe environment for their staff and customers to demonstrate the extensive precautions that they are taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Why are some areas of the Resort temporarily closed?

We worked with Hyatt’s team focused on operations during the pandemic, complimented by Hyatt’s collaboration with medical experts from Cleveland Clinic and other trusted industry advisors to fine-tune reopening and operating procedures. As a leader in the industry, you can trust that we have set the highest standards for safety.

Our strategic, staged reopening is grounded in our commitment to operate with safety first. This includes stringent social distancing among our guests and colleagues in all areas of the Resort. Some areas (including back of house departments) are currently operating with adjusted formats or hours to accommodate social distancing. Due to the nature of some areas, stringent social distancing is prohibitive to service and temporary suspension of operation remains in effect until subsequent phases of re-opening. 


What COVID-19 rules are in place for Isle of Palms?

Masks are required by Hyatt, as well as the city of IOP, applicable in all areas where social distancing is not possible. Currently, public street parking outside the Resort gates is heavily restricted by the city of Isle of Palms, and groups of 3+ may not gather (unless staying in the same household). Complete information & latest city updates are available on the City of IOP website:


Which items have been removed from my accommodations for safety? (Available by request) 

  • Water glasses
  • Restaurant Menus (In-Room dining currently unavailable)
  • Magazines
  • Spa Menu
  • Channel guide
  • Note pad & pen

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