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August 31, 2020

Recognized for Guest Safety Protocols

POSI-Check Certification by Cristal International Standards Awarded to Karisma Hotels & Resorts 

MIAMI (Aug. 31, 2020) Karisma Hotels & Resorts has been recognized for enhanced guest safety measures with the new POSI-Check (Prevention of the Spread of Infection) certification awarded by Cristal International Standards at its portfolio of award-winning resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. The properties add this certification to the already robust Karisma Peace of Mind™ brand standard of more than 100 hygiene and sanitation initiatives that ensure guest wellbeing and an unmatched level of service.

“Karisma is proud to be endorsed by such reputable organizations,” said Bill Linehan, president of Premier Worldwide Marketing, the exclusive worldwide representatives for Karisma Hotels & Resorts. “These programs reflect the many ways that Karisma offers peace of mind so that travelers can enjoy their vacations.”

POSI-Check is the newest audit system by Cristal Standards designed to formulate and monitor an effective response to communicable infections in hotels and restaurants around the world. The system and corresponding protocols were implemented by dedicated quality assurance experts in tandem with the staff and management teams at each resort property. The certification requires daily monitoring, continuous hands on training sessions, bi-monthly auditing, and easy-to-use swab tests to detect adenosine triphosphate (ATP) of key surfaces in public common areas.

This certification adds to Karisma Peace of Mind’s list of new health protocols, updated guidelines and industry-first independent certifications by top organizations launched earlier this year. For example, Karisma Hotels & Resorts is currently the only Caribbean hotel operator certified by the three leading independent safety and sanitation agencies: Check Safety First, Cristal International Standards and EarthCheck. Further alignment with Deepok Chopra’s Delos Living brings a holistic, science-based approach to round out the well-being initiative.

Travelers looking to experience these safety-certified resorts before Dec. 20, 2020 can take advantage of Karisma’s new Time to Get Away offer, with up to 84 percent savings off of all-inclusive nightly rates (as low as $105 per person, per night). For more information visit

About Karisma Hotels & Resorts

Karisma Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning luxury hotel collection that owns and manages an impressive portfolio of properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe. Property brands include Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma; Azul Beach Resorts by Karisma; Karisma Villas; Allure Hotels by Karisma; Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts; Sensatori Resorts; Sensimar Resorts; and Karisma Hotels Adriatic. Properties have been honored with the industry’s top accolades including Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 100 Hotels in the World,” Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 30 Hotels in Cancun,” TripAdvisor® Traveler’s Choice “Best Hotels for Romance,” and AAA’s “Five Diamond Award” and “Four Diamond Award.” Karisma Hotels & Resorts is committed to employee and community support while delivering authentic experiences to guests, receiving worldwide recognition for its compassionate and creative approach to hospitality management and product innovations.    

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Maeve Walsh 
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