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Palladium Hotel Group Offers Free Antigen COVID-19 Rapid Test for US Travelers

Palladium Hotel Group responds to new CDC travel guidelines by providing on-site COVID-19 tests for US and Canadian travelers

Madrid, Spain (January 15, 2021) - In an effort to comply with newly-implemented CDC travel guidelines, Palladium Hotel Group is now providing on-property COVID-19 tests for all guests traveling to the United States and Canada. Antigen COVID-19 rapid testing is available free of charge for guests traveling back to the United States (until April 4, 2021), and PCR COVID-19 testing is available for guests traveling to Canada.

COVID-19 testing is available at all Palladium Hotel Group properties in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, including its Grand Palladium Hotels Resorts and TRS Hotels brands. Testing is available in the mornings, before noon, at the resorts on-site medical centers with results available by the evening if taken on a weekday or results available on Monday if taken during the weekend.

It is recommended that guests schedule appointments to test upon arrival on property. Resort staff will coordinate with guests to accommodate the appointments. Guests must take into consideration their home countrys specific requirements; in the case of the United States and Canada, for instance, the airlines require COVID-19 tests to be taken no more than 72 hours prior to the traveler's scheduled departure.

The PCR COVID-19 test is available to guests traveling to Canada with costs ranging between $177-$443 CAD.

"Palladium Hotel Group is proud to add on-site testing to the list of the industry-leading initiatives developed to help combat the spread of COVID-19 as well as efforts made to boost travel confidence," said Pilar Arizmendi-Stewart, VP of Sales and Marketing for the Americas at Palladium Hotel Group. "Our properties across the Caribbean and Mexico continue to attract guests looking for the perfect luxury getaway, and we look forward to providing them with the ultimate Palladium experience while placing health and safety as the top priority," she added.

In addition to testing, Palladium Hotel Group continues to ensure a worry-free and safe travel experience for all guests with the complimentary medical insurance, Stay Safe Plus, which protects guests against any unforeseen circumstances as a result of the current health emergency. Palladium Hotel Group's health and safety protocols are certified by SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification services company.

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About Palladium Hotel Group

Palladium Hotel Group is a Spanish hotel chain with fifty years of experience. The chain has 48 hotels and more than 14,000 rooms in six countries: Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Sicily (Italy) and Brazil and operates 10 brands: TRS Hotels, Grand Palladium Hotels Resorts, Palladium Hotels, Palladium Boutique Hotels, Fiesta Hotelsand Resorts, Ushuaa Unexpected Hotels, Ayre Hoteles, Only YOU Hotels, Bless Collection Hotels as well as licensed brand Hard Rock Hotels in Ibiza and Tenerife. The Palladium Hotel Group hotels are characterized by their philosophy of offering customers a high standard of quality in its products and services and excellent value. Palladium Hotel Group is owned by Grupo Empresas Matutes (GEM). www.palladiumhotelgroup.com.