Most business trips require you to stay alone in a hotel room. So what are some things that you should look out for to ensure a safe stay?
Here are five of them:
At your hotel, request for a room above the second floor but below the seventh. This way, entry through the window is rendered difficult, but escape in the event of a fire is possible with emergency equipment. A fire engine ladder reaches up to the seventh floor in most countries. If you are obliged to be on the first floor, ensure the windows are locked at all times. And if you have a balcony, check that the lock for the balcony door is secure.
Check the fire evacuation plan for your room, and know where the exits are so that you can plan your escape route. As you may be forced to evacuate in total darkness or heavy smoke, pack a torch light for use in a fire or a power failure. If you are required to evacuate your room, carry your room key and leave your luggage behind in the room. In the event of a blocked escape route, you can return to your room and wait for help.
Insist that all the locks on your door work properly. If they do not, request for a room change immediately. Carry a portable travel lock and practise removing it quickly.
Never open your room door to someone you do not know or have not summoned. If someone claims to be a hotel staff, call the front desk first to verify his or her identity before opening the door.
Ensure that you always have a fully charged mobile phone with access to the local telephone network and data.
© 2017 Chubb. All rights reserved.
No part of this article may be reproduced in any written, electronic, recording, or printed form without written permission of Chubb.
This content is brought to you by Chubb Insurance Australia Limited (“Chubb”) as a convenience to readers and is not intended to constitute advice (professional or otherwise) or recommendations upon which a reader may rely. Any references to insurance cover are general in nature only and may not suit your particular circumstances. Chubb does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs and any insurance cover referred to is subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions set out in the relevant policy wording. Please obtain and read carefully the relevant insurance policy before deciding to acquire any insurance product. A policy wording can be obtained at www.chubb.com/au, through your broker or by contacting any of the Chubb offices. Chubb makes no warranty or guarantee about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the content. Readers relying on any content do so at their own risk. It is the responsibility of the reader to evaluate the quality and accuracy of the content. Reference in this content (if any) to any specific commercial product, process, or service, and links from this content to other third party websites, do not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation by Chubb and shall not be used for advertising or service/product endorsement purposes. ©2020 Chubb Insurance Australia Limited ABN: 23 001 642 020 AFSL: 239687. Chubb®, its logos, and Chubb.Insured.SM are protected trademarks of Chubb.
Contact a broker today.