Turning Stone Among First Resorts in the World to Earn Health and Safety Security Verification from Forbes Travel Guide
The comprehensive Forbes Travel Guide VERIFIED status is based on the resort’s compliance with expert-validated best practices that minimize the risk and impact of COVID-19 and potential future public health events. With only about 160 hotels in the country to earn this distinction, Turning Stone is in elite company with other luxury resorts including The Ritz Carlton, Waldorf Astoria and The St. Regis.
Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (February 25, 2021) – Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on luxury travel, has named Turning Stone Resort Casino among the first hotels in the world to become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED®. The Forbes Travel Guide VERIFIED status is based on the resort’s compliance with expert-validated best practices that minimize the risk and impact of COVID-19 and potential future public health events. With only about 160 hotels in the United States to earn this distinction, Turning Stone is in elite company with other luxury resorts including The Ritz Carlton, Waldorf Astoria and The St. Regis.
Developed by Forbes Travel Guide and digital health industry leader Sharecare, the comprehensive verification covers more than 360 global standards across health and hygiene protocols, cleaning procedures and products, ventilation, physical distancing, the guest experience, and health safety communication with guests and employees.
“The health and safety of our guests and employees has always been our priority, especially during these unprecedented times as we redefine our protocols,” said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative and Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO. “We will continue to exceed global health standards long after the days of face coverings and physical distancing, and we are extremely proud that Forbes Travel Guide is recognizing us for this commitment to keeping our guests and employees safe.”
The comprehensive verification and “seal of approval” allow travelers to book with confidence knowing VERIFIED properties have appropriate health safety procedures in place.
“The pandemic has made it clear that hotels and resorts must, first and foremost, assure guests of their safety,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. "By becoming VERIFIED, Turning Stone Resort Casino has demonstrated its commitment to creating a culture of accountability and following global best practices to heighten health security, certified by a third party.”
Turning Stone’s carefully developed and comprehensive health and safety plan maintains high standards for guest service and excellence, while also prioritizing the health and safety of guests and employees. The feedback Turning Stone has received from guests has been positive.
The safety verification from Forbes Travel Guide is in addition to Turning Stone being recognized with four Forbes Four-Star Awards, the only resort in New York to achieve this distinction. Casino Player Magazine also named Turning Stone as the #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort and Forbes Travel Guide, considered the world’s most prominent and respected name in luxury travel, awarded the resort with four of its Four Star awards. AAA also announced Turning Stone earned three Four Diamond Awards, and Golf Advisor named all three of Turning Stone 18-hole courses as the Top 3 Courses in New York.