COVID-19 Update

Our Commitment to You

Updated September 28, 2020

Ink 48 Hotel is open for overnight and day stays! We have comfortable beds, clean guestrooms and team members ready to warmly welcome you with smiles and gratitude. 

The Press Lounge is open! To ensure your safety and distance, The Press Lounge is limiting its capacity to reserved seating only. Make a reservation and get more details here. Read detailed information regarding The Press Lounge's health and safety guidelines here.

PRINT. Restaurant, one of the country's leading restaurants dedicated to seasonal, sustainable cuisine, reopens for indoor dining on September 30! PRINT. will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, with seatings available beginning at 5 PM until 9:15 PM. Reservations are required for all seatings along with a $50 per guest deposit. The deposit is applied to a minimum food and beverage spend, and excludes tax and gratuity. Learn more about PRINT.'s health and safety protocols, and book your reservation here.

PRINT. is also offering a new market experience — PRINT Provisions. Shop online or in person for exceptionally prepared and chef-inspired foods, as well as gourmet market items, for curbside pickup. Market items are curated to focus on local purveyors with small-batch goods not found on general e-commerce sites.

At this time, the following amenities are temporarily closed per government regulations:

  • PRINT. Restaurant (reopening September 30)
  • Fitness center
  • Ink Spa

Above & Beyond

Based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), we are taking extraordinary preventative measures to help keep our guests and team members healthy and safe.

Our Above & Beyond health and safety plan — described below and on signage throughout the hotel — will be updated regularly to reflect the latest science.


Health and Safety Highlights

  • Stringent cleaning and disinfecting protocols have been upgraded. We are using only disinfectants qualified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as effective against COVID-19. (See more on our cleaning procedures below.)
  • Social distancing is required. Visual markers ensure that everyone has a guide for remaining at least 6 feet apart throughout the hotel and its grounds. We have rearranged furniture and furnishings where possible and team members are enforcing 6-feet distances in public areas (such as the hotel lobby and entrances), event spaces and employee areas.
  • Masks are a must. Team members, guests, visitors and vendors must wear a face covering at all times while in public spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained, except when smoking outdoors, actively drinking or actively eating. We may ask you to remove your mask briefly to provide age or identity verification. (For security purposes, coverings that obscure the entire face are not permitted.)
  • Sanitizing stations are available throughout the hotel. Touchless stations stocked with hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes (containing 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol in keeping with CDC standards) are placed in public and employee areas. 
  • Elevators are limited to two people.
  • Team members are required to wear the provided Personal Protective Equipment and they are receiving additional training. The training covers proper handwashing and other safety techniques.
  • Plexiglass has been added at the front desk.


Cleaning and Sanitizing

Public Spaces

  • Cleaning in all public spaces is increased with special attention to high-touch surfaces. These surfaces include, but are not limited to, front desk counters, door handles, counters, chairs, tables, guestroom door locks, electronic kiosks, escalators and stair handrails.
  • Only EPA-certified disinfectants qualified for use against COVID-19 are used.
  • Restrooms are stocked with EPA-approved antimicrobial soap.
  • The fitness center will be stocked with hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes so guests can wipe down equipment before and after use.
  • The fitness center will be cleaned every hour.

Guestrooms

  • Guestrooms are deep cleaned after every checkout. Unless requested, your guestroom will not be cleaned during your stay to minimize contact. If you request service during your stay, it will only be performed by a team member when you are absent from the guestroom.
  • Only EPA-certified disinfectants qualified for use against COVID-19 are used. We pay special attention to high-touch areas such as hard surfaces, counters, television remote controls, toilet seats and handles, door and furniture handles, faucet handles, nightstands, telephones, control panels, light switches, thermostats and flooring.
  • Room keys are sanitized before distribution. We try not to share items like pens, but if we must, they are disinfected between uses.
  • Amenities are available by request. Minibars and reusable items in guestrooms have been removed — please call the front desk with any requests.
  • Our laundry service washes linens in high temperatures. If you need extra linens, let us know. When linens are collected for washing, we are using sealed laundry bags.
  • In the event of a suspected case of COVID-19, the guestroom will be closed and deep cleaned. The guestroom will not be available for occupancy until the room is deemed safe.

Event Space

  • Only EPA-certified disinfectants qualified for use against COVID-19 are used.
  • Social distancing is required. Furniture has been spaced 6-feet apart and attendance will be capped based on the current local guidelines.

Traveler Health Form

At check-in, we will ask whether you have traveled from a state on New York's list of restricted states within the last 14 days. If you answer yes, we will require you to provide proof of a completed Traveler Health Form (a screenshot of the certification page of a completed form on your cellular phone or laptop). If you cannot provide proof, we will require you to complete the Traveler Health Form, either by electronic means or on paper, and show us proof of completion before entering your guestroom.

Medical Concerns

If you are not feeling well, let us know. Our front desk staff is available 24/7 to assist you with emergency numbers and referrals to nearby medical facilities.

If you have any questions about our Coronavirus procedures, please email us at concierge@ink48.com. We are here for you.
 

Booking Flexibility 

While travel remains restricted in many parts of the world, we want to provide flexibility.

Reservations with an arrival date up to October 1, 2020 may be cancelled for a full refund by 3 PM 72 hours prior to your arrival date.

To modify or cancel your reservation, click here.

If you have questions about your reservation, please call us at (212) 757-0088 or email us at concierge@ink48.com and a team member will respond as quickly as possible.

Take care, stay healthy and thank you for being part of the Ink 48 Hotel family.