March 11, 2021
Sofitel London St James, known as the home of modern French luxury in London, is pleased to announce that it will be introducing a ‘Test & Rest’ package whereby guests will be able to book an overnight stay together with a self-administered RT-qPCR Covid-19 saliva test kit. Delivered by biotech firm, Halo, this government approved test and supporting travel certificate is being offered at an additional cost of £99 per person for guests of Sofitel London St James.
Upon arrival at the hotel, guests can take a self-administrated saliva test, which is then couriered to a lab at Imperial College in London for processing overnight. Guests must download the Halo app when they check in with the app linked directly to their test, with the result and certificate appearing in the app as soon as it’s ready.
The scheme offers a highly accurate test with guaranteed results within 24 hours and is particularly beneficial for international business travellers departing from the UK as it provides the opportunity for travellers to fly to many destinations that currently require proof of a negative Covid test result.
Marie-Paule Nowlis, General Manager at Sofitel London St James, commented: “We are pleased that we are able to introduce this Test & Rest package at Sofitel London St James and provide guests with a safe, secure and effective way to travel and feel comfortable. We hope this system will help open up the tourism sector following what has been an extremely difficult year for all.”