San Diego Business Journal

Fairmont Grand Del Mar has become one of the first hotels in the world to become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED with Forbes Travel Guide.

The verification was developed by Forbes Travel Guide. It is based on a hotel’s compliance with expert-validated best practices that minimize the risk and impact of COVID-19 and potential future public health events. It covers more than 360 standards across health and hygiene protocols, cleaning products and procedures, ventilation, physical distancing, the guest experience and health safety communication with guests and employees.

The Sharecare Health Security comes with a seal of approval, the Sharecare VERIFIED with Forbes Travel Guide badge.

“Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s commitment to the safety of our guests remains our top priority,” said Michael O’Donohue, general manager. “We are honored to be one of only a select number of hotels worldwide to receive this prestigious verification.”

Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at or 858-634-4625.