STAY SAFE, START LIVING

Your health is our utmost priority. The Stella team is committed to protecting the wellbeing of our guests and team members by providing a comfortable and safe environment. Our team has been fully trained on the importance of upholding the highest level of sanitation standards and we’re taking every precaution to protect our guests, community, and staff. We have made several adjustments to our hotel operations to ensure your safety.

Our team has diligently implemented all safety precautions recommended by the CDC and in accordance with state and county guidelines. Even so, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of exposure to infectious disease. If you have specific questions or concerns that are not addressed in the materials provided, please direct them to Shane Pappas, General Manager, at spappas@thestellahotel.com or 979.421.4001.

Due to our heightened safety measures, some facilities or services may not be available, but we’re committed to making your stay as comfortable as possible with our award-winning service. These are our enhancements to our current cleanliness standards:

Amenities Update

Guest Check-In: 4:00pm
Fitness center: 24 hours
Room Service: currently not available
Pool: Open daily
Lake Atlas Paddle Boards: Open
Bicycles: Open

Mask

Mask Up!

You are not required to wear a mask but we encourage you to do so in public spaces. If you would like a mask, please visit the front desk to receive a complimentary one.

The Stella lobby.

Check-In

  • Physical distancing required while in line.
  • Keycards are sanitized before each use.
A group around the campfire.

Keeping Your Distance

  • Seating in all public areas, pools, and lounges is positioned at least six feet apart.
  • We recommend that all guests strive to maintain at least six feet between themselves and others.
  • Social distancing is practiced by all associates on property.
  • All property outlets will comply with, or exceed, local or state mandated occupancy limits.
  • Stairwells and alternatives to elevators are clearly marked and open for guest use.
Hand Sanitizer

PPE & Hand Sanitizer

  • Individual Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits containing disposable sanitizing wipes, gloves, disposable masks, and personal hand sanitizer will be available upon request.
  • Appropriate PPE is worn by all associates based on their role and responsibilities and in adherence to state or local regulations and guidance.
  • Gloves are worn by housekeeping and all other team members in direct contact with guests.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers, touchless whenever possible, are placed at all guest and associate entrances and contact areas such as driveways, reception areas, hotel lobby, restaurant, meeting and convention spaces, elevator landings, pools, and exercise areas.
The Stella hotel interior.

Lobby & Public Areas

  • High touch areas, including but not limited to doors, door handles, elevator buttons, handrails, public phones, public furniture, remote controls, signature pads, credit card readers, and drinking stations are cleaned and sanitized on a frequent and routine basis.
  • High traffic areas including but not limited to entryways, hallways, and elevators are cleaned and sanitized routinely.
  • Our team upholds a strict schedule of routine hand sanitation throughout their time on property.
  • Public restrooms are cleaned with increased frequency. Flushers, locks, walls, toilet seats, dispensing stations, sinks, faucets, and doors are disinfected during each service.
  • All reception areas (front desk, host stand, spa desk, etc.) are wiped down between every guest interaction.
Spacious guestroom with sitting area and desk.

Housekeeping

BEFORE YOUR STAY

  • Rooms are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected upon departure.
  • For our guests’ safety, we’ve eliminated certain amenities such as magazines, in-room coffee, and menus.
  • Used linen is folded and bagged in each guest room (staff never shakes towels or sheets in the room to avoid releasing any particles into the air).
  • Housekeeping leverages partnerships with national vendors on best cleaning practices, tools, and supplies. Ecolab Peroxide Multi-Surface Cleaner Chemical is utilized for sanitation on all hard and non-porous surfaces.
  • Increased attention to thorough vacuuming of rugs and sanitation of floors, including low-traffic and hard-to-reach surfaces.

DURING YOUR STAY

  • We have eliminated nightly housekeeping services. However, you can request housekeeping service 24 hours in advance by contacting the Front Desk.
  • Special requests for additional toiletries are available via a no-touch basket delivery service.
Inside the Hotel Stella restaurant.

Dining

Campfire Restaurant

  • Brunch: Daily 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Dinner: Tues – Sat 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Hershel’s Bar

  • Friday & Saturday 7pm-Midnight

POV Coffee Shop

  • Open Daily 6:00am-7:00pm

Watershed Bar – Closed

In-Room Dining has been suspended at this time. However, to-go orders from Campfire Restaurant are available to enjoy in your guest room.

Hotel Stella fitness center

Fitness center

  • Hand towels and all terry products are refreshed on a routine basis.
  • All equipment is spread out to adhere to social/physical distancing. Disinfecting products will be made available in the fitness and gym area for guests to sanitize after use.
  • Free weights are disinfected on a consistent basis.
  • Bicycles and paddle boards are checked out from staff to ensure that they are cleaned after each use or process is put in to place to visibly separate clean and dirty equipment.
The Stella pool with lounge chairs.

Pools & Hot Tubs

The hotel’s two outdoor pools are open with limited access adhering to the county’s social distancing guidelines. The hot tub is open to 1 person or 1 family/household.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES


We understand that you want to experience more than the resort when you travel. We also know that venturing out looks a little different than it used to. These are our tips for making the most of Bryan while also caring for your personal health and safety.

The Lakewalk at sunset.

Activities

Lake Walk and our surrounding trails are available to explore during your stay. Ride a complimentary bicycle to the Red Cashion First Down Park and enjoy the surrounding beauty. Make sure and take in the view from the observation tower by Lake Atlas.

Biking under trees

Local Attractions

Many of our local attractions have opened back up with limited occupancy and hours. There’s plenty to discover from shops in Downtown Bryan, wildlife at Aggieland Safari, Messina Hof Winery, and so much more! Visit https://www.destinationbryan.com/blog to get the inside scoop!

ENHANCED CLEANLINESS STANDARDS


Our hotels use cleaning products and protocols which meet EPA guidelines and are approved for use and effective against viruses, bacteria, and other airborne pathogens. We are working with our vendors, distribution partners, and suppliers to ensure an uninterrupted supply of cleaning supplies and necessary PPE.

Your peace of mind is important to us – if you have additional questions or concerns please reach out to Shane Pappas, General Manager, at spappas@thestellahotel.com or 979.421.4001.

For more information on COVID-19 and the latest national guidelines, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. State Department’s page regarding COVID-19, or your local health authority.

ASSOCIATE & GUEST HEALTH CONCERNS


  • Our associates have clear instructions on how to respond swiftly and report all presumed cases of COVID-19 on property to local health officials.
  • Associates are instructed to stay home if they do not feel well and are trained on how to handle encountering guests or associates exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If we are alerted to a presumptive case of COVID-19 at the property, we will work with public health officials and follow their recommended actions.