Adeje mayor proposes Municipal Gold Medal for H10 Costa Adeje Palace and staff

José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga visited the hotel this week and also announced the renaming of the street the hotel is located on to Calle 24 de Febrero

24 february 2021
The Adeje council has been very open in its praise of how the directors and staff of the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel worked during the 14 difficult days, with 900 guests closed in, as a result of the first outbreak of Covid 19 on Tenerife.  The council and mayor have also stated that the handling of this outbreak was an excellent example of good practise internationally, showing at a global level that these islands are safe, and promote social harmony and good health practices.
Given the above reasons, the mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, has informed the hotel director, Jesús Oramas, that he will be bringing a proposal to the next council meeting that the hotel be awarded the Municipal Gold Medal, in recognition of effort made “by all the women and men who are part of the hotel staff, and those who played a key role, alongside health workers, security personnel and all the professionals who were there this time last year, who together were an example to the rest of the world in showing how we managed the crisis, in unknown circumstances, in a near perfect way”.  The mayor is also proposing that the street on which the hotel is located be renamed Calle 24 de Febrero, in memory of what happened here and the great work that all those involved carried out.
José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, accompanied by the councillors for safety and social services, Mercedes Vargas Delgado, and for health, Amada Trujillo Bencomo, visited the hotel this week to mark the first anniversary of the shut-down, and to speak to director Jesús Oramas.  During the visit they also had an opportunity to thank many of the staff personally for how they worked during those 14 days one year ago.  Oramas and his staff took the opportunity to thank the mayor and the councillors for the ongoing work the council has been involved in since the crisis began, mentioning the fact that the council were on hand to cover security and health concerns from the moment the first Covid guests were diagnosed, 
“Adeje is very proud of the work that all the staff and other professionals, inside the outside the hotel, have carried out, going above and beyond their obligations, as well as of the municipal workers who collaborated in the work that needed to be done”, commented the mayor. From sourcing food and drink for the health and security workers, offering accommodation to those who were needed near the hotel, offering important pharmaceutical materials, goods of primary needs for guests, games and books for children, people stepped up. The team also reinforced the cleaning protocols, and the local police were on hand to deal with any security issues, closing streets, dealing with traffic and the general public in the immediate area”.
The council and the hotel agree that that this became a centre and pioneer for good health practises in the starting battle against Covid 19, now being supported by the council, the University of La Laguna and the Canarian Institute for Tropical Illnesses.  The kernel of this project arose due to what happened in the H10 Costa Adeje Palace, and an agreement reached will see the hotel as one of the first to adopt the new protocols that are being rolled out by a scientific team  headed up by Basilio Valladares.  The protocol will be introduced  in public buildings, commercial centres and the boroughs beaches.