Online check-in, protocols governing the use of lifts and sealed rooms are among the changes facing guests at hotels once the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
Pat McCann, CEO of Dalata Hotel Group, who has been outlining a vision of what a stay in one of its hotels will look like when they reopen.
Speaking on RTÉ's Drivetime, he said he is worried that if hotels cannot open sooner rather than later, families will only have a five week window to take a break before school returns.
He added that reducing the two-metre social distancing rule to one metre would be a "game changer".
"Over the past few months, we have developed the Dalata Keep Safe Programme, which has involved the introduction of a wide range of protocols and systems that will ensure as much as possible our guests will have an enjoyable and safe visit to all our hotels," he said.
"We have been testing these protocols and systems in our hotels with great success. While we would love to be able to keep things as normal as possible in our hotels, however, we will have to make some changes to the way we operate."
The experience will be begin with guests having the option of checking in online before they arrive at a hotel.