General Manager of Garden Court Marine Parade Michelle Bregger stands at the entrance of the hotel, her eyes ever vigilant.
A few meters away is a police box with an officer, as well as a few ununiformed cops parading the area.
For Bregger, the safety of her guest is of paramount importance as she wants them to enjoy their holiday more than having to worry about being victims of crimes.
This festive season the hotel has partnered with the Community Policing Forum and has beefed up security. The hotel industry intends on keeping it crime free.
“Crime can happen to anyone, and it is quite easy for travellers to become victims during the peak seasons of travel. It is for that reason that hotels along the beachfront have prioritised the safety of their guests through a range of initiatives,” she says.
Bregger shares some tips for travellers who will be staying at a beach hotel: