WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club will reopen on Saturday, almost two months after it closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a letter sent to club members on Thursday, managing director Bernd Lembcke announced the opening and schedule.
The club will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., through May 25 –Memorial Day.
It will close May 26 and reopen the next day, after which it will remain open through June 28.
But, like everything else in the time of COVID-19, guests will find themselves making some sacrifices.
For one thing, it’s BYOT – Bring Your Own Towel. There will be no towel service.
Germ-y noodles, floats and any other pool toys will be banned.
Also, the main house, tennis courts, spa, gym, and locker rooms will remain closed.
Restrooms will be sanitized hourly and sanitizing stations will be spread throughout the pool deck.
“Do not come to the club if you are not feeling well or have come in contact with someone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19. … Do not shake hands with others,” the letter said.
Reservations must be made no later than a day in advance, and use of the Beach Club is limited to members with their families. No guests will be allowed.
Tables and lounge chairs will be placed 6 feet apart, and no congregating is allowed. The 6-foot social distancing rule will be enforced on both the pool deck and in the pool/Jacuzzi, the letter to members said.
Mar-a-Lago closed its kitchen, spa, salon, fitness and accommodations services on March 19 and the Beach Club and tennis operations on March 20.