The report says the bedding, mattresses, and sheets were not kept clean or free from filth, urine, flies, bed bugs, or other insects.
Guam – The Verona Resort and Spa has been partially shut down due to a full-blown rodent and cockroach infestation.
Public Health conducted an inspection yesterday and cited an overwhelming 72 demerits. Chief Environmental Public Health Officer Thomas Nadeau says signs of rodent feces and rub marks throughout the kitchen indicated an active infestation.
On the report, the Environmental Public Health Officer notes: “Rodent infestation is considered an imminent health hazard and shall result in the suspension of the sanitary permit.”
The inspection began at Verona’s food facility –the Hills Lounge. But the assessment quickly led Public Health Officers beyond the kitchen. It turns out, Verona’s infestation had spread all the way up to the eighth floor of the resort.
And it wasn’t just signs rodents or roaches either.
The report says the bedding, mattresses, and sheets were not kept clean or free from filth, urine, flies, bed bugs, or other insects. Additionally, Public Health cites sanitation issues, food handling practices, and other errors in the nine page report.
The inspection stemmed from an anonymous tip to Public Health. The report states: “A regular inspection was conducted today in response to a complaint regarding hotel rooms being filthy and air condition units found with mold.”
However, the simple examination ultimately unearthed a multitude of sanitation issues. With over 70 citations, Verona subsequently received a “D” rating. Further, only floors nine through 11 are available for use.
Meanwhile, David Su, the owner of Verona Resort and Spa did not return our calls for comment as of news time. You can read Public Health’s report on the resort here.