“In a transient environment, like a hotel, motel or hostel, you don’t know who was in front of you and what their health was,” said Wes Davis, director of technical services with Air Conditioning Contractors of America, a business. Union, adding that good housekeeping is a top priority in such places. “For other items like ultraviolet exposure or ionization, every little bit helps, but I’m not sure if any of them is the right solution. It is like a concert. “
From property-wide to portable
during summer, Madison Beach Hotel, Part of the Hilton’s Curio Collection of hotels in Madison, Conn., Used its outdoor venues to do meetings in dents and even tents. But with a cold weather approach, HVAC contractors installed an air purification system that uses UV light and ionized hydrogen peroxide in most public areas of the hotel, including indoor restaurants and living rooms. Spa treatment rooms each have their own portable air purification systems.
“We wanted to create an environment that is as safe as possible,” said John Mathers, general manager of the hotel. Each guest room has its own closed HVAC system that does not mix with others and thus does not require additional purification. . “The air circulating in your room is your air.”
But many hotels are bringing units to guest rooms for additional assurance. Rooms in Rhode Island Weekpug Inn And Ocean House Hotel, Both are operated by Ocean House Management Molekule Air purifiers that destroy pollutants and viruses at rates above 99 percent accordingly For independent testing group Aerosol Research and Engineering Laboratories.
A large number were recently added to restaurants and public spaces, and portable units have become a top seller, starting at $ 500 at Ocean House’s gift shop.
Decisions about installing an air purification system are at the asset or ownership level rather than at the brand level. But Hilton has AtmosAir’s bipolar ionization air purification system Five to fitness More than 100 guest rooms in more than 35 hotels, which double as mini gyms with weights, indoor bicycles and meditation chairs.
Many hotels have long offered travelers allergy-free or wellness rooms that feature a purification system. Pure wellness Net room Technology that claims to eliminate viruses, bacteria and fungi, including air The filter To effectively trap coronaviruses in over 10,000 rooms worldwide.