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Allergy friendly rooms, air purifiers, smoke-free hotels, chemical sensitivities, volatile organic compounds. As travelers and workers demand clean air and a healthy environment to work and sleep in, hotels are finding new and innovative ways to provide it, and getting a marketing kick to boot. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Air Quality

Home Air Quality
Allergy friendly rooms, air purifiers, smoke-free hotels, chemical sensitivities, volatile organic compounds. As travelers and workers demand clean air and a healthy environment to work and sleep in, hotels are finding new and innovative ways to provide it, and getting a marketing kick to boot. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Partners with WellAir to Improve IAQ

STAMFORD, CONN.—WellAir, a leading provider of indoor air disinfection and purification solutions, announced that its Plasma Air HVAC air purification products have been selected by the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel in Athens, Greece to help reduce exposure to airborne pathogens and pollutants throughout the hotel. This partnership expands WellAir’s portfolio of partnerships with a variety of hotels across the world. The Plasma Air ionization solutions are designed to neutralize and reduce airborne pathogens, including viruses and bacteria. The hotel is deploying solutions in all common areas, such as lobbies and restaurants. Guestrooms and suites also benefit from the improved...

Oklahoma City Dream Project Includes Two Hotels, Residential Tower

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—Matteson Capital will soon break ground on its highly anticipated development in Oklahoma City, Okla.—The Dream Project. The landmark project is inclusive of two luxury, wellness hotels by hotel brand and management company, Dream Hotel Group and a state-of-the-art, residential tower, The Dream Residences. Designed by architecture firm CUBE3 and built by Hensel Phelps alongside development partners Brad Hogan and Randy Hogan, the project will add over one million square feet to Oklahoma City’s visionary urban expansion. The Dream Project will also be among the country’s first developments offering innovative wellness systems throughout the build to provide...

Radtrak3 Now Available in Canada & United States

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Radonova, a global leader in radon measurement, has brought the more accurate Radtrak³ alpha track radon detector to Canada and the United States. The Radtrak³ is significantly smaller, which simplifies both deployment and shipping. Plus, with its reusable plastic components, this new detector is very “green.” The Radtrak³ has officially launched in North America, replacing its predecessor, the Radtrak². The Radtrak² has been the gold standard for alpha track radon detection since its debut in 2014. Over four million units were sold across the globe during its life cycle. The Radtrak³ is now poised to replicate and surpass the...

An Interesting, Even ‘Stunning’ Lesson in Indoor Air Quality

Since Covid-19 hit us all, I have been hearing from a lot of makers of air filtration/purification equipment. Sometimes the technology is unique to that supplier. Other times it is pretty much the same as others on the market. One thing is for sure: indoor air quality (IAQ) and air filtration/purification will remain hot topics for a long time to come. I heard from one maker of air quality systems in the past few weeks and the company had an interesting story to share. Wynd, led by Ray Wu, CEO, conducted a study of the air quality of 28 hotels...

Wynd Study Highlights Wide Disparity in Indoor Air Quality at 28 Hotels on Vegas Strip

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.—Wynd, described by its CEO, Ray Wu, as a startup based in the Bay area of California, recently revealed the results of a study it had conducted over the past 2.5 years of air quality of hotels in the Las Vegas area. Using Wynd’s Indoor Air Quality Tracker, researchers crowdsourced tens of thousands of data points to measure and benchmark indoor air quality (IAQ) across 28 hotels on the Vegas strip. Taking measurements of fine dust within the lobbies or common areas of these facilities, Wynd cross referenced the data with the EPA’s Air Quality Index to compare and...

GreenTech Environmental Introduces New Air Purifier

JOHNSON CITY, TENN.—GreenTech Environmental is introducing a new technology in the air purification industry: pureAir Active HEPA+ with ODOGard, the only air purifiers on the market that feature proprietary ODOGard technology in combination with True HEPA and advanced active air purification technologies. The new purifiers eliminate 99.98 percent of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, and are proven effective against VOCs, odors, pollen, dust, pet dander and other pollutants. The pureAir Active HEPA+ with ODOGard utilizes both active and passive air purification, continuously cleaning and removing airborne pollutants while reducing indoor odors. The science-backed bipolar ionization and photocatalytic oxidation processes...

Dexwet’s New Air Filtration Solution Now Available in the U.S.

NEW YORK—Dexwet, a global innovative air filtration, production, and development company based in the United States, announced its newest and most effective filtration will now be available to HVAC and facility service providers for residential and commercial installation. Dexwet Pure Air Filters are a true innovation in air filtration and scientifically proven to improve air quality by capturing hazardous ultra-fine dust, pollen, viruses, bacteria, and other airborne particles that can cause health problems. Unlike traditional fiber filters, Dexwet uses scientific principles of airflow to channel air through a maze of plastic rods that permanently capture airborne particles in a non-toxic oil solution...

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Partners with WellAir to Improve IAQ

STAMFORD, CONN.—WellAir, a leading provider of indoor air disinfection and purification solutions, announced that its Plasma Air HVAC air purification products have been selected by the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel in Athens, Greece to help reduce exposure to airborne pathogens and pollutants throughout the hotel. This partnership expands WellAir’s portfolio of partnerships with a variety of hotels across the world. The Plasma Air ionization solutions are designed to neutralize and reduce airborne pathogens, including viruses and bacteria. The hotel is deploying solutions in all common areas, such as lobbies and restaurants. Guestrooms and suites also benefit from the improved...

Jon Zucker Named President of CASPR Group

DALLAS—Environmental health technology company CASPR Group announced Jon Zucker as its President. Zucker joined CASPR in late 2021. Zucker’s goal is to guide CASPR Group into a scalable, sustainable company as it manages increased demand for its proprietary Natural Catalytic Conversion (NCC) technology. The company’s solutions provide healthier indoor air and surface environments across industries including healthcare, education, transportation, and commercial real estate. “Throughout my time interacting with Jon through the YPO organization, I’ve seen how his vision is always ahead of the curve and five steps beyond where the market is currently,” said CTO and CASPR inventor Dr. Christophe Suchy....

With Hiring of Specialists, Innisfree Hotels Successfully Steps Up CSR Initiatives

GULF BREEZE, FLA.—Innisfree Hotels’ corporate social responsibility program is called The Hive. Inspired by a line from the company’s namesake poem, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree,” The Hive is a busy place for the Innisfree family to connect with each other—and do good in the world. Since last August Hive activity has picked up thanks to the hiring of Brittney Barnett, Director of Sustainability. “Before I came on, Innisfree declared itself a triple bottom line company, but it was fragmented,” Barnett says. The Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based company, which owns most of the 22 hotels that it manages, participated in some...