BIG SUR, CALIF.—Post Ranch Inn’s 40 rooms and suites on 100 acres of pristine Big Sur land ensure maximum guest privacy and natural social distancing. Many guestrooms are individual structures, with no interior corridors or elevators, and separate entrances. Guests rarely encounter others when walking the property or hiking the miles of dedicated trails.
Post Ranch Inn has long been a leader in sustainable hospitality, including the importance of creating a healthy environment for guests and staff. In the wake of COVID-19, the management team, along with an advisory panel of experts, worked around the clock to reevaluate every aspect of its operating protocols. As a result, Post Ranch Inn adopted a science-backed, non-toxic, self-disinfecting, hygienic, sustainable cleaning and disinfection solution called Premium Purity, developed by Denmark-based company ACT.Global.
Premium Purity Signature Sustainable Hygiene Solution
Post Ranch is the first hotel in the United States to utilize the innovative science and technology of Premium Purity—a two-step, non-toxic, hygiene solution. While other hotels have disinfecting protocols, many will use harmful chemicals that are either ammonia or bleach-based and with “spot” or temporary disinfection. The first step of Premium Purity is to apply the non-toxic ACT CleanCoat to all indoor surfaces exposed to light, rendering them self-disinfecting through photocatalysis, which decomposes microorganisms including bacteria, molds, and viruses, as well as VOCs, resulting in anti-microbial surfaces and cleaner air for 12 months after initial application. This process converts passive surfaces into active participants in disinfection of both surfaces and air, in a sustained and sustainable manner.
The second step, which ACT.Global refers to as ECA Water, follows CDC guidelines, is Green Seal approved, and is an EPA-registered disinfectant under the name Annihilyte-1 (#92449-1). ECA Water is a combination of water and salt that has been electrically charged and activated and is applied daily as an all-in-one cleaning solution and disinfectant, replacing other potentially harmful conventional cleaning chemicals. After application, it leaves no lasting chemical residue, reverting to salt and water. ACT.Global has provided Post Ranch with the equipment to produce the ECA Water on site, which reduces plastic waste and toxins associated with cleaning while providing a hospital grade disinfection that is non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and safe for guests and staff. All Post Ranch vehicles are properly disinfected with ECA Water.
“Post Ranch Inn is investing in a long-term clean air solution, with Premium Purity’s ability to transform surfaces into an active cleaning asset, creating a healthier indoor environment, which is a key preventative measure when discussing overall heath, in addition to this specific viral threat. They are ensuring that the health of their guests and staff is maximized, with minimal negative impact,” said Bill Hayward, Founder of The Hayward Score and authority on indoor environmental quality, and member of the Post Ranch Inn Advisory Panel.
As of its July 15 reopening, Post Ranch guests began experiencing a number of additional enhancements ensuring their health and safety, including: property access limited to only overnight hotel guests and staff, expedited check-in to minimize contact, frequently sanitized and restocked mini-bars and in-room amenities, enhanced outdoor dining opportunities, additional non-touch spa modalities and outside yoga classes added to the spa menu, and custom face masks and hand sanitizers aplenty.
Post Ranch Inn shares in this announcement with their two U.K. hotel partners, Ashford Castle in Ireland and the Milestone Hotel in London, both of whom share Post Ranch’s commitment to sustainability and are the first U.K. hotels to utilize the Premium Purity technology.