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From the housekeeping department, where green cleaning is considered and implemented, to engineering, where mechanical systems are maintained and fine-tuned, hotel operators have implemented innovative products and processes to save energy and minimize the impact on the environment. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Home Cleaning & Maintenance
From the housekeeping department, where green cleaning is considered and implemented, to engineering, where mechanical systems are maintained and fine-tuned, hotel operators have implemented innovative products and processes to save energy and minimize the impact on the environment. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

My First Extended Experience in COVID-19 Vacation Land

My family tested the waters of COVID-19 vacation land a couple of weeks ago and took a week-long road trip from Tampa, Fla. to Savannah, Ga., to Asheville, N.C. and back. We spent most of our time in the Asheville area. We loved the Asheville and Savannah areas. In recent months I have heard from one hotel and restaurant company after another about their plans to clean like crazy to make their guests feel welcome and safe. This was my family’s first test to see if the hotels were doing what they said they were doing. Our first stop was a Holiday...

Whish Beauty Launches Hand Sanitizer

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.—Known for their extensive body and skin care collection, Whish has now developed a new hand sanitizer to keep hands clean and help fight disease. The new 70 percent ethyl alcohol sanitizer comes in three different sizes—16 ounce, 33 ounce, 1 gallon—for both consumer and trade purposes. Key features: FDA registered facility cGMP facility Made in the USA (Scottsdale, Ariz.) Gel, not spray Denatured alcohol All packaging comes with a pump 70 percent ethyl alcohol Like all of Whish’s products, Leaping Bunny is certified, paraben free, sulfate free, DEA and TEA free, petrochemical free, phthalate free, naturally sourced, and made in...

CLEANtracker Technology Gives Guests Room Cleanliness Confidence

MIAMI BEACH, FLA.—A psychological point demonstrated in most horror films, is that fear exacerbates distrust in others. Although the hotel industry is striving to implement stringent hygiene initiatives to protect guests, it is the diminished trust caused by fear of an invisible virus that is the final challenge hotels face in cementing guest confidence. Guests want certainty that their room is being precisely cleaned and sanitized every single time. To aid hotels in this challenge of the post-pandemic era, a Miami-based tech innovator, Creating Revolutions, has launched its groundbreaking CLEANtracker technology. CLEANtracker is specifically designed to give hotel guests proof...

Leading Hotels of the World Announces Healthy Stays Commitment

NEW YORK—The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd announced its Healthy Stays commitment with enhanced cleanliness standards and protocols for its 430+ worldwide members. For more than nine decades, Leading Hotels has been at the forefront of creating the highest standards that have set the bar for worldwide luxury hospitality. The passionate hoteliers of its independent, family-led hotels have welcomed guests for generations with remarkable care. During the pandemic, Leading Hotels’ Healthy Stays commitment is a continuation of the meticulous standards members have abided by for nearly a century. “The health and safety of our guests and colleagues is our...

GTech Protection Keeps Workspaces, Hands Virus & Bacteria-Free

SHERMAN OAKS, CALIF.—Working in an industry that has patients, customers or clients coming and going throughout the day requires disinfecting and cleaning items frequently to help prevent the spread of germs. But most workers do not have time to deep clean every day and the products that are currently on the market do not have lasting results and need to be used daily to be effective. GTech Clean is a long-lasting disinfecting spray that quickly and safely sterilizes all types of rooms, equipment, and vehicles. It is used and trusted by first responders across the country to disinfect their...

Don’t Miss New Resources Available Through AHLA

To further expand the hotel industry’s Safe Stay initiative, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) this week announced COVID-19 Precautions for Hotels, an online course developed in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and created to help hotels train their staffs on the enhanced safety and cleanliness guidelines. The new training course was created in consultation with the AHLA’s Safe Stay Advisory Council and represents a united industry approach around the Safe Stay guidelines endorsed by all major U.S. hotel brands, hospitality associations in 50 states and Canada, and thousands of hotel properties across the...

Customer Expectations for Hospitality in 2021

NATIONAL REPORT—At the moment, there is a lot that seems uncertain for the hospitality industry. The coronavirus pandemic has drastically shifted the way resorts and airlines operate. Over the next year, we can anticipate further adjustments—especially when it comes to consumer behavior. The entire experience may change completely. Here’s what we should expect to see next year. 1. Increased Cleanliness Standards All industries will need to follow strict cleanliness guidelines for the foreseeable future—hospitality or otherwise. While it is up to guests to practice decent hygiene, the company must also ensure employees maintain a sanitized environment. Hotels need to create their own plans. This...

1908 Brands Launches Boulder Clean Household Disinfectant Cleaner

BOULDER, COLO.—1908 Brands announces the launch of NEW Boulder Clean Disinfectant Cleaner. Boulder Clean Disinfectant Cleaner is formulated to clean, disinfect and deodorize in one simple step. The plant-powered disinfectant kills over 99.9 percent of household germs within 10 minutes of contact. Made with botanical-based ingredients and essential oils, Boulder Clean Disinfectant Cleaner wipes away germs, dirt, and allergens without harsh, toxic chemicals. It is free from dyes, artificial fragrances, bleach, ammonia, formaldehyde, triclosan, MIT, parabens, phosphates, and phthalates. Boulder Clean Disinfectant Cleaner is safe to use around family, pets, and the environment. Boulder Clean Disinfectant Cleaner is sold in 28...

Energy Door Company Introduces AMSafe Hands-Free Door Arm

QUEBEC—Energy Door Co., a leading supplier of glass display doors and frames for the commercial refrigeration industry, introduces AMSafe, an antimicrobial hands-free, door arm that sanitizes itself. The unique design of the AMSafe Antimicrobial Arm uses a micronized antibacterial compound embedded into the arm killing 99 percent of germs. Even if you never clean it, the antimicrobial compound lasts for the life of the handle. “Developing a product that is not only conveniently hands-free but also keeping customers safe in a retail environment is more critical than ever,” stated Tim Dye, Director of Sales and Marketing for Energy Door Co. “With...

Ripclear Releases New Face Shields to Safeguard Hotel Personnel

BEND, ORE.—Ripclear, makers of the most advanced protective film for outdoor sports eyewear, announced the launch of its V2 Shield, designed to protect personnel dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak including hotel staffers, EMS workers, nurses, police, facility and operations personnel, and other front-line staff. They expertly designed V2 Shield features with 91 percent optical transparency, so that personnel can safely and effectively do their work while staying protected via a certified medical face shield. “We heard the needs of frontline responders and essential workers across the country, and are producing an optically clear, anti-fog, foam padded face shield that protects...