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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.

National Cleaning Week to Elevate & Celebrate the Cleaning Industry

NORTHBROOK, ILL.—ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is gearing up for National Cleaning Week, a week-long event designed to change the way the world views cleaning. Taking place March 28 to April 3, 2021, National Cleaning Week is offering countless ways for industry professionals to celebrate the value of clean, recognize front-line essential workers, explore training opportunities, support charitable causes, and more. ISSA also invites everyone in the industry to attend the Virtual Clean Advocacy Summit, March 30 to 31, 2021. “National Cleaning Week is a time to recognize the ongoing efforts of frontline cleaning professionals, provide essential workers with...

API to be Authorized Local Seller of CASPR Group’s Disinfection Technology

DALLAS—CASPR Group announced a reseller venture with API of New Hampshire/Delta T (API of NH) to help bring CASPR’s disinfection technology to companies and organizations throughout New England. Since 1969, API of NH has been a renowned sheet metal manufacturer and HVAC distributor in New England. The family-owned company specializes in HVAC and indoor air quality (IAQ) products, giving them the expertise to successfully represent CASPR’s portable and in-duct air and surface disinfection products in the market. According to Bob Engel Jr., President of API of NH, the quality of CASPR’s product line, backed by validated data supporting the products’ efficacy,...

Bradley Offers New Electronic Touchless Roll Towel Dispenser

MENOMONEE FALLS, WIS.—Bradley Corp., an industry leader in providing the most advanced and hygienic handwashing solutions, introduces its new electronic touchless roll towel dispenser. With reliable touch-free activation and jam-free operation, this new design completes the important step of drying in the handwashing process, while simplifying maintenance and lowering operational costs in washrooms. Designed with state-of-the-art sensing technology, the dispenser turns paper jams into an annoyance of the past. Patented LiDAR sensors, which use a combination of light and radar, optimize battery life, and provide the most reliable activation in the industry eliminating false activations and starts and stops. The...

Pure Rooms Added at Historic Back Bay Hotel

DALLAS—Pure Wellness, a global leader in health and wellness for the hospitality industry, has announced that they will add Pure rooms to Loews Boston Hotel, once home to the former Boston Police Headquarters. “The addition of Pure rooms gives the Loews Boston Hotel an additive draw for both leisure travelers and corporate business in the Boston market,” said Brian Shedd, Senior Vice President for Pure Wellness. “Guest needs are changing and providing additional options like Pure Rooms is a smart and strategic investment.” Pure Rooms utilize advanced anti-viral and anti-microbial technology to eliminate contaminants and create the healthiest hotel rooms available....

Shangri-La Hotels in Toronto & Vancouver Now Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED

HONG KONG—Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto and Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver announced they are among the first hotels in the world to become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED with Forbes Travel Guide. The comprehensive facility verification helps ensure that guests and travel planners can book with confidence at properties that have appropriate health safety procedures in place. This verification comes with an easily identifiable “seal of approval”—the Sharecare VERIFIED with Forbes Travel Guide badge—based on a hotel’s compliance with expert-validated best practices that minimize the risk and impact of COVID-19 and potential future public health events. Developed by Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on...

MyGo2Mask Provides Almost Total Bacterial Filtration Efficiency

DELRAY BEACH, FLA.—A new study conducted by the Korean testing and research company Kotiti, www.kotiti-global.com, validates that the Graphene Oxide technology applied to the MyGo2Mask, www.mygo2mask.us, provides a 99.9 percent Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE). The Kotiti testing is compliant with the Korean Accreditation System’s (KAS) requirements for such testing. In specific, the Korea Accreditation System (KAS) is a national accreditation body established in 2001 within the framework of the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) which is a governmental body under the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE). The Administrator of KATS serves as the Head of KAS. Most...

Ecolab Ranks Third on Barron’s 2021 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies List

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, ranks third on Barron’s 2021 list of the Most Sustainable Companies in the U.S. The list ranks companies based on 230 performance indicators, including workplace diversity and greenhouse gas emissions, and how they performed for five key constituencies: shareholders, employees, customers, community and the planet. Ecolab has been named to Barron’s Most Sustainable Companies in the U.S. list every year since it was first released in 2018. “Sustainability is core to our purpose to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier,” said Ecolab CEO...

A Look Under the Green Roof of the Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands

FAROE ISLANDS—For those of you not familiar with their location, the Faroe Islands are a North Atlantic archipelago located 200 miles north-northwest of Scotland, and about halfway between Norway and Iceland. Like Greenland, it is an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. Last October, the 130-room Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands opened on the islands in Torshavn with a bundle of unique green features. Green Lodging News recently corresponded with Kate Mikesell, VP Corporate Responsibility, Hilton, and Martin Restorff, General Manager of the hotel, to learn about those green gems. For Kate Mikesell, VP Corporate Responsibility, Hilton: Q: Explain how...

Eco Smart Health Unveils Sonic Smart Antimicrobial System

CHICAGO—Eco Smart Health announced that their Sonic Smart Antimicrobial System can effectively reduce virus transmission within schools, gyms, spas, salons, hotels, and dental/medical offices. Pure Sonic molecules attach and dissolve the virus protein envelope causing the virus to expire. The entire process takes approximately 90 seconds. The company’s patented all-natural EPA exempt (FIRFA) and FDA (GRAS) recognized formulation Pure Sonic is suspended into the air and on all surfaces by way of the company’s patent pending Sonic Smart Aero Cleaner device. With the union of both innovative products, 99.9 percent of pathogens such as SARS Associated Human Coronavirus, Norovirus; Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C,...

Best Practices for Safely Welcoming Guests Back to Hotel Gyms

The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped hotel operations in many areas, from contactless check-in to keyless room entry to QR codes for restaurant menus. Hotel gym operations and cleaning protocols have also changed in response to pandemic health and safety concerns. Many of these changes are projected to become mainstays in 2021 and beyond to meet guest expectations for enhanced cleaning and hygiene protocols. For most hotel guests, the best location, five-star restaurants and over the top amenities have taken a back seat to high standards for health and safety. According to a TripAdvisor survey, cleanliness is the most important factor in...