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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.

Cleveland Clinic, Standard Textile Join to Develop Reusable Face Masks

CINCINNATI—Standard Textile, a global manufacturer of healthcare, hospitality, and consumer products, and Cleveland Clinic will collaborate to produce a non-medical grade, reusable face mask that is designed for comfort and customization. Standard Textile will sell the face masks on its consumer website, standardtextilehome.com. On the forefront of biomedical research, Cleveland Clinic is leading a number of research projects related to COVID-19. Cleveland Clinic formed a multidisciplinary committee to evaluate therapies for mild to severe cases of the disease, with the goal of supporting trials that are scientifically sound and prioritizing those with the potential for significant impact on clinical care. In...

The Top 10 Most Read GLN Articles Posted in 2020

In this, my last column of 2020, I would like to thank Green Lodging News readers, advertisers, guest columnists, public relations representatives, and others for their support during this unprecedented year. This year, to be able to say your business survived, is an accomplishment. My heart goes out to all of you who lost your business or jobs in 2020. My wish for everyone in our industry is for a much healthier and safer 2021. No matter what my website article tracking data says, COVID-19 was of course the story of the year in 2020—how our industry was hurt by...

Quail Systems’ Vortex Cleans Air, Sanitizes Surfaces

ADAMSVILLE, TENN.—With decades of experience developing ozone technology, the team at Quail Systems introduces the latest addition to its family of products designed to offer a sanitizing solution that uses ozone to safely eliminate microbial contaminants including the common cold, the flu, and SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19. In a matter of minutes, Vortex provides a quick, powerful blast of ozone in an unoccupied space for the most effective, efficient sanitization possible without leaving any harmful residue. Vortex features include an automated timer, four heavy-duty wheels for easy movement between rooms, and a 20-foot retractable power cord. The Vortex is made...

Marriott Announces Covid-19 Testing Availability & Optional Health Protocols for Groups in Expansion of Connect with Confidence Initiative

BETHESDA, MD.—As part of ongoing steps to help instill confidence and provide exceptional experiences and solutions for meeting professionals and attendees, Marriott International has identified health protocol options, including COVID-19 testing, which meeting professionals may select for group meetings at certain Marriott branded hotels in the United States beginning in January 2021. These optional health protocols build upon initiatives already in place as part of the recent launch of Connect with Confidence, a program empowering meeting professionals to identify and tailor solutions that best meet the needs of their attendees. Meeting professionals may select optional health protocols for meetings and...

Green Lodging News Adds Donastar Enterprises to Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Donastar Enterprises LLC to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Cleaning & Maintenance/Ozonated Water category. Donastar is a North American leader of hot and cold beverage service and installations. Donastar is working with Enozo (see video). The Enozo is a perfect way for any business to stop using plastic bottles and aerosol cans. The EnozoPRO is a portable spray bottle that replaces six cleaning products and kills 99.9 percent of all viruses and bacteria including the virus that causes COVID-19.* One need only fill it up with tap water and then recharge...

Rancho Mirage Resort Recognized as Health Security VERIFIED

RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF.—Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), a global authority on genuine Five-Star service, and Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, announced that Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage is the only resort casino in the United States to successfully become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED. The newly established Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED with Forbes Travel Guide badge is addressing the critical need to establish confidence with guests and travel planners in the age of COVID-19. The recognition seal will be on display throughout Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa and on the...

LG Announces Robot with Disinfecting UV Light for B2B Applications

LINCOLNSHIRE, ILL.—Combining its core competencies in robotics, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles with a deep understanding of customer needs, LG Electronics announced that it is developing an autonomous robot that will use ultraviolet (UV-C) light to disinfect high-touch, high-traffic areas. LG Business Solutions USA plans to offer the UV robot to U.S. hospitality, education, corporate, retail, restaurant, and transportation customers in early 2021. “We hope LG’s first UV disseminating robot will give our customers, and in turn their customers, peace of mind,” explained Michael Kosla, Vice President, LG Business Solutions USA. “Whether it’s hotel guests, students in classrooms or patrons...

CLEANING & MAINTENANCE/OZONATED WATER

Donastar Enterprises LLC EnozoPRO Kills 99.9% of All Viruses Donastar is the North American leader of hot and cold beverage service and installations delivering fast service and competitive prices. We at Donastar are so proud to be working with Enozo (see video) especially during a global epedemic. As the world shifts to a more sustainable and greener environment, we want to contribute and help our customers. The Enozo is a perfect way for any business to stop using plastic bottles and aerosol cans and take that first step into saving the planet. The EnozoPRO is a portable spray bottle that replaces...

Some Ways to Bring Back Pre-Pandemic Bookings

If real, achievable, disinfection measures increase confidence, the public will return. People are placing health as a top priority. Almost 85 percent make their travel decisions based on health safety. Some 40 percent are unsatisfied with the communications they’re currently receiving about safety protocols according to PWC. Half of consumers are also willing to pay extra for more safety. To get the public back, business has to have high level safety protocols and make people aware of them. The devastation to the hospitality industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic is illustrated in a survey by the American Hotel & Lodging Association...

Two Newly Available, & Portable, Green Cleaning Systems to Consider

Green cleaning has certainly been one of the most talked about subjects in the history of this publication, especially in the last year. Oftentimes the cleaning solution involves just water, electricity, ozone and/or minerals. When compared to the cleaning chemicals that have been used for the most part in our industry, these options are safer to use, just as or more effective, better for your bottom line, and better for the environment in many ways—less waste, smaller carbon footprint, etc. Until this year I was only aware of cleaning systems that required larger machines but have since found very...