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From the housekeeping department to engineering, 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: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Home Cleaning & Maintenance
From the housekeeping department to engineering, 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: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Sweden’s Scandic Hotels Introduces Standard for Allergy-Friendly Rooms

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN—Scandic is the world’s first hotel company to introduce a standard for allergy-friendly rooms. This means that guests booking allergy-friendly rooms can expect considerations including wooden floors and fragrance-free, hypoallergenic toiletries approved by the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Assn. The rooms are also prepared according to strict cleaning procedures and are not located on floors where pets can stay. The new standard will be part of Scandic’s unique 159-point accessibility standard. More than 150 million people in Europe have some type of allergy. Most of them probably do not need specific allergy-friendly hotel rooms. But the fact is that more...

Green Lodging News Welcomes TQ Industries Hotel Carts to Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News welcomes TQ Industries Hotel Carts Manufacturing and Sales to its Green Product & Service Directory in the “Carts/Housekeeping/Laundry/Luggage” category. There is no plastic involved with TQ Hotel carts. All models are manufactured from 30 percent post-consumer aluminum. Manufacturing from aluminum enables TQ to create an extremely durable product, lightweight to push, capable of being customized and 100 percent recyclable. Models for: room make-up, small “roll into the room” carts, houseman baskets, luggage and custom carts. Thousands of dollars are wasted repairing scratched walls each year. TQ models are equipped with lowered “durable” rolling bumpers that...

CARTS/HOUSEKEEPING/LAUNDRY/LUGGAGE

TQ Industries Hotel Carts Manufacturing and Sales Customizable & 100% Recyclable No plastic involved with TQ Hotel carts. All models are manufactured from 30% post-consumer aluminum. Manufacturing from aluminum enables TQ to create an extremely durable product, lightweight to push, capable of being customized and 100% recyclable. Models for: room make-up, small “roll into the room” carts, houseman baskets, luggage and custom carts. Thousands of dollars are wasted repairing scratched walls each year. TQ models are equipped with lowered “durable” rolling bumpers that prevent damage 100%. Carts are manufactured to your purchase order allowing easy modification in size, interior, or color....

Radon Maps Don’t show Radon Levels in a Specific Building

NATIONAL REPORT—“Radon maps” is a term that frequently crops up when talking about the risk of radon. A radon map provides a general picture of the areas where there is a risk of high radon levels. These maps are available at both national and regional levels. However, the problem with a radon map is the false sense of security it can give regarding a specific building. Despite this, Radonova is seeing a growing number of cases where private individuals and workplaces are using radon maps to try to determine the radon level in their specific indoor environment. “Radon maps are designed...

Pure Wellness Adds Two Luxury Hotels to Portfolio

ATLANTA—Pure Wellness, a pioneer and leader in hotel guestroom wellness solutions, announces two luxury property additions to their portfolio of certified Pure Rooms. The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta and The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota now offer certified Pure Rooms to their guests. “Ritz-Carlton, where ‘Ladies and Gentleman serve Ladies and Gentlemen,’ has long represented the gold standard in service and luxury,” notes Larry Hall, CEO of Pure Wellness. “With the addition of certified Pure Rooms to The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota and The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, discriminating travelers can now enjoy the benefits of a certified Pure Room in the warm, relaxed, and refined ambiance of a...

Miami Mold Specialist Adds New Line of IAQ, Anti-Mold Products

MIAMI—Miami Mold Specialist, a South Florida-based indoor environmental and mold removal services company, has recently unveiled their new complete branded line of full-spectrum indoor air quality (IAQ) and anti-mold products. This all-new proprietary product line of mold cleaners, mold prevention inhibitors and specialized IAQ cleaning and maintenance products are VOC-free, eco-friendly and contain no harsh chemicals. Miami Mold Specialist’s new line of IAQ, mold removal, HVAC and AC cleaning, and mold prevention products offer the latest biotechnological advancements to safely and effectively eliminate toxic mold, prevent mold growth, inhibit future potential mold and mildew outbreaks, while mitigating the musty odor smell typically associated with poor ventilation,...

Embassy Suites by Hilton Crystal City Adds Pure Wellness Rooms

CRYSTAL CITY, VA.—Embassy Suites by Hilton Crystal City National Airport announced the completion of its guestroom renovation as part of a $10.7 million dollar investment. As part of the transformation, the all two-room suite hotel launched 12 new Pure Wellness suites. The Pure Wellness suites are nearly 99.9 percent allergen-free due to an in-room filtration system that removes air particles. Specially treated surfaces and hypoallergenic bedding, including mattresses and pillow covers, reduce allergens and resist molds, spores and dust mites. As part of the renovation, Embassy Suites by Hilton Crystal City National Airport increased the number of two double bed suites from 50 to 90. These rooms comfortably...

GLN Adds Applied Science Labs to Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News welcomes Applied Science Labs to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Pest Management/Bed Bugs category. Applied Science Labs provides 21st Century bio-engineered solutions to provide 100 percent nontoxic bed bug elimination and prevention. Independent field trials show that bed bugs are eliminated in one treatment. The leave behind kill formula means only one treatment and bed bugs are gone and remain gone for 12 months. The formula kills bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, silverfish, millipedes, centipedes, carpet beetles, ants, mosquitoes, and lice. There are no toxic materials or residue. Call (619) 825-2121 today for more...

OpenClean Technologies Introduces Hand Sanitizing Door Handles

CHARDON, OHIO—OpenClean Technologies introduced the world’s first hand sanitizing door handles that easily integrate with or replace existing restroom door handles to make hand sanitization easy, intuitive and accessible. Available in two versions—TurnClean and PullClean—OpenClean Technologies hand sanitization door handles allow patrons and staff members to leave restrooms safely and hygienically, ensuring clean, sanitized hands each time. The latest versions of both TurnClean and PullClean are now available for multiple markets, including restaurants, hotels, office buildings and bars, and can accommodate any restroom door. While clean hands can dramatically reduce the spread of germs and infections, one of the biggest obstacles is getting...

PEST MANAGEMENT/BED BUGS

Applied Science LabsASL Green Pesticides 100% Nontoxic, Odor Free, Won’t Stain & Hypoallergenic Applied Science Labs provides 21st Century bio-engineered solutions to provide 100% nontoxic bed bug elimination and prevention products. Independent field trials show that bed bugs are eliminated in one treatment. The leave behind kill formula means only ONE treatment and bed bugs are GONE and remain gone for 12 months. Room back in service the same day. Kill bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, silverfish, millipedes, centipedes, carpet beetles, ants, mosquitoes, and lice. No...