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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.

Vioguard Releases Consumer Survey Report

OTHELL, WASH.—Vioguard, Inc. released a consumer survey report that shows the importance of increased sanitary protocols really matter to travelers ahead of the 2020 holiday season. The leader in UV-C technology conducted a survey with over 1,000 respondents to better understand the importance of heightened sanitary protocols and implementation of sanitation technology to travelers during the pandemic. Key findings from the survey: A strong majority (more than 79 percent) of travelers believe it is very important to understand a travel company’s sanitation protocols before a purchasing decision is made. Three out of every four consumers (74 percent) state that...

Forbes Travel Guide, Sharecare Issue Health Security Verifications to Hotels, Resorts

ATLANTA—Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on genuine Five-Star service, and Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, announced the first hotels in the world to successfully become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED with Forbes Travel Guide. Also listed at www.forbestravelguide.com/verified, they are: Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage (Rancho Mirage, Calif.) Atlantis, The Palm (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) Auberge du Soleil (Rutherford, Calif.) Baccarat Hotel New York (New York) Boston Harbor Hotel (Boston) Carillon Miami Wellness Resort (Miami) City of Dreams –  Nüwa Manila (Manila, Philippines) Crown Towers Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia) Drake Bay Getaway Resort (Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica) The Goring Hotel (London) Fairmont...

Knowcross Announces Launch of Covid-19 Ready Know Housekeeping

LONDON—Knowcross, the world’s leading service quality management platform, announced the release of the updated, COVID-19 Ready KNOW Housekeeping. The enhanced solution was designed with direct input from Knowcross’s diverse customer base, faced with new challenges to streamline their operations due to ever-changing government guidelines and the introduction of new SOPs related to COVID-19. Cleanliness has always been a core value of any respected hotel, but few could have predicted how important cleanliness, health, and safety have become. In the era of COVID-19, hotels are under extreme pressure to not only raise standards but also to focus on staff and guest...

Non-Toxic Aqueous Ozone for Cleaning Made Easy with Portable Spray Bottles, Chargers

NATIONAL REPORT—For safe, non-toxic cleaning you cannot get much better than water—but it first must be converted to aqueous ozone. The cleaning and disinfection properties of ozone have been known for a long time, but it has often been inconvenient to access. At least two companies have recently introduced sleek rechargeable, reusable spray bottles, however, that make using aqueous ozone portable and easy. The first company is Donastar Enterprises, LLC. Its EnozoPRO, after an AC charge, detaches from its base and kills 99.9 percent of most harmful bacteria and viruses on hard surfaces in 30 seconds.* “Ozone is capable of...

Ecolab Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and vital resources, has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), which tracks the leading sustainability-driven publicly listed companies globally. “I’m proud of what Ecolab’s 45,000 associates do every day to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier,” said Ecolab Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr. “In 2019, we helped our customers conserve 206 billion gallons of water (equivalent to the drinking water needs of 712 million people), conserve 28 trillion Btus of energy and avoid...

New from iCleanse: New Mini Chemical-Free Disinfection Products

AVON, CONN.—iCleanse, the leader in chemical-free UV-C disinfection technology for over ten years, announced the Swift and Swift Mini, two new patented chemical-free UV-C disinfection products for mobile devices and other personal items for use in hospitals, government buildings, and other businesses. Like the original popular Swift XL disinfection unit, but with a much smaller footprint, the Swift and Swift Mini kills 99.99 percent of pathogens, like COVID-19, in as little as 30 seconds. At two-thirds the size of the Swift XL, the Swift and Swift mini are much more portable and versatile for hospitals and businesses that don’t...

New Research Shows Hotel Cleanliness Impacts Guest Perceptions, Bookings

NEW CASTLE, PENN.—More than half (53 percent) of Americans say the level of cleanliness in a hotel they visit would impact their intent to book a future stay at the property, according to a new survey. Conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of Whittaker, the leader in low-moisture carpet care, from October 29 to November 2, 2020 among 2,047 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, the survey also revealed that the level of cleanliness in a hotel would impact the perception of the hotel for 49 percent of Americans. “Most hotels can’t afford to send half of their...

Aimbridge Hospitality Collaborates with International WELL Building Institute

DALLAS—Aimbridge Hospitality, the leading, global, third-party hotel management company, announced a collaboration with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), enrolling the first 100 portfolio hotels in the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management, building a foundation for enrolling additional properties from Aimbridge’s vast portfolio. This collaboration will advance health and safety in the hospitality sector, address the challenges and expectations presented by COVID-19, and create well environments for productive associates and satisfying guest experiences now and in the future. As a global, third-party operator, Aimbridge is uniquely positioned to comprehensively address COVID-19 concerns for their properties, with a...

Hydro Systems Offers Touchless Soap & Sanitizer Dispenser

CINCINNATI—In an effort to enhance hand hygiene and combat the spread of infection, Hydro Systems, a world leader in chemical dispensing equipment, software and services, added a touchless, automatic hand soap and sanitizer dispenser to its product catalog. The sleek and simple design makes the dispenser a perfect fit for all types of facilities. “We recognize that cleanliness is more important than ever. Adding a hand soap and sanitizer dispenser to our offering enables our customers to source a wide range of reliable dispensers from Hydro Systems,” said Matt Hayas, Global Product Manager, Hydro Systems. “Our goal was to deliver...

Sofidel Repurposes Ocean Plastic for New Line of Dispensers

HORSHAM, PENN.—Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use, introduced the latest innovative addition to its Papernet brand of HyTech dispensers. HyTech Ocean dispensers feature a mix of 30 percent plastics recovered from the ocean and 70 percent recycled industrial and post-consumer materials. Sofidel is also supporting a nonprofit environmental advocacy group to aid efforts such as cleaning plastics from our ocean. “Repurposing ocean plastic not only reduces the amount of plastic currently in the water, but also helps us create durable products that won’t end up back in these marine ecosystems in the future,” said...