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COVID-19, caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, has hammered the lodging industry harder than any event ever before. Every element of a hotel’s operation has been impacted—from cleaning & maintenance to food and beverage. Many hotel companies are responding aggressively with revamped operations plans. What we all can agree on is that hotels may never be the same again. This area of Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and trends. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

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COVID-19, caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, has hammered the lodging industry harder than any event ever before. Every element of a hotel’s operation has been impacted—from cleaning & maintenance to food and beverage. Many hotel companies are responding aggressively with revamped operations plans. What we all can agree on is that hotels may never be the same again. This area of Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and trends. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Bradley’s New Hand Sanitizer Solutions Improve Hand Hygiene, Save Costs

MENOMONEE FALLS, WIS.—Encourage convenient and easy access to hand hygiene anywhere in facilities with hand sanitizer dispensers and stands by Bradley Corp., an industry leader in hand hygiene products for 100 years. Touchless, durable and cost-effective, these stainless steel hand sanitizer dispensers provide reliable access to hand sanitizer within high interaction areas. With its sleek and professional design, Bradley’s commercial-grade santizer dispensers are perfect for locations throughout buildings, workplaces, outside of restrooms, near doorways and stairwells, lobbies, cafeterias, and more. In areas where a wall or counter is not present, Bradley’s 6A20 dispenser stand provides a strong sturdy freestanding solution. It...

Amglo’s Xenon Pulse Lighting Gaining Traction as Virus Killer

BENSENVILLE, ILL.—Amglo, a leading manufacturer of specialty lamps since 1935, manufactures technology that is at the forefront of safe, sustainable and powerful disinfection: xenon pulse lighting. As awareness of pathogens around the world has sharply risen due to the pandemic, facility leaders are seeking reliable and safe methods to quickly destroy pathogens of all types. Xenon pulse is gaining traction as an effective way to kill viruses and bacteria and can be used safely in many buildings like office complexes, schools, hotels, museums, healthcare centers and other facilities. “We originally built these lamps for applications like aircraft lighting, but now...

CDC Updates Guidance Regarding When to Disinfect

If there is one thing that is clear about this pandemic we have been going through, the rules and guidelines can change overnight, and those changes can impact a lot of people and businesses and confuse the heck out of hoteliers or someone sitting in the corporate office of a hotel company. Chalk it up to us all—even scientists—learning how to deal with an ever-changing pandemic. This past week the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) said regular cleaning of surfaces with soap and detergent is enough to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 in facilities and homes. The...

Salvus Handheld Quickly Detects Pathogens & Contaminants

VALDOSTA, GA.—Salvus, part of the CJB family of companies, announced the upcoming commercialization of a novel interferometric platform that provides highly accurate detection of contaminants or pathogens in many industries. Applicable in human and animal health, agriculture, water quality management, food processing and the chemical and transportation industries, Salvus detection technology features handheld detection in minutes with extreme specificity and at parts per trillion accuracy in many applications. The platform is proven to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, with sensitivity and specificity comparable to molecular tests, as well as dozens of other potentially dangerous pathogens and chemical...

Atlanta Company Fights COVID-19 with Advanced Cleaning Tech

ATLANTA—Total Green Services is an Atlanta commercial cleaning company whose eco-friendly, advanced cleaning solutions help businesses maintain cleanliness and safety. With over 29 million U.S. COVID-19 cases so far, businesses are struggling to operate their enterprises safely and curb infections. Total Green Services uses effective solutions to properly sanitize workspaces and get businesses up and running again. Its eco-friendly cleaning solutions kill up to 99.9 percent of harmful substances and boast the fastest kill claim in the world. Many pathogens are killed within one minute of exposure to the solutions. It is also the first U.S.-based building service contractor...

Hilton Offers Event Planners COVID-19 Testing & Health Screening Resources for Their Event Attendees

MCLEAN, VA.—Event planners continue to look for solutions that help simplify the complex task of organizing in-person or hybrid events in the current environment—particularly as it relates to COVID-19 testing and health screenings. Throughout the pandemic, Hilton has been listening and responding to the needs of its customers, and now Hilton is providing vent planners with COVID-19 testing and health screening resources for their event attendees. “As more customers book in-person meetings and events, there has been a steady increase in requests and questions around COVID-19 testing and screening options for event attendees,” said Frank Passanante, Senior Vice President, Hilton...

WTTC, Carnival & Hilton to Present the 2021 Global Scientific Summit on COVID-19

LONDON—The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), together with Carnival Corp. and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., announced the 2021 Global Scientific Summit on COVID-19. The free live virtual forum, which is open to the public, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, April 15, 2021. The 2021 Global Scientific Summit on COVID-19 will bring together top global scientists and health experts discussing the latest discoveries, evidence-based insights and best practices for living in a world with COVID-19, and will build on a well-received similar forum hosted last year by WTTC and Carnival Corp. This year’s event...

Pürlin LLC Names New Vice President of Hospitality

SARASOTA, FLA.—Pürlin, LLC has hired Eric Eisenberg to serve as Vice President of Hospitality. In collaboration with their University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) partners, the entire team will be working with Eisenberg to introduce Pürlin’s unique closed-loop bedlinen system to the Las Vegas hotel market. “With his extensive background in hotel operations and his professional ties to the business community, we have every confidence in Eric’s abilities to lead Pürlin’s Las Vegas commercialization initiative and to build our South West Regional Sales Operation,” says Pürlin Founder and President, Richard Ferrell. In response to the devastating impact that COVID-19 continues to...

RGF Results Show Effectiveness of Product Against SARS-CoV-2

PORT OF PALM BEACH, FLA.—RGF Environmental Group, Inc., a leading environmental design and manufacturing company, has released the results of a third-party test that proves the PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL product with Photohydroionization technology inactivates greater than 99.96 percent of airborne SARS-CoV-2 virus. The report is the first-of-its-kind to test for viral reductions occurring within the actual air. Utilizing a direct air sampling method rather than surface or in-duct measurements, researchers analyzed the efficacy of neutralizing airborne SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2, commonly known as coronavirus, is the virus that causes COVID-19. Given the CDC’s determination that SARS-COV-2 is an airborne virus, meaning it spreads from person-to-person...

Alledra Introduces Air-Sanitizing Desktop Lamp

RENTON, WASH.—The market is flooded with UVC-based sanitizing devices due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these devices do not have the proper safeguards to protect the user against UVC exposure, and most cannot be used with an occupant present. This really defeats the purpose of protecting the occupants against airborne viruses. Aleddra’s Air-Sanitizing Desktop Lamp is ultra-violet (UV) free and provides effective and continuous air-sanitization when occupants are in the room. Aleddra’s award-winning Air-Sanitizing Desktop Lamp uses an air-filter coated with ViraPure, a high-density photocatalyst material which is activated by the LED light source in the lamp. When...