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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.

Standard Textile Recognized as a U.S. Best Managed Company

CINCINNATI—Standard Textile announced it has been selected as a 2021 US Best Managed Company. Sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, the program recognizes outstanding U.S. private companies and the achievements of their management teams. The 2021 designees are U.S. private companies that have demonstrated excellence in strategic planning and execution, a commitment to their people and fostering a dynamic, resilient culture, as well as strong financials, all while facing the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite major challenges and immense pressure, they continued to lead with purpose and the vision to make significant contributions to their industries,...

PathoSans Receives Virginia Green Travel Leader Award

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, ILL.—On April 28 & 29, 2021, the Virginia Green program recognized 26 Virginia tourism businesses and six individuals for their outstanding efforts to protect the environment and support green tourism in Virginia. The awards were presented during the eighth annual Virginia Green Travel Conference. PathoSans received the Virginia Green Travel Leader Award for its above-and-beyond efforts to protect the environment and support sustainable tourism in Virginia. “We are proud to recognize PathoSans for their efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of their operation and their customers,” says Tom Griffin, the Executive Director of the Virginia Green Travel Alliance. “Virginia Green Travel...

Dominica’s ‘Safe in Nature’ Certification Program Brings Tourism Back to the Nation

LONDON—The Commonwealth of Dominica’s “Safe in Nature” certification program has successfully allowed tourism to resume on the island in a managed way that prioritizes the safety of both visitors and citizens. Launched in October, the program enables visitors to come to Dominica and experience the island with little risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus while still partaking in all the nation has to offer. With tourism being a primary driver of Dominica’s economy, the “Safe in Nature” program also enables the island to support its stakeholders who the pandemic has hit. Dominica has ensured that its protocols and guidelines are...

NanoVapor Biotech Chosen by Virgin Hotels Las Vegas for Disinfection

HOUSTON—NanoVapor Biotech (NVB), an innovator in self-disinfecting surface protection technology, announced that it was chosen by Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, to treat their hotel and casino with its proprietary 90-Day Surface Protection Treatment System powered by OMNISOL, an anti-microbial solution that is 100 percent environmentally friendly and lasts longer than regular disinfectants. The treatment provides antimicrobial surface disinfection, and protection, that remains active for up to 90 days. Known for its long-acting technology, NVB’s 90-Day Surface Protection Treatment System powered by OMNISOL has been relied on to disinfect and protect surfaces in settings such...

EarthSafe Launches EvaClean Disposable Surface Disinfection Wipes

BRAINTREE, MASS.—EarthSafe is considered a leading authority on healthier disinfection who pioneered the use of safer chemistries and advanced electrostatic sprayer technologies. Now, the company has further enhanced its end-to-end infection prevention solution with the addition of the EvaClean Dry Wipes System. EarthSafe Chemical Alternatives, a foremost provider of infection prevention solutions, introduces EvaClean disposable environmental surface wipes for use with PUR•ONE, a safer multi-purpose cleaner and disinfectant powerful enough to kill biofilm bacteria, Covid-19 and other emerging pathogens. Powered by PUR•ONE, a broad-spectrum chemistry that works for everything from daily cleaning to floor disinfection, EvaClean disposable environmental surface wipes eliminate the potential for...

Green Lodging News Adds Advanced Vapor Case Study to Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added an Advanced Vapor Technologies case study to its website that highlights the use of the company’s MondoVap® 2400 machines at Aiken, South Carolina’s The Willcox and Lake Toxaway, North Carolina’s The Greystone Inn—lauded for their southern hospitality by readers of the world’s leading travel publications. Owner Shannon Ellis is using MondoVap® 2400 machines from Advanced Vapor Technologies to keep the properties sparkling clean and disinfected with just one ingredient: ordinary tap water. | “When COVID-19 hit, I began researching new ways to clean and sanitize our hotels,” Ellis said. “We had already implemented best practice sanitizing protocols. I was interested...

Onsite Utility Services Capital Announces Clean Air as a Service Program

DELAVAN, WIS.—The immediate pandemic-related challenges facing businesses, schools and institutions has led to a drastic shift in the way they all address how to provide a safe, healthy, and smart process for reopening and operating their buildings. Thankfully, they now all have a sensible path to reopening and operating safely without risking any of their own capital. Onsite Utility Services Capital (OUS Capital) announces the Clean Air as a Service program: An affordable and efficient air purification system that removes odors, particulates, viruses (including Covid-19), bacteria, and volatile organic compounds from a building’s indoor air, without discharging any harmful byproducts, all without requiring any capital, debt or maintenance costs. Using patented cold plasma...

Hilton Releases 2020 ESG Report, Reinforcing Commitment to Positive Global Impact

MCLEAN, VA.—Hilton has released its 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which highlights the company’s continued commitment to redefining sustainable travel and driving positive impact on people and the planet. Through Hilton’s Travel with Purpose program, the company continues to take important steps to integrate positive social impact and environmental stewardship throughout its operations, communities, and supply chain. “As we weathered this unpredictable year, Hilton has remained focused on our Team Members and the communities we serve around the world,” said Kristin Campbell, General Counsel and Chief ESG officer, Hilton. “We took a nimble approach during this difficult period to...

Green Lodging News Adds Vapor Klean to Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Vapor Klean to the Cleaning & Maintenance/Steam/Vapor category of its Green Product & Service Directory. Vapor Klean offers the MondoVap® Steam Vapor System. It is designed for cleaning pros who need the ultimate in hotel disinfecting capabilities. From carpet and upholstery cleaning to tile and grout restoration to killing bed bugs and dust mites, it is exceedingly capable. At the heart of the system is Advanced Vapor Technologies’ proprietary TANCS® nanotechnology, a factory-installed internal component that works at the molecular level in concert with superhot dry steam at the surface to eliminate bacteria and...

Owner of Two of the South’s Leading Properties Chooses Advanced Vapor Technologies’ MondoVap 2400 Machines for Cleaning & Disinfecting

AIKEN, S.C.—At Aiken, South Carolina’s The Willcox and Lake Toxaway, North Carolina’s The Greystone Inn—lauded for their southern hospitality by readers of the world’s leading travel publications—owner Shannon Ellis is using MondoVap® 2400 machines from Advanced Vapor Technologies to keep the properties sparkling clean and disinfected with just one ingredient: ordinary tap water. “There is nothing safer than working with water rather than chemicals,” says Kerry Rigg, an OSHA instructor who visited The Willcox and The Greystone Inn a year ago to train staff on the MondoVap®. “When COVID-19 hit, I began researching new ways to clean and sanitize our hotels,”...