LOS ANGELES, CA.—The Élan Hotel—a recently renovated boutique property located in the heart of West Hollywood—has partnered with AllerWell Travel—a division of the Wellness Hospitality Association International—to implement eight allergy-friendly guestrooms within the hotel. The only AllerWell Certified hotel, the Élan is the first property in the nation to offer AllerWell accommodations.
AllerWell rooms eliminate more than 95 percent of the room allergens that trigger most allergy symptoms, and as more travelers look toward allergy-friendly accommodations, AllerWell and the Élan Hotel aim to make allergy-friendly rooms as common as smoke-free rooms. The three central components installed in all AllerWell rooms include:
Hypoallergenic Bedding—Hypoallergenic bedding encasements are placed over the pillows, mattresses, and box springs in each guestroom, helping to eliminate dust mites—the No. 1 allergy trigger. All bedding in AllerWell rooms are changed prior to a new guest’s arrival, reducing the presence of common room allergens.
Shower Filters—Most cities add chlorine to their water supply as a disinfectant, so AllerWell shower filters remove chlorine to prevent dry skin and hair. They also reduce exposure to chlorine vapors, which concentrate in shower steam and are suspected to be a common cause of asthma and bronchitis.
HEPA Air Purifiers—HEPA Air Purifiers remove microscopic air particles including dust, pollen, mold spores, and bacteria, helping guests to breathe easier through the night and enjoy a more restful sleep.