NEW ORLEANS—Clear Flow Corp., Boston, announced that Expotel Hospitality Services has installed its patented faucet mounted water filter in more than 125 hotel rooms under their management in the city of New Orleans. The brands involved are Best Western (two locations), Hampton Inn & Suites, DoubleTree and Pontchartrain Hotel.
The product, which was introduced by Clear Flow at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show last November, improves taste of tap water and reduces harmful contaminants.
“The tap water in New Orleans has never been great and we know our guests don’t want to pay for water—it is such a basic amenity,” says Mark Kucera, Expotel’s executive v.p. of operations. “Clear Flow’s filters are very economical, and if guests tell us this is an important amenity, we’ll look at putting them in every room. We can really benefit from leading the way with an amenity that most hotels don’t have yet.”
Bill Warren, Clear Flow’s president, commented on the guest feedback Expotel has received over the past month. “We’ve collected about three dozen surveys and Expotel guests love the product; 94 percent of guests have used the water filter and the average consumption is 48 ounces per day,” Warren says.
The preliminary data also show that guests scored the water filters as one of the most important in-room amenities. When asked to choose between having a coffee maker or water filter in their room, 60 percent of guests chose the water filter. Sixty-five percent said they would like a water filter in their next hotel room.
Unlike other filter systems, Clear Flow’s Hospitality Faucet Filter is a miniature device that attaches to the end of a faucet without obstructing the sink. The compact units install easily on most faucets without the use of tools. The long life, disposable unit lasts an average of eight months before it needs replacement.
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