Make your guests feel at home with clean air
In recent years, the hospitality industry has dramatically improved its awareness of air quality issues that have a direct impact on guest comfort and health. More customers today are sensitive to poor air quality in hotels. Often the first cause of concern is odors from cleaning agents, tobacco smoke or water damage or renovation. In addition, a growing number of customers are looking for hotel accommodations that cater to their need for an allergy- or asthma-friendly environment.
Guests appreciate clean, healthy air.
Hotel developers and managers realize air quality can be an important consideration for guests, especially in deciding whether or not to return to the property for future trips or meetings. A growing number of travelers, who suffer from allergies, will no longer stay at hotels unless the guest rooms have allergy-friendly options and appointments. As many as 38% of hotels now offer allergy-friendly rooms, and at least 25% of hotels offer air purifiers in rooms (unfortunately, many of those air purifiers produce ions and ozone that can damage health). Hotel rooms equipped for allergy-sensitive guests are sold at a premium, according to industry analysts. The same guests who are willing to pay a premium for allergy-sensitive sleeping rooms also expect the same high level of air quality in lobbies, conference rooms, and even large ballrooms.
Throughout the industry, hotel rooms are typically kept at a slightly negative pressurization as a result of toilet exhaust fans venting to the outside and pulling air into the room under the door. This means the air quality of the corridor will directly affect the air quality in the guest rooms. The air quality in the corridor is in turn affected by outdoor air and by indoor air from public and private areas of the hotel. As a result, a steady flow of particulate pollution, chemicals, gases and other contaminants is drawn into guest rooms from the corridor. These contaminants affect the health and comfort of guests. Other serious air-quality issues in hotels include the presence of mold and bacteria in ductwork and behind walls, as well as off-gassing from carpets and furniture in the guest room itself.
Treeco Air purifier has the ability to assist the hospitality industry with particular air quality problems or a desire for preventive actions by providing state-of-the-art air cleaning solutions that are scientifically validated. Whether a problem stems from polluted outdoor air or from a particular chemical substance released by indoor materials, Treeco Air purifier is able to offer solutions that address the particular concern at hand and fit the budget and other practical requirements of the hotel or restaurant.
World Health Organization (WHO) global pollution report for May 2016 puts 10 to 13 cities in India amongst the 20 most polluted cities globally. WHO report also states that 26 cities across India have the most critical level of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 with concentration over 3 times the safe limit. Further, Indians have the poorest lungs in the world compared to their counterparts in Asia, Europe, America and Africa. Even healthy nonsmoking adult Indians have 30% lower lung function as compared.
With health issues, especially respiratory problems rising across India, a lot of travelers, whether business or leisure, have been reluctant to step out. We tend to think of outdoor pollution as the sole culprit responsible for respiratory problems. What we don’t count is the threat of indoor pollution resulting from bacteria, viruses, formaldehyde, dust, pollen, chemicals, mites, house dust, tobacco smoke and pet dander that exposes people to risk of various ailments. In fact, indoor pollution is deadlier and two to five times more harmful than outdoor pollution. Known short term health dangers of being exposed to pollutants include blocked nose and eye irritation, chest congestion, hypersensitivity and allergies, rhinitis and bronchitis.
Hotels are going all out to combat the effect of harmful indoor air pollution for their guests and staff by going on a green spree and creating indoor gardens and placement of indoor plants. But the harmful pollutants have made permanent residence in the environment especially in closed spaces such as hotel rooms which have pushed air purifiers to become the need of the hour. Air purification systems are most effective in closed spaces such as hotel rooms, restaurants and back end offices which have poor ventilation and re-circulated air. Further, air purifiers are compact and lightweight, which means they can be placed easily anywhere around the hotel premises. The new air purifiers launched in India are sleek and fits in well with the aesthetics of a hotel and rooms which is very important.
These air purifiers capture pollutants like dust and smoke and help to decrease the possibility of contracting allergies and asthma. With the ever growing options of air purifiers in the market, it is indeed a task to select one which matches your needs. Premium air purifiers that quietly deliver clean air for a wellness-seeking audience are generally preferred by hotels.
Not just room air purifiers, hotels can also use car air purifiers in their official vehicles to ensure a clean healthy air for their guests as much as possible and this also helps them to create a USP for themselves.
One must keep in mind that air purifiers should ensure upto 99.9% virus and bacteria removal, up to 99% mold spore removal and catch respirable PM as small as 2.5. Since one size does not fit all, the following features are mandatory while selecting an air purifier of choice. Also, it’s essential to clean air purifiers every two weeks, given the high level of pollutants in the environment.