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New Study: Hand Dryers Equally Hygienic to Paper Towels for Drying Hands
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New Study: Hand Dryers Equally Hygienic to Paper Towels for Drying Hands

EAST LONGMEADOW, MASS.—After an exhaustive two-year process, a University of Arizona Health Sciences research team has announced the publication of their work, Comparison of electric hand dryers and paper towels for hand hygiene: a critical review of the literature. The review culled the current breadth of data, including published studies, news reports and online content,...

Park MGM/NoMad to be Las Vegas Strip’s Only Smoke-Free Casino-Resort
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Park MGM/NoMad to be Las Vegas Strip’s Only Smoke-Free Casino-Resort

LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International announced that Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas will open their doors on September 30, completing the reopening of all of its properties around the world following closures earlier this year amid the Covid-19 crisis. Upon reopening, Park MGM/NoMad will be The Strip’s first fully smoke-free casino resort. “Opening Park MGM...

Meliá Hotels in 100 Percent Compliance with Anti-COVID Standards and Measures
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Meliá Hotels in 100 Percent Compliance with Anti-COVID Standards and Measures

PALMA, SPAIN—Bureau Veritas, a market leader in inspection, certification and testing, has completed the certification of the Meliá Hotels International ‘Stay Safe with Meliá’ program of preventative measures to combat COVID-19 and has also confirmed a level of compliance of 100 percent in company hotels. At the launch of the program in May, Meliá announced...

Selection of Virus-Zapping Machines Utilizing UVC Light Keeps Growing
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Selection of Virus-Zapping Machines Utilizing UVC Light Keeps Growing

Xenex Disinfection Services NATIONAL REPORT—Earlier this year the Westin Houston Medical Center announced it was using LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots to sanitize and disinfect its guestrooms and common areas to help combat the threat of coronavirus. The robots use intense germicidal UV light to disinfect rooms by quickly destroying microscopic bacteria and viruses that may be...

Organizations Join to Address Safety of UVC Germicidal Devices
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Organizations Join to Address Safety of UVC Germicidal Devices

NORTHBROOK, ILL.—With a shared commitment to the safety and performance of electrical lighting, UL, a leading global safety science company, the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Assn. (NEMA) have released a new position paper due to an increased demand for sanitizing and germicidal capabilities in the face of COVID-19. The position paper...

First WELL Lodging Doing Quite Well One Year After Certification
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First WELL Lodging Doing Quite Well One Year After Certification

ENCINITAS, CALIF.—A year after receiving Platinum WELL Certification for her Inn at Moonlight Beach—the first lodging establishment in the world to do so—owner Shangwen Chiu Kennedy has no regrets about the investment. Well Certification is a result of the International WELL Building Institute’s collaboration with Green Business Certification Inc. According to the Institute, there are...

Concord Hospitality Announces ‘PureStay by Concord’ Cleanliness Initiative
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Concord Hospitality Announces ‘PureStay by Concord’ Cleanliness Initiative

RALEIGH, N.C.—Concord Hospitality Enterprises, an award-winning hotel development and management company, has announced the launch of new cleaning protocols in their hotels, branded as “PureStay by Concord.” Developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of guests and associates at Concord properties across North America, the program outlines procedures for...

Hotel Paso del Norte Among First Hotels to Open with Pathogen-Removing Air Filtration System
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Hotel Paso del Norte Among First Hotels to Open with Pathogen-Removing Air Filtration System

EL PASO, TEXAS—In El Paso, Texas, a historic hotel built in 1912, Hotel Paso del Norte (Marriott Autograph Collection), has been undergoing a multi-million-dollar, multi-year renovation to bring it to the grandeur of yesteryear with a wide array of modern amenities. As part of the final touches before re-opening later this year, the hotel will...

Big Sur’s Post Ranch Inn Announces Non-Toxic, Sustainable Hygiene Solution & a More Holistic Approach to Hospitality
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Big Sur’s Post Ranch Inn Announces Non-Toxic, Sustainable Hygiene Solution & a More Holistic Approach to Hospitality

Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, at Sunset. Photo: Kodiak Greenwood BIG SUR, CALIF.—Post Ranch Inn’s 40 rooms and suites on 100 acres of pristine Big Sur land ensure maximum guest privacy and natural social distancing. Many guestrooms are individual structures, with no interior corridors or elevators, and separate entrances. Guests rarely encounter others when walking the...

FreshAir Sensor Allows for Rapid Response to Indoor Cigarette, Marijuana Smoking
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FreshAir Sensor Allows for Rapid Response to Indoor Cigarette, Marijuana Smoking

NATIONAL REPORT—According to the recently released J.D. Power 2020 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index (NAGSI) Study, meeting guest expectations for cleanliness continues to be a strong driver of guest satisfaction. “In fact, satisfaction with guestroom cleanliness has been climbing steadily for many years,” says Andrea Stokes, Hospitality Practice lead at J.D. Power. With guest...