Air Quality

Allergy friendly rooms, air purifiers, smoke-free hotels. As travelers and workers demand clean air, hotels are finding new and innovative ways to provide it, and getting a marketing kick to boot. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at:

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Lauzon Offering Air-Purifying Hardwood Flooring


PAPINEAUVILLE, QUEBEC—A new product recently launched makes living spaces healthier from the ground up – literally. The first of its kind in the world, Pure Genius smart hardwood flooring by North American manufacturer Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring, improves indoor air quality of a space while beautifying the decor.

MGM Grand, Delos Complete Expansion of Stay Well Rooms


LAS VEGAS—In response to guest demand for healthy travel options, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and Delos, a pioneer of Wellness Real Estate, recently completed an expansion of the Stay Well room collection and introduced the new Stay Well Lounge, providing Stay Well guests a sanctuary for private registration and relaxation as well as an elevated level of service throughout their stay.

JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Installs 18 PURE Rooms


ATLANTA—PURE Solutions, a provider of allergy-friendly hotel rooms, will install 18 new rooms at the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead. “The JW Marriott brand provides a strong emphasis on health and wellness, from locally sourced and organic cuisine to our state-of-the-art fitness center,” said General Manager, Mike Giamundo. “We believe PURE Rooms will enhance that experience for visitors to Buckhead.”

Swegon Announces North American Release of ADAPT Parasol


MINNEAPOLIS—Swegon Inc. announced its North American launch of the ADAPT Parasol comfort module, a hybrid product uniting the energy-saving and comfort advantages of chilled beams and demand control ventilation. “The ADAPT Parasol is the first of Swegon’s demand controlled ventilation products to be modified to meet North American Industry standards,” said Mike Woolsey, President at Swegon “This follows the successful launch of ADAPT Parasol in Europe last year.”

Ellis Hotel Converts Floor into Beyond by Aerus Rooms


DALLAS—The Ellis Hotel, downtown Atlanta’s premier boutique hotel, recently converted an entire floor to feature exclusively Beyond by Aerus allergy-friendly rooms. Well known for its private-access women-only floor, the hotel now offers a second private-access floor offering allergy-friendly rooms by implementing the Beyond by Aerus purification process. This patent-pending system includes 15 unique treatment programs. The Ellis Hotel partnered with Beyond by Aerus to provide a solution for travelers that suffer from allergies and asthma. Launches Reservation Website


LAKE FOREST, CALIF.—For the first time, travelers who enjoy smoking have instant access to more than 100,000 hotels worldwide that cater to guests who smoke. is a new online reservation service dedicated to smoking hotel rooms only. Bookings allow travelers the freedom to choose from more than 250,000 smoking hotel rooms across the country and around the globe. The site was designed to save travelers hours of surfing the Internet in their search for a smoker-friendly hotel. With this underserved demographic in mind, provides immediate access to hundreds of rooms in many cities. It is becoming increasingly harder to find hotels that offer smoking rooms, and the majority of other online travel reservation sites make it difficult for users to even identify if a hotel offers smoking rooms. “You have to search through their site, click on a hotel, then see if they have a smoking room or not,” a Smoketel spokesman said. “It can be quite time-consuming and frustrating, and often this information is not made readily available.”

Three Ways to Improve IAQ & Productivity This Winter


ROSWELL, GA.—For the millions of Americans who work in commercial and institutional buildings, winter is the harshest season. Not so much for the ice and snow outside, but for the storm brewing inside. That’s because 30 percent of commercial buildings in the United States have poor indoor air quality (IAQ), a condition linked to respiratory illnesses, allergies and asthma, and Sick Building Syndrome.

IEC Introduces Restora Mod Fan Coil Series


OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.—International Environmental Corp. (IEC), a leading manufacturer of hydronic fan coil units, introduces the Restora Mod modular hi-rise replacement fan coil series. Designed to streamline HVAC renovations in hospitality and other hi-rise environments, the Restora Mod can be installed with minimal disturbance to existing wall and room finishes in as little as a few hours.

Orchard Hotel to Add 10 PURE Hypoallergenic Rooms


SAN FRANCISCO—The Orchard Hotel, one of San Francisco’s most stylish, green hotels, is now offering its guests an allergy-friendly option with 10 new hypoallergenic rooms by PURE Solutions.

Air Cycle Releases Next Generation of Bulb Eater Machine


LISLE, ILL.—Air Cycle Corp. has released the next generation of its Bulb Eater lamp crushing machine—The Bulb Eater 3 with Intelli Technology. In less than one second, The Bulb Eater 3 system crushes spent fluorescent lamps of any length, u-tubes, and CFLs into 100 percent recyclable material, while capturing more than 99.99 percent of the vapors released.

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