Fresh Air

Fresh air can be brought into your hotel in a variety of ways. The ability to open doors and windows is a wonderful way to let fresh air into the room, but there are times that opening doors and windows for fresh air isn't reasonable. Cold weather, rain, traffic noise, air pollution, and allergens can require that windows remain closed. Also, some hotels don't have patios or windows that open, so they need an alternative approach. What can be done in these situations?

Filter your HVAC system, thus providing cleaned air throughout the hotel for guests and staff alike. Distribute green plants around the hotel common areas, and even in guest rooms, to improve air quality. Some people like non-ionizing air purifiers to clean the air. Vacuums with HEPA filters can help reduce pollutants as well. In humid climates, especially hot areas, use a dehumidifier to reduce molds, which are irritants and air pollutants.

Why bother with clean, fresh air? Indoor air pollutants can irritate airways and cause health problems. Pollutants include pollen, pet dander, paint fumes, dust mites, chemicals used in cleaning, and smoke particles from tobacco and cooking. Clean air will improve your guests' experience and your staff's work conditions and performance. It's good business to have clean, fresh air inside your hotel.