We have moved the next level up beyond peanuts on airlines to costly hotel rooms that are fragrance free and offer a more soothing atmosphere. Most are stating they have a minimal amount of dust and the cost for such a room may be an additional $20 or $30 a night. Is this marketing,fulfilling a need or both?
Hyatt Hotels were the first to offer the rooms and some feel the rooms may be cleaner than the normal hotel rooms since products in these rooms are supposed to be allergy friendly. A company by the name of freshstay.com is listed as an online booking site to find these rooms. I have an idea, why don’t all the rooms come this way, and perhaps in time they will. BD
Even die-hard road warriors need a comfortable place to recharge after a long day. But for business travelers with allergies, asthma and other sensitivities, hotel rooms can be rife with dust mites, mold, animal dander and other allergens that set off sneezing, itchy eyes, headaches and sleepless nights.
But now, two hotel chains, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, are taking the service even further by designating permanent allergy-friendly rooms, with things like medical-grade air purifiers and chemical- and fragrance-free bath products.
Brian Brault, chief executive of Pure Solutions, the company that installs and maintains Hyatt’s hypoallergenic rooms, said more than 200 hotels nationwide, including properties at several major brands, had Pure Solutions rooms, but Hyatt was the first to offer them across its brands. Some hotel conference centers also use the technology, he said.