Good news for the
allergy-prone: Cheektowaga, N.Y.-based Pure Solutions (www.pureroom.com) has
come up with a system that purportedly combats 99.9 percent of
allergens in hotel rooms.
To be a certified Pure Allergy-Friendly
room, explains Tom Pickles, director of operations, guest rooms
must undergo a multistep cleaning process, including a thorough
cleaning of the room’s ducts, vents, circulation systems and all
room surfaces, followed by the application of a compound that
prevents mold, yeast and fungus from attaching to surfaces.
The rooms are then outfitted with air
filters that kill viruses and bacteria, showerhead filters to
eliminate chlorine, and hypoallergenic mattress and pillow covers
made of tightly woven microfiber.
There are currently a total of 75 Pure
hotel rooms in the United States, at properties as varied as the
Conrad Miami, Marriott Annapolis Waterfront, Peninsula Beverly
Hills (pictured above) and Sheraton San Antonio. The number of
designated Pure rooms is expected to double this summer.