Top 5 Hotels for Allergy Sufferers
Living with an allergy is difficult for a lot of people. You need to change your clothes, clean your home regularly and stringently, you need to avoid certain foods and you always need to check if the pollen count outside is not too high. It’s no picnic as well when you’re travelling because unlike your house you often don’t have any control on the rooms you’ll be sleeping in with regards to making sure they’re perfectly clean.
Fortunately, there are hotels now that go the extra mile for people with allergies or for those who just want their rooms extra clean. So if you’re one of these people get to know the five best hotels for people with allergies.
In 2010, Hyatt Regency introduced their Respire Rooms, which are 100% hypoallergenic and safe for people with asthma and skin sensitivities. Hyatt went the extra mile and made sure that their Respire Rooms are free from any allergens by implementing strict measures to ensure that the whole room is clean. Even if the rooms are occupied by different guests regularly Hyatt Regency is able to maintain the cleanliness of the rooms and the beddings.
Hyatt Regency employs technicians who deep clean all air conditioners and they use tea tree oil cartridges in those machines to prevent them from developing mold. They also use high ozone shock treatment to eradicate living organisms in the rooms, which also kills the odors these organisms emit. In addition to that, they sanitize all surfaces in the rooms. In order to keep those surfaces clean they employ bacteriostatic barriers to ensure that no contaminants will stick to any of the surfaces in the Respire Rooms. So even if another guest comes in the room is immaculately clean. They also employ medical-grade air purifiers that can keep out 98 to 100% of bacteria and viruses. If that’s not enough Hyatt Regency encases all of their pillows and sheets to ensure that after cleaning no dust mites will set on top of these items.
Second on our list is Westin Hotel and they made some of their hypoallergenic amenities available even to people who haven’t stayed in their hotels. Westin Hotel also has hypoallergenic rooms like Hyatt and they’ve stepped up their cleaning processes, which ensure all guests that their rooms are clean as a whistle. Similar to Hyatt, Westin also uses the technology of PURE Solutions wherein they employ ozone shock treatment to eradicate all living organisms in the room and to get rid of their odors as well. They also install tea tree oil cartridges in their air conditioners so that it won’t develop mold, and they encase all of their bed sheets and pillows so that no dust mites can get into them. Also, Westin is now selling their hypoallergenic pillows on Amazon.
So not only will you be able to sleep like a baby in one of Westin Hotel’s hypoallergenic rooms but you could bring home that experience by purchasing one of their pillows online.
It seems that most hotels with hypoallergenic rooms are now employing the technology that PURE Solutions has fashioned for hotels. Residence Inn has also joined the trend and just like the two hotels mentioned above they also use in-room filtration systems that can remove dirty air particles. They also clean all the surfaces of their rooms with specially made cleaning agents that can reduce the growth of bacteria.
Their air conditioners are also equipped with tea tree oil to prevent the growth of mold. They also employ ozone shock treatment to get rid of any organisms in the room that could trigger an allergic reaction. They also have microfiber pillow cases and mattress covers that could prevent dust and dander from attaching itself to the bed. Residence Inn also has a medical-grade air purification system that has up to five levels of filtration to ensure that the air that guests breathe is exceptionally clean.
The Four Seasons followed suit and they too have their own Hypoallergenic Suite. Aside from employing most of the cleaning processes that the Hyatt, Westin and Residence Inn have used the Four Seasons also did away with their curtains and installed blinds in their rooms to make it easier to clean. They also got rid of carpeted floors and installed hardwood instead, which significantly minimizes the growth of bacteria in the floors.
Doubletree Hotels was mentioned in ABC News a while ago for their efforts in making some of their rooms 100% hypoallergenic. They’ve also employed the cleaning processes of other well-known hotels such as Hyatt Regency, which makes Doubletree a huge contender for being one of the most hypoallergenic hotels in the world. According to some guests who have stayed at the Doubletree Hotel in Bethesda, MD there isn’t a whiff of disinfectant in their hypoallergenic rooms and for people with severe asthma that’s a huge sigh of relief.
Living with an allergy may be difficult for most people and if you’re travelling it can be doubly hard, but with these hotels it’s no longer impossible to go on a vacation or business trip and not manage your allergies effectively.