As a hotel owner or manager, you know how important it is to keep the lobby and common areas clean for your guests. The traditional methods of cleaning can be time-consuming and costly, so why not streamline this process by using UV disinfection lights? Not only do they offer a simple and effective method of killing airborne germs and viruses, but they do so without the use of harsh chemicals.
If you’re ready to incorporate indoor air disinfection solutions into your hotel lobby to save money and protect the health of your guests and staff, contact our team now.
Why You Need Indoor Air Disinfection Solutions in Your Hotel Lobby
Following the upheaval of the hospitality industry during the global pandemic, ensuring hotel guests feel safe and secure continues to be a top priority. Hotel lobbies are high traffic areas, making them a prime spot for germs and bacteria to spread. Hotels can be bustling with activity and have a constant stream of guests coming in and out of their doors, plus meetings and events that take place in the building. This has led to an increasing need for indoor air disinfection solutions such as UV disinfection lights. Not only do UV disinfection lights help keep hotel guests healthy, but it works automatically to maintain a clean and healthy environment so staff can focus on taking care of guests.
Over a Billion Guests Stay in US Hotels Every Year
Hotels adapting to new technology and new approaches to travel can stand apart as leaders in the industry The hospitality industry in the United States is massive, with millions of people traveling for both business and pleasure each year. With so many people coming and going, a focus on health and safety is critical.
A quick overview of current hotel statistics in the US:
- There are almost 60,000 hotels and more than 5.4 million hotel rooms.
- In 2019, there were over 1.3 billion hotel guests.
- Since 2022, occupancy numbers have continued to climb towards pre-pandemic levels. Occupancy is projected to reach 66.4% by 2024.
- Hotels employ almost 2.2 million people.
By providing guests and staff with a healthy and germ-free environment, hotels can show their commitment to providing a great experience, one where safety is a top priority. Ensuring that guests feel safe and comfortable will not only benefit your business but also put the minds of weary travelers at ease.
How Indoor Air Disinfection Solutions Work to Kill Airborne Germs and Bacteria
Indoor air disinfection solutions are a game-changer for businesses everywhere, and hotels are no exception. One of the latest technologies being implemented in this field is automated, upper air UV disinfection lights. These devices work by emitting ultraviolet rays that destroy the DNA of microorganisms, including 99.9% of viruses and bacteria. They emit powerful UV-C light that destroys airborne germs, ensuring that the air guests breathe is pure and healthy. Our UVPhasors disinfect the upper air in an indoor space by creating a powerful disinfection barrier that inactivates germs without exposing humans to UV light.
UV disinfection lights are a non-invasive and chemical-free solution that not only kills harmful pathogens but also helps reduce the spread of illnesses. They are effective against the flu and COVID-19 viruses. These devices also provide continuous monitoring of conditions for optimized disinfection. For example, some studies have noted that UVC disinfection is not as effective in high humidity environments. Our UV devices are able to detect high humidity and automatically make autonomous adjustments to boost efficacy.
Meeting Sanitization Standards in Hotels Affects Your Bottom Line
The cleanliness and sanitization standards of hotels have always been important, but in the wake of the pandemic, they have become paramount. Not only can a clean and safe environment protect guests, but it also has a direct impact on a hotel’s bottom line. In this new era, word-of-mouth is not just a recommendation, but it can make or break a hotel’s reputation. Negative reviews can quickly tarnish the image of even the most upscale hotels. Conversely, glowing reviews can attract new customers and turn them into loyal patrons.
The American Hotels & Lodging Association has distributed the following cleaning and safety guidance on indoor air sanitation in hotels:
Indoor air quality can be improved in two important ways: ventilation and filtration. Ventilation relies on air flow from outdoor air to replace indoor air. Filtration filters disinfect the air that is already in the facility or space. Components of a IAQ improvement program may include:
- Ventilation systems
- Filtration, including portable air filters or purifiers
- IAQ monitoring
- Humidity monitoring
- Building inspection and certification
Properties should ensure ventilation systems operate according to their original design and provide acceptable indoor air quality for the current occupancy level for each space in accordance with CDC Guidance, including:
- Perform maintenance on air handling equipment and conduct a building systems inventory assessment
- Increase the percentage of outdoor air, (e.g., using economizer modes of HVAC operations).
- Increase filtration efficiencies
- Consider using air cleaners with advanced filtration efficiency that have been tested to filter viruses, bacteria and ultrafine particles, such as high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) or disinfecting filtration system (DFS) units to remove contaminants in the air of poorly ventilated and high-risk areas
Simple, Effective UV Technology from Farlite Solutions
The facts indicate that hotel lobbies are heavily trafficked, high-transitional areas and that implementing Farlite Solutions’ UV disinfection lights in hotel lobbies could provide many benefits to both hotel staff and guests. In an era where clean air is more crucial than ever, indoor air disinfection solutions have become a necessity rather than a luxury.
With the advancements in disinfection technology, installing and using them has become simpler and more cost-effective than ever before. A continuous and low-maintenance disinfection technology is an effective way to ensure that the air we breathe within any indoor space is free from harmful pathogens and microorganisms.
Farlite Solutions is ready to help you achieve your disinfection goals with innovative products such as the UVPhasor. So if you’re looking for a reliable solution for your lobby disinfection needs, contact us for a quote today. Let us show you how our quality products can bring value to your bottom line by providing consistent, powerful results with ease!