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Allergy Sufferers Now Have Their Own Hotel Booking Site

September 3, 2014 at 5:22 PM | by | Comment (1)

If you suffer from allergies, you know how nerve-wracking spending the night in a strange place can be, let alone a hotel room where many other people and their questionable living habits have gone before you.

We like to think that all housekeepers do a thorough job cleaning the hotel rooms but sadly, we know that isn't the case. And besides, people with severe allergies can still be affected by traces of the dog that stayed in the room three months before. Which is why there are Pure Rooms.

Hypo-allergenic hotel rooms have been around for nearly a decade now and Pure Solutions has been creating allergy-friendly hotel rooms for various brands and properties across the U.S. Each room follows "a patented 7-step process that eliminates and protects against 98-100% of viruses, bacteria and other irritants that are harmful to people with asthma and allergies." Now, Pure is letting allergy sufferers book their special hotel rooms through a new booking engine, booking.pureroom.com.

The booking site functions much like a regular booking engine, except you're trolling for Pure's allergy-friendly rooms instead of whatever seems cool and is affordable.

Unlike a lot of booking sites we've seen in recent months, this one stands out since guests no longer have to visit a bunch of different hotel websites to find out if they have allergy-friendly rooms. As far as rate parity goes, the same rate popped up on the website for the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza as it did on the Pure booking engine.

However, the design is very lackluster and the options are obviously limited, but that's the price to pay for a clean night's sleep we guess.

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LOVE THIS

as someone who's currently doubled up on allergy meds to deal with staying in a dog-friendly room, and as someone who has regularly had asthma problems in a room where someone has smoked, i LOVE this idea.

i have 2 more questions:

  1. will the hypoallergenic rooms be cleaned with different products? (yes i've had reactions to really stinky cleaning products a couple of times)
  2. how about thinking about the amenities? i'm allergic to some fruits, and can rarely enjoy a fruit plate if i am given one, because normally there's something i can't eat on there, and i don't want to end up having to use my epipen if some kiwi juice got on the apple etc etc. maybe have people list their allergies when booking, so if i am lucky enough to get a fruit plate, it will be one i can eat?

also, my concern with this is that the hotels won't police them properly and will say "oh we're oversold, let's just use that one for whatever"

other than that, though, i love love love it

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