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What to Do When a Hotel Scent is Making You Sick?

November 24, 2010 at 8:55 AM | by | ()

For some, this ScentWave system is a torture device.

Yesterday, we got all excited to learn that we could make our own home smell exactly like a Westin Hotel by buying a crazy ScentWave system that would pump white green tea all day long. But not everyone loves these hotel scents we keep huffing. Here a reader shares her odoriferous pain:

Please help: I'm dying: I have asthma and I'm running out of places to stay.

Westin Hotels spray cheap perfume in their lobby (Madrid), Ritz Carlton Miami Beach has cheap perfume in the air conditioning in ALL public areas... more and more hotels are doing this....

I was in MB on business and emailed ahead to make sure NO perfume was used and was told it was "safe" for me to come... when I went to check in I almost brought up!! (Ed. Note. We think she meant "throw up.")

What can be done, it is an epidemic. I will write letters if you can tell me who it is that I should write to at the Ritz Chain and the Starwoods chain.

In Madrid, at least, the hotel manager was able to disengage the odour, but at the Ritz they said they could not disable the airconditioner atomizer (OMG) Thank you for your help.

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Tourists Are Checking Out Hyatt's Respire Rooms

October 13, 2010 at 9:01 AM | by | ()

There's never a dull moment in New York City--and tourists will take a photo of anything--which is good news for Hyatt Hotels, which launched its new Respire Rooms with this model room outside the Grand Hyatt yesterday.

We've seen a lot of peekaboo bathrooms but this temporary peekaboo hotel room voyeurism to a new level. (Just not Standard NYC levels. Probably to the dismay of certain tourists.)

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There Will Be No Sneezing in the Respire by Hyatt Hotel Rooms

October 12, 2010 at 12:12 PM | by | ()

We've been keeping tabs on the PURE Hypo-Allergenic Rooms that have been springing up in hotels lately but Hyatt Hotels have gone above and beyond by announcing their very own Respire Rooms.

Designed for all travelers but especially suited to guests with asthma, allergies and other respiratory sensitivities, the Respire by Hyatt ─ Hypo-Allergenic Rooms, powered by PURE Solutions NA, are designed to eliminate up to 98 percent of airborne viruses and bacteria, as well as pollen and other irritants commonly found in indoor environments.

Hyatt has promised to have Respire by Hyatt rooms in all of their U.S., Canada and Caribbean hotels by the end of 2010. Currently, more than 60 Hyatts already have these super clean rooms. In total, Hyatt wants approximately 2,000 Respire rooms at 125 of their full-service properties.

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The Hilton Suites Boca Raton to Go Pure with New Bacteria-Free Rooms

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  Site Where: 7920 Glades Road [map], Boca Raton, FL, United States, 33434
August 11, 2010 at 9:16 AM | by | ()

Hypo-allergenic hotel rooms have been spreading like the flu. The latest hotel infected with the bacteria-free room craze is Hilton Suites Boca Raton. A tipster told us the hotel is in the process of installing a slew of new Pure room, and we confirmed that the Florida hotel is indeed getting 16 such rooms.

This will make the Hilton the only hotel in Boca Raton to have hypo-allergenic rooms. The installation of the rooms will wrap up September 19-23.

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Who Wouldn't Stay in a Practically Bacteria-Free Hotel Room?

July 27, 2010 at 1:30 PM | by | ()

Sheraton Columbia Town Center

Hotels are trying to cater to sniffly guests by offering PURE rooms, allergy-friendly environments that are free of 98 percent of bacteria or viruses.

The Westin Atlanta Airport in Georgia is introducing 25 PURE rooms; the Hilton Arlington in Arlington, Texas, is making 15 of its rooms PURE; and the Sheraton Columbia Town Center in Columbia, Maryland, has 18 such rooms.

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Lenox Hotel Boston Gets a Purely Hypo-Allergenic 'Pure' Floor

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  Site Where: 61 Exeter Street [map], Boston, MA, United States, 02116
April 9, 2009 at 9:11 AM | by | ()

We first encountered a floor full of PURE rooms — hypo-allergenic hotel rooms with almost every base covered to eliminate allergens and pollutants from the space — at NYLO. As promised, our allergies did not upset us when we stayed in a PURE room — though the blue light from the air-filtration contraption thing under the bed sort of did. But the important thing was that we had a floor devoted entirely to our delicate, easily-triggered allergies.

And now, according to the Boston Globe, allergy-suffering Boston travelers now have their own whole-floor PURE sanctuary at the Lenox Boston. This hotel, if you'll recall, first came on our radar because of its uber-slow elevators — but then we found out later that the elevators were uber-slow because the hotel was uber-green and had actually set the lifts to run slowly to save electricity.

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