How to Really Fight Cigarette Odors in Hotel Rooms

By August 25, 2015November 30th, 2018Hospitality

While most travelers don’t light up in non-smoking hotel rooms, there are still those errant guests who disregard the rules. This can leave a lingering smoke odor that can make any new guest completely unhappy with their travel experience.

If the hotel is unable to move the new guest to another room, then he or she is stuck dealing with a foul-smelling room, which can lead to a very negative online review.

USA Today even ran a tips story for guests who experience this situation. Some of the solutions include lighting scented candles and sprinkling baking soda around the room.

However, we have a much better solution to counter this problem that hotels can implement – and the guest does not have to lift a finger. More important, the solution does not involve spraying deodorizer, which merely mask odors.

Many of today’s progressive hotels are now embracing the Fresh Wave IAQ M130 Vapor Phase Units, a “dry” dispersion system for the efficient and safe application of Fresh Wave IAQ Air & Surface odor eliminator.

For example, a major Las Vegas casino simply rolls in the mobile M130 into the hotel rooms and allows the units to run for 45 minutes – rendering the rooms largely odor-free.

In addition, since the M130 uses an eco-friendly solution, it is safe for the housekeeping staff to work along side the unit while it is in use, saving valuable time.

Of course, the biggest takeaway is that the guest should not be responsible for coming up with their own homemade odor management solutions. By using the M130, it is possible to completely mitigate foul odors before the next guest even checks into the room.

In the end, the hotel deals with the foul odors, and the guest wins – the ultimate outcome that every hotelier (and guest) wants.