Over the past several years, the extended stay hotel sector has achieved exponential growth. Due to an increase in demand, these special hotels are gaining in popularity amongst investors and developers, which will likely lead to more properties being built.
For travelers, extended stay hotels provide all of the comforts of home, especially when it comes to having access to a full kitchen. According to recent study by Extended Stay Americas, seven out of ten travelers would rather have a kitchen than a fitness room.
With the rise of this specialized hospitality sector, there also comes the need to develop the right green cleaning and odor mitigation strategies for managing a potentially dramatic increase in travelers.
In addition, as the kitchen is the most popular amenity for travelers, there’s bound to be some significant odor issues. Whether its food that’s heavy in garlic or curry, or general cooking smells, these lingering kitchen odors can cause problems.
Of course, there is always the issue of guests smoking in the units – especially if this is a habit they continue from their homes. This cocktail of lingering foul odors can make it difficult for cleaning staff to effectively turnover a unit.
However, as we have seen in traditional hotels, it is possible to fully mitigate these odors in ways that are safe for guests and housekeeping staff. One of the most ideal solutions is the portable Fresh Wave IAQ Vapor Phase unit, a “dry” dispersion system for the efficient and safe application of Fresh Wave IAQ Air & Surface odor eliminator.
By simply rolling in the mobile M130 and plugging it in, housekeeping staff can easily tend to all of the other cleaning needs within the rooms while odor elimination is at work. And as the M130 is much safer to use than traditional ozone machines, there is no need to keep the hotel room evacuated during the treatment.
As a result, it is possible to turn around a room in two hours or less. This allows hotels to enhance the bottom line by meeting overall revenue per available room (RevPar) goals.
With investors and developers looking to take advantage of the extended stay hotel sector, one of the key considerations is guest satisfaction. The right eco-friendly odor mitigation strategies can both keep travelers happy and dramatically enhance the bottom-line.
If you are a housekeeping leader at an extended stay property, and would like more information about how to effectively fight odors, please contact us here.