Rise of Pot Tourism Hotels Comes with a Stinky Problem

By June 8, 2016November 30th, 2018Hospitality

ThinkstockPhotos-500327686-300x199As many states in the U.S. and the District of Columbia embrace the unchartered territory of marijuana legalization, a new tourism sector has risen that caters to pot enthusiasts in these regions.

As a result, a number of boutique hotels are appealing to “pot tourists,” by offering spaces outside of the guest rooms for smoking and vaporizing. However, the challenge is that many of these legalized states do not allow smoking in public spaces.

As this Hotel News Now article points out, there is a lot of grey legal area with this kind of move and many boutique hotels have become very creative when it comes to allowing guest to smoke freely.

One hotelier by the name of The MaryJane Group (great name, eh!) is moving to make all of its “bud and breakfast” hotels to be completely private. Guests can smoke in shared living rooms, dining rooms, and patios and they converted a small cottage on their Colorado Springs property into a designated smoking lounge.

But with smoking, come odor challenges and these hoteliers will need to contend with the consequences of having guests freely smoke marijuana on their properties.

Fortunately, Fresh Wave IAQ offers a wide-range of eco-friendly odor mitigation solutions for any hospitality setting. From Air & Surface Sprays to Carpet & Upholstery additives to gels for guest rooms and designated smoking areas, virtually any type of marijuana odor can be tackled safely and effectively.

For more serious odor challenges, Fresh Wave IAQ also offers its M130 Vapor Phase Units, a “dry” dispersion system for 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. In addition, as the M130 is much safer to use than traditional ozone machines, there is no need to keep the hotel room or smoking areas evacuated during the treatment.

But don’t take our word for it. Be sure to check out this case study about how a major Las Vegas casino used Fresh Wave IAQ to fight a wide-range of smoke odors – from cigars to cigarettes, which can be more powerful that marijuana odors.

If you are one of the many hotels looking to capitalize on the pot tourism, but don’t know how to effectively and safely content with marijuana odor issues, please contact us here.