Hotel innovation lets asthma sufferers breathe sigh of relief

Room To Breathe have worked to create a new specialised six-step process of cleaning hotel rooms; including air purification, antimicrobial protective coatings to all surfaces and hypoallergenic bedding

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GLASGOW business Room To Breathe is transforming the hotel industry by launching the first hypoallergenic room.

With approximately 44% of British adults suffering from allergies – and children at the greatest risk – Room to Breathe looks to combine new and innovative technologies to offer a cleaner, less toxic alternative to regular hotel rooms.

Gordon Bruce, director of Insite Specialist Services.

The idea was the brainchild of Gordon Bruce, director of Insite Specialist Services.

“So many people think that just a microfiber mattress cover and a good old fashioned hoover make a room hypoallergenic, but that’s just not true. You can’t exactly take your hypoallergenic pillows and air purifiers with you whenever you travel, and it means allergy sufferers end up with a stuffy nose and red eyes on holiday or on a business trip – not ideal.”

“Working at construction services company Insite Group, I thought there must be a better way: and that’s how Room To Breathe came to be.”

Room To Breathe have worked to create a new specialised six-step process of cleaning hotel rooms; including air purification, antimicrobial protective coatings to all surfaces and hypoallergenic bedding.

Their allergy friendly solution uses only non-toxic cleaning products and environmentally friendly processes, removing up to 99.99% of allergens, mould, germs, influenza, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and odours.

Technology originally developed by NASA is used to remove bacteria, mould and compounds from the room, before an innovative UV technology is applied to rid surfaces and textiles of micro-organisms.

An environmentally and allergy friendly antimicrobial surfacing coating is then applied to all hard and soft surfaces in the room, alongside a dust mite and bed bug treatment. A technologically advanced Air Purification system and hypoallergenic bed protectors are the final touches to create a fully hypoallergenic room.

Having perfected their innovative technique, the new company is now beginning the process of finding its first hotel partners, driving the next evolution in travel wellbeing

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