Inhospitable Allergens

Guests prone to allergies and chemical sensitivities are more prevalent than you might think. It's easy to cater to this group of people with just a little awareness and planning. Awareness is the first step to fixing the problem. There are a wide range of allergies and sensitivities that will most often impact your guests, but they tend to be in either the airborne allergy or chemical sensitivity category. Here are some examples of what you may expose your guests to that you easily have control over, and suggestions of ways to avoid the problems.

Chemical sensitivities include reactions to cleaning products, perfumes or room deodorizers, laundry products, paint, new carpets and drapes.

Airborne allergies include smoke, dust and pollen, mold and mildew, dust mites, and animal dander.

Attending to an allergy-free hotel will contribute to the health of your guests and staff.

And for those who are chemically sensitive, or want to know more about the problems, join H.E.A.L. and become a Human Ecologist.