Overview this week
The hospitality industry is focusing on air purification and filtration to ensure safety while new hotels are opening with COVID-19 mitigation features. Internationally, hotels are being used for quarantine and represent another path for the industry outside of leisure travel.
Top 3 News Highlights This Week
- International travelers arriving in Norway must stay at a quarantine hotel for 10 days under the country's updated travel restrictions. Even if an individual tests negative for COVID-19 during their quarantine, the duration of their stay in this hotel does not change. There are only a few exceptions to these rigid restrictions, which represent a new opportunity for the hospitality industry.
- A new hotel in New Jersey opens and aims to succeed despite a decline in travel throughout the pandemic. This Hilton was designed with safety equipment and technologies in mind, ensuring mitigation of viral spread to employees and guests.
- As research shifts from surface transmission to air transmission of COVID-19, hotel owners focus on improving the air quality for employees and customers in their facilities. A Texas hotel reopened with Plasma Air, an air purification technology. Elsewhere, the hospitality focuses on replacing and updating HEPA filters for air conditioners, which are 99% effective at eliminating SARS-CoV-2 particles.