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Hospitality
September 27, 2019

Restaurant Deep Cleaning Checklist

A dirty restaurant is a good indicator of poor quality food and unhealthy eating conditions. It can make diners have second thoughts about whether they should come back a second time. Patrons might also leave the dreaded negative review, which could give you a lousy…
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Hospitality
November 29, 2017

Rise of Cannabis Tourism and Implications for Hospitality Arena

With the widespread legalization of recreational cannabis throughout the U.S., there has been a rise in “cannabis tourism,” and now area hotels are working to meet the needs of this new type of traveler. Beyond just providing peaceful sleeping accommodations, hotels are offering vacations complete…
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Hospitality
April 5, 2017

Budget Hotels: Safe, Effective and Very Affordable Odor Control at Your Fingertips

When offering a competitive price point in the hospitality arena, the biggest challenge for budget hotel brands is providing a specialized guest experience in ways that preserve or even boost profit margins. With the trend of budget hotels beginning to enhance the design of their…
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Hospitality
September 16, 2016

Rise of Extended Stay Hotels Reinforces Need for Safe and Effective Odor Control

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…
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Hospitality
June 8, 2016

Rise of Pot Tourism Hotels Comes with a Stinky Problem

As 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,”…
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Hospitality
April 7, 2016

The Hermitage Hotel: A Comprehensive Approach to Eco-Friendly Odor Management

Built in 1910, The Hermitage Hotel is located in downtown Nashville, where it continues to serve as a timeless and elegant property frequented by tourists, celebrities, business travelers and politicians alike. As a long time recipient of the Forbes Five-Star Award and the AAA Five Diamond…
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Hospitality
March 2, 2016

Cleanliness of Hotels Has Major Impact on Online Guest Ratings

We live in a world of complete transparency online. With the vast proliferation of consumer online rating sites like Yelp and others, anyone can share their true feeling about a brand experience, which can be both good and bad. In the hospitality sector, gaining positive…
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Hospitality
August 25, 2015

How to Really Fight Cigarette Odors in Hotel Rooms

While most travelers don't light up in non-smoking hotel rooms, there are still those errant guests who disregard the rules. This can leave a lingering smoke odor that can make any new guest completely unhappy with their travel experience. If the hotel is unable to…
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Hospitality
July 15, 2015

Don’t Let Dumpster Odors Spoil a Tourist Destination

As the U.S. economy rebounds, it is estimated that 45 percent of Americans are taking a summer vacation this year – with the most popular destinations being California, Florida, North Carolina and New York. There is one common theme with each of these destinations, the…
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Hospitality
June 30, 2015

Upscale Hostels Drives Need for Eco-Friendly Odor Management

When we think of youth hostels, many of us recall the travels of our college days. Bare bone accommodations, shared bathrooms and less then stellar service were expected. But thanks to the power of Millennials, this is all changing. Although this savvy demographic appreciates the…
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Hospitality
April 29, 2015

The Dirty (and Smelly) Secrets of Hotel Rooms

According to the Hotel Census Database, there are more than 156,000 hotels globally. That’s about 14.5 million guest rooms. With such a vast number of hotel rooms, there is a high chance that a guest room has a nefarious and often smelly past. A recent…
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Hospitality
June 25, 2014

Lights, Camera, Odor: Fighting Foul Odors In Luxury Cinemas

When you take your seat in a dark movie theater, your other senses are heightened: the audio experience is almost otherworldly, and your sense of smell is off the charts. As such, it’s important for cinema proprietors to fight odors that can live throughout a…
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