Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Partners with WellAir to Enhance Guest Experience with Improved Indoor Air Quality
WellAir, the provider of indoor air disinfection and purification solutions, announces today that its Plasma Air HVAC air purification products have been selected by the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel in Athens. The systems will be implemented to help reduce exposure to airborne pathogens and pollutants throughout the hotel.
The Four Seasons Astir Palace, a luxury hotel in Greece, is part of the global five-star Four Seasons Group and hosts many of the world’s business leaders and celebrities in its 303 rooms. The hotel has implemented stringent COVID-19 cleaning protocols to keep guests and staff safe and comfortable. This protocol now includes Plasma Air systems to provide an even higher-level cleansing.
The Plasma Air systems are designed to neutralize and reduce airborne pathogens, including viruses and bacteria. Plasma Air’s units are being deployed in all hotel areas, including guest rooms, suites, lobbies, restaurants, and other common areas. The Plasma Air solution reduced 99% of MS2 Bacteriophage in third-party testing — a surrogate for SARS-CoV-2, the disease-causing COVID-19.*
“Hotels worldwide need to provide a sanctuary for guests, and that extends to their protection against pathogens that cause illness,” explains Paris Karavidas of the Property Operations and Maintenance department. “The Four Seasons is recognized as one of the world’s best hotel brands, and five-star accommodations require an environment that is clean and safe. The installation of the Plasma Air systems helps keep our guests and staff safe by reducing airborne viruses and other pollutants that could threaten their health.”
“Our technical team examined a range of options to improve indoor air quality and reduce airborne pathogens, and Plasma Air’s ionization technology was selected as the most impactful and cost-effective solution. Our guests have already noticed a significant improvement in the indoor air quality, and our staff feels safer working in this protected environment,” adds Karavias.
“Clean indoor air is becoming a valued commodity in the hotel industry, and with that, an HVAC air purification system is no longer a nice to have, but a competitive must-have for the hospitality industry,” says Steve Grenon, Chief Technology Officer of WellAir. “We know that the leisure and hospitality industry has been hit hard during this pandemic, but we are now seeing hoteliers recovering rapidly as guests’ confidence return, and that trend is set to accelerate with the help of air cleaning technologies. The Four Seasons Astir Palace is in the vanguard of the world’s leading hotels by understanding that indoor air quality needs to be addressed, and it is setting a standard that many will follow.”
ABOUT WellAir and Plasma Air
Plasma Air is part of WellAir, a company with a mission to reduce indoor airborne pollutants and pathogens to create living, working, and healing spaces that help foster human health, productivity, and wellbeing. The Plasma Air HVAC air purification systems use highly efficient and safe bipolar ionization technology to neutralize and reduce indoor air pathogens and pollutants. WellAir and its brands can be found installed in hundreds of healthcare and long-term care facilities, schools, hotels, offices, and residences in more than 60 countries worldwide.
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