Hotel Havens for Allergies and Asthma

in Managing Allergies, Travel & Dining
Published: February 5, 2014

Crystal Cruises’ Serenity ships out with allergy friendliness.

PURE has even gone offshore, literally, with 70 staterooms on Crystal Cruises’ ultra-lux Serenity ship. Beginning this winter, travelers can enjoy going port to port throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Asia while taking in the fresh air at sea and in-room, at no additional cost (starting at $1,950/six-day cruise).

According to Brault, the demand for PURE rooms has expanded rapidly, with 1.4 million guests per year now experiencing these hypoallergenic upgrades. “We get feedback all the time that these rooms change people’s lives.”

Above and Beyond

Experts in the hospitality industry are thinking of new and creative ways to help their guests breathe easier:

  • Seaport Boston Hotel and World Trade Center reduces irritants with a non-toxic electrolyzed water-cleaning system and a chlorine-reducing solution in their pool.
  • Golden Arrow Resort at Lake Placid, New York forgoes dust-gathering upholstery and carpeting for leather furniture that repels dust mites, and renewable bamboo floors.
  • The Fairmont Vancouver Airport provides synthetic bedding with the feel of feather and offers afternoon tea with gluten-free sandwiches and desserts.
  • Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa went smoke-free on their entire property and renovated guest rooms with low-VOC paints to minimize off-gassing.