Black Lights To Destroy Viruses? How Hotels Are Doubling-Down On Hygiene as Summer Tourism Heats Up

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June 25th, 2020- Bozeman, Montana

The travel industry has experienced significant hardships as a result of this pandemic with no doubt, a long road ahead. While Montana enters cautiously into Phase 2, hotels are ramping up their cleaning protocols, using methods similar to that of that of hospitals.

As travel resumes, hotels understand that guests and staff must have a heightened awareness and expectation of cleanliness. Hotels already followed strict guidelines however, the industry as a whole realizes that in order to protect travelers and continue forward, they must demonstrate leadership in this area.

Traveling to Montana? What does this mean to you? One Bozeman area hotel highlights how they’re keeping travelers and guests safe with technology and some unique cleaning methods including:

  • UV Sanitizing Wands: safe for use on mostly anything, kills 99.9% of surface bacteria, compact design and convenient use
  • Electrostatic Sprayers: great for sanitizing large areas with 360 degree coverage, covering more thoroughly than traditional spray bottle methods, rapidly disinfecting areas, fitness center and more.
  • Sanitizing Stations for Guests: in lobby, hallways and common areas to encourage disinfectant practices for guests
  • Plexiglass Shields: in lobby and restaurant that are transparent but still offering a pleasant guest experience for travelers when they check-in or dine in the restaurant
  • Less Furniture: removing unnecessary furniture in hotel common areas and in hotel rooms

‘Some changes are visible, some are not’, says General Manager, Carl Solvie. As a General Manager of the property for 35 years at Best Western Plus GranTree Inn, he feels optimistic about the travel industry and Bozeman community.

‘This is certainly a unique time and while the hotel industry overall has taken quite a hit, it’s also forced us to get creative and think differently, not just in this phase or the next phases, but for years to come’ says Solvie.

Montanans are known for being resilient and continuing to move forward requires that everyone does their part.