Ottilia, the Danish hotel that keeps germs at bay

It is enough to write the names of several important cities in a hotel search engine to realize that there are many scattered around the world. There are some very cheap, some are luxurious, there are some steps from the beach ... It is easy to classify them, although sometimes we get the odd surprise when we realize that there are hotels that are unique in their kind. An example? The Ottilia Hotel from Copenhagen, which has become famous for being the first to guarantee its clients that they will not share a room with any microbe.

Goodbye to germs

The Danes have partnered with a company called ACT.Global to kill microbes. Thanks to the patented ACT CleanCoat technology, which by the way is odorless and transparent, the microbes decompose thanks to a process called photocatalysis. Titanium dioxide, found in sunscreens, is what makes it possible.

There is no need to worry about the flu, salmonella, mold or any type of allergen that may be tempted to appear somewhere. Of course, the insulation that is applied through the aerosol that they have created, since the purification of the air does not last more than a year, a time in which the odors of food or the smoke of cigarettes can reappear.

Karim Nielsen, executive director of Brockner Hotels, which is the company that manages the Hotel Ottilia, assures that they have been testing it for two years and the result has been satisfactory. In addition, they are also applying it at the Herman K Hotel, which was in fact the "first guinea pig".


It's not cheap, but it pays off

It must be said that the good news goes beyond guests, since the people who clean the rooms are not forced to use chemicals that can cause allergic reactions. Of course, the cost of spraying a room is 2,2000 euros per year, a very high amount that apparently is offset by the lower use of chemical products, since the cleaning staff work it is reduced by 50%.

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