NATIONAL REPORT—Whether it’s celebrating an anniversary, receiving an award, earning a certification, debuting a new product or expanding the business, hotel companies and vendors achieve new milestones on a daily basis. Here’s a look at recent accomplishments:
Mockett Reveals Design Contest Winner
Designed by Yosei Ikeda of Denver, the Blade doorstop has won Mockett’s 2019 Annual Design Contest. An alternative to rubber or wood door wedges, the Blade’s aerodynamic shape is complemented by its anodized aluminum finish.
Blade can be slid under a door to prop it open, and removed to close it. TPU Grip inserts create a friction drag that keeps it firmly in place and holds even the heaviest doors. An optional door mount harness is available to stow the door stop when not in use.
Riegel Linen Pivots from Hospitality to Healthcare
To do its part amid the coronavirus pandemic, Riegel Linen is now manufacturing masks in addition to surgical towels, sheeting and mattress pads for existing and new customers. The hospitality textile manufacturer is also helping the local community. As part of its new “Hospitality Strong” initiative, Bill Josey, the company’s CEO, gifted 75 washable cloth face masks to international students at the University of South Carolina Aiken who are unable to return home due to the quarantine. An additional 45 masks were donated to the USC Aiken Police Department serving the campus community.
Healthcare products manufactured today by Riegel Linen include two- and four-piece washable cloth face masks (designed for barrier protection only), 100% cotton surgical towels, mattress pads and sheeting for hospital beds.
“Riegel Linen is proud to be assisting the local community and the healthcare industry with these critical personal protection supplies,” said Wyatt Shirley, director of manufacturing, Riegel Linen. “Not only does this transition enable us to keep our valued employees working, but we are providing a great service to both hospitals and hotels. Today, tens of thousands of hotels have offered their facilities to the medical community to house patients or host healthcare workers and their families. Riegel Linen is well positioned to equip anyone needing masks and other textile medical products with these items quickly and cost effectively.”
ProfitSword Launches Enhanced Support and Best Practices Assistance
ProfitSword has launched a range of enhanced support services for customers in order to provide them with the analytical insight and industry expert guidance needed to make the best strategic decisions possible for their business during the current market crisis. It is offering extended support hours and best practice guidance, as well as assisting with daily activities such as data updating or removal and enhancing future performance trend reporting abilities.
ProfitSword technicians are monitoring and troubleshooting automated data gathering services to ensure that the flow of data is uninterrupted and that decision-making tools are running smoothly. As companies face the challenge of attempting to run their operations with a reduced labor force, ProfitSword is further making its technicians available to assist with routine day-to-day tasks such as data validation and data management, as well as monitoring the data flow of a company’s performance information.
With many companies facing unprecedented uncertainty in being able to determine where the market is leading their business, ProfitSword has also enhanced its automated reporting abilities to include valuable metrics on segmented revenue demographics.
NeoSan Labs Offers Nontoxic Solutions for Disinfection
Hotels and other public spaces can ensure sanitized surfaces and air with NeoSan Labs’ nontoxic broad-spectrum disinfectant. Appropriate for daily use, NeoSan Labs 01 Disinfectant has a kill rate of 99.99999% and is effective within minutes to eradicate germs, bacteria and viruses, according to the company.
NeoSan Lab’s product are also nonmutagenic, noncarcinogenic and 100% nonharmful for humans, animals and plants. They provide complete microbiological sterilization, in noncorrosive, noncarcinogenic formulas that does not produce toxic fumes or residue. They are fragrance free, biodegradable, nonflammable and certified by the Green Clean Institute.
When used in conjunction with NeoSan Labs 02 Air Detox and NeoSan Labs 03 Carpet, NeoSan Labs 01 Disinfectant is ideal for sanitizing all hospitality areas, according to the company. The 02 Air Detox sterilizes and purifies the air, and counters airborne chemical toxins and VOCs. The 03 Carpet destroys stains and odors at the molecular level, cleaning, deodorizing, detoxifying and sterilizing with no chemical residues or previous shampoo byproducts left behind.
Ideas Produces New Podcast and Webinar Series
Ideas Revenue Solutions has launched a special Unconstrained Conversations podcast season taking a look at how hotels are managing and coping with the COVID-19 outbreak. The company has also developed a weekly series of webinars for its clients that began April 8 to address how to manage their Ideas solutions in response to business impacts.
The Unconstrained Conversations YouTube series, hosted by Ideas’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr, has now become a podcast with a special focus on COVID-19’s impact on the hotel industry. New episodes will feature conversations with hotel industry leaders on how they’re coping and what they’ve learned as the situation unfolds.
The new webinar series debuted with “How to Manage your RMS During Hotel Closures.” This was followed by “Pricing, Marketing and Competitive Positioning Strategies” and “Preparing Your Hotel for When Business Returns.” The webinars are still available on the company’s website.
Nemo Tile + Stone Offers Coloring Book
Nemo Tile + Stone has unveiled a coloring book featuring tile patterns for design-savvy, coloring-enthused adults and children to recharge, re-energize, and reduce stress. With patterns for pages, the coloring book provides a creative outlet, and a way to escape the unprecedented events that are enveloping our current day-to-day.
Born from a desire to help their community in a fun, playful way, the coloring book aims to hit the right notes as families spend more time together and yearn for artistic outlets and ways to connect with one another.