Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California, has added Premium Purity™, a science-backed, non-toxic, self-disinfecting, sustainable cleaning and disinfection solution to its health and safety cleaning operations.
The 40-key property, which reopened on July 15, is a leader in sustainable hospitability. In the wake of COVID-19, its management team and an advisory panel of experts reevaluated all aspects of the inn’s operating protocols leading to the decision to use Premium Purity instead of a chemical-based (ammonia, bleach) disinfectants. It reports that it is the first hotel in the United States to use the two-step solution, which was developed by Denmark-based ACT Global.
“Post Ranch Inn is investing in a long-term clean air solution, with Premium Purity’s ability to transform surfaces into an active cleaning asset, creating a healthier indoor environment, which is a key preventative measure when discussing overall health, in addition to this specific viral threat,” said Bill Hayward, founder of The Hayward Score, an authority on indoor environmental quality and member of the Post Ranch Inn Advisory Panel. “They [Post Ranch Inn] are ensuring that the health of their guests and staff is maximized, with minimal negative impact.”
The Inn’s two UK hotel partners, Ashford Castle in Ireland and the Milestone Hotel in London, are also using Premium Purity. They are the first properties in the United Kingdom to do so.
Other health and safety enhancements being implemented at Post Ranch include property access limited to only overnight hotel guests and staff, expedited check-in to minimize contact, frequently sanitized and restocked mini-bars and in-room amenities, enhanced outdoor dining opportunities, additional non-touch spa modalities and outside yoga classes added to the spa menu, and custom face masks and hand sanitizers.
In a press release, Post Ranch outlined Premium Purity’s two-step solution.
The first step is to apply the non-toxic ACT CleanCoat™ to all indoor surfaces exposed to light. This coating renders the surfaces self-disinfecting through photocatalysis, which decomposed microorganisms including bacteria, molds and viruses, as well as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), resulting in anti-microbial surfaces and cleaner air for 12 months after initial application. This process converts passive surfaces into active participants in disinfection of both surfaces and air, in a sustained and sustainable manner.
The second step, which ACT Global refers to as ECA Water, follows CDC guidelines, is Green Seal approved and is an EPA-registered disinfectant under the name Annihilyte-1 (#92449-1). ECA Water is a combination of water and salt that has been electrically charged and activated and is applied daily as an all-in-one cleaning solution and disinfectant, replacing other potentially harmful conventional cleaning chemicals. After application, it leaves no lasting chemical residue, reverting to salt and water.
ACT Global has provided the inn with the equipment to produce the ECA Water on site, which reduces plastic waste and toxins associated with cleaning while providing hospital-grade disinfection that is non-toxic, environmentally-friendly, and safe for guests and staff. All Post Ranch vehicles are properly disinfected with ECA Water.