Marriott plans to use electrostatic sprayers to disinfect guest areas

Marriott International plans to introduce cleaning
technologies to combat the spread of coronavirus.

Chief among these are electrostatic sprayers, which use
hospital-grade disinfectant to rapidly sanitize guestrooms, lobbies, gyms and
other public areas. According to Marriott, electrostatic spraying technology
uses the “highest classification of disinfectants recommended by the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization.”

Additionally, the company said it will experiment with
ultraviolet-light technology for sanitizing room key cards and devices shared by

Marriott has assembled a team of hospitality, health and
safety experts under a new Marriott Global Cleanliness Council, which will
focus on “developing the next level of global hospitality cleanliness
standards, norms and behaviors.” 

The council is chaired by Ray Bennett, who oversees Marriott’s
global operations. The team includes advisory members Dr. Ruth L. Petran,
senior corporate scientist for food safety and public health for Ecolab;
infectious disease specialist Dr. Michael A. Sauri; Dr. Richard Ghiselli, head
of the school of hospitality and tourism management at Purdue University; and
Dr. Randy Worobo, professor of food microbiology at Cornell University’s
department of food science.

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