Ottilia, the Danish hotel that keeps microbes at bay

It is enough to write the names of several major cities in a hotel search engine to realize that there are many, scattered all over the world. There are some very cheap, there are luxury ones, there are some that are two 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 in Copenhagen, which has become famous for being the first to guarantee its customers that they will not share a room with any microbes.

Goodbye to germs

The Danes have teamed up with a company called ACT.Global to kill microbes. Thanks to the patented ACT CleanCoat technology, which by the way is odorless and transparent, microbes are broken down thanks to a process called photocatalysis. Titanium dioxide, found in solar filters, is responsible for making this possible.

There is no need to worry about the flu, salmonella, mold or any type of allergen that may be tempted to appear from somewhere. Of course, it is necessary to renew 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, time in which the odors of food or cigarette smoke can return to put in an appearance.

Karim Nielsen , CEO 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 makes up for it

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