Scandic Hotels, which has hotels in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Poland, is the first hotel chain in the world to introduce a standard for allergy-friendly rooms. This means that guests booking allergy-friendly rooms can expect rooms prepared according to strict cleaning procedures and fragrance-free, hypoallergenic toiletries approved by the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association, among other allergy-friendly adjustments. The new standard will be part of Scandic’s unique 159-point accessibility standard.
‘We get many requests to make guests’ stays more allergy-friendly. We’ve also already seen how successful our allergy-friendly “breakfast for all” has been. Our goal now is for all Scandic hotels to offer at least two allergy-friendly rooms within a year,’ says Magnus Berglund, Director of Accessibility at Scandic.
‘While we’ve offered allergy-friendly rooms at Scandic for some time, we’re particularly proud that they’re now part of our accessibility standard.’
Scandic launched its accessibility standard in 2005. Since then, the standard has attracted attention and been used the world over. The standard has now been broadened from 135 to 159 points to include a new category with strict guidelines to meet the needs of travellers with allergies.
During the northern spring, Scandic will release an updated version of its award-winning online accessibility course. The online accessibility course was originally developed for Scandic’s 18,000 team members. It is available on Scandic’s website so everyone can learn more about how to provide high-quality service to people with accessibility needs.
For more information about Scandic’s allergy-friendly rooms, including a video showing their cleaning methods, go to https://www.scandichotels.com/always-at-scandic/special-needs/allergy-rooms