One Step Ahead: Inside Malibu Beach Inn’s Cutting-Edge Sanitization Standards
There are a number of things that make Malibu Beach Inn a truly one-of-a-kind destination. To name just a few, there’s our blissful location as the only beachfront hotel in Malibu, our Wine Spectator-awarded CBC Restaurant, our boutique size that lends itself to top-notch service and abundant space for every guest, and more.
But these days, we think there’s one feature that rises above the rest to set us apart from nearly every other hotel in the world: our incredible sanitization practices. Malibu Beach Inn has been recognized by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) with their sought-after GBAC STAR, and it’s a badge our luxury hotel is honored to wear. More than simply a certificate of accreditation, it’s an ongoing promise that we’ll continue to go above and beyond to keep our guests and staff safe, healthy, and at peace.
The GBAC STAR is awarded to facilities who meet the highest standards in their disease prevention programs, which includes risk management, proper cleaning protocols, and knowledgeable disinfection team members trained for every situation. Here at Malibu Beach Inn, the cornerstone of our disinfection strategy is a futuristic device called the Protexus Cordless Electrostatic Sprayer, an impressive sanitization tool that uses the power of electrostatic attraction to revolutionize the cleaning process.
With a many-months-long waiting list, Malibu Beach Inn was one of the very first in line for this innovative technology, making us one of the only hotels in the world able to leverage this tool for a new level of safety that goes well beyond the highest CDC standards.
Protexus Electrostatic Sprayers are used with PURTABS Disinfecting Tablets, a safe-when-dry, bleach-free disinfectant that meets the EPA’s criteria for protecting against COVID-19, as well as other bacteria, viruses, and microbes. But it’s not just the cleaning product itself that sets this device apart — it’s also the mechanism it uses.
The Protexus Sprayer works by using an electrostatic charge that allows the cleaning droplets to attract to any surface. (Parent company EvaClean offers this as an example: If you have a pet whose hair seems to attach itself to your clothing on your way out the door, you’ve experienced this electrostatic effect for yourself.) By comparison, cleaning droplets from a regular mister usually just float in the air, while the electrostatic spray actually clings to the surface you direct it at and wraps around objects for 360-degree sanitization.
To put that in perspective, consider this: It reaches up to three times as many surfaces in the same amount of time it takes to clean with traditional tools and products.
Our trained team members use this handheld device in every room between guests after it’s been thoroughly disinfected by our cleaning staff. It’s efficient, effective, quiet, and it requires no touch — so the moment you step into your room, from the drapery pull rods to the remote to the faucet, you’ll know everything has been thoroughly sanitized and then left alone until your arrival. It’s also used in other high-touch areas throughout our hotel’s public spaces, including door handles, hand rails, and elevator lifts.
In addition to this highly coveted technology, we’ve also aligned ourselves with Leading Hotels’ Healthy Stays Commitment, which was developed in collaboration with Dr. Michael Kotler of RemoteMD, Dr. Alan Neuman of ProHealth Environmental, and John Kosmeh Ph.D., a FEMA Emergency Response Trainer. This commitment lays out hotel initiatives to drastically reduce the potential for virus exposure and spread, including procedures on communication and training plans.
Here at Malibu Beach Inn, guests and staff will find hand-sanitizing stations throughout the property on every floor, in both front-of-house and back-of-house areas. In addition, our guests have complimentary access to the Telehealth app, provided by Malibu Beach Inn partner CURE Spa. Through this app, guests can connect with a physician if they’re feeling unwell, and tests for COVID-19 and its antibodies can be arranged.
From our use of sought-after Protexus Electrostatic Sprayers to our Healthy Stays Commitment, we see all of these measures not only as an important step to keeping guests and staff safe during these times, but also as a way to keep improving our already advanced health and safety practices (even beyond COVID-19). We’re proud of how our GBAC STAR award has acknowledged not only the efforts we’ve taken so far, but also how we’ll continue to innovate and set a new standard as our world evolves.
After all, our goal is always to ensure you feel peaceful and at ease — as any rejuvenating getaway to Malibu should be.