• The Essential Centerpiece

     
    POSTED September 8, 2021
     
  • The Essential Centerpiece

     
    POSTED September 8, 2021
     

More than flowers, a personal air purifier shows you care about your attendees.

The Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California, is one of the most rarefied resorts in the country, with rooms going for upwards of $2,000 a night. But when the cliffside property reopened in March 2021, the biggest luxury it provided its guest was certifiably germ-free indoor air. Sitting atop every table in its signature restaurant was a Wynd personal air purifier. About the size of a water bottle, the device creates a three-foot bubble of clean air by filtering 99.9% of airborne particles, including virus-carrying respiratory droplets, bacteria, dust, allergens, smoke and pollution. In independent research conducted by The Washington Post, three indoor air experts agreed that the purifiers “should work to make the dining experience considerably safer, while noting 100 percent safety is unattainable.”

Along with the Wynd Max Room Air Purifiers, for larger spaces, and the company’s air quality trackers, the portable purifiers are now being deployed by convention centers and hotels across the country. “One or more of the devices are being used to validate that a hotel or convention center’s space is safe and healthy and to keep it that way,” says Andy Morita, Wynd’s lead enterprise manager. An event planner might place the personal purifiers on registration tables, in display booths and on speaker’s podiums, for example, and the larger devices throughout meeting rooms, lobbies and ballrooms. “Some planners are also using the personal purifiers as gifts or raffle prizes,” Morita says, “or buying a combination of devices and renting them out to clients for events.”

Clients and planners, Morita says, might notice an added benefit to the use of air purifiers that goes beyond the current pandemic: People feel and function better when the air they’re breathing is contaminant-free. “There are long-term gains in mood, health, productivity and wellness that come with clean air,” he says. For now, he adds, “If you’re returning to booking events, make sure to ask venues and hotels if their cleaning protocols include placing air purifiers across the space and continuously monitoring air quality.” hellowynd.com