December 29, 2020

W Verbier becomes the first hotel in the world to implement HeiQ Ecosystem

W Verbier has partnered with HeiQ and The Medical Supply Company of Switzerland (MSCS) to incorporate HeiQ Ecosystem

In the alps of Switzerland, hotel W Verbier has partnered with HeIQ and The Medical Supply Company of Switzerland (MSCS) to incorporate HeiQ Ecosystem, an end-to-end system to maintain long-lasting cleanliness with antimicrobial technology. 

The HeiQ Ecosystem uses a world-leading antimicrobial textile and surface technology developed by HeiQ, with the ability to continuously destroy viruses and bacteria with 99.99% efficacy. HeiQ technology was originally engineered to be used on face masks to increase the protection efficiency up to 200 times. In partnership with MSCS, HeiQ has now extended the application of this technology in the form of other applications including the ability to apply it on porous and non-porous surfaces, acting as long-lasting surface protection. The HeiQ Ecosystem provides a holistic solution for a residual microbe barrier strategy, equipped with a full innovative package of products and services covering AIR, TOUCH, and SURFACES. 

The HeiQ Ecosystem endeavors to use the technology to cover all frequently touched surfaces. It is delivered in three approaches:

  • by regular surface treatments following a cleaning protocol,

  • by providing staff with HeiQ treated protective gear and portable HeiQ sprays for reapplication in between cleaning cycle schedules whenever necessary,

  • by other innovative attributes including treatments of HVAC air filters and merchandising of HeiQ products in-store.

W Verbier has been onboarded with the first two approaches and will commence treating its rooms and environments in January to ensure that a lasting surface protective barrier is established, ‘HeiQ’ protective gear for the staff not only protects them during work but also significantly reduce the chance of retransmitting pathogens they may have been in contact with.

The decision came in response to recent measures implemented by ski resorts throughout Switzerland, forcing hospitality providers to reconsider their protective measures going forward in order to ensure the safety of their guests and staff. With the HeiQ Ecosystem, W Verbier makes itself an innovation leader within the popular holiday location in the Swiss Alps and hopes to restore a sense of confidence and normality for its guests.

“We look forward to partnering with HeiQ, and believe that the HeiQ Ecosystem will be the defining step towards a new direction of safety and relaxation amongst our guests. It is our job to take away worries from them and give them the confidence and comfort so that they can enjoy their time. With this system in place, we can provide our guests an encapsulated environment, so that their experience at W Verbier can be as relaxing as always,” - says Pierre-Henri Bovsovers, General Manager of W Verbier.

“With our research network of 15 universities worldwide, HeiQ is here to add functionalities to all kinds of materials, be it materials used for clothing, papers or furniture. Antiviral functionality is definitely something we should look at for all kinds of surfaces, even when the pandemic is over. We are dedicated to contributing to mitigating the impact of the pandemic to our lives, the economy and to various industries. Among all, the hospitality industry is one of the most heavily affected. We are glad to partner with W Verbier to implement the HeiQ Ecosystem by applying our globally recognized antiviral solution into their premises,” - says Carlo Centonze, co-founder and CEO of HeiQ Group.