Scandic Hotels Allergy-Free Rooms

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Nordic brand Scandic Hotels recently introduced a standard for allergy-free rooms.


Rooms will adhere to these standards:


  • There has been no smoking or animals in these rooms
  • The rooms have a window or a ventilation window
  • The rooms are not on floors that allow animals
  • The rooms have not been painted in the last three months
  • The rooms have wooden floors
  • Pillows are made of synthetic material
  • The mattress is made of synthetic material
  • Beds have no bedspreads, blankets or decorative pillows
  • Linens and towels are washed with fragrance-free and eco-friendly detergent
  • Cleaning according to strict allergy-friendly procedures
  • Bathroom products labeled with Asthma Allergy Nordic


Since 2003, the company began focusing on accessibility at its properties. Scandic offers an accessibility standard checklist with 159 points including details on parking, guestrooms and meeting spaces. Read more about accessibility and download the checklist. The allergy-free room points will be included in the checklist.


“There’s a clear demand for the accessibility solutions we offer and we get many requests to make guests’ stays more allergy-friendly,” said Magnus Berglund, director of accessibility, Scandic Hotels. “Our goal now is for all Scandic hotels to offer at least two allergy-friendly rooms within a year.”


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