The Solvang-based resort has partnered with biosafety company R-Zero Systems, introducing UV-C emitting floor lamps to each of the property’s 73 guest cottages, suites and rooms, according to a spokeswoman with the resort. The technology reportedly kills bacteria, viruses, molds and human pathogens.
"Our highest priority at The Alisal is the health and well-being of our guests, members, employees and our community,” said Kathleen Cochran, general manager of The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort. “Through our partnership with R-Zero and their UV-C technology, we will be able to provide a critical layer of added infection protection and environmental safety in each of our guest rooms."
The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has been named one of the “Top 15 Resorts in Southern California” as part of the Readers' Choice Awards 2020 by Conde Nast Traveler.
Incorporating the hospital-grade disinfection equipment dubbed the "Arc" is one of the many steps that the resort has taken to ensure guest and employee health and safety, said the spokeswoman, noting that the property also has expanded outdoor dining offerings, added hand sanitizer and wash stations throughout property and limited capacity for all activities. Employees utilize personal protective equipment, and strict houskeeping standards are met.
"Additionally, Arc's short disinfection cycles allows our team to focus on providing the exceptional service and experiences our guests have come to know and love,” Cochran said.
To help revive the once busy town streets and restore visitor safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Solvang enlisted its new tourism marketing and events contractor in early June to transform two large city blocks into a walkable promenade, complete with wooden parklets and covered seating, greenery, vertical boundaries and decorative string lights.
The City of Solvang City Council and Planning Commission are seeking input from members of the community on the proposed construction of the 2-acre lot formerly occupied by Skytt lumberyard on the Mission Drive side and purchased by Santa Barbara-based developer Ed St. George.
Solvang City Council members made good on their campaign promise to bring change to Solvang leadership Monday when they voted unanimously to establish the Branding and Design Committee and appointed its first five members.
Lisa André covers local news and lifestyles for Santa Ynez Valley News.
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