The Habitat Suites Hotel
in Austin, Texas
Suites Hotel in Austin,
Texas, United States
has gained a reputation as a "safe haven from toxic chemicals and
environmental ills that travelers must endure in ordinary hotels".
three miles from the municipal airport and 6 miles from the city
hotel operates 96 suites - 72 with one bedroom and 24 with two. Each
equipped with a living room, breakfast bar and a full service kitchen.
facilities are available for 50 persons. Restaurant services are
for breakfast and conference meals.
has a strong corporate, federal and state government clientele.
(30 days or longer) visitors contribute 10% of the total occupancy. Its
Program stresses environmentally sound housekeeping.
chlorine, a nontoxic copper
and silver ionization system is used to sterilize the swimming pool and
This involves passing a low alternating direct current (6-12 volts)
and silver electrodes, fitted in the returning line of the pool and
current causes the release of virus-killing copper and silver ions
carried into the pool and spa with the returning water. They give good
protection, are unaffected by UV or heat and cannot be absorbed through
skin (The level required to sanitize waste is a fraction of that
safe to consume by the United States Environmental Protection Agency).