The Shanghai Hongqiao Cordis Hotel Becomes World’s First RESET Air Certified Hotel

October 11th, 2018 00:00

Cordis, (meaning ‘heart’ in Latin) is an upscale hotel brand whose holistic concept focuses on the core pillars of intuitive service and connectivity. In keeping with the award-winning Langham Hospitality Group, the newest addition in the evolving portfolio of innovative hotels and resorts is the chic Cordis Shanghai, Hongqiao hotel located in the heart of the Hongqiao commercial hub.


Within walking distance to both the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and the Hongqiao International Airport Terminal 2, travellers will find the new accommodation option extremely convenient.


But the Cordis Shanghai, Hongqiao experience doesn’t stop there.  With a concerted focus on health and wellness, visitors are now privy to staying in the world’s first RESET Air Certified hotel where indoor air quality data is continuously collected and reported to all guests.


The RESET™ Air Building Standard, is an international building certification program that helps to improve indoor environments and increase occupant wellness on a global scale. Touted as the world’s first sensor-based, performance-driven building certification program, the coveted RESET Air Certification award is achieved only when projects properly monitor indoor air quality and maintain thresholds as prescribed by the Standard.


Unique to Cordis, promoting the health of guests and staff is not an afterthought but a priority.  Early in the design phases, the hotel brand made the decision to implement an indoor air quality plan to help ensure the health and comfort of guests, visitors and staff alike.  Enlisting the professional consultancy of PureLiving China, the project team installed state-of-the-art filtration systems into the HVAC design and deployed RESET Air Accredited Monitors to ensure ongoing air quality monitoring.  Impressively, all 396 guestrooms, suites and common areas actively monitor air quality, optimized to maintain levels of PM2.5 (particulate matter) in accordance with US EPA recommended threshold of less than 35 ug/m³.



Further, in keeping with RESET Air Certification requirements as well as Cordis’ ethos to support their guest’s physical and mental comfort, guestrooms and suites display the indoor air quality data on individual room television screens making this a truly personalized and intimate health and wellbeing experience.


​"This is the first Cordis Hotel to open in Mainland China. This is not just another upper scale hotel - our brand essence focuses on the well-being of our guests,” said Mr John O'Shea, Managing Director of Cordis, Shanghai, Hongqiao and VP, Cordis Brand, "so the environment that people live in is an important aspect to us. With excellent air filtration systems and real-time monitoring systems in the lobby and every guest room, we are able to deliver on our promise that everyone can see."


A prime example of collaborative problem-solving, the PureLiving-Cordis team worked together to achieve RESET Air Certification. This effort exemplifies not only how far the hospitality industry has evolved but how the market value of human health is now central to today’s sophisticated and health-conscious traveller.



About Cordis Hotels & Resorts

Cordis Hotels & Resorts is the new upscale global hotel brand of the Langham Hospitality Group.  A new generation of curated hotels devoted to guests' needs and well-being, Cordis focuses on the core pillars of intuitive service, connectivity, sophistication and a sense of community. Cordis derives its name from the Latin term meaning "heart". Each Cordis hotel or resort will be individual in style, architecture and design, all of which will be reflective of its location and culture.  The Cordis portfolio will include a combination of conversion and new built projects, resorts and contemporary residences. Apart from the Cordis flagship hotel in Hong Kong, the portfolio will include hotels in China, and Bali, Indonesia. Other cities targeted for future Cordis hotels include London, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dubai, Singapore, and Bangkok.


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About the RESET™ Air Building Standard

RESET Air is the world’s first sensor-based, performance-driven building certification program where indoor air quality is monitored, measured and reported using continuous monitoring. Buildings and/or spaces are required to consistently maintain healthy indoor air quality at all times, as defined by the Standard. RESET Air is comprised of comprehensive standards for hardware, sensor performance, installation, maintenance and data communication.

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