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Integrated Viral Protection

Cleaner Air is in our DNA

A safe, comfortable hotel experience is central to the True Hospitality we offer at the InterContinental Houston – Medical Center. Throughout our response to Covid-19, the health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, colleagues, and community has been our top priority.

The AAA Four Diamond InterContinental ® Houston – Medical Center, located in the renowned Texas Medical Center, is taking further steps to enhance its approach to cleanliness by becoming the first hotel to use the innovative Integrated Viral Protection (IVP) Bio Defense Indoor Air Protection Filtration System.

The IVP Air heated-air filtration system is a mobile, plug-and-purify device designed to eliminate SARS-CoV-2, anthrax spores and other airborne contaminants through a heated filter that does not impact the temperature of the ambient air.

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InterContinental Houston

Is the first hotel to implement innovative IVP Air, a groundbreaking new technology that further enhances the hotel’s safety procedures, which include:

  • Social distancing markers
  • Use of personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high-touch areas in guest rooms and public spaces
  • Changes to food and beverage service in accordance with current food safety recommendations
  • Appointment of a Clean Champion to continue building on our culture of clean

In bringing this innovative IVP Air technology to the InterContinental Houston – Medical Center, we are pleased to support the efforts of owner Monzer Hourani and his team as they offer guests, colleagues and visitors even further confidence in a safe, comfortable hotel experience.

Jay Caiafa, Chief Operating Officer, Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group


The time for action is now, and helping our hometown reopen in record time with this proven science that kills COVID-19 is so important to me as we use Houston-based research to help lead us out of this crisis and get us back to business

Monzer Hourani, inventor, and founder, IVP


Building on a comprehensive set of procedures and protocols in place with the IHG Way of Clean program, the use of this technology marks yet another enhancement the InterContinental Houston – Medical Center hotel team are offering to guests and colleagues to provide further confidence in the hotel experience.

Martijn Sax, General Manager

Our Clean Promise

All the steps we’ve taken, and continue to take, are intended to give our guests greater confidence and our hotel colleagues the protection needed as we adjust to new travel norms and expectations. As the first hotel to introduce IVP Air technology, we are thrilled to be able to offer guests, colleagues, and visitors yet another enhancement to inspire confidence in their stay.