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LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International has begun its rollout of ZON’s Powersol. Powersol’s solar powered mobile device charging technology is integrated into a commercial grade patio umbrella enabling hotels and guests to seamlessly “go green” while they charge up. Guests enjoy the pool longer because they can charge up on-site instead of going back to their room.
TIANJIN, CHINA—The new Curio—A Collection by Hilton hotel being built in Xiamen will incorporate 24 energy-efficient Otis Gen2 elevators to help deliver luxurious hospitality to guests enjoying one of southeast China’s best tourist cities. Otis, a leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp.
SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.—Mission Linen Supply, a leading provider of rental and direct-sale linen and uniform products, services, and supplies, announces its new partnership with Avendra—a top hospitality procurement provider in North America. This partnership was founded to provide Mission’s wide range of quality offerings to Avendra’s network of hoteliers and businesses within the hospitality and lodging industries.
CINCINNATI—Matthew 25: Ministries, a top-ranked international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Cincinnati, is acknowledging corporate donors nationwide that represent the pinnacle of responsible corporate environmental stewardship through the Green Giving program. These corporations work throughout the year with Matthew 25: Ministries to rescue, recycle, reuse and repurpose millions of pounds of excess products, saving these products from the landfill, protecting the environment and helping millions of people throughout the United States and worldwide each year.
LOS ANGELES—JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE has achieved one of the most stringent environmental hotel certifications available, Green Seal certification at the Silver Level. By submitting to a thorough review and on-site audit by the nonprofit third-party certifier Green Seal, the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE helps protect human health and the environment by reducing waste, conserving water and energy, and by instituting green management policies that include environmental purchasing and hazardous substance handling, all requirements of the Green Seal Standard for Hotels and Lodging Properties (GS-33).
LOS ANGELES—ICERA introduces the Vista II. Still a part of the company’s premium collection of one-piece toilets, the next generation Vista II has an updated design with a decidedly modern look that is sleek and sophisticated. Its seat has been engineered to offer the luxurious comfort of an elongated seat and the space-saving convenience of a traditional round-front design. But perhaps the most impressive aspect of the new Vista II is its upgrade in power.
OAKLAND, CALIF.—The Blendz Patina Collection from Móz Metals & Architectural Products is expanding with four new color offerings inspired by nature. The Patina Collection is the newest addition to the Móz portfolio of dynamic metal surfacing materials. Featuring variegated tones of copper, wood, water and other earth tones, the Patina Collection adds dimensionality and natural beauty to walls, columns, and facades in a lightweight easy-to-install metal material.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y.—LaMar Lighting, manufacturers of highly efficient LED and fluorescent lighting, recently launched a completely redesigned website. Many hours went into developing, testing, and streamlining hundreds of pages of the website, in order to make navigating the site, requesting product and components quotes, and finding resources or information much easier for visitors.
NORCROSS, GA.—ChlorKing’s new Chlor MSM (Mini Switch Mode) line of salt chlorinators is designed to meet the lower capacity needs of spas and smaller commercial pools, such as those at hotels and motels, while giving them the operating efficiencies and safety benefits offered for larger pools by the company’s Chlor SM (Switch Mode) line. Two models are available: Chlor MSM2 for spas and pools holding up to 2,500 gallons of water and Chlor MSM5 for pools holding up to 75,000 gallons.
GUAM—Dusit Thani Guam Resort is the first luxury hotel in Guam to achieve EarthCheck Bronze Certification. Bronze Certification recognizes the commitment of the hotel to benchmark its environmental and social sustainability under the EarthCheck program. EarthCheck is widely regarded as a scientifically rigorous environmental benchmarking and certification program and provides a framework which includes requirements specific to management systems, such as quality, environment, occupational health and safety, risk management, heritage and corporate social responsibility.