Kitchen & Laundry

Cooking, cooling, washing and drying all consume large amounts of energy and water. By simply using Energy Star-qualified equipment, a hotel operator can sharply reduce resource consumption. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.


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Puerto Rico’s Verdanza Hotel Chooses Xeros Laundry System

5/17/2016

ISLA VERDE, PUERTO RICO—Verdanza Hotel in Isla Verde has selected the Xeros polymer bead cleaning laundry system, which uses 80 percent less water than a traditional industrial washer, up to 50 percent less energy and approximately 50 percent less detergent. “Environmental sustainability has always been key in our operations from day one,” said Ricky Newman, General Manager of the property.


Ice-O-Matic Introduces New Ozone Delivery System

5/16/2016

DENVER—Global ice machine and dispenser manufacturer, Ice-O-Matic, announces the launch of their new Ozone Delivery System: the O3-Matic. This new groundbreaking device infuses ozone into incoming water, killing microbes on every surface it touches and retarding future growth. In addition, the ozone becomes entrapped in the ice cubes, carrying the same sanitation benefits to the bin and dispenser. Introducing ozone increases intervals between sanitizing, impedes microbial growth while continually sanitizing an ice making system, and diminishes mold, mildew, bacteria and viruses.


Champion Introduces UH330 ADA Undercounter Warewasher

5/12/2016

CHICAGO—Champion Industries, manufacturer of a full line of premier commercial warewashing systems, introduces the UH330 ADA, its shortest ventless undercounter warewasher designed to accommodate thick countertops. This undercounter machine has an exterior height of 29.5 inches allowing it to be installed even under the thickest countertops meeting the 34-inch ADA requirements. The UH330 ADA will be on display at the NRA Show, May 21 to 24 at McCormick Place, booth #5006.


Master-Bilt Simplifies Walk-In Addition Process

5/9/2016

NEW ALBANY, MISS.—Master-Bilt, manufacturer of a full line of premier commercial refrigeration systems, introduces the restructured simplicity of the existing Quick Ship walk-in. Master-Bilt’s updated Quick Ship models provide a more streamlined experience for AutoQuotes users.


AccorHotels Releases Planet 21 Results, Unveils 2020 Commitments

4/27/2016

ILE-DE-FRANCE—AccorHotels recently released the results of Planet 21, its sustainable development program, and renewed its commitments looking to 2020. Sébastien Bazin, the Group’s Chairman & CEO, stated, “The commitment and energy demonstrated by our teams in deploying Planet 21 worldwide, are both valuable levers for our sustainable performance. After five years, the results of the first phase of the plan are very encouraging. Today, we want to scale up our ambitions by banking on innovation and accountability. Planet 21 Season 2 must enable us to create wealth sustainably and curb our negative impacts through the mobilization of our employees, guests, partners and local communities. Our vision is to drive the change towards positive, more responsible and inventive hospitality, wherever we are.” As part of a policy of progress and transparency, the Group asked its customers for their views on these issues, updated its environmental footprint and assessed its socio-economic footprint for the first time to assess the challenges it faces and construct its new five-year program. The program for 2020 was drawn up in consultation with the teams. It reinforces some of the Group’s fundamental commitments, such as curbing its environmental footprint, and identifies new objectives which dovetail with both the changes to the business model and its strategic priorities, such as food & beverage and the sustainable management of its property portfolio through HotelInvest.


Hobart Introduces New Glasswasher for Bars, Restaurants

4/21/2016

TROY, OHIO—Hobart introduces the new Advansys LXGe glasswasher, the first machine specifically designed to clean and sanitize glassware in bars and restaurants. The new Energy Star qualified washer produces cleaner glasses by eliminating chemical sanitizers, resulting in better-tasting drinks and an improved customer experience.


Maytag Awards its Most Prestigious Award to Hercules Corp.

4/19/2016

ST. JOSEPH, MICH.—The Fred Maytag Award was recently presented to Hercules Corp. at the Maytag Commercial Laundry 57th Annual Meeting in Bonita Springs, Fla. As the longest-running award in the commercial laundry industry, this prestigious honor recognizes one deserving commercial laundry provider with the upmost regard each year.


Six Hotels Join the Xeros Million Gallon Club

4/19/2016

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Xeros, the innovator of an ultra-low water laundry system, announced that several hotels and commercial laundries have joined the Xeros Million Gallon Club by each saving more than one million gallons of water using Xeros’ award-winning polymer bead cleaning laundry system. The patented, award-winning system delivers superior cleaning performance while using 80 percent less water, up to 50 percent less energy, and approximately 50 percent less detergent than traditional systems.


BioHiTech Global Sets Quarterly Sales Record

4/18/2016

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y.—BioHiTech Global, Inc., a green technology company that provides data-driven solutions for food waste disposal, recorded a new quarterly record with 20 new Eco-Safe Digester orders from commercial customers across the United States and abroad in the first quarter of 2016. Camelback Resort, an interactive mountain resort in the Pocono Mountains, has placed an initial order for two Eco-Safe Digesters adding to BioHiTech’s family entertainment customer roster.


Xeros Introduces Sbeadycare XTEND Laundry System

4/5/2016

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Xeros, the innovator of an ultra-low water laundry system, introduces Xeros Sbeadycare XTEND, a new commercial laundry linen management solution for hotels that has been proven to extend the life of linens and in turn, lowers linen replacement costs as compared with traditional aqueous based washing. Sbeadycare XTEND is a first of its kind product for the laundry industry combining physical and digital technologies into a comprehensive “phygital” solution that utilizes smart, connected washing machines, responsive cleaning programs, and new polymers designed to offer the most gentle and effective cleaning system available.


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