Vendor Case Studies

Do you have a success story you'd like to share? Green Lodging News offers suppliers/vendors the opportunity to provide real-life examples of how a hotel, motel, resort, inn or lodge successfully used a product or service in order to operate more profitably—through saving energy, eliminating waste, and conserving natural resources. Case studies may include photos, charts and links to websites that provide supportive information. Each success story will have its own page on Green Lodging News.

Case study criteria:

1. Approximately 1,000 words (subject to editing by Green Lodging News).
2. Up to four images (high- or low-res jpeg files are preferred).
3. Case studies must provide specific examples of how a property used a product or service, how it saved energy, eliminated waste and/or conserved natural resources.
4. Case studies may include any type of product or service used in the lodging industry—from guestroom energy management systems to ice machines to consulting services.

To get started, call Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News publisher, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at editor@greenlodgingnews.com. When a case study is added to the Green Lodging News site, it will be linked to from the publisher's weekly column and an announcement will appear on the home page.


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SolarZone Plays Key Role in $7 Million Energy Efficiency Retrofit Project

9/9/2014

The imposing 23-story, 500-room Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City is located close to the world class attractions of Universal City. Built 30 years ago to the exacting standards of the Hilton chain, the hotel is a magnet for tourists. However, the hotel’s glass atrium, antiquated chillers and soaring room cooling costs made it the perfect candidate for an energy efficiency upgrade. With the goal of gaining LEED certification, the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City sustainability team initially approached the Los Angeles PACE program for debt-free funding of energy efficiency measures.


The Right Laundry Equipment Gives Hotel Guests the Feel of Luxury

6/19/2014

ST PETERSBURG, FLA.—Though nearly 100 years old, the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club continues to impress guests with its ornate lobby, soaring ballroom, five classic restaurants and spacious, well-appointed guestrooms, all enhanced by attentive service. Yet, much of what makes the hotel grand happens out of the guests’ sights. One of the amenities that contribute to the hospitality and reputation of the property is the quality of the linens. Tablecloths and napkins must be spotless, the towels fluffy. The ultimate reason for the stay—a good night’s sleep—should be enhanced by bedding that is soft, comfortable, and appealing.


The Enzian Inn—Bavarian Hospitality, Healthful Cleaning

6/10/2014

LEAVENWORTH, WASH.—Since May 1984, the Enzian Inn, named for a flower that grows in alpine meadows—has provided a Bavarian village experience in the Pacific Northwest. Its 105 rooms include a large breakfast room with a view of the Leavenworth ‘Alps’, meeting areas, an indoor pool, a hot tub, and racquetball court. The daily alpine horn performance at breakfast trumpets the inn’s European charm to the more than one million tourists visiting Leavenworth annually.


The Economics of Clean, Green—The Loden Hotel Experience with TANCS® Steam Vapor

5/20/2014

“Loden” may refer to green, high quality, sheep’s wool clothing that originated in the Austrian Alps in the 16th century, or to the Vancouver, B.C.-based Loden Hotel that metaphorically lives up to the “Loden” name. The 15-story luxury hotel features fine wool carpet in its 77 upscale rooms and suites—plus corridors. To help ensure a green, healthy environment for guests and their pets, a MondoVap with TANCS dry steam vapor sanitation system is used daily.


Hilton Concord Revamps On-premises Laundry Operations with New Electrolux Professional Washers & Dryers

12/15/2013

INWOOD, N.Y.—When one thinks about the highlights of a hotel property, amenities, restaurants, and overall service come to mind. The on-premises laundry room likely doesn’t figure into even the top 100 features. But if your business is efficiency and turning a property into the pinnacle of green lodging, the laundry room certainly might warrant top billing.


MyVerdafero—Utility Optimization Software Platform Helps Hilton Concord Stay a Leader in Sustainability

12/14/2013

CONCORD, CALIF.—The Hilton Concord, located in the suburban community of Concord in the East Bay of San Francisco, has implemented an array of sustainability initiatives designed to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of the hotel while achieving increased net cash flow from operating cost reductions and creating added asset value. The hotel is owned and operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts.


Proactively Encasing Mattresses Benefits Hotel, Guests & the Environment

12/12/2013

CHICAGO—Hotels around the world are increasing sustainability efforts to help the environment. Whether it’s limiting water use or switching to eco-friendly light bulbs, hoteliers have found that operating with Mother Nature in mind attracts and retains guests while increasing a hotel’s operational efficiency.


Onity, EcoLodgix & Dr. PTAC help Orlando Hotel & Water Resort Control Humidity to Keep Guestrooms Cool & Comfortable While Conserving Energy

9/17/2013

Energy is the lodging industry’s second greatest operating cost with heating, cooling and lighting consuming the most energy. For CoCo Key Orlando, the hot, moist Florida climate combined with the added humidity of the on-site water park created additional challenges for hotel management as they worked to maintain a cool, pleasant environment in all guestrooms while also containing energy costs.


Pillow-Vac Pillow Renovating Contributes to Sustainability Leadership Efforts of Hilton Concord

5/3/2012

CONCORD, CALIF.—Hilton Concord, located in the suburban community of Concord in the East Bay of San Francisco, is implementing a significant array of 16 integrated sustainability initiatives designed to drastically reduce the environmental footprint of the hotel while achieving increased net cash flow from operating cost reductions and creating added asset value. The hotel is owned and operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts. “Investing in these initiatives will not only contribute to the bottom line, but will also position Hilton Concord as a leader in the market committed to environmentally-friendly practices,” said Ted Knighton, Interstate’s chief operating officer.


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