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Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Partners with Planet Aid to Promote Community Recycling

DOVER, DEL.—Dover Downs Hotel & Casino recently celebrated two significant milestones in a campaign to increase its recycling efforts. First, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is now recycling 66 percent of its total waste, according to a recent analysis report. That represents an increase of 440 percent compared to recycling levels from 2011. Also, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is partnering with Planet Aid to help expand its community recycling program. Planet Aid is a nonprofit organization that collects and recycles used textiles to protect the environment and support sustainable development in impoverished communities around the world. Bins will...

Iberostar Group to Eliminate More Than 200 Tons of Plastic Waste

PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN—Oceans make up approximately 70 percent of the Earth’s surface and are a vital resource for sustaining life on the planet. The Iberostar Group, a hotel chain with strong ties to the oceans and seas—more than 80 percent of its hotels boast seafront locations—is determined to make a real and effective contribution to the protection and conservation of this unique asset. To accomplish this, the Iberostar Group has implemented its ‘Wave of Change’ program, an ambitious initiative designed in line with Goal 14 of the SDGs (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals), focused on three main areas: the...

Green Spa Network Begins Tree Planting Initiative

ATLANTA—Green Spa Network (GSN) announced its first annual Action Initiative, the GSN Tree Planting Initiative, in partnership with WeForest, to mobilize the spa and wellness industry to plant 1 million trees by Earth Day 2019. This effort is premised on the critical and urgent need to regenerate the Earth using trees’ natural abilities to reverse climate change. Existing and new members of GSN are encouraged to pledge to contribute to this effort in any of three ways: Donate funds to plant new trees through the GSN-WeForest partnership; Organize or participate in a local tree planting event; or Continue an existing tree...

Six Senses Duxton Hotel Opens in Singapore

SINGAPORE—Six Senses Duxton, the first city hotel from Six Senses, is now open in historic Tanjong Pagar in the Chinatown area of Singapore. Along with sister hotel Six Senses Maxwell opening later this year, Six Senses Duxton seeks to engage with the surrounding neighborhood and provide a new level of sustainability practiced in Singapore. “Six Senses Duxton aims not only to deliver a five-star luxury hotel experience, but to actively improve the surrounding neighborhood and natural environment as we do so,” says Six Senses Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs. “Singapore has been my home for almost 20 years, specifically the...

From Days Inn: ‘Days InnBrella’ with LED Lighting

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—April showers may bring May flowers, but across much of the United States June stakes claim as the rainiest month of the year, bringing unwelcome gloom at the start of the popular summer travel season. Days Inn by Wyndham is protecting summer trips from ill-timed drizzle with its exclusive Days InnBrella, a first-of-its-kind umbrella that blocks rainfall while simultaneously emitting lit-from-within LED beams to brighten even the dreariest days. This custom-created portable beam of happy is an overcast day’s worst enemy, thanks to light therapy-like illumination radiating from the inside. Rain stays out and sunshine stays in, making for...