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With the goal of reducing energy costs and minimizing environmental impact, architects and designers are getting serious about green design. Visit Green Lodging News for the latest news and best practices. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Green Design

Home Green Design
With the goal of reducing energy costs and minimizing environmental impact, architects and designers are getting serious about green design. Visit Green Lodging News for the latest news and best practices. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

HD Expo 2018 Registration Now Open

NEW YORK—Registration is now open for the 2018 Hospitality Design Exposition and Conference (HD Expo), the hospitality design industry’s premier tradeshow. Thousands of designers, architects, purchasing agents, owners, operators, brand executives, and other hospitality design professionals from across the country will come together May 2nd through 4th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas to see exceptional products on the show floor, learn from and be inspired by the people and projects moving and shaping the industry today, and networking at the various networking events. Conference highlights include the show’s signature Owners’ Roundtable that puts attendees face-to-face with hotel owners,...

Mannington Select Reinvigorates LVT with New Visuals

CALHOUN, GA.—With new visuals in wood, stone, and abstract patterns, Mannington Select LVT brings a large selection of pattern options, a broader range of colors, and compelling color coordination across product platforms. All of this, combined with a new premium construction, elevates Mannington Select to the pinnacle of the Mannington Commercial LVT product offering. The collection offers a color update to existing wood patterns, including Chatham Oak, Princeton Cherry, Barnwood Plank, and Mountain Pine—then extended to add key neutrals. The design team added new wood species such as a stylish and modern Maple, a dark antique Walnut, a distinguished classical...

Halifax Convention Centre Opens

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA—The Halifax Convention Centre hosted its official opening ceremony last month. “The Halifax Convention Centre will attract thousands of new visitors from around the world to our province,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “It will build on our booming tourism economy and help build a stronger Nova Scotia.” The centre features 120,000 square feet of flexible event space including a mix of multi-purpose and meeting space including a ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking downtown. The configuration was enhanced from the original design with more natural light, an above ground ballroom, two distinct convention levels and a floor of dedicated meeting...

Duravit Advocates for Sustainable Design with Studio 804 Partnership

NEW YORK—Duravit has joined forces with Kansas-based Studio 804, Inc. to promote the benefits of innovative, adaptive architecture and design. Studio 804, Inc. is a not-for-profit that annually builds and designs a home that represents sustainable, affordable, and inventive building solutions. Duravit will donate a variety of bathroom products for the 2018 house, highlighting the impact of forward-thinking, modern bathroom design. “Our partnership with Studio 804 is a testament to the value of their program,” states Duravit USA President Tim Schroeder. “The effort, research, and care that goes into every Studio 804 project is something Duravit is incredibly proud to...

Sustainable Furnishings Design Expert Interviews Heroes in New Book

There are not many books that come out of the hospitality industry having to do with sustainability, so I have to give a plug to “One Green Deed Spawns Another: Tales of Inspiration on the Quest for Sustainability,” a brand new book by David Mahood. David is an independent consultant and principal of Olive Designs, LLC and a partner in Olive Hospitality Consulting. David has been a prominent advocate of sustainability in our industry for many years and I have been fortunate to get to know him. In his book, David interviews many of his heroes who have inspired him...

In Pursuit of LEED Gold, Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center Opens

DENTON, TEXAS—Embassy Suites by Hilton, a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton, announced the opening of a newly-built hotel in the city of Denton, Texas. The hotel venture marks a significant commitment to sustainability, as it is designed as a LEED Gold certified property, pending approval by the US Green Building Council. Due to its convenient location, large convention center and value-driven amenities, Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center accommodates a variety of guests, from business professionals to families. In the heart of Texas’ up-and-coming Rayzor Ranch District, the hotel’s central location provides guests easy access to downtown...

Five Ways to Floor Guests with Sustainable Design

Designing for the ultimate guest experience begins from the ground up. From the moment guests enter a hotel lobby, they should feel quality in every step, and the warmth and elegance of real hardwood floors make a huge impact on the crucial first impression. When designing for a spectacular hospitality experience, the most important decision—even more so than aesthetics—lies in choosing sustainable building materials that will look equally beautiful in year five as they did on day one. The flooring specified must be able to withstand thousands of guests in heels, countless wheeled carry-ons and damaging luggage carts, while...

Indiana Furniture Debuts Bailey Lounge & Table Collection

JASPER, IND.—Indiana Furniture debuted a new collection of lounge seating and tables at NeoCon East this November. The Bailey Collection, a collaboration with designer Chris Carter, offers a distinct angle on Mid-Century modern with sculptural seats and sleek, chrome-finished steel frames. Bailey’s unique angled settees and sofas support new design footprints—alongside a selection of lounge chairs, tables and a stylish ottoman. “When Chris approached us with this design, we knew it was what we were looking for,” said Indiana Furniture VP of Sales and Marketing Mike Blessinger. “The shape of the angled settees, the soft square tables and low...

Mohawk Group’s Lichen Wins Interior Design Best of Year Award

CALHOUN, GA.—Mohawk Group’s Lichen modular carpet, which merges leading concepts in biophilic design and sustainability, took home a coveted Best of Year Award from Interior Design magazine. Approximately 250,000 online votes determined the winners in the 12th annual Best of Year (BoY) Awards, which honor the world’s outstanding projects and products in 113 design categories. Over 1,000 design professionals and enthusiasts representing the United States, Mexico, Poland, Brazil, China, Israel and around the world gathered for the ceremony, which was held at the IAC Building designed by Frank Gehry. The Lichen Collection won in the flooring: carpet/modular category and was an honoree in...

Conscious Hotels Has Sustainability in Mind

I recently came across a group of hotels that are a perfect fit for Green Lodging News: Conscious Hotels. In case you are not familiar with the properties, there are three located in Amsterdam and one more in The Netherlands slated to open in 2018. Details can be found on the company’s website but here is how the hotels are described: “Conscious Hotels strive to be as green, sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. But they’re more hip than hippy. And by hip we don’t mean our staff are too cool to answer the phone. You might not even notice...