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Whether an industry announcement, or a hotel accomplishment, Green Lodging News reports on the most up-to-date news and offers a unique perspective on trends—all with the purpose of making your company more profitable. 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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Whether an industry announcement, or a hotel accomplishment, Green Lodging News reports on the most up-to-date news and offers a unique perspective on trends—all with the purpose of making your company more profitable. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Las Vegas Sands Recognized as World Leader for Corporate Climate Change

LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas Sands Corp. has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change, and has been awarded a position for a third time on the Climate A List by CDP, the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies. A total of 193 “A Listers” appear on the list, which has been produced at the request of 827 investors with assets of $100 trillion. Thousands of companies submit annual climate disclosures to CDP for independent assessment against its scoring methodology. LVS is among 9 percent of corporations participating in CDP’s climate change program...

Green Lodging News, Greenview Launch Green Lodging Trends Report 2016

ODESSA, FLA. & SINGAPORE—Green Lodging News, lodging’s leading environmental news source, and Greenview, a leader in advancing hotel sustainability, have released the Green Lodging Trends Report 2016. The report details the results of the first annual Green Lodging Survey conducted earlier this year and is available at no cost by clicking here. The report is based on data from more than 2,000 hotels in 44 countries and covers topics ranging from air quality to energy management to staff involvement. The report includes results of more than 100 questions asked in 11 categories. Supporters of this year’s survey include The Arbor...

Six Senses Zighy Bay Builds on Farm to Table Concept

MUSANDAM, OMAN—Six Senses Zighy Bay is taking the message of sustainability one step further, with a Farm to Table concept, that allows hotel guests to experience the freshest of produce direct from the resort’s own on-site organic garden and organic farm in nearby Dibba. Proud of its own organic farm and garden, the resort takes an environmentally responsible approach to culinary innovations, which includes bringing fresh ingredients straight to the table, so guests can enjoy a flavorsome epicurean experience from organic, locally grown food. Playing host to over 30 different types of herbs and vegetables, the resort’s culinary and spa...

Park Service Awards Xanterra Rocky Mountain National Park Contract

ESTES PARK, COLO.—The National Park Service announced the selection of Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Inc. for the concessions contract at Rocky Mountain National Park. The contract is valid for 10 years, beginning in January 2017, and allows Xanterra to provide retail and food and beverage services at Rocky Mountain National Park’s Trail Ridge Store. The store is located at a breath-taking 12,000 feet in elevation at the mid-way point of Trail Ridge Road—a scenic “highway in the sky” in the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park. It is an ideal location for perusing gifts, apparel, and regional and Native...

Carlson Rezidor Gives Back to Local Communities During Responsible Business Action Month

MINNEAPOLIS—Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group shared highlights from its 2016 Responsible Business Action Month activities around the world. For past 13 years, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s hotels, corporate and regional offices, and other business units around the world have organized responsible business awareness activities during the month of September and raise funds for the local communities. This year, the group hosted over 1,000 activities, devoted more than 50,000 volunteer hours, and raised a total of $460,000 and in-kind donations of $700,000 for World Childhood Foundation and other local charities. “Each September, our corporate offices and hotels aim to make a positive impact on local communities where we...

Designer Provides More Details on the Soon-to-Open 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—1 Hotels, the mission-driven luxury lifestyle hotel brand, announced last month that the newest addition to its portfolio, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, will make its debut in February 2017. Green Lodging News ran the press release on the 10-story sustainable ground-up development that will feature 194 guestrooms. As a follow-up to the press release, Green Lodging News sent a list of questions to Waad El Hadidy, Designer at Starwood Hotels Worldwide, to learn more about the project. The following are the questions and answers: 1. What about the building's structure itself will ensure a high degree of energy efficiency?...

Soneva Jani Opens in the Noonu Atoll, Maldives

NOONU ATOLL, MALDIVES—The Soneva Jani has opened in the Noonu Atoll, Maldives. The resort is built around the 150-acre island of Medhufaru, and surrounded by four other untouched islands within the lagoon. The resort comprises 18 units of one-bedroom water villas, four two-bedroom water villas, one three-bedroom and one four-bedroom water villa, as well as a four-bedroom island villa. At more than 410 square meters, the one bedroom villas are the largest entry-level villas in the Indian Ocean. While being a luxury resort, Soneva Jani’s eco-credentials strongly reflect the brand’s “intelligent luxury” ethos, with fresh organic produce grown in farms...

Choice Hotels Launches Soap Recycling Program with Clean the World

ROCKVILLE, MD.—Choice Hotels International announced it has entered into a partnership with Clean the World to collect and recycle hotel soap and bottled amenities that will help fight the spread of hygiene-related illnesses. Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to changing lives while simultaneously diverting hotel waste from landfills. The discarded items collected from Choice properties will be hygienically recycled and then distributed to people who are at risk of contracting preventable diseases. “At Choice, we have a comprehensive platform—Room for Responsibility—that outlines our key corporate social responsibility initiatives,” said Steve Joyce, CEO of Choice Hotels. “One of...

Westin Reston Heights Wins the 2016 Green Travel Leader Award

RESTON, VA.—Being environmentally friendly is a growing trend, and the Westin Reston Heights walks the walk, taking home the 2016 Green Travel Leader Award. The award was given by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s travel arm, the Virginia Tourism Corp. Located just outside of Washington, D.C., the hotel is managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, an operator of over 100 hotels throughout North America, including 14 in the Washington, D.C. area. “We are so proud to have won this award among the countless hotels in the state of Virginia,” said Don Anderson, Complex General Manager, who oversees the hotel and the adjacent Sheraton...

Caesars Entertainment Joins CDP A List

LAS VEGAS—Caesars Entertainment Corporation has been awarded a position on the Climate A List by CDP, the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies. Thousands of companies submit annual climate disclosures to CDP, which was formerly named Carbon Disclosure Project, for independent assessment against its scoring methodology. Caesars is one of 193 “A Listers” on the roll, which has been produced at the request of 827 investors with assets of $100 trillion. Just 9 percent of the corporations participating in CDP’s climate change program are awarded a position on the Climate A List. “Our long term financial health depends on our...