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Amenity Providers Highlight Some of Their Latest Innovations

Glenn Hasek

I recently sent an e-mail to all my contacts who sell amenities—soaps, conditioner, shampoo, toothbrushes, dispensers, etc. I heard back from nine companies. I asked the companies to feature one of their latest products. Be sure to check out the article. What is clear is that makers of dispensers especially have spent a lot of time improving their product offering in recent years. What is also clear is that amenities are taking on different forms. Hotel Emporium, for example, sells ECO PODs that include powder in containers made from 60 percent bamboo fiber, 30 percent sugarcane fiber, and 10 percent wood fiber. I recently learned about another company called Huppy—not in my article—that sells sustainability-focused toothpaste tablets. It is great to see such innovation and focus on reducing waste. If your company is still using single-use plastic amenity bottles, I challenge you to try the alternatives described above.

More on The Red Sea Development Company Project

In recent articles on Green Lodging News I have posted about the amazing regenerative tourism project by The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC). This past week TRSDC published its inaugural Sustainability Report. Upon completion in 2030, The Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia will comprise 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites. The destination will also include luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment, and leisure facilities. The destination will be powered with 100 percent renewable energy.

TRSDC’s trajectory towards 100 percent carbon neutrality is described within the report, including the exploration of innovative carbon sequestration techniques, such as the removal of carbon through large-scale Marine Microalgae Production Farms.

TRSDC has partnered with Al Falah Ready Mix on the supply of low carbon “green” concrete as well as Saudi Amana Contracting for the delivery of pre-finished modular units. These innovative approaches are supporting TRSDC to meet its strict sustainability targets and providing a blueprint for other developments with regenerative ambitions.

The full report is available here.

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