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Aramark Parks & Resorts Announces 100 Percent Energy Offset Program

PHOENIX, ARIZ.—Aramark Parks & Resorts, a division of Aramark Harrison Lodging, announced that it has offset 100 percent of its traditional energy consumption with...

More Than 500 Hotels Now Part of HAC’s Green Key Program

OTTAWA, ONTARIO—More than 500 hotels and counting. That is the number of properties that have signed up for the Hotel Association of Canada’s (HAC)...

Leading Hotels of the World, STI Partner on Carbon Neutral Program

BOULDER, COLO., NEW YORK—The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd., the largest global luxury hotel brand, announced the launch of the Leading Green Initiative....

Comfort Suites Decision Sparks Growth of FreshStay Site

SAINT CHARLES, MO.—The decision by Choice Hotels International to go smoke free at all 433 domestic Comfort Suites hotels as of May 1 will...

Representatives of Six Prominent Spas Form Green Spa Network

NATIONAL REPORT—Six prominent spas are forming a network dedicated to bringing environmentally sustainable operating practices to the burgeoning spa industry. The Green Spa Network...

Read Cleaning Chemical Labels Before Using Them–Not After

A hotel housekeeper, ignoring the strong odors that filled the guestroom as she worked, always scrubbed the shower stalls with a commercial cleaner she...

TripAdvisor Survey: 34 Percent of Travelers Would Pay Green Hotel Premium

NEEDHAM, MASS.—TripAdvisor announced the results of its ecotourism survey of more than 1,000 travelers worldwide. Eleven percent of respondents have taken and one-quarter are...

Evergreen Marriott Recognized by Audubon for Preservation Efforts

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA.—The Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort, a Stone Mountain hotel surrounded in natural wooded beauty and lush greenery, has received designation as a...

Hartmann & Forbes Launches New ErtheWeave Collection

TUALATIN, ORE.—Hartmann & Forbes, fabricator of sustainable handcrafted window coverings, announces the launch of the ErtheWeave Collection, the company’s first line of textile window...

U.S. government Travel Planners Begin to Screen for Green Hotels

Last November I wrote an article about the Hotel Association of Canada’s (HAC) Green Key Eco-Rating program for hotels. One of the most intriguing...