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Nonsmoking Hotel Trend Picks Up Steam

HOUSTON—Many years ago hotels began introducing nonsmoking rooms for their guests—maybe a few rooms, then adding 10 more, then a section of one floor,...

Online Smoke-Free Hotel Directory—FreshStay.com—Builds on Industry Trend

SAINT CHARLES, MO.—Hot on the heels of Starwood Hotels & Resort’s announcement that its Westin Hotels would go smoke free, entrepreneur Ray Burger has...

Fairmont Hotels & Resort’s Front Desk Computers Powered by the Wind

TORONTO—Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has introduced a new way for hotels to go green. Guests arriving at the brand’s destinations across North America will...

As Natural Gas Prices go Through the Roof, So Does a...

NATIONAL REPORT—By now, everybody is aware of the soaring price of automobile gasoline and natural gas used in homes and hotels. Natural gas prices...

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Adds Fuel Cell Power Plant

SAN DIEGO—FuelCell Energy Inc., a manufacturer of ultra-clean power generation plants for commercial and industrial customers, announced an additional 500-kilowatt Direct FuelCell (DFC) power...

Portland’s Kimpton Hotels Offer 50 Percent Discount to Guests Driving Hybrid...

PORTLAND, ORE.—The Hotel Vintage Plaza and 5th Avenue Suites Hotel, supporters of Eco Friendly practices, are recognizing guests who drive hybrid vehicles by cutting...

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Names Marriott International Energy Star Partner of...

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Marriott International Inc. has been named an Energy Star Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for implementing programs...

Hotel Association of Canada Launches ‘Canada Goes Green’ Initiative

OTTAWA, ONTARIO—The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) recently announced that it has launched its “Canada Goes Green” initiative. At a press conference held at...

Hilton Waikoloa Village Honored with Hawaii Green Business Award

KOHALA COAST, HAWAII’S BIG ISLAND—Governor Linda Lingle, in partnership with the State Department of Health and the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, recently presented...

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Honored with 2006 Global Tourism Business Award

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announced its latest award for its environmental initiatives. At the Sixth Annual Global Travel and Tourism Summit held in...