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From the housekeeping department, where green cleaning is considered and implemented, to engineering, where mechanical systems are maintained and fine-tuned, hotel operators have implemented innovative products and processes to save energy and minimize the impact on the environment. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Home Cleaning & Maintenance
From the housekeeping department, where green cleaning is considered and implemented, to engineering, where mechanical systems are maintained and fine-tuned, hotel operators have implemented innovative products and processes to save energy and minimize the impact on the environment. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Hilton Begins Worldwide Roll-out of Hilton CleanStay

MCLEAN, VA.—This week, Hilton will begin a worldwide roll-out of a new program to deliver an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to Hilton properties. Hilton CleanStay, created in collaboration with Lysol and Dettol maker RB and Mayo Clinic, includes new procedures to help Hilton guests enjoy an even cleaner and safer stay starting this summer. Hilton and RB have expanded this partnership to support the global portfolio of hotels and the trusted RB family of products will be used in multiple markets around the world. “For more than a century, our top priority has been the safety and security of...

ASHRAE Publishes Updated Legionella Guideline

ATLANTA—ASHRAE has published an updated guideline to assist in control of legionellosis associated with building water systems. ASHRAE Guideline 12-2020, Managing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems, provides guidance useful in the implementation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems. The guideline is intended for use by owners of human-occupied buildings and those involved in the design, construction, installation, commissioning, management, operation, maintenance, and service of centralized building water systems and components. “ASHRAE Standard 188 gives direction regarding what to do to control the spread of legionellosis, such as to follow a risk management...

Wynn Resorts Issues 2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report

LAS VEGAS—Wynn Resorts issued its 2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report, providing a comprehensive view of the company’s commitment to responsible business practices, environmental protection, and social impact. Also detailed is Wynn Resorts’ industry-leading response to the COVID-19 pandemic, outlining steps the company took to protect the health and well-being of employees, first responders, medical professionals, and vital nonprofit organizations. The report reflects the strong corporate values and core behaviors that govern Wynn Resorts’ business and guide the company’s commitment to solving complex social responsibility issues facing the hospitality industry. In the report’s forward, Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox...

P&G Professional Surveys Travelers, Diners Regarding Future Plans

CINCINNATI—Stay-at-home restrictions are being lifted across the country and more people will resume their routines of shopping at retail stores, traveling for work and fun, and eating out in restaurants. But as two new surveys from P&G Professional reveal, COVID-19 is still top of mind for consumers and it will be critical for businesses to reassure their guests that it is safe to return. Communicating that the space is cleaned and disinfected by brands they know, and trust will help instill this consumer confidence. In May 2020, P&G Professional, the away from home division of Procter & Gamble, surveyed 850...

Nuvola Launches Complimentary Hotel Health & Safety Tools

MIAMI—Nuvola, developers of hotel optimization and guest engagement software, announced a new StayClean initiative to provide hoteliers with tools designed to support post-COVID-19 hotel operations and enhance the guest experience. Checklists and Checkpoints, the first set of resources now available to prepare hotels for reopening, work together as a digital assistant in managing and implementing new cleaning protocols. Both modules are free to deploy through the end of 2020. “Aiming to do our part as former hoteliers in helping the industry navigate the new state of travel, we saw the need to develop free and easy to use solutions to...

Green Seal Releases Safer Disinfecting Guidelines

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As businesses and schools consider COVID-19 disinfection regimens that expose building occupants to unnecessary health risks, Green Seal has released Guidelines for Safer COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection that spell out effective and responsible cleaning practices for occupant health and safety during the pandemic. These five best practices—intended for facility, property and housekeeping managers—are based on the latest scientific understanding of the COVID-19 virus and build on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Environmental Protection Agency. They also reflect Green Seal’s expertise in setting science-based standards for cleaning products, principles, and practices that deliver uncompromising...

Pay Attention to, Participate in Tripadvisor’s Travel Safe Program

According to a recent study by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, more than 9 out of 10 (92 percent) said cleanliness is the most important factor in selecting accommodations. Capitalizing on that trend, Tripadvisor has launched a new suite of “Travel Safe” tools to help consumers find, filter for, and validate health and safety information to feel more confident with their future travel choices across town and around the world. If your property is listed on TripAdvisor, you need to pay attention to and participate in Travel Safe. Travel Safe features are available in all 49 markets where Tripadvisor...

Tripadvisor Launches ‘Travel Safe’ Tools, Making It Easy to Find Important Health & Safety Information

NEEDHAM, MASS.—Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, launched a new suite of “Travel Safe” tools to help consumers find, filter for, and validate health and safety information to feel more confident with their future travel choices across town and around the world. Travel Safe features are available in all 49 markets where Tripadvisor operates, and more than 13,850 properties have already activated the feature set. A recent study* from Tripadvisor found that for consumers thinking about future travel: More than 9 out of 10 (92%) said cleanliness is the most important factor in selecting accommodations. More than 8 in 10...

DuPont Tedlar Wallcoverings Debuts New Designs

WILMINGTON, DEL.—DuPont introduced the newest pattern additions to the DuPont Tedlar Wallcovering Avant-Garde collection. Inspired by nature’s essential building blocks, Roccia and Travertino are the latest seasonal patterns in the Avant-Garde collection, giving designers even more stone and metal options for a strong, durable look indoors. The stacked-slate look of Roccia has Italian-inspired names ranging from light patterns like “Grigio” to darker shades with blue undertones found in “Azure.” A familiar texture in the Travertino design features colors such as the elegant “Ivory” and the sturdy “Black” shade. “We’re committed to adding more patterns and colors every season to give architects...

Lodging Facilities at Risk for Bed Bug Infestations

FAIRFAX, VA.—With beaches and tourist attractions beginning to reopen as stay-at-home orders are lifted across the country, commercial lodging facilities must prepare for the influx of eager travelers ready to get the summer travel season underway. While resuming regular operations is an exciting prospect for any business owner, those in charge of lodging facilities must still be on high alert for one of the most elusive pests—bed bugs. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is urging facility managers to take the steps necessary to prevent an infestation. “A vast majority of hotels have been sitting vacant these last few months,...