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From the housekeeping department to engineering, 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: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Home Cleaning & Maintenance
From the housekeeping department to engineering, 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: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Silver Bullet Water Treatment Names Brad Walsh CEO & President

GOLDEN, COLO.—Silver Bullet Water Treatment, LLC announced that its Board of Directors has chosen Bradley Walsh as the organization’s CEO and board member. Walsh, who previously served as Silver Bullet’s COO and CFO has been an enthusiastic and well trusted leader within Silver Bullet since he joined the company. Walsh is a senior executive with verifiable success achieving revenue, profit, and business growth objectives in start-up, turnaround, and rapid-change environments. He has extensive experience with highly engineered systems, which require deep understanding of critical business drivers in multiple markets and industries. His success building relationships with upper-level decision makers, seizing control of critical problem areas, and delivering on customer commitments...

Pure Wellness Installs 28 Pure Rooms in Chicago

ATLANTA—Pure Wellness, a pioneer in hotel guestroom wellness solutions, has installed 28 Pure Rooms at two properties in the Windy City. Now, wellness-minded travelers visiting Silversmith Hotel Chicago Downtown, a Historic Hotels of America inductee, or the Sofitel Chicago can experience a Pure Room. “The leadership teams at The Silversmith Hotel Chicago and the Sofitel Chicago recognize the importance of serving the wellness-minder traveler—a very large and growing market segment,” says Larry Hall, CEO of Pure Wellness. “The wellness-minded traveler makes choices that lead to a state of holistic health, and a Pure Room satisfies their need for purified air,...

It’s Time to Clean Up Our Cleaning Act

The cleaning industry is all about getting rid of dirt and germs. Just how we get rid of them is becoming more and more important to increasingly safety-savvy consumers. They know that, ironically, the very products we depend on to make our physical environments clean and safe are too often highly toxic. From the CDC to the World Health Organization to The American Lung Association, the verdict is in: cleaners and disinfectants are harming us. Even killing us. These products are complicit in birth defects, ADHD and autism, asthma and allergies, respiratory disease and even cancer. One recent, impressively large study...

Atkinson BedLift Eases Bed Lifting Strain

NAPERVILLE, ILL.—Atkinson Ergonomic Solutions, Inc. has entered the hospitality market with a new product that is generating a lot of industry buzz. The Atkinson BedLift allows a housekeeper to safely and single-handedly raise the heaviest beds with ease. The list of benefits of working on and around a bed when it’s raised up and away from the wall are many. The bed will stay in the raised position until the user simply nudges the bed toward the headboard, then steps back and watches it slowly and gently lower itself back to the floor. Once raised it allows for 360º of...

AHLA Releases Results of 2018 Lodging Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) released the results of a comprehensive Lodging Survey, a detailed assessment of advancements in amenities, guest services, sustainability and technology, in addition to other industry trends. This recent survey underscores how hotels advance, accommodate and innovate the guest experience. Consumers can expect seamless transitions between their everyday lives and their lives on the road thanks to increased mobile compatibility, flexible dining options and welcoming accommodations. This comprehensive survey is conducted every two years by industry data provider and AHLA partner STR, renowned for providing premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for...

Green Lodging News Adds Aqua Mizer as Founding Sponsor

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Sarasota, Fla.-based Aqua Mizer, Inc. as a Founding Sponsor. Aqua Mizer is a nationwide provider that focuses on water conservation through the installation of high-efficiency plumbing fixtures that result in high water and money savings. The company has developed patented equipment that prevents inefficient toilets from wasting water. These unique patented components replace existing flush mechanisms in tank toilets and are designed to avoid catastrophic floods. The AquaMizer Solution also senses nine different toilet leaks (including flapper leaks) and prevents the tank from continuously refilling in those instances. AquaMizer is currently certified by Green...

Green Lodging Adds Trapzilla, Big Dipper Videos to Vendor Videos

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added two new videos to its Vendor Videos section. The first video describes the Trapzilla Super-Capacity Grease Interceptor for grease separation and storage. Trapzilla grease interceptors, solids separators, and sampling ports are designed for easy installation while efficiently dealing with grease and solids waste. The second video describes the Big Dipper for capturing and dewatering kitchen grease. Big Dipper’s complete line of grease traps, solid strainers, and accessories give kitchen operators the tools they need to take control of grease and solids. Big Dipper products use stainless steel wraps and inner corrosion-resistant plastic tanks...

The Faroe Islands Declare a Weekend of TLC: ‘Closed for Maintenance, Open for Voluntourism’

NEW YORK—The pristine Faroe Islands—a group of volcanic islands in the North Atlantic, halfway between Iceland and Norway—welcome approximately 100,000 visitors each year, attracted by the country’s dramatic scenery, including rugged cliffs, sea caves, spectacular waterfalls and an abundance of birdlife, not forgetting a population of just 50,000 Faroese people and their 80,000 sheep. But, for one weekend in spring 2019 and in celebration of Earth Day, the Faroe Islands will be taking a time out from tourism. Why? The Faroese people are keen to keep their green islands pristine. Notably—and happily—the Faroe Islands currently have no over-tourism problems. However, the fragile natural...

Two Suppliers Offer Bed Bug Applications with Staying Power

Articles about bed bugs are among the most read on the Green Lodging News website and for good reason. As tiny as the creatures are, they can become a dinosaur-size problem for you—in many ways. As mentioned in an article just posted on Green Lodging News, a year ago, a California family was awarded $1.6 million as a result of a lawsuit filed against their former landlords for not properly addressing a bed bug infestation. The lawyer representing the family said the award was the largest he had seen given to a single family. While the $1.6 million settlement...

Long-Lasting Applications Can Keep Bed Bugs Away for Months, Even Year

NATIONAL REPORT—A year ago, a California family was awarded $1.6 million as a result of a lawsuit filed against their former landlords for not properly addressing a bed bug infestation. The lawyer representing the family said the award was the largest he had seen given to a single family. While the $1.6 million settlement was unusually high, bed bug settlements in the six figures are not uncommon. Also, not unusual: attorneys who specialize in bed bug cases. There are many ways to address bed bug infestations—the Green Lodging News website has almost 100 articles that mention the pesky critters—but few...