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With the goal of reducing energy costs and minimizing environmental impact, architects and designers are getting serious about green design. Every part of the property can be impacted and savvy designers are incorporating reclaimed materials and restorative greenery. Visit Green Lodging News for the latest news and best practices. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Green Design

Home Green Design
With the goal of reducing energy costs and minimizing environmental impact, architects and designers are getting serious about green design. Every part of the property can be impacted and savvy designers are incorporating reclaimed materials and restorative greenery. Visit Green Lodging News for the latest news and best practices. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Partners with Society6 to Showcase Regionally Inspired Art

BETHESDA, MD.—SpringHill Suites by Marriott announced a new marketing partnership with Society6 to bring custom curated Gallery Walls for guests to enjoy at over 450 hotels across North America. Merging the affinity for art and travel, The Gallery Wall in each hotel features artwork from one of ten geographic regions. Each Gallery Wall is an expression of that region’s distinct spirit and style. The announcement with SpringHill Suites marks the first large-scale marketing partnership between Society6 and a hotel brand to empower local, independent artists. The Gallery Wall will be on display in every SpringHill Suites lobby, with each art...

Tarkett Introduces New Fabricate Carpet Collection

SOLON, OHIO—Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring, has launched Fabricate, the latest commercial carpet developed in partnership with menswear designer Jhane Barnes. Barnes developed Fabricate to effectively hide soil and coordinate easily with other flooring selections in the space. Using an innovative design technique she developed and Tarkett patented, Barnes flipped and rotated a series of tiny repeating modules, creating an almost-solid visual. Each six-foot repeat includes more than a thousand rotating motifs, making the overall pattern impossible to find. To complete the design, Barnes created a palette of today’s most dependable neutrals, plus some bright pops of...

Native American Inspired Bluff Dwellings Resort & Spa Celebrates Grand Opening

BLUFF, UTAH—Bluff Dwellings Resort & Spa held its official grand opening earlier this month with a reception, Diné dedication, Native American performances, and ribbon cutting ceremony. Special guests in attendance included Ann Leppanen, Mayor of Bluff, David Filfred, Navajo Medicine Man, Jared Berrett, President & CEO of Bluff Dwellings, and Dallin Tait, GM Bluff Dwellings Resort and WILD Expeditions. Lance Syrett, Board Chair and Vicky Verena, Director of the Utah Office of Tourism “loved” the property when holding a recent Board of Tourism meeting there. Verena exclaimed that “the property is exactly what the Utah Office of Tourism was promoting—helping...

Wooster Products Introduces FLEX-TRED Edge Sealing Compound

WOOSTER, OHIO—Wooster Products’ new Flex-Tred Edge Sealing Compound is easier to use and with no VOCs, is easier on the environment. A one-part, high solids, elastomeric sealant, this solvent release product is ready to use without mixing, priming or heating. Easily applied by squeeze tube, this flexible compound seals Wooster’s Flex-Tred anti-slip tape to all types of metal including galvanized, wood, particleboard, plywood, EPDM and other kinds of rubber, thermoplastics, thermoset plastics, fiberglass and other fiber reinforced plastics, concrete, masonry and glass. It has excellent weather, UV and ozone resistance, for a long service life. Fast drying Flex-Tred Edge...

Fil Doux Textiles Introduces Pro-Tech Plus for Otratex

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Fil Doux Textiles, a Brooklyn-based textile company producing mill-direct, luxurious upholstery and Otratex, the first-ever degradable vinyl alternative, is pleased to debut Pro-Tech Plus, a powerful bleach cleanable, water-based ink and denim protectant, which is now available for all Otratex collections. Designed for the hospitality, cruise, and contract industries, Otratex—The Conscious Choice, is made with natural enzymes embedded in the material that creates enhanced degradability. Within 30 years, the material fully decomposes when placed in an anaerobic environment such as a landfill, returning to the natural elements that comprise it. The collection, which comes in over 270 natural and...

Greenbuild Releases 2019 Sustainability Report

Greenbuild just released its 2019 Sustainability Report. For those of you not familiar with Greenbuild, it is the world’s largest conference and expo for the green building industry. The report summarizes the environmental impact of the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo that was held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center. One of the goals for Greenbuild in 2019 was to move it toward a Zero Waste Event. For the third year in a row Greenbuild achieved TRUE Zero Waste Platinum certification, which is awarded to tradeshows with a TRUE waste diversion rate of 90 percent or...

Eight Cool & Captivating Hotel Lobby Decor Ideas That Scream Green

NATIONAL REPORT—Hoteliers know what it’s like to continually chase after the next big innovative idea for their property. Sometimes that could mean inviting local fitness instructors to teach classes in the hotel a few times a month or renovating for an on-site five-star restaurant. It all depends on what guests want and when they want it. To learn more about their needs, hospitality professionals can look to current trends and reflect them on each property. Going green is one of the biggest lifestyle trends to date, with many people embracing sustainability as a moral code and not just an interior...

Ensuring Your Hotel’s Conference Center is Eco-friendly & Clean

The rise of coronavirus infections across the globe has meant that many important events and conferences have been suspended. However, it is expected that once peaks subside and business eventually gets back to normal, the demand for clean, green centers will rise exponentially. Just five days ago, the Council on Foreign Relations canceled a roundtable called Doing Business Under Coronavirus, an indicator of the pause many businesses are being forced to take. When these events are once again in demand, what steps can you take to ensure your hotel’s conference space rates highly on the sustainability index? Follow these tips to stand out...

Princeville Resort to Become 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay

NEW YORK—SH Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Starwood Capital Group, a global private investment firm, announced that Princeville Resort in Kauai will temporarily close on May 1 to undergo a multimillion-dollar complete transformation. The Princeville Resort is situated on a hillside overlooking the breathtaking Hanalei Bay and the verdant cliffs of the Na Pali coast, and surrounded by the lush tropical flora of Hawaii’s Garden Island. Starwood Capital acquired the Princeville Resort in 2018 with the intention of repositioning the resort as the finest wellness resort in the United States and as the flagship of its 1 Hotels,...

Tarkett Introduces Vellum & Bindery Modular Carpet

SOLON, OHIO—Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring, has introduced two new modular carpet designs—Vellum and Bindery. Through crisp pattern detail, color contrast and lustre variation, these complementary patterns draw on the rich tradition of book binding and impart the handcrafted patinas of early papermaking, enabling architects and designers to craft a story through interior spaces. “The passing down of story is an honored tradition in every culture, and the attention given to the craft of book binding has as much to say as the words on the page—adding a memorable richness to the experience,” said Terry Mowers,...