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With the goal of reducing energy costs and minimizing environmental impact, architects and designers are getting serious about green design. 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: editor@greenlodgingnews.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. 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: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Hilton San Diego Bayfront Seeks Inspiration from the Sea for $23 Million Guestroom & Corridor Renovation

SAN DIEGO—Hilton San Diego Bayfront recently underwent a $23 million renovation to all 1,190 guestrooms and guestroom corridors. Keeping guests’ needs in mind, the enhanced guestrooms and suites feature a nautical, contemporary design and premium amenities including modern furniture, new mini coolers, updated restrooms, additional power and USB ports, 55” HD TVs and more. With both city and coastal elements, the hotel’s elevated look embraces everything Southern California has to offer, and the sophisticated seafaring-inspired design is a nod to the hotel’s stunning, prime location on the edge of the San Diego Bay. In conjunction with the renovation, this year Hilton...

Modular Construction Leader Converts Hotel Designs to Modular

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.—Z Modular, a leading innovator in North America’s modular construction industry, announced that for a limited time it will convert any hotel floorplan concept to a modular design schematic within as few as 10 business days for $20,000. The modular schematic, valued at $50,000 or more, includes a parametric Revit model; MEP design approach; rough order of magnitude (ROM), including price per square foot; project schedule with phase gates; and conceptual floorplan — enabling a project-specific comparison of modular and traditional construction methods. The offer is valid through November 30, 2019. “We’re making this offer so more hotel developers...

Sunday, November 10 is Big Day for Green Conversations at HX, BDNY

NEW YORK—HX: The Hotel Experience and Boutique Design New York (BDNY) are just a month away. Both events will be held concurrently at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City from November 10 to 11. Under the ownership of Emerald Expositions this year, the two shows will together feature hundreds of exhibitors—many of which will be offering products to green up your property’s design and operations. Products available will range from Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee to bicycles to wallcoverings. In addition to the trade shows, HX and BDNY will both offer education sessions. Enhanced by a new partnership...

Indiana Furniture Expands Joy Line with New Upholstered Options

JASPER, IND.—Indiana Furniture says it will begin taking orders on an expanded range of upholstered options for the already-popular Joy seating line. Originally introduced as a family of mesh-back task seating and expanded over time to include work stools, the Joy series will now offer upholstered back options, allowing customers to create a cohesive look throughout facilities while providing high performance in all types of work zones. Joy couples style and ergonomics, and has the ability to support users up to 400lbs, providing an all-in-one solution for the diversity of employees and environments. This line offers a broad spectrum of options,...

Breathe by Milliken Wins Key Placements for Fall Market

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—The Specialty Interiors business of Milliken & Co., a leading global innovation company with textile, specialty chemical, healthcare and floor covering manufacturing expertise, has key new placements for Fall Market for its popular Breathe by Milliken collection of eco-elegant performance fabrics. The Breathe collection features cleanable cottons and cotton/linens and polyesters made from recycled plastic bottles, available in a fresh neutral palette. The new Fall Market placements include first-time customers and the expansion of offerings with existing customers, all of whom recognize Breathe by Milliken’s critical role in meeting continued market demand for luxurious and sustainable performance options. Among...

Susan Farris Guides Shaw Industries’ Sustainability Strategy

DALTON, GA.—As a leading supplier of carpet, resilient, hardwood, laminate, tile and stone flooring products and synthetic turf, Shaw Industries’ reach into the hospitality industry and beyond is significant. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. with approximately 22,000 associates worldwide. What has perhaps distinguished Shaw the most is its commitment to reduce its environmental impact. Its products have the sustainability stamp of approval from GREENGUARD, CRI Green Label Plus, FloorScore, and NSF 140, among numerous others. To further support its transparency efforts, it also maintains Health Product Declarations (HPDs) for all commercial carpet products and Living Building Challenge...

Barry Sternlicht’s First Treehouse Hotel to Debut Next Month in London

LONDON—Treehouse London, Barry Sternlicht’s newest hotel brand, is set to open next month on Langham Place in Marylebone—one of London’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Designed to appeal to the child in all of us, Treehouse is playful, curious, rustic and nostalgic, inspired by simple joys. The hotel will feature Toca Madera, an acclaimed Mexican restaurant and the spectacular rooftop bar “The Nest,” with 360-degree views of central London. SH Hotels & Resorts, an affiliate of global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group, will operate the hotel. Every detail is imagined through the carefree, optimistic lens of childhood and balanced with a...

Daltile Expands Its Popular Natural Quartzite Collection

DALLAS—Daltile announced the expansion of its Natural Quartzite collection, bringing four new countertop and extra-large slab surface options to the market. The new products from Daltile provide customers with eye-catching, Natural Stone surfacing solutions that boast exceptional durability and performance. “The hot, new trend product in stone is Natural Quartzite and this category of stone has also become increasingly popular in the countertop category due to its beautiful look and feel, and the durability and hardiness of the material,” said Roy Viana, Director of Natural Stone and Slab for Dal-Tile Corp., parent company of the Daltile brand. “Natural Quartzites offer...

Twin Lakes Camp Resort: Florida Panhandle’s Newest Glamping Destination

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLA.—The Florida Panhandle has a new glamping destination. Twin Lakes Camp Resort has just completed the installation of seven luxury glamping tents, each of which is furnished with a king size bed with a large decorative 100 year old sinker pine wood frame, fine linens, a full bathroom and kitchenette with hot water on demand, a small refrigerator and a microwave oven. The units also come equipped with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, indoor and outdoor dimmable LED lighting, as well as a heavy gauge outdoor grill for cooking a meal. “It has taken us close to two months to...

Modular Construction Leader Converts Hotel Designs to Modular

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.—Z Modular, a leading innovator in North America’s modular construction industry, announced that for a limited time it will convert any hotel floorplan concept to a modular design schematic within as few as 10 business days for just $20,000. The modular schematic, valued at $50,000 or more, includes a parametric Revit model; MEP design approach; rough order of magnitude (ROM), including price per square foot; project schedule with phase gates; and conceptual floorplan—enabling a project-specific comparison of modular and traditional construction methods. The offer is valid through Nov. 30, 2019. “We’re making this offer so more hotel developers will...