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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.

First Net-Zero Hotel & First Passive House-Certified Hotel in U.S. Slated to Open This Spring

NEW HAVEN, CONN.—Hotel Marcel New Haven, Tapestry Collection by Hilton will soon make history as what is believed will be the first net-zero hotel in the United States. The revolutionary hotel will utilize renewable solar power sources on site to generate the electricity needed for its common areas, restaurant, laundry, meeting rooms and 165 guestrooms and suites. Set to debut this spring, the all-electric hotel is currently accepting reservations for May 19, 2022, and beyond. Hotel Marcel New Haven will operate independent of fossil fuels, resulting in zero carbon emissions. It is also expected to be the first Passive House-certified hotel...

Six Senses The Palm, Dubai, Crafted Between Sand And Sea, to Offer a Secluded Escape Unlike Anywhere in the City

BANGKOK—Six Senses will mark its entry into the UAE market with a LEED-certified 61-room hotel and 162 branded residences along a private stretch of beach on Palm Jumeirah’s West Crescent. The strategic location speaks to the rich cultural and historical links between Dubai and one of its most precious natural resources: coral reefs and the ecosystems they support. Recognizing the significance of coral reefs to the UAE and efforts to preserve them, coral is the main inspiration for the architectural narrative, with the undulating rooflines, silhouettes, and cellular facades resembling its natural form and beauty. This creates outward-looking environments that are...

Moliving Introduces Unique Ultra-Luxury, Mobile Hotel Units

HUDSON VALLEY, NEW YORK—One of the hospitality industry’s most innovative new concepts is emerging in New York’s Hudson Valley--Moliving at Hurley House. Produced and operated by Moliving Inc., its ultra-luxury Units will be 399 square feet on the inside and will include deck space of 240 feet. With its 60 Units, Moliving at Hurley House will open this September. Moliving Units can either be “off the grid” while using solar panels with lithium battery technology to store energy or can be easily connected to the grid in a matter of minutes. According to Jordan Bem, CEO, and founder of Moliving,...

Trex Sustains Its Reign as ‘Greenest’ Decking Brand

WINCHESTER, VA.—Founded on sustainable principles, Trex Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of high-performance composite decking and outdoor living products, has long been considered a leader when it comes to sustainability. That reputation and track record were recently reinforced via three distinct honors from Green Builder Media—all related to the company’s sustainable products and practices. For the 12th consecutive year, Trex has been named the “greenest” decking in the industry by the readers of Green Builder magazine. In addition to this unprecedented achievement, Trex once again received the highest score for decking in the Green Builder Media Brand Index. Rounding out a trifecta of accolades, Trex’s new Augmented Reality (AR)...

World’s Largest Treehouse Resort Coming to Smoky Mountains in Tennessee

SEVIERVILLE, TENN.—A new, one-of-a-kind experience in the Smoky Mountains has just been announced: Sanctuary Treehouse Resort. This will be the first-ever treehouse resort in the Smoky Mountains and the largest resort of its kind in the world. Sanctuary Treehouse Resort is situated on 40 acres. It is located on two golf courses and is a short distance from the most visited national park in the United States—the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The treehouse rentals at the resort offer panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains and the two 18-hole golf courses. “Our initial inspiration to build a treehouse resort for the...

Mandarin Oriental to Debut at Costa Navarino in Spring 2023

ATHENS, GREECE—Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and TEMES S.A., a leading developer and operator in high-end tourism and real estate, will introduce the first Mandarin Oriental property in Greece, at Costa Navarino—the prime sustainable destination in the Mediterranean—in spring 2023. Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino will be located at Navarino Bay, an integrated resort area at Costa Navarino, in the region of Messinia, southwest Peloponnese, amidst a breathtaking 140-hectare natural landscape, overlooking the historic Bay of Navarino. The beachfront luxury resort will feature 99 guestrooms, including 48 spacious earth-sheltered pool villas, all with outdoor terraces and stunning sea views, along with five restaurants and bars. Crafted by renowned Greek architects,...

All Three Resorts World Las Vegas Brands Receive LEED Gold Certification from USGBC

LAS VEGAS—Resorts World Las Vegas announced that all three of its hotel brands, Las Vegas Hilton, Conrad Las Vegas and Crockfords Las Vegas, LXR Hotels & Resorts, have earned Gold Certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The prestigious Gold Certification positions the resort amongst the best energy-efficient facilities in the world. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED certification is considered the benchmark in the green building industry, with only six other LEED Gold buildings within the hospitality and lodging sector in Nevada. LEED certification provides building owners and operators with a framework for...

LEDtronics Adds to Intermediate Based LED Bulb Collection

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics announced new additions to its offering of intermediate based LED bulbs that fit in enclosed fixtures, with low voltage, 160-degree spherical illumination, low power consumption and high lumen intensity. The B605SM series is available either as a 14VAC/VDC bulb that replaces incandescent lamps 67, 89, 97, 98, 1095, 1155 and 5008, or as a 28VAC/VDC bulb that replaces incandescents 71, 303, 623 and 1251. Their compact design allows for quick installation in enclosed fixtures and tight spaces—a perfect fit in applications such as machine status or gaming candle indicators, indicator lights for instrumentation, panel mount pilot lights, accent...

Tarkett Releases 2021 Corporate Social & Environmental Report

SOLON, OHIO—Tarkett, a leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, has released its 2021 Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility (CSR) report, also known as extra-financial performance declaration. Fully audited by an independent third party—KPMG—this report outlines the global company’s significant sustainability performance and strong ambition, including new climate targets. Tarkett has recently set an ambitious climate roadmap for 2030 across its entire value chain, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent. This covers emissions from the Group’s activities (Scope 1) and its purchased energy (Scope 2)—as well as those arising from the rest of its...

Red Deer Designs a New Hotel Brand with a Uniquely Mancunian Soul

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND—International architecture and interiors practice Red Deer have designed The Alan Hotel in Manchester focused on experimentation, realness, and constant improvement while rejecting the pretentious and cradling the imaginative. The Alan was borne from a vision of wanting to do things differently—something experimental, fresh and with an emphasis on partnerships between artists, chefs, designers, and forward-thinkers. Situated opposite the Manchester Art Gallery, in the heart of the city, next to the vibrancy of Chinatown and the bustle of the central shopping district, The Alan is a unique six-story building with a pop-up mixed-use space, ground floor restaurant/cafe/bar, and 137 bedrooms. “The...