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Cooking, cooling, washing and drying all consume large amounts of energy and water. By simply using Energy Star-qualified equipment, a hotel operator can sharply reduce resource consumption. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Kitchen & Laundry

Home Kitchen & Laundry
Cooking, cooling, washing and drying all consume large amounts of energy and water. By simply using Energy Star-qualified equipment, a hotel operator can sharply reduce resource consumption. 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 Lodging News Adds ChemxWorks to Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added ChemxWorks to its Green Product & Service Directory. The company’s D-CARBONATOR soak tank removes carbon buildup and the worst fats, oil and grease (F.O.G.) from kitchen equipment (aluminum baking pans, hood filters, baking racks, floor mats and more) using heated water in combination with safe, eco-friendly and proprietary detergent CarbonZyme. The D-CARBONATOR operates at a temperature of 185˚F/85˚C. Equipment removed from the unit is fully sanitized and bacteria free. It saves on labor, utilities, water, equipment and chemicals. The D-CARBONATOR is 12 times less costly to operate than a 3-compartment sink and cleans better...

Interstate Breaks Out of the Bun with New Beyond Burger Promotion

ARLINGTON, VA.—As consumers are increasingly changing their diets to plant-based foods, Interstate Hotels & Resorts—a global leader in third-party hotel and resort management—is going beyond traditional menus at the company’s hotels and restaurants this summer through a partnership with Beyond Meat and their famous Beyond Burger. From July 15 to October 31, 2019, Interstate’s restaurant and banquet menus will feature recipes using the Beyond Burger, a plant-based take on the perfect summer meal. With a mission to create the Future of Protein, Beyond has designed a revolutionary plant-based burger to have the meaty taste, texture and versatility consumers love about...

Accor Adopts European Chicken Commitment

PARIS—Accor announced that the Group has adopted the European Chicken Commitment and has committed to reach the higher welfare standards by 2026 for 100 percent of broiler chicken in its European supply chain. The European Chicken Commitment is built on a collective agreement that several NGOs have achieved regarding what the most pressing welfare concerns related to broiler production are, and how to best mitigate those concerns. By 2026, Accor will meet the following requirements for 100 percent of its broiler chicken sourced for Europe: Meet improved environmental standards such as a lower stocking density, better lighting, air quality, perch space,...

Electrolux Professional Announces Change of Representation in Midwest

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Electrolux Professional announced that it has made a change in territory representation for the Midwest area. Redco Foodservice Equipment LLC is now representing Electrolux in the following MAFSI territories: MAFSI Territory 17 including the Chicago Metro area, part of Illinois, northern Indiana and part of Wisconsin. MAFSI Territory 18 including Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. MAFSI Territory 19 including North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and western Wisconsin. “We are very excited that Redco has decided to be our representative as it expands our presence in these territories and brings in a sales organization that is aligned with Electrolux Professional’s approach to...

Foodservice Equipment/Soak Tanks

ChemxWorks Clean & Conserve—Without Scrubbing! The D-CARBONATOR soak tank from ChemxWorks removes carbon buildup and the worst fats, oil and grease (F.O.G.) from kitchen equipment (aluminum baking pans, hood filters, baking racks, floor mats and more) using heated water in combination with our safe, eco-friendly and proprietary detergent CarbonZyme®. The D-CARBONATOR operates at a temperature of 185˚F/85˚C. Equipment removed from the unit is fully sanitized and bacteria free. It saves on labor, utilities, water, equipment and chemicals. The D-CARBONATOR is 12 times less costly to operate than a 3-compartment sink and cleans better than a dishwasher. The stand-alone unit plugs into...

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa Marks National Pollinators Week

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M.—In honor of National Pollinators Week, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, a luxury resort located on the Santa Ana Pueblo, is encouraging guests to visit and experience the property’s honey in culinary dishes, specialty drinks and spa treatments. “We began keeping beehives at Tamaya with the simple goal of helping honeybees, which as most people know are under immense stress and populations are declining dramatically,” said Claudia Wattenberg, General Manager at Hyatt Regency Tamaya. “It’s a wonderful bonus that the bees provide us with a small amount of honey we can offer to our guests in...

New 1 Hotel Opens in West Hollywood

LOS ANGELES—1 Hotels has opened its fourth property and West Coast flagship, 1 West Hollywood. Formerly The Jeremy, the property has undergone a total transformation, taking its cues from the raw natural beauty of the Southern California landscape. The property will continue to be operated by SH Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Starwood Capital Group, a global private investment firm. When it comes to sustainable hospitality, 1 Hotels walks the walk. With an Energy Star score of 95, “1 WeHo” will be one of the most energy-efficient hotels in L.A. Among its property-wide conservation practices is the inclusion of...

Autocamp Completes Yosemite Property That Includes Airstream Suites, Tents, Cabins

MARIPOSA, CALIF.—AutoCamp announced that AutoCamp Yosemite officially opened its full facilities, including its clubhouse and pool, last month. AutoCamp Yosemite, located a three-hour drive from San Francisco and adjacent to the town of Mariposa, Calif., is the third and largest of the outdoor hospitality properties under the AutoCamp brand. The property features 102 customized Airstream suites, luxury tents, and cabins, as well as a two-story clubhouse, communal fire pits, heated pool, and natural pond. “AutoCamp’s mission is to connect people with the outdoors and each other, and AutoCamp Yosemite represents a landmark moment for our team, the local community, and...

Keep the Power ‘Variable’ to Reduce Your Hotel’s Energy Costs

One of the most important words to look for when considering energy-efficient equipment for your hotel is “variable.” I come across it often. In some cases, the technology has been available for years; in other cases, not. The main idea with “variable” is to not be running on 100 percent all the time. This past week in my feature on the very green Revisn aparthotel in Raleigh, N.C. you will see mention of a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heating and air-conditioning system. By operating at varying speeds, heat recovery VRF units work only at the needed rate allowing for...

Biron Teas Builds Tea Factory at Macon State Farmer’s Market

MACON, GA.—Biron Teas is a local artisan craft tea company located in Macon, Ga. This year they built the only pyramid tea production facility in the Southeast at the Macon State Farmer’s Market. The equipment was sourced from Fuso International and shipped from Japan. They moved from the small commercial kitchen built in their renovated historic home, into a commercial space at the Macon State Farmer’s Market in order to accommodate their new Tea Factory. By purchasing two Fuso Tea production machines: a tea bagging machine and a tea overwrap machine, they can serve a variety of markets, from...