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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. The kitchen and laundry can also be large waste generators. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.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. The kitchen and laundry can also be large waste generators. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

ITW Food Equipment Group Introduces SmartConnect365

GLENVIEW, ILL.—ITW Food Equipment Group has announced the launch of the Hobart SmartConnect app, the first in ITW Food Equipment Group’s SmartConnect365 suite of apps designed to connect end-users to various WiFi-enabled commercial kitchen equipment across ITW Food Equipment Group brands such as Hobart, Baxter, Traulsen, Vulcan, Foster, Bonnet and more. SmartConnect is the smart way to stay connected to the kitchen. Simply download the SmartConnect app and connect to any WiFi-enabled ITW Food Equipment Group devices using your existing WiFi network. The app gives power to the user to monitor kitchen equipment remotely, providing real-time access and analysis to machine data right from the palm of...

Shutters on the Beach Names Richard Archuleta Executive Chef

SANTA MONICA, CALIF.—Shutters on the Beach announced the appointment of Richard Archuleta as Executive Chef of 1 Pico, the iconic Southern California restaurant located at the acclaimed Santa Monica hotel. Bringing over a decade of culinary expertise honed at Michelin-starred restaurants to his new role, Archuleta will lead culinary operations at 1 Pico with a focus on coastal California cuisine and fresh-market fare. “We are excited to welcome Chef Richard Archuleta to our Shutters on the Beach family,” said Charlie Lopez-Quintana, General Manager, Shutters on the Beach. “Richard’s culinary passion, creativity and extensive background will be an incredible asset to 1 Pico. He will serve...

Italy’s Toscana Resort Officially Reopens Its Doors, Welcomes 20 New Families of Bees

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Despite the uncertainties of the past year, one thing remains certain: people will always want to travel and will always look to travel for inspiration. And for many Americans, the famed wine region of Tuscany is at the top of their travel wish list. With Italy having eased its border and travel restrictions for vaccinated visitors this summer in accordance with new European Union guidelines, the country’s hotels, restaurants, and attractions are relaunching and preparing to welcome back guests from the United States. Toscana Resort Castelfalfi has officially reopened its doors, offering travelers the opportunity to reconnect with themselves and others after a long...

1 Hotel Toronto to Open on August 4

TORONTO—1 Hotels, the mission-driven, sustainable, luxury hospitality brand is now accepting reservations for its soon-to-open retreat located in the heart of Toronto beginning August 4, 2021. This is the first location in Canada for the award-winning, nature-focused hotel brand founded by hospitality visionary Barry Sternlicht, CEO and Chairman of Starwood Capital Group. The iconic King Street West property was acquired and redeveloped as a luxury lifestyle destination by Mohari Hospitality, a real estate investment company founded by the entrepreneurial investor Mark Scheinberg. The design was developed in collaboration with SH Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Starwood Capital Group, and famed architect and designer...

Power Knot Launches Updated One Ton Food Digester

FREMONT, CALIF.—Power Knot LLC, a market leader for on-site organic waste management solutions, announced that it has launched the updated LFC-1000 biodigester, a food digester with a daily capacity up to 3000 kg (6600 lb) with a built-in bin tipper. The LFC-1000 biodigester is the largest model available in the LFC biodigester family which has eight different models that can process from 10 kg (22 lb) up to 3000 kg (6600 lb) of food waste per day. “The updated LFC-1000 biodigester is a game changer for organizations where large amounts of organic waste are a daily issue,” said Iain Milnes,...

The Pad, a New Colorado Boutique Hotel/Hostel, Set for July 30 Ribbon Cutting

SILVERTHORNE, COLO.—The Pad team isn’t just talking about their commitment to sustainability for their new boutique hotel/hostel that opens this summer (July 30) in Silverthorne, Colo., they’re taking action and joining more than 4,000 global sustainability leaders in pledging to adopt a new business model and culture that prioritizes purpose alongside profit. The Pad, a 36-room boutique hotel with hostel-style rooms, was recently certified as a pending B Corp with plans of achieving the full certification when they become eligible after being open for 12 months. The Pad is on track to becoming the first Certified B Corp. in Summit County,...

Cut Your Food Waste; Resources Show You How

CHICAGO—Before the pandemic disrupted the restaurant industry, the National Restaurant Association partnered with the World Wildlife Fund, and, backed  by support from Essity/Tork, developed a comprehensive set of resources to help operators reduce food waste, one small step at a time. Who knew, for example, that introducing a new way to trim green peppers would lead a major sandwich chain to increase its yield by 9.5 percent—or 2 more pounds of sliced peppers per case? Or that removing free bread from the table and offering it on the menu for $2 saved 22 pounds of dough per week, cut 55 lbs. of butter...

Alen Air Purifiers Bring Clean, Shared Air to Restaurants

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Alen Air Purifiers, a leader in High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) solutions, announced that it is helping restaurants and bars around the country reopen safely due to its top-of-the-line air purification technology. These air purifying units are helping schools, government offices and specifically restaurants, which have been the hardest hit since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic over a year ago. Rosebud Steakhouse, a high-end, well-known steakhouse in downtown Chicago, equipped the restaurant with Alen’s air purifiers to further signal their priority of safety to customers and staff. “We researched for weeks to find the right partner and the Alen system...

GoTab Unveils Smart-Tipping & Dynamic Pricing Tools

ARLINGTON, VA.—As hospitality operators continue to scale their operations to meet the sustained demand for takeout/delivery and accommodate dine-in experiences for guests, restaurant commerce platform GoTab has rolled out innovative features designed to set them up for further success. The smart tipping model is devised to replace a routinely complicated and time-consuming task and make tip distribution among staff a fairer and easier process. With ingredient prices proving to be as volatile as ever, GoTab also introduces a dynamic pricing tool that allows operators to swiftly and seamlessly adjust menu items and their associated prices. A Better Tipping Model: Smart Tipping With contactless ordering...

World Centric Announces Leaf+ Disposable Fiber Tableware

ROHNERT PARK, CALIF.—World Centric announced Leaf+, the first all-natural, 100 percent plant-based, fully compostable, innovative alternative solution to fluorinated chemicals such as polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in disposable fiber tableware. Combining cutting-edge technology with an all-natural, proprietary application, the World Centric Leaf+ solution is PFAS free, oil-resistant, food-grade, and suitable for hot and cold use, an industry first. “World Centric has been committed to removing PFAS from our products. Creating a solution that doesn’t compromise the performance and excellence of compostable fiber products has been a challenge for the industry,” explains Mark Stephany, World Centric Senior Vice President of Sales. “We’re...