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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.

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...

Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club Announces New Amenities & Offerings Aimed at Environmental Education & Enhanced Guest Experience

CLEARWATER, FLA.—Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club, Clearwater’s first eco-friendly hotel inspired by the resilient star of the Dolphin Tale movies, Winter the Dolphin, announced the addition of all-new family-friendly amenities and on-site educational opportunities through the hotel’s unique partnership with Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA)—Winter’s home sweet home. Furthering CMA’s mission of marine rescue, rehabilitation, and release, Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club now proudly offers permanent, on-site educational opportunities through a designated interactive Education Room, featuring a Lego table, Dolphin Tale memorabilia, marine-themed books, and reading area, as well as interactive tablet stations with CMA educational content, Kids’ Activity Guides available at the front desk, and a mock sea turtle nest....

Hobart Introduces AMTL Two Level Door Type Commercial Dishwasher

TROY, OHIO—Hobart announced the addition of the new AMTL Two Level Door Type Commercial Dishwasher to its complete line of dishwashers. Engineered to deliver the legendary Hobart Clean, the AMTL dish machine offers two wash chambers to maximize dish room throughput and efficiency while delivering superior wash performance. The AMTL has the highest throughput available for door-type dish machines and helps get the most out of smaller spaces with 80 racks per hour. It is versatile with upper and lower wash chambers and multiple-cycle operations to wash a variety of ware and soil levels with both chambers being able to...

Hobart Introduces AM16 Advansys Door Type Commercial Dishwasher

TROY, OHIO—Hobart announced the new AM16 Advansys Door Type Commercial Dishwasher, redesigned from the ground up. The new dish machine is loaded with technology and features designed to revolutionize dish room performance, efficiency, and productivity for moderate-sized operations with mid-range volumes. Engineered to deliver the legendary Hobart Clean with less labor and the industry’s best lifetime value, the AM16 dish machine is loaded with advanced technology that removes more tough food soil with less effort and lower cost of operation. “We have brought the best technologies and features from across our dish-machine portfolio into this machine to improve performance and simplify...

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach Launches Sustainable Food, Cocktail Happy Hour Series

WAKIKI BEACH, HI—Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach recently announced the launch of a new sustainable food and cocktail happy hour series, Earth to Cup. The Earth centered menu created by Chef Frederic Hoffmann features crave-worthy, small bites reflective of bounty home to Hawaii complemented by cocktails handcrafted in partnership with Gastronomista blogger Emily Arden Wells. The intimate atmosphere on the SWELL rooftop will be set with DJs spinning and palm trees swaying. Inspired by the four Earth elements of land, sea, air and fire, environmentalism and locality are the focal point of the menu: Land—Molokai Venison Meatballs—Locally hunted ground Venison from...

For World Oceans Day, People Want Washing Machines to Stop Polluting the Oceans

Microfiber pollution awareness is spreading into the mainstream. More than half of consumers (56 percent) already know that washing clothes harms the environment, according to a survey released by PlanetCare as part of World Oceans Day (June 8). Microfibers are tiny plastic particles that synthetic clothes shed during washing. Up to 1,500,000 microfibers are released per wash. Without anything to stop them, microfibers enter wastewater, causing damage to the ecosystems. The growing awareness is also important because we are learning more about the health risks of microfiber ingestion for humans. Polyester and nylon microfibers, for instance, could stunt the ability of the...

Barry Sternlicht’s Treehouse Brand to Open Second Location in U.K. in Manchester in 2023

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND—SH Hotels & Resorts announced that it will open its award-winning Treehouse Hotel in Manchester, the brand’s second U.K. location, in 2023. Treehouse Hotel Manchester, owned by a controlled affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, is being developed in partnership with Property Alliance Group and will mark the first phase of a £200m redevelopment of the former Renaissance Hotel on Deansgate. Treehouse Hotels celebrates the joy of youth, of freedom, of fun, of dreams, and friends, real and imaginary. In a Treehouse you leave the everyday and enter a world of your own imagination. The wondrous, childhood feeling of climbing into a...

Some Clarification on the Recyclability of Pizza Boxes

The new Virgin Las Vegas Resort Hotel that opened in March 2021 has a surprising policy in their FAQs. That policy states: Outside food and beverage is not permitted in our guest rooms. Our resort offers an array of restaurant offerings, including pre-stocked in-room minibars and 24-hour room service for your convenience. Hotel properties have long had a complicated relationship with outside food and beverage brought into their properties. With safety and security issues mounting, many properties have become increasingly uncomfortable having outside food delivery people in their hotels. Another big concern, as pointed out by the Las Vegas Virgin, is that...

Six Senses Ibiza to Offer Authentic Experiences in Hidden Paradise of Xarraca Bay from July 2021

IBIZA, SPAIN—A dazzling white rock with crystal clear blue sea, Ibiza has a long-hidden secret on its northern tip, Xarraca Bay. This magical cove with unobstructed sunset views and special energy is where the golden hour lasts until the Cinderella hour. Sundowner, guitar, or loved one in hand, anything feels possible. Live layers of programming and experiences will constantly evolve to celebrate music, art, sustainable fashion, spirituality, pioneering wellness, culinary exploration, and culture, all synonymous with the island. A place this meaningful needs protecting, which is why when it opens in July, Six Senses Ibiza will be the first sustainable...