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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.

Six Senses Krabey Island in Cambodia to Open in December

KRABEY ISLAND, CAMBODIA—Reservations are being accepted at Six Senses Krabey Island following confirmation that the resort is on track for its scheduled opening. The hosts at Six Senses Krabey Island will welcome guests on December 1 as the brand marks its arrival in Cambodia. The Six Senses Krabey Island will include its own water bottling plant using glass bottles, an Earth Lab that tends a 3,700 square foot organic market farm, coral propagation program, the support of school programs in nearby villages as well as the introduction of sustainable practices within the local Khmer communities. Six Senses Krabey Island is set...

3 Pillar Solutions Releases Cloud-Based Hotel Sustainability Assessment

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.—3 Pillar Solutions, LLC announced the launch of their online 3Pillar Hotel Sustainability Assessment, eliminating what can sometimes be unaffordable on-site consulting and travel fees. This comprehensive 238-question assessment takes a comprehensive snapshot of the entire operations. Shortly after submittal, a custom-tailored report of recommendations for improvement and cost savings are provided, along with a 3Pillar Hotel Sustainability Guide offering education in all areas of sustainable hospitality, from food waste prevention, stakeholder engagement strategies, to adopting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals 2030 locally. “The 3P Hotel Sustainability Assessment by 3 Pillar Solutions provided a comprehensive and affordable...

The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel Returns to Alabama’s Gulf Coast

GULF SHORES, ALA.—The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel opened its doors after a much-anticipated return to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Guests of the 350-room, beachfront hotel, located within Alabama’s Gulf State Park, will enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico or Lake Shelby with direct access to the emerald green waters of the Gulf and over 6,150 acres of trails and activities within the Park. The Lodge at Gulf State Park is the first full service hotel to open in the area in 20 years. It is a premier meetings and events destination, offering a wide array of...

Hampton Inn Decommissions Washer for Headache-Free Alternative

OSHKOSH, WIS.—Frequent outbursts by an aging hard-mount washer forced the Hampton Inn in Kansas City to seek help. After years of stress, the washer’s violent vibrations ripped it from its anchor point on the floor. Frustrated, General Manager Glenn Koch contacted Bruce Kusgen, of All Pro Laundry Equipment, in Lees Summit, Mo., for help. The solution? A new soft-mount Continental E-Series Washer-Extractor. Initially, Kusgen tried to fix the existing washer. “We drilled through the concrete pad and into the floor to install new anchor bolts to tie it all back together,” he said. “Soon after, however, the washer’s inverter blew...

All Food-Permitted Businesses in Austin Required to Divert Organics

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Beginning earlier this month, all food-permitted businesses had to begin complying with Austin’s Universal Recycling Ordinance (URO). The URO requires convenient access for employees to divert discarded organic material, such as food scraps or soiled paper products, from landfills. Options include donating extra food to feed people (preferred), sending food scraps to local animal farms or ranches, and developing customized solutions and composting, either on-site or with a private organic collection provider. The ordinance also requires that business owners/managers provide regular education for employees, post informational signage and submit an online Organic Diversion Plan at austintexas.gov/bizorganics annually. According to the...

Six Senses Fiji Wins Climate Action Category at HICAP 2018

MALOLO ISLAND, FIJI—The annual Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) has announced the winners for the HICAP 2018 Sustainable Hotel Awards and Six Senses Fiji has taken the title in the Climate Action Category. The awards are designed to recognize hotels in the Asia Pacific region, creating innovative new methods, strategies and technologies to face today’s sustainable development challenge, while providing tangible examples of sustainable best practices that can be replicated and adapted across the region. For climate efforts, Six Senses Fiji is honored to have been awarded top spot for a range of initiatives that are practiced within the resort....

Green Lodging News Adds ClearWater Tech Case Study to Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added a ClearWater Tech case study to its website. Jim Massey’s Cleaners and Laundry, of Montgomery, Alabama, was looking to eliminate their high costs of hot water and chemicals used in their textile and garment restoration department. John Massey provided proof of the effectiveness and payback by using EcoTex Cold-Water Disinfection Systems on their washers. Engineered and manufactured by California-based ClearWater Tech, EcoTex was first introduced to John Massey by Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Skip Mallios who told John just how much of a difference a proper injection of ozone would make with the wash processes in...

IHG to Remove Plastic Straws from Hotels

ATLANTA—IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announced that it will remove plastic straws from its global estate by the end of 2019, representing more than 5,400 hotels in nearly 100 countries. Plastic straws have already been removed from nearly 1,000 hotels in its Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa (EMEAA) region and it is introducing bulk-size bathroom amenities to several hotel brands in the Americas, as part of broader efforts to reduce waste. Keith Barr, CEO, IHG, commented: “IHG is in almost 100 countries and we touch the lives of millions of people each day. This gives us a responsibility to protect...

BENCHMARK Releases Its 2019 Food & Dining Trends

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS—BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company, has just released its Top Ten Dining Trends for 2019. The trends were observed by Benchmark’s executive chefs and culinary experts at the company’s 80 luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants coast to coast, off shore and in Europe. “Food and beverage is an ever-evolving realm of experiences,” says Patrick Berwald, Benchmark’s Vice President Food and Beverage. “The opportunity for us is not only to be ahead of the trend but to understand who tomorrow’s customer will be, what fulfills their needs and how our properties can be ready to meet that demand.” 2019 Dining...

FinalStraw’s Founders Appear on Shark Tank

LOS ANGELES—On the heels of their Kickstarter success, millennial entrepreneurs Emma Cohen, 32, and Miles Pepper, 23, appeared on Shark Tank’s season premiere earlier this week. More than 150,000 FinalStraws have been sold through the Kickstarter and their official site www.finalstraw.com. Co-Founder and President Miles Pepper explains, “When we launched FinalStraw’s Kickstarter, our goal was to sell about five thousand units, and now we’re producing hundreds of thousands. We could have never imagined this success leading to pitching our idea on SharkTank. We’re excited to bring our mission of ridding the planet of single-use plastics to the Sharks, and their...