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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.

Arbor Day Coffee Launches Single-Serve Recycling Concept

NEBRASKA CITY, NEB.—With the growing demand for greener practices for in-room hospitality, the demand for more sustainable coffee choices, including packaging, continues to grow. There is no denying single-serve capsules are here to stay, and with that in mind, the Arbor Day Coffee program has taken extra steps to minimize their impact on the planet by providing a recycling program to hospitality locations purchasing shade-grown Arbor Day Coffee. Arbor Day Coffee is well known to be focused on roasting shade-grown coffee, yet what most may not know is their recent efforts in launching a recycling program for single-serve capsules, specifically...

Dock to Dish Launches First Ever Tour Partnership in the U.S. with Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo

KEY LARGO, FLA.—Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton is the first resort in the country to unveil a new Dock to Dish local seafood initiative. It launched last month. The program is part of the resort’s ongoing campaign to create unique and exhilarating guest experiences that blend sustainable practices into the property’s ethos of elegance. Nestled into the lush tropical fauna of Key Largo, Baker’s Cay Resort is part of Curio Collection by Hilton’s handpicked ensemble of remarkable and unique hotels. “The Baker’s Cay team could not be prouder to stand with the passion of Sean Barrett...

SCS Global Announces Leadership Team for Seafood Certifications

EMERYVILLE, CALIF.—SCS Global Services announced the new management team heading up its sustainable seafood certification programs. The team includes SCS veterans Gabriela Anhalzer, who is now serving as Manager of SCS’ Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries certification unit, and Adam Spiegler as Manager of the company’s Seafood Chain of Custody (CoC) certification programs. SCS welcomes on board Adam Daddino as Manager of its Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Farms certification unit. Finally, long-time SCS seafood traceability expert Jason Swecker has been promoted to the role of Director Sales and Marketing, Seafood. “Adam Spiegler, Gabriela, and Jason have demonstrated their expertise working with scores of clients...

Royal Park Commits to Biodegradable Straws, Fair Trade Wines & Coffees

TOKYO—Royal Park Hotels and Resorts Company, Ltd. (RPHS) says that between June this year and January 2020 it will introduce biodegradable drinking straws made from polylactic acid (PLA) resin derived from renewable biomass such as fermented corn starch, thus replacing around 280,000 plastic straws per year. The company took the decision after due consideration of various options. The new biodegradable drinking straws, certified by the Japan BioPlastic Association, have a reduced impact on the environment. Within the same timeframe RPHS will start to actively support fair trade actions which aim to improve social and environmental standards for producers and workers...

Survey Research Initiates Community for Laundry-Linen Improvement

ALEXANDRIA, VA.—Organizers of the new Hotel & Resort Laundry-Linen Community are launching the group by inviting hoteliers to participate in landmark research to establish key benchmarks to improve the efficiency of hospitality laundry and linen services. This Hotel & Resort Laundry-Linen Benchmark Study and subsequent activities will enable individual properties to compare by segment, size and location their practices against national norms, facilitating quality improvement and cost control. The community will foster information-sharing focused on key metrics for evaluating costs and improving quality, achieving greater energy conservation, reduced water consumption, improved labor management and more. Community founders are suppliers of products...

Water Bottle Maker EcoVessel Partners with Vacation Destinations

BOULDER, COLO.—​​​​​With a mission to spread sustainability worldwide and eliminate single-use plastics across the board, EcoVessel continues their efforts by partnering with two well-known resorts making EcoVessel industry-leading reusable water bottles accessible to all of their guests during their stay. The world-renowned and highly awarded Rancho La Puerta and the newly developed Auberge Resorts are providing EcoVessel bottles to guests for use during their stay, eliminating the need for those wasteful single-use plastic bottles found in most hotels around the world. These partnerships come at a time when the need to eliminate plastic is at an all-time high. We are truly at...

Four Seasons Commits to 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs

TORONTO—Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, a leading luxury hospitality company, has committed to sourcing 100 percent cage-free eggs (both shell and liquid) throughout hotel and resort operations in the United States, Canada and Europe by December 31, 2019. Hotels and resorts in the United States, Canada and Europe are on track to meet this goal, with nearly all properties in the United States, more than 80 percent of properties in Europe, and all four Canadian properties sourcing only cage-free shell and liquid eggs. Remaining hotels and resorts in these regions are actively working towards this commitment to source only cage-free eggs...

Green Suppliers Well Represented at Upcoming Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show

ORLANDO, FLA.—Green Suppliers offering items ranging from stainless steel straws to electric vehicles to Tree Free paper products will be on hand at next month’s Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo Florida. More than 400 total vendors will showcase, demonstrate and sample the newest food products, technology and equipment for the restaurant, foodservice, retail and hospitality markets in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center from Sunday, September 15 through Monday, September 16, 2019. At least 25 suppliers will offer green products and services. In addition to an expansive exhibit hall, The 2019 Florida Restaurant & Lodging...

Deutsche Hospitality Sets End-of-Year Goal to Source Eggs from Barn Hens

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY—Deutsche Hospitality, as part of its group-wide sustainability strategy, will ensure that all eggs and egg products used in its European hotels are sourced from barn hens by the end of 2019. This will be a minimum requirement. The new regulation will apply to all Deutsche Hospitality’s brands and hotels regardless of the type of contractual arrangements that are in place. The regulation excludes all forms of cage keeping and applies to hotels that reopen. Deutsche Hospitality will become the first European hotel chain to have introduced such a changeover in Europe by the end of...

Bardessono Hotel’s Lucy Restaurant Welcomes Jim Leiken as New Executive Chef

YOUNTVILLE, CALIF.—Bardessono Hotel, the luxurious, LEED Platinum Certified wine country retreat in the heart of Napa Valley, introduces a fresh take on Lucy restaurant’s celebrated signature cuisine with the addition of Jim Leiken as Executive Chef. Bringing a repertoire of experience working with some of the world’s most renowned chefs, from Chef Daniel Boulud’s New York City and Palm Beach, Fla. restaurants, Leiken spent the past five years cultivating a deep understanding of the culinary scene in Napa at Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen in St. Helena, with Chef Cindy Pawlcyn. Now taking the helm of Lucy restaurant with careful attention...