Home Kitchen & Laundry

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.

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.

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...

Kind of Wild Wines Launches Organic, Vegan Certified Wine Brand

HEALDSBURG, CALIF.—Hot off the heels of a fully funded crowdfunding campaign and launching last month, Kind of Wild Wines arrives as the first globally sourced, organic, and vegan certified direct-to-consumer wine brand in the USA. It is the brainchild of Adam and Jordan Sager who run Winesellers, LTD—a leading importer and marketer of fine wines. “We are our customers. We lead mindful and healthy lifestyles and want to make sustainable purchasing decisions. For far too long, it has been hard to find high-quality, organic wine offerings. We felt the in-store options were limited too, so we decided to solve the problem ourselves!” shares...

NRA: Switch out Old Kitchen Equipment for New Technology, Save Big on Operating Costs

CHICAGO—Between energy cost savings and equipment rebates, Werewolf American Pub saved more than $10,000 by switching to energy-efficient equipment. Energy-efficient cooking and commercial kitchen ventilation (CKV) systems save money. That is a lesson experts and organizations like the California Energy Commission (CEC) have been preaching for years. To prove it in the real world, the CEC awarded a Building Natural Gas Technology (BNGT) grant to Frontier Energy, Inc., operator of PG&E’s Food Service Technology Center (FSTC), San Ramon, Calif. “We wanted to do more than just swap out standard equipment for energy-efficient models,” says David Zabrowski, Vice President, Frontier Energy. “We wanted to...

WinCup Receives FoodService Innovation Award

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA.—The phade brand of PHA-based straws manufactured by New WinCup Holdings, Inc. has received the Innovation in FoodService Award for Sustainability Solutions from the National Restaurant Association and SmartBrief. The phade straw is the first mass produced marine biodegradable and home and industrial compostable drinking straw made with PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate), a substrate derived from the fermentation of canola oil. While maintaining the feel and user experience of a traditional plastic straw, the phade straw was recognized for its extraordinary ability to quickly biodegrade in marine and backyard and industrial compost environments. The inaugural FoodService Innovation Awards recognize innovative...

Largest Element Hotel Yet, With 460 Guestrooms, Opens in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA—Element Hotels—part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 leading brands and designed for today’s healthy, active traveler—announced the opening of Element Philadelphia, marking the brand’s debut in the city. Developed by Conshohoken-based Chestlen Development, the hotel will be the newest addition to Philadelphia’s reemerging hospitality scene, with travelers planning an average of 2.7 trips this year, according to a recent Visit Philadelphia report. Designed with a focus on sustainability and well-being, Element is ideal for families, groups and business travelers who want to maintain a balanced lifestyle while on the road. “Bringing the Element brand to Philadelphia was a strategic decision to appeal...

Steeped Coffee Adds La Colombe Coffee Roasters to Lineup

SANTA CRUZ, CALIF.—Steeped Coffee, a Certified B Corp, announced the addition of La Colombe Coffee Roasters to its lineup of top brands available in its single-serve Steeped Brewing Method. La Colombe, a pioneer of third wave and fourth-wave coffee, now offers its signature cafe blends in fully compostable Steeped Packs. The proprietary brewing method is changing the way people view single-serve coffee, delivering all the benefits with none of the barriers. The partnership brings quality touch-free coffee and a sought-after green business solution to hotels, offices, wholesale purchasers, and other consumers nationwide. Steeped Coffee, quickly becoming the new standard in single-serve coffee, is the only fully compostable...

RevPAR Development Opens Element Atlanta/Buckhead

ATLANTA—Element Hotels, part of Marriott International, along with Atlanta based RevPAR Development LLC, recently announced the opening of the Element Atlanta/Buckhead, marking the debut of the stylish and eco-focused hotel brand in Georgia. The hotel, which is in the heart of Buckhead, aims to fuel a balanced life for travelers on the road. Designed for today’s healthy, active traveler, Element Hotels has redefined the longer stay experience with a clean, modern, and bright nature-inspired design philosophy featured throughout the hotel. The Element Atlanta/Buckhead boasts 164 suites including spacious studios and the new, innovative Studio Commons concept consisting of multiple rooms...

World Centric Unveils Breakthrough Compostable Molded Fiber Cutlery

ROHNERT PARK, CALIF.—World Centric announced a new and unique collection of certified compostable molded fiber single-use cutlery and serving utensils. This collection of wood-free, plastic-free products provides the foodservice industry a more environmentally conscious option to traditional disposable cutlery and serving utensils and is suitable for a broad range of common food serving and meal prep uses. Currently, available items include 6” and 3” spoons, 6” sporks, and 10” serving utensils capable of hot or cold use. Additionally, molded fiber 6” forks and knives will be available in Spring 2021. World Centric is the first in North America to offer...