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Whether an industry announcement, or a hotel accomplishment, Green Lodging News reports on the most up-to-date news and offers a unique perspective on trends—all with the purpose of making your company more profitable. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

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Whether an industry announcement, or a hotel accomplishment, Green Lodging News reports on the most up-to-date news and offers a unique perspective on trends—all with the purpose of making your company more profitable. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Announces Programming in Celebration of Global Wellness Day

HONG KONG—Rosewood Hotels & Resorts today debuts the ultra-luxury hotel brand’s Global Wellness Day programming, which includes a variety of engaging, family-oriented health and wellness activities across the brand’s properties worldwide. In celebration of the annual event, taking place on Saturday, June 8, 2019, Rosewood properties across the Americas, Europe and Asia will offer specialized wellness-focused events and activities that have been designed to facilitate bonding moments between families while simultaneously immersing them in the rich culture of the destination, ranging from an athletic bootcamp set against the inspiring backdrop of Paris’ Place de la Concorde at Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood...

Six Senses Initiating Brandwide Ban on All Toxic Sunscreens

BANGKOK—Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas recognizes that while not everything can be controlled that goes into the oceans, what goes into the waters surrounding each Six Senses property and on our bodies can be carefully managed. To be locally sensitive at its coastline locations and globally sensible in all environments, Six Senses is initiating a brandwide ban on all toxic sunscreens and embracing environmentally-friendly and biologically-safer alternatives. All approved sunscreens have been recognized as 100 percent reef-safe, passing safety measures established from acceptable Environmental Working Group standards and the latest scientific research on coral reef health. Six Senses has also...

Signal Mountain Lodge Launches Composting Partnership with Haderlie Farms

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, WYO.—Signal Mountain Lodge—the only lodging on the shores of Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park—launched a composting partnership with Haderlie Farms of Thayne, Wyoming, in 2018. Over the course of the 2018 summer season, the lodge’s Peaks Restaurant, Trapper Grill, Leek’s Pizzeria, General Store, front desk and staff dining room diverted 42 tons of food waste from the landfill. Erik Kimball, Food and Beverage Director, Signal Mountain Lodge, provided Haderlie Farms with the list of vegetables and herbs he plans to feature on his menu for the 2019 season, which begins May 10. On the...

Plastic War Inducing Shift from Single-Use to Reusable Water Bottles

NATIONAL REPORT—A recent market study published provides a holistic analysis of various trends, drivers, and restraints of the reusable water bottles market. According to the study, the reusable water bottles market will envisage 3.1 percent y-o-y over 2017 to exceed $8.3 billion by the end of 2018. The study remains bullish on the continual rise in demand for reusable water bottles, as growing environmental concerns are driving consumers as well as end-use industrial sectors to switch to eco-friendly alternatives of single-use water bottles. Concerns over the alarming rise in plastic waste has initiated various movements aimed at curtailing its use....

Hilton Hotels Around the World Celebrate 100th Anniversary with ‘Random Acts of Hospitality’

McLEAN, VA.—Hilton, the world’s first global hotel company, celebrated its milestone 100th anniversary in the midst of the most dynamic year in the company’s storied history. To mark the occasion, hundreds of hotels around the world are extending Hilton hospitality beyond their doors by taking “Random Acts of Hospitality” to their communities—from Chicago to Shanghai, Dublin to Dubai and everywhere in between. As it looks ahead to its next century, Hilton also announced the creation of The Hilton Effect Foundation, which will help create a better world to travel by investing in both organizations and people having a positive impact...

The Duffie Companies Eyes LEED Platinum for Home2 Suites by Hilton Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, MD.—With 13 years of building to LEED standards under its belt, it is no surprise that The Duffie Companies’ first hotel project would be a LEED one. With the Home2 Suites by Hilton Silver Spring (Md.), however, The Duffie Companies has gone far beyond basic LEED certification; the hotel is on the way to becoming one of just seven LEED Platinum hotels or resorts in North America. Unique to the hotel is its location, says Shane Pollin, Director of Development for The Duffie Companies. “This community has no other hotels nearby,” he says. The property is located on...

Greenbuild Conference & Expo Releases 2018 Sustainability Report

DALLAS—Informa and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the release of the 2018 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, highlighting valuable metrics and key benchmarks regarding the impact on sustainable sourcing, community involvement, and carbon footprint reduction at the 2018 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held last November at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event achieved an overall 86 percent waste diversion rate. “We’re thrilled to have made such great strides for event sustainability,” said Sherida Sessa, Greenbuild Brand Director, Informa. “We had a lot of ‘firsts’ in 2018 and tried new approaches that worked well. Our hope is that these achievements...

Building Energy Efficiency Through Mandatory Improvement Programs

NATIONAL REPORT—Major cities across the United States feel palpable tension between the demands of exploding population growth and developing an infrastructure that can meet the modern standards of energy efficiency. To keep efficiency front and center, many cities, counties, and states have implemented local laws to measure and improve the energy and water performance of buildings in their jurisdictions. These mandatory building efficiency policies are fairly new in the United States, unlike the optional (and more well-known) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications, which launched in 1994 and is shepherded by the U.S. Green Building Council. Understanding and...

We Are Water Foundation, Diamond Resorts Partner to Launch Sustainable Water Usage Initiative at European Resorts

LAS VEGAS—Diamond Resorts, a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, has partnered with the We Are Water Foundation to launch an initiative that encourages travelers to make a rational and sustainable use of water. As part of the initiative, Diamond Resorts will be educating members, owners, guests and team members to make a reasonable and sustainable use of water within all of the company’s European properties. With help from We Are Water, Diamond Resorts will hold programs aimed at informing people of their water usage and encouraging them to make simple changes, such as reusing bath towels...

Mandai Park Holdings Invites Guests to Get Closer to Nature with New Resort

SINGAPORE—Come 2023, a new resort experience will open to guests at Mandai, bringing them closer to nature through a biophilic design that integrates the buildings with their natural surroundings. The design of the new Mandai resort will be helmed by local architectural firm, WOW Architects. Speaking on the appointment of WOW Architects, Mike Barclay, Group CEO of Mandai Park Holdings (MPH) said, “WOW Architects’ concept demonstrated the best design response to our brief, one that will bring our guests closer to nature. We have brought together the strengths of two homegrown brands, WOW Architects and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts....