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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: greenlodgingnews@gmail.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: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Hilton Ranked No. 1 Workplace for Parents for Second Consecutive Year

MCLEAN, VA.—For the second consecutive year, Hilton has topped the Best Workplace for Parents list by Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work. This recognition marks the third year in a row that the global hospitality company has ranked among the top workplaces for parents in the United States and the second year in a row at the number one spot. Parents at Hilton appreciate an inclusive environment coupled with industry-leading benefits thoughtfully designed to help them achieve their personal and professional goals. “Our Team Members deliver the light and warmth of hospitality not only within our hotels and communities,...

Four Seasons Hotel at Surf Club Receives Project of Year Award

SURFSIDE, FLA.—Visit Surfside announced that the Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club recently received the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) South Florida region’s GalaVerde LEEDership and Green award for “Project of Year.” The awards recognize excellence in high performance building design, environmental stewardship and community impact, as well as highlight South Florida’s green building initiatives and achievements. “We’re thrilled to have won the U.S. Green Building Council’s best Project of the Year Award. We strive to ensure we are constantly making meaningful and sustainable contributions,” said General Manager, Cornelia Samara. “Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club is one of...

Radisson Hotel Group to Source Only Cage-Free Eggs by 2025

MINNEAPOLIS—Radisson Hotel Group announced that it has made a commitment to sourcing 100 percent of its eggs (shell, liquid and egg products) from cage-free sources globally by 2025 for its entire global portfolio. The Group will also publish this commitment in all key native languages and will publicly report on progress annually. This follows the company’s successful implementation of its augmented Supplier Code of Conduct in 2018, raising the bar with suppliers in terms of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption standards. “The Humane League is delighted to see Radisson Hotel Group committing to sourcing 100 percent cage-free eggs throughout...

Hilton Achieves Ambitious Hiring Pledge, Expands US Military Commitment

MCLEAN, VA.—Hilton announced that it has achieved its Operation: Opportunity target of hiring 30,000 veterans, military spouses and caregivers over the past six years across hotels, corporate offices and work-from-home positions in the United States. To celebrate the milestone and honor National Veterans and Military Families Month, Hilton has pledged to build on its reputation as a military-friendly company and expand its commitment to hire 25,000 additional veterans, military spouses and caregivers by 2025. Additionally, it will provide enhanced training and development opportunities and comprehensive benefits truly tailored for the veteran community. Hilton’s hiring commitment remains the largest in...

Las Vegas Convention Center Makes History as Elon Musk’s The Boring Company Begins Tunneling Destination’s First Underground People Mover

LAS VEGAS—The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) began tunneling the future of transportation in Las Vegas as Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) began work on the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) underground people mover to transport convention attendees throughout the 200-acre campus. This is the first commercial endeavor for TBC and one more first for Las Vegas. “This is truly a significant occasion for Las Vegas,” said Steve Hill, LVCVA CEO. “Our collaboration with The Boring Company continues to elevate the innovative experiences we offer our visitors and will ensure that our expanded convention facilities are among the most...

Should Hotels Demand More for Their Donations?

NATIONAL REPORT—As a hotel owner or manager, you must get asked many times for donations for different fundraising events, all of which are supporting very worthy causes. In fact, you could probably fill your hotel just with prize-winners, but that wouldn’t do much for the balance sheet. As a sector, the hotel trade is very responsive to requests for donations. It purveys a commodity which makes an appealing and effective prize. Whether it is for the PTA gala, the pony club gymkhana or a charity ball, nights away draw in the donors and bidders. We all want to do our...

Travelodge by Wyndham Fuels Growth Momentum with Streamlined Operations

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Travelodge by Wyndham—part of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with more than 9,200 hotels in over 80 countries—is building upon its 2019 growth momentum with the introduction of a new program in 2020 touting initiatives that streamline operations to drive value to owners while helping reduce the brand’s environmental impact. The adventure-focused brand, which has more than doubled its openings year-over-year as of the third quarter, has a history of eco-friendly efforts based on its strong concentration near many U.S. national parks. The new initiative, Travelodge + GO Green, aims to reduce overall waste...

Element Hotels Debuts Innovative Communal Living Room Concept

BETHESDA, MD.—Element by Westin, Marriott International’s brand that has redefined the longer stay experience with a nature-inspired design philosophy that is clean, modern and bright, is launching a new set of hotel experiences that create inclusive opportunities designed to inspire connectedness among today’s modern nomads and their circle of friends, family and colleagues, both near and far. The initiative celebrates Element Hotels making history with the launch of its new room concept, Studio Commons. The room type is the first in the industry to blend the convenience of a hotel with the flexibility and comfort of a home, giving travelers...

Hyatt Launches Three Global Initiatives to Significantly Reduce Single-Use Plastics

CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced a series of initiatives to reduce waste at Hyatt hotels globally, including introducing large-format bathroom amenities and reducing single-use water bottles by June 2021. The following initiatives will be introduced as soon as possible in properties around the world, and no later than June 2021: Transitioning to large-format bathroom amenities to replace traditional small bottles of shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and lotion. Increasing the number of water stations in key public spaces at hotels for guests who wish to refill reusable water bottles. Serving water in carafes or other containers for meetings and events; bottled...

GSN’s 2020 Congress Open for Registration

OJAI, CALIF.—GSNPlanet (GSN) announced the dates for the next Congress, the only spa industry event dedicated to sustainability education and inspiration. Congress will be held January 26 to 30, 2020 at the award-winning Ojai Valley Inn in Ojai, Calif. This year’s event theme will focus on Transformation—both personal and planetary. A unique gathering in the spa and wellness industry, GSN’s Congress creates an environment for professional and personal exploration through quality education, collaborative sessions, and networking. The green inspired think-tank is a three-day event designed to be an interactive experience providing attendees with the inspiration and supportive community necessary for...