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With thousands of announcements each year regarding new green products and services, it is important to have one “go to” news source. Green Lodging News includes product news and much more. Got news to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com. Articles posted in the Vendor News section are press releases submitted by vendors and/or their public relations representatives. They are occasionally written by the editor.

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With thousands of announcements each year regarding new green products and services, it is important to have one “go to” news source. Green Lodging News includes product news and much more. Got news to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com. Articles posted in the Vendor News section are press releases submitted by vendors and/or their public relations representatives. They are occasionally written by the editor.

Volara Teams with CIRQ+ to Power Voice-Based Guestroom Device

MINNEAPOLIS—At HITEC Minneapolis, Volara is partnering with CIRQ+ to augment the company’s new multimodal interface system that includes a guest Opt-in capability that takes voice privacy and security in the guestroom to new levels. Volara’s conversation-management software and secure integrations will enable guests to use voice to communicate through the CIRQ+ Smart platform, an embedded room control and energy-management system, while enhancing the guests’ stay with optimized comfort and convenience. Now, when guests enter their hotel rooms, they can speak commands to the CIRQ+ supported voice assistant selected by the hotel (Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or IBM Watson) to control...

Onity Takes Mobile-Centric Approach to In-Room Connectivity

SALEM, ORE.—Onity, a global leader in electronic locking, access control, and mobile key solutions for the hospitality industry, is simplifying today’s connected room architecture by melding connectivity, door locks, and smart devices into a new, mobile-centric approach for smart hotel rooms. “As a leader in mobile credentialing, Onity continues to advance its hotel access solutions to offer a simple approach to the future of the connected-guest experience,” said Fayyad Sbaihat, President, Onity and Supra. “We are set to provide an easy, flexible path to in-room connectivity.” Based on the latest DirectKey mobile access system and Trillium door locks, Onity’s smart guestroom...

EarthTronics Introduces Vapor Tight LED Series with Sensor

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its new line of IP65 wet location rated Vapor Tight LEDs with an integral microwave sensor to provide a low-cost solution for lighting parking garages, cold storage, walkways, stairwells, under canopy, exterior retail and other wet, dusty and dirty environments. The 48-inch long, Vapor Tight LEDs with the integral microwave sensor from EarthTronics are available in 30 and 40 watts, producing 4200 and 5600 lumens with a 150° beam angle. Both units feature a 5000K color temperature with a high 80+ CRI....

HCN to Unveil ‘Guest Choice’ Green Initiative at HITEC

OTTAWA, ONT.—This week at HITEC Minneapolis, the Hotel Communication Network (HCN) will unveil a new green initiative. Called “Guest Choice,” the patent-pending technology enables guests to use HCN’s in-room Navigator Tablets to opt out of room cleaning, potentially saving owners up to $50 per room per month in labor costs. In addition to determining “if” and “when” they want their rooms cleaned, guests are also given the option to request late checkout for a fee. Upselling this opportunity is an easy way to capture potentially lost revenues. “Giving guests a choice in how they prefer to interact with the hotel...

Verdant Bringing NEW ZX Thermostat to HITEC Minneapolis

MONTREAL, QUEBEC—Next week at HITEC Minneapolis, Verdant will display its newest guestroom energy-management thermostat. Smart, simple and intuitive, the new ZX energy-management thermostat leverages Verdant’s powerful energy-saving features in a sleek and trendy design. Verdant ZX will be on display in Booth 1234, June 17 to 20, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. “This is the first time that HITEC attendees in North America will have the opportunity to see, touch and try our newest guestroom thermostat,” said Michael Serour, Verdant VP of Sales. “The ZX thermostat combines all of our best energy-saving features in a sleek new design. It’s easy...

Hotel Housekeeper Uncovers Human Trafficking Scheme in New Book

ATLANTA—Human trafficking is a growing epidemic in the United States and across the world. As a response to this problem, neuroscience researcher and seasoned author Laura Otis has released her novel, “Clean”, a gripping story of an abused housekeeper who must overcome her inner fears to help women held at a cheap motel by human traffickers. Abused as a child, Ginny lives an isolated life as a housekeeper at the Run-Rite Inn in a small Texas town. The inn’s manager, Jake, who knows every hinge on every door and the personality of every room, encourages Ginny to think beyond dusting,...

Juju Papers Launches FLUX Wallcovering Collection

PORTLAND, ORE.—Avery Thatcher, Portland, Oregon artist behind the outre chic wallcovering studio Juju Papers, launch her latest collection last month. The new group, called FLUX, is intended for both residential and commercial spaces, and takes its cue from women’s fluctuating and generative roles over personal lifetimes and throughout history. Four complementary patterns—some literal, others abstract—in a total of 14 colorways, are rendered with arcs, curves and circles, to connote ebb and flow. Explains Thatcher, “The concept of womanhood has been an ongoing inspiration and study. Through the lens of mother, artist, and studio principal, and my experience versus those of...

Choice Hotels Designates Delta Five as Qualified Vendor

RALEIGH, N.C.—Delta Five Systems, LLC, a supplier of innovative solutions to stop bed bugs using computer vision, biological science, and cloud technology, has been selected for the Qualified Vendor Program of Choice Hotels International, Inc. The agreement supports Choice-branded properties’ access to the Delta Five Automated Bed Bug Detection System, helping Choice franchisees to safeguard their guests’ experience, protect the reputations of their hotels, and receive significant cost savings over traditional pest management methods. One of the world’s largest hotel companies, Choice Hotels franchises approximately 7,000 hotels representing more than 570,000 rooms worldwide across a myriad of brands, including the...

NEA Studio’s Beanie Sofa is Made Entirely of Organic Materials

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—The Beanie Sofa is a comfortable textile-covered sofa that incorporates daybeds facing opposite directions. The wooden structure of the backrest, as well as the soft seat, are filled with organic latex and lentil beans that support the natural curves and movements of the body. The sofa is made entirely of organic materials. Aside from being extremely comfortable, bean-filled seating is also beneficial for health. It can help improve and maintain good posture since it allows both the static and phasic muscles to relax. Health practitioners recommend bean bags as a way of easing back pain. Bean bags provide the perfect middle...

DuPont Tedlar Wallcoverings Debuts New Avant-Garde Collection

WILMINGTON, DEL.—DuPont announced its DuPont Tedlar Wallcovering’s new Avant-Garde collection, and additions to the Celestial collection, giving customers fashion forward options for a wide range of indoor spaces. Wood, metal and stone are the essential building blocks for any great architecture. The Avant-Garde collection embodies the look and feel of these materials in a durable, cleanable wallcovering. The collection’s new alloy pattern has a varying mixture of texture that lends to a patina metal look. “Our Design Council has been hard at work matching trends in interior design and architecture to the latest must-have design elements, and natural materials are in...