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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: greenlodgingnews@gmail.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: greenlodgingnews@gmail.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.

Green Lodging News Welcomes Twig Factory as Directory Partner

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes the Twig Factory as a Green Product & Service Directory sponsor. The Twig Factory offers a unique selection of willow and birch furniture. Included in the Twig Factory collection are tables and desks, chairs and loveseats, beds and night stands, end tables, baskets and birdhouses, plant stands and signs, picture frames, and arbors and ladders. The Twig Factory is based in Fairfield, Iowa. Call (800) 918-6184, e-mail info@twigfactory.com, or go to www.twigfactory.com.

Cali Bamboo Adds Paneling, Wainscoting to Green Product Line

SAN DIEGO—Cali Bamboo has added paneling and wainscoting to its extensive line of environmentally friendly bamboo products. Also new from Cali Bamboo are marbled flooring and plywood, and all-natural bamboo candles. Cali Bamboo paneling is a simple and affordable solution to covering walls, ceilings, bars and wainscoting. Constructed by securing uniform bamboo slats to a thin mesh fabric, bamboo panels add a rustic sense of nature to any decor or theme. The panels come in a variety of colors and patterns. The panels can be attached to surfaces using standard adhesive products or a brad nailer. Cali Bamboo paneling products are...

P&G Professional Launches Interactive Trade Show Site

CINCINNATI—P&G Professional, the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble, has launched MyTradeShowToGo.com, an interactive experience allowing users to gain the industry insights offered at a trade show every day of the year. Now, those looking for the latest news and innovations don’t have to wait to gather information they need at the next industry event; they can simply log on to the Virtual Trade Show from the comfort and convenience of their office. P&G Professional created MyTradeShowToGo.com as an innovative response to the lodging industry’s need for constant access to the detailed news, information and offerings presented at trade shows....

Sanistar Toilet System Combines Modern Design With Water Savings

EDISON, NEW JERSEY—The one-piece, wall-hung Sanistar Macerating Toilet System from SFA Saniflo Inc. allows a business owner to create a new small bathroom or powder room wherever they need one, while saving both space and water. The space savings derives from the Sanistar’S Euro-contemporary design that combines a macerating pump and an electronically activated flushing mechanism into a single package. Measuring only 18 inches wide and 20.5 inches deep and with no external water tank, the self-contained wall-hung unit is ideal for tight spaces where installation space is at a premium. Sanistar saves water by using only 1.1 gallons per...

Eljer Expands Line of Water-Efficient Toilets

DALLAS—In 2005, Eljer introduced the Titan toilet, a gravity-fed toilet using a one-of-a-kind design to ensure total bowl evacuation in one flush, every time. Fast becoming the new benchmark for toilet technology, Eljer recently expanded its Titan toilet line to include designs that complement a variety of bathroom styles, sizes and decors. The streamlined trapway in the Titan toilet line increases siphoning action to assist in completing single-flush bowl evacuation. Dual jets inside the walls of the bowl act together to create a fast (2.5 seconds), quiet and powerful flush. Also, to accommodate any remodeling project, the Titan has a...

Ditto Hangers Introduces Recycled Paper, PET Plastic Hanger Lines

OAKLAND, CALIF.—Ditto Hangers has introduced its new, intelligently designed solution to the unrecyclable hanger. These new products are manufactured from easily recyclable and more environmentally friendly materials, to keep hangers out of landfills. Designed using two of the most recycled materials, Ditto Hangers are made from 100 percent recycled paper and 100 percent recyclable PET plastic, the same plastic used to make water bottles. “We designed our hangers starting at the end of their useful life rather than from the beginning,” says Gary Barker, the company’s president and CEO. “That way we know they’ll have value on the secondary market,...

Green Vacation Hub Partners with Eco Crown Hospitality

YACHATS, ORE.—Green Vacation Hub and Eco Crown Hospitality have partnered to strengthen the power of green travel, while boosting the hospitality industry with certified green standards. In an age of eco-awareness, green standards vary wildly from hotel to hotel. In response, Green Vacation Hub (GreenVacationHub.com) and Eco Crown Hospitality (EcoCrown.com) have partnered to offer a reliable, universal system of measurement for green accommodations. Properties listed on these websites participate in established and approved ‘green’ programs—with many of the properties exceeding the required standards. Green Vacation Hub is a global guide that links travelers with accommodations that emphasize good health...

GLN Welcomes The Turkish Towel Co. as Directory Partner

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes The Turkish Towel Co., Peabody, Mass., as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. The Turkish Towel Co. offers plush, luxurious certified-organic towels and bathrobes. Visit the company’s site at www.turktowel.com to see its entire line of soft, 100 percent ring-spun Turkish cotton towels. Call (866) 631-1676, e-mail delgart@turktowel.com, or go to The Turkish Towel Co. for information.

GLN Welcomes Kustom Options Inc. as Directory Partner

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Kustom Options Inc. as a Green Product & Service Directory sponsor. Window films from Murrieta, Calif.-based Kustom Options help owners earn LEED points while reducing heating and cooling costs, enhancing views, and creating comfort zones. Kustom Options offers only the industry’s highest quality products; ceramic and metal-based products lead the way to comfort, quality and protection. Solar control, security, anti-graffiti, and decorative films are available. Call (866) 564-8468, e-mail kustomoptions@verizon.net, or go to www.kustomoptions.com.

Andover Residence Inn Adds PURE Room System, Improves IAQ

ANDOVER, MASS.—In an era of smoke-free spaces, “green” energy, eco-friendly products and environmental health, the Andover Residence Inn recently announced they are offering improved air quality guest accommodations at their hotel. In response to the wellness trends today’s travelers are requesting, the Andover Residence Inn installed the PURE Room system, the most comprehensive allergy-friendly system in the hospitality industry. The hotel now offers guests an environment with cleaner, healthier air. “At the Andover Residence Inn, we aim to perfect the extended stay experience by combining all the comforts of home with all the perks of a hotel,” says Marisa...