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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.

Bentley Prince Street Launches ‘Zoom Room’

LOS ANGELES— Bentley Prince Street recently launched an innovative simulation technology system, named the “Zoom Room,” in its newly opened Chicago showroom during the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair. Developed by Tricycle, this 3D visualization tool provides customers with instantaneous life-sized recreations of custom color carpet products in an actual room environment, providing an effective design tool with significant environmental benefits. The Zoom Room meets today’s designers’ needs for technology-driven visualization to speed up and assist in their design and specification process. It also reduces environmental impact by decreasing sample production, preserving non-renewable resources and reducing landfill waste. ...

Sloan Valve Adds Finishes to its Guildmark Collection

FRANKLIN PARK, ILL.—Sloan Valve Co. has expanded its Guildmark Collection with a new palate of bold, decorative finishes for select sensor-operated faucets and manual Flushometers. The broadened array of finishes, which come with either satin or polished coatings, includes fresh, contemporary colors such as Verdi (green) and Coco Bronze, in addition to classic favorites such as Nickel and Brass. New choices include Satin Copper, Polished Copper and Black finishes in the Powder Coated collection, as well as Antique Bronze, Coco Bronze and Verdi in the Vintage collection. These finishes fit the décor of restrooms in all types of...

Better Living Introduces Complete Line of Sun Aire Purifiers

HOLIDAY ISLAND, ARK.—Better Living, a manufacturing company based in northwest Arkansas, has introduced a line of Sun Aire purifiers. They incorporate custom UVC dual-frequency lamp technology and a lifetime/washable 0.5 micron pre-filter to save the lodging industry up to 50 percent in housekeeping time. Using a patented cool, safe, photon process just like sunlight, Sun Aire purifiers can be taken into a guestroom and run while housekeepers do their chores. Unlike ozone machines that need to be run while the room is unoccupied, Sun Aire purifiers do not produce anything harmful while eliminating airborne smoke/pet/ammonia odors, bacteria and...

Terratex Enters Hospitality Market with Environmental Textiles

GUILFORD, MAINE—Interface Fabrics, a leader in textile manufacturing, announces that its Terratex family of environmental textiles will now be available to meet a growing need for green products in the hospitality market. Introduced in 1996, Terratex has deeply penetrated the corporate market with its branded family of environmental textiles. Terratex fabrics are made from 100 percent recycled and/or renewable materials and are sold through jobbers, furniture manufacturers and re-manufacturers in the commercial interiors industry. “Hotels and resorts, feeling an increased corporate responsibility to preserve the beautiful places in which they are located, are also realizing that sustainable practices...

Smoke-Free Properties in 48 States Now Represented in FreshStay Network

SAINT CHARLES, MO.—In less than half a year, FreshStay—lodging’s fastest-growing online network of smoke-free properties—has united 247 nonsmoking hospitality establishments located in 192 cities in nine nations. Most recently, FreshStay welcomed the 21c Museum Hotel as a member—making Kentucky the 48th state to join the FreshStay organization. “Now that the 21c Museum Hotel—a one-of-a-kind boutique property in Louisville featuring original artwork throughout it—has joined FreshStay, our members represent 48 of the 50 states,” says Ray Burger, founder of FreshStay. “Once smoke-free properties in Arkansas and Mississippi join our online union—and we’re working on those two now—we’ll have a...

New from Alto-Shaam: ASC-2E Platinum Series Convection Oven

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI.—Alto-Shaam has introduced the new Platinum Series ASC-2E half-size convection oven. With a capacity of nine half-size sheet pans, this model features solid welded construction, porcelain enamel interior and is equipped with 4-inch, heavy-duty equipment legs or an optional oven stand. The oven includes a solid stainless steel door with a double pane thermal window. The controlled velocity of convected air also helps prevent product damage from high-velocity air movement. The oven is also available with a standard manual control or an optional electronic control. Go to Alto-Shaam for more information.

Treefrog Veneer Introduces Seven New Wood Veneer Laminates

EASTHAMPTON, MASS.—Treefrog Veneer has introduced seven new real wood veneer laminates for 2006, including horizontal cross-grains, popular verticals and on-the-cusp teaks. The new horizontal finishes—Asian Cherry and Tahoe Birch—plus five vertical and figured finishes, (Silver Ash, Teak & Ebony Sabbiata, Green Willow and Palmwood) represent Treefrog’s commitment to offering designers real wood veneers. “Asian and natural influences abound,” says Treefrog creative director Geoff Schaefer. Treefrog Veneer offers a complete selection of 35 real wood veneer laminates, in traditional wood grains, birdseyes, burls and exotics. Treefrog features composite wood technology, a unique manufacturing process that, utilizing Italian...

Buffalo Niagara Marriott Introduces PURE Allergy Friendly Rooms

BUFFALO, N.Y.—In response to customer requests, the Buffalo Niagara Marriott is adding PURE Allergy Friendly Rooms for their guests who suffer from asthma and allergy conditions, or who simply want the most comfortable stay possible. The PURE program provides guests an environment where every surface is treated to minimize contaminants, irritants and odors. “We are excited to be the first full-service hotel in western New York to offer our guests PURE Allergy Friendly Rooms,” says Dick Schroen, general manager at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott. “It is also great to be working with Buffalo-based PURE Solutions, the leader in...

Power Efficiency Corp. Announces Successful Escalator Tests at Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower

LAS VEGAS—Power Efficiency Corp., a developer and manufacturer of advanced energy savings technologies for electric motors, announced that it completed successful tests on two escalators at the Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower, one of the most recognizable properties on the Las Vegas Strip. The Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower is part of the American Casino & Entertainment Properties family of casinos. “Our products performed very successfully in these tests, the latest of four tests we’ve recently announced,” says Steven Strasser, Power Efficiency’s chairman and c.e.o. “Energy is a core national and environmental concern. With energy prices constantly rising,...

Hotel Companies Adopt Mintek’s Automated Asset Management Systems

DUNEDIN, FLA.—Leveraging the power of the Internet, sophisticated handheld technology and its own innovative software, Mintek Mobile Data Solutions is helping to change the way some of the world’s leading hotel companies manage their assets. At the core of the Dunedin, Fla.-based company’s solutions is its Lodging Asset Management Suite—WinTrack PM, Maintenance Portal, Asset Director, Work Order Kiosk and Alerts. “Increasingly, hotel and management companies are recognizing the potential savings possible through implementation of a comprehensive, automated asset management plan,” says Mark Sokol, director of product marketing for Mintek. “Some of the most important benefits include extended asset...