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Profits go down the drain, literally, when water is not conserved. Fortunately, there are many measures that can be taken to reduce consumption--both inside and outside of the hotel building. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and best practices. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Water Conservation

Home Water Conservation
Profits go down the drain, literally, when water is not conserved. Fortunately, there are many measures that can be taken to reduce consumption--both inside and outside of the hotel building. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and best practices. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Seven Ways to Be Recognized as an Environmentally Friendly Property

NATIONAL REPORT—Environmentalism has spread through every industry it can touch, and hospitality is one of them. Guests have always wanted enjoyable, high-class hotel experiences, but they’re increasingly requesting sustainable practices along with this. They want to know they’re spending their money on morally conscious, socially responsible businesses. Environmental issues are too significant to ignore for many people, and part of being eco-conscious means aligning their spending with their values. If your hotel isn’t already a master in sustainability, you can quickly reach that level by applying some green practices. Staying on top of consumer trends and preferences enables you to...

Madrid’s VP Plaza España Design Earns LEED Gold

MIAMI—VP Plaza España Design, a luxurious 214-room hotel located on Madrid’s famous Gran Vía, has earned the prestigous LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Gold certification, solidifying its position in the city as an example for environmentally conscious design and operation. The five-star hotel, which opened March 2018, scored well in several areas including its sustainable setting, innovative design, water and energy use efficiency, and use of quality materials and resources, all efforts which meet the priorities outlined by LEED for Spain. “We are honored to be one of the only hotels in Spain to achieve this important designation,”...

Considerations to Corner the Market on Eco-friendly Bathroom Design

Unlike a bedroom where a new coat of paint, a few lamps and a fresh set of curtains can transform the room into a fantastic renovation piece, a bathroom requires much more complicated, informed decisions that are often tied to technological advancements. An outdated bathroom is not only aesthetically unpleasant; it also utilizes significantly more water and energy than it should, and would, if it incorporated contemporary products. Besides taking advantage of the opportunity to be responsible for protecting the environment while striving for substantial reductions in utility costs, innovative solutions are a great way to attract and retain...

HX, BDNY Filled with Impactful, Creative Examples of Product Innovation

The Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and HX: The Hotel Experience trade shows wrapped up this past week at the Javits Center in New York City. While HX looked the smallest it has ever been, together with BDNY the two shows were formidable to cover. On my radar this year was what was newsy and new. Here then is what I found most interesting at this year’s shows: The Humble Co. featured its bamboo toothbrushes, natural toothpaste and other products. The toothbrush handles are made of easily biodegradable bamboo and the bristles out of nylon, a durable material that degrades...

YOTEL Amsterdam Opens with Top Notch Sustainability Credentials

AMSTERDAM—YOTEL has opened its doors in Amsterdam. Complete with an all-day dining concept, a stunning deck and a one of a kind outdoor cinema, the 202-cabin hotel offers a slick experience enhanced by clever use of technology and sustainable design at a surprisingly affordable price. The brand’s first hotel in mainland Europe, YOTEL Amsterdam is at the epicenter of the up-and-coming Buiksloterham neighborhood, built on the sunny bank of the Tolhuis Canal. Home to start-ups and creative businesses, the area is also brimming with hip bars, experimental festivals and modern architecture, making it an ideal base for modern travelers. Cabins—YOTEL speak...

Green Lodging News Welcomes Majestic International to Product Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News welcomes Majestic International to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Linens & Towels and Robes & Slippers categories. Majestic International offers an eco-friendly robe and towel program that requires less detergent, saves 20 percent in drying time and reduces water consumption by 30 percent. The products are 100 percent natural and biodegradable yet thick and thirsty and luxurious. The biodegradable slippers made from jute will reduce landfills yet pamper guests. Call (203) 373-1853 or e-mail Wendy Thompson at w.thompson@majesticinternational.com for more information. Glenn Hasek can be reached at editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

MGM Resorts Announces Bold Vision for Social Impact & Sustainability

LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International announced an evolved vision for social impact and sustainability including setting goals to bolster diversity and inclusion, donate millions of meals and continue offering scholarship and educational opportunities for employees and their families. Through a commitment to be “Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet,” MGM Resorts is committing to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make a bigger difference in the lives of its employees, guests and in the communities where the company operates. “As a company with a global presence and more than 80,000 employees worldwide, MGM Resorts recognizes...

Interface Announces Mission Zero Success, Commits to Climate Take Back

ATLANTA—Interface announced Mission Zero success ahead of its original 2020 target. Over the past 25 years, the company drove significant improvements across all key sustainability metrics internally and throughout its supply chain to help meet its objectives. And, Interface galvanized others along the way to implement more sustainable business practices. This created a positive ripple effect that helped the company not only achieve but also extend Mission Zero far beyond its original intentions. Interface’s direction and influence has helped countless others reduce their environmental footprint and work toward net zero impact within their own organizations. Based on 25 years of...

ROBES & SLIPPERS

Majestic International Majestic International At Majestic International, Hospitality has always been a vital part of our company throughout our 90+ year history. Our mission is to provide quality product and superior personalized service. We are proud to offer the finest robe, towel, and slipper selection designed to meet the needs of our hotel and spa clients around the world. We offer an eco-friendly robe and towel program that requires less detergent, saves 20% in drying time and reduces water consumption by 30%. They are 100% natural and biodegradable yet thick and thirsty and luxurious. Our biodegradable slipper made from jute will...

Duravit Introduces New SensoWash i Shower-Toilet

ATLANTA—Duravit has introduced the new SensoWash i shower-toilet that combines technical innovations with iconic design. This next level of the SensoWash series fuses 21st century design by Philippe Starck with impeccable quality and attention. “Duravit prides itself on setting, not following, the trends of ‘what’s next’ in the bathroom space,” explains Duravit USA President Tim Schroeder, “and we believe in coming out of the gate with perfection. SensoWash i is a testament to that. After years of development and refinement, we’re proud to introduce a shower-toilet that achieves both the highest standards in technology and design for your future bathroom.” New...