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One of the hottest trends in lodging today is wellness. Wellness tourism is expected to be a more than $900 billion segment in 2022. Many of our industry's leading hotel brands have launched programs to take advantage of this trend. The first wellness conference in our industry has been launched. To find additional articles in this category, search on "wellness" on this site. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and trends. Contact Glenn Hasek, Editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Wellness

Home Wellness
One of the hottest trends in lodging today is wellness. Wellness tourism is expected to be a more than $900 billion segment in 2022. Many of our industry's leading hotel brands have launched programs to take advantage of this trend. The first wellness conference in our industry has been launched. To find additional articles in this category, search on "wellness" on this site. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and trends. Contact Glenn Hasek, Editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Thompson Hotels Announces Collaboration with CorePower Yoga to Provide Ultimate Mind-Body Experience

CHICAGO—Hyatt recently launched a new collaboration between Thompson Hotels and the nation’s largest yoga studio brand, CorePower Yoga, to offer a series of not-your-average rooftop workout classes rooted in the mindfulness of yoga, designed to transform the minds and bodies of guests, CorePower Yoga members and locals. Classes are available complimentary to Thompson Hotels guests at participating properties and accessible to CorePower Yoga members and locals. “At Thompson Hotels, we aim to create valuable experiences that align with the priorities of our guests and that includes how they stay well and fit on the road,” said Crystal Vinisse Thomas, Vice President & Global...

Standard Fiber and 37.5 Technology Strengthen Partnership

BURLINGAME, CALIF.—To ensure consumers get a full night of deep, restful sleep and wake up refreshed, Standard Fiber, one of the world’s largest suppliers to the home textile market and manufacturer of basic bedding products, has expanded its collaboration with 37.5 Technology, a global leader in sustainable thermoregulation material science, to offer a broader scope of bedding products made with the innovative temperature regulating technology. Bedding made with 37.5 Technology helps keep you warm when you’re cold and cool you down when you’re hot—continually adjusting to maintain a climate of personal comfort throughout the night. By using the thermoregulating properties of volcanic minerals, which...

Green Seal Bans All PFAS in Cleaning & Personal Care Products

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Green Seal recently announced a prohibition on any per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in all Green Seal-certified cleaning and personal care products. Products certified to Green Seal’s updated standards will be verified to be PFAS-free and to meet one of the highest benchmarks for safety and environmental protection in the marketplace, the group announced. Green Seal’s standards have prohibited long-chain PFAS formally classified as hazardous. However, a growing body of evidence indicates that short-chain PFAS have the same harmful health and environmental effects as the legacy PFAS they are replacing. Green Seal’s updated cleaning and personal care product standards now prohibit...

Force of Nature Launches EPA-Registered All-in-One Cleaner

BOSTON—Force of Nature, the toxin-free cleaning brand on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America, launched their new commercial-sized Force of Nature Pro for businesses and organizations of all sizes including spas, hospitals, schools, health clubs, hotels, and more. The brand is making it easier for businesses and organizations to make their facilities toxin-free and sustainable by helping them eliminate single-use plastic bottles and reduce their plastic waste by 97 percent. Force of Nature Pro is an appliance that uses electricity to convert tap water, plus a capsule of salt, water & vinegar, into an all-in-one multi-surface...

The Ritz-Carlton Spas Launch New Wellness Journeys Created in Collaboration with ESPA

BETHESDA, MD.—ESPA and The Ritz-Carlton announce the launch of a new, innovative wellness concept, “Meaningful Wellness Journeys.” The concept, exclusive to The Ritz-Carlton, provides tailor-made journeys designed for optimum wellness, giving each guest the emotional and physical strength to adapt and cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life, physically, mentally, and spiritually. The journeys center around three key wellness pillars: mind, body, and skin. Each treatment is tailored to the individual, using mindfulness, holistic modalities, and wellbeing techniques, in-line with Forbes standards, to forge connection and reinforce resilience. “Our Ritz-Carlton Spas are renowned for delivering innovative and revitalizing wellness experiences...

Jumeirah Beach Hotel Installs Water Bottling Plant

DUBAI, U.A.E.—Jumeirah Beach Hotel is saying goodbye to single-use plastic bottles by installing a top-of-the-range Nordaq glass bottling plant at the resort. With roughly 300 million tons of plastic produced each year and nearly 8.8 million tons dumped directly into our oceans, the Dubai family resort is contributing to the fight against discarded plastic by replacing single-use water bottles in its rooms and suites with reusable glass bottles. The hotel’s in-house water treatment and bottling operations will eliminate single-use bottles and give guests an eco-friendly alternative. This is in-line with the Dubai Can initiative from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin...

Wynd Technologies Unveils Smoke & Noise Detection Solution

SAN CARLOS, CALIF.—Wynd Technologies, Inc., a California-based maker of proprietary AI-powered indoor air monitoring and purification technologies, announced the launch of Sentry, its latest proprietary indoor environment sensor and the only monitor of its kind that can reliably detect cigarette and marijuana smoke, vape usage and excessive noise. Sentry’s groundbreaking features afford property owners peace of mind by acting as a deterrent to unwanted smoking and disturbances, providing evidence for damage claims and assuring guests that they are staying in a verifiably smoke-free property. Sentry’s airID smoke speciation technology sends alerts to property owners’ smartphones about unwanted smoking, while Sentry’s noise...

The Role of Hydrogen Peroxide in Providing Safe, Pure Air & Surfaces for Your Guests

For years the EPA has been relaying evidence that indoor air can be more seriously polluted than outdoor air even in the largest and most industrialized cities. Given that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, that is not a good thing—especially for the young, the elderly and the chronically ill. These groups often spend time in your hotels. With the coming of COVID-19 and its many related variants, air quality (and surface quality) has finally got the attention it deserves, says Randy Mount, Owner & CEO of Extreme Microbial Technologies, who I spoke with for this column....

Javits Center Announces Creation of Pickled Produce from Its New Rooftop Farm

NEW YORK—The Javits Center announced the creation of Jacob’s Harvest, a new line of pickled produce from the convention center’s new one-acre rooftop farm. The bottled produce is harvested directly from the rooftop farm—which was completed last year as part of a 1.2 million square-foot expansion—and will be distributed to customers and visitors to raise awareness about the venue’s roof-to-table culinary program. Managed by urban farming company Brooklyn Grange, the rooftop farm is in its first full season and is expected to generate up to 40,000 pounds of annual produce. From arugula to zucchini, the various crops being grown...

Excel Dryer Adds Sybil Jandette as Business Development Manager

EAST LONGMEADOW, MASS.—Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the XLERATOR Hand Dryer, announced that Sybil Jandette has joined its growing team as New Business Development Manager, Latin America. A current resident of Mexico with extensive experience in supply chain management for manufacturers in Latin America and China, Jandette will be responsible for developing Excel Dryer’s strategy and growth in the Latin American market. “Sybil brings her own unique experience working in the Latin American market to Excel Dryer, and we are so excited that she will be able to share her knowledge as a trusted member of our team,” said William Gagnon, Vice President of...