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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

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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.

Vios Spa Group Launches U.S. Based Certification Program for Green Spas

ASHLAND, ORE.—Vios Spa Group announces the launch of the U.S. based certification program for “green” spas. A comprehensive, global spa certification designed just for spas and offered by spa veterans, the purpose of the Vios Certified Sustainable Spa global program is to assess and recognize leading spas with sustainability best practices and quality standards. The program’s founder, Shelley Lotz, is the pioneering author of Green Spas and Salons: How to Make Your Business Truly Sustainable (2013), and a former Board Member of the Green Spa Network. With over 25 years of experience in the spa/wellness/beauty industry as an owner, esthetician,...

CWT Research: Business Travelers More Health-Conscious During Trips

MINNEAPOLIS—Research by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, shows that awareness of maintaining healthy eating habits is growing momentum amongst business travelers. Overall 38 percent of business travelers eat healthier while on the road. Asia Pacific travelers are the most likely to eat healthier when traveling for business (46 percent) compared to travelers in Americas (35 percent) and Europe (29 percent). “Maintaining healthy habits while traveling is nearing the top of the priority list for travelers around the world,” said Niklas Andréen, CWT’s Chief Traveler Experience Officer. “At the end of the day, being in tune with what matters to...

Travelers Have Option of Sleeping with Succulents, Palms & Ferns at First Plant Pop-up Hotel from Orbitz

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Millennial travelers have spoken: they want more plants, please. In a recent survey by Orbitz, 63 percent of millennial vacationers said the hotel amenity they’d most like to see is more plants in their hotel rooms and the same amount said they are seeking out plant-filled spaces and activities such as botanical gardens and parks on vacation. That’s why Orbitz, in collaboration with Garfield Park Conservatory (GPC) and The Kimpton Gray in Chicago’s Loop neighborhood, are teaming up to create the first plant pop-up hotel, bookable exclusively on Orbitz.com during National Indoor Plant Week September 16 to...

Lutron Celebrates Opening of Commercial Experience Center

COOPERSBURG, PA.—For almost six decades, Lutron Electronics has been a leader in the lighting control industry. Now, as Lutron celebrates its new Commercial Experience Center in Manhattan, the company is once again bringing bold ideas and a fresh vitality to lighting and design. “Experience” is the operative word at the flagship center, located just off Fifth Avenue at 3 E. 28th Street in New York’s lively NoMad neighborhood. At the core of the center is the Lutron HXL approach, a broad philosophy of human centric lighting that deftly employs four elements of lighting design—natural light, quality light, connection to the...

Norb Introduces Its Own Brand of LED Light Bulbs

SPRING LAKE, MICH.—Norb, LLC introduces the Norb (Nutri-Orb) brand of LED light bulbs. The Norb line of Wellness Lighting for Better Working, Learning and Living includes: NorbSMILE—The “Feel Right” Light illuminates with a white-color light designed with the sun’s “happy” light spectrum that awakens and energizes. It is available as an A19 LED bulb with 11 watts and as a tube light with 18 LED watts. In contrast to regular indoor lights which may cause drowsiness, lethargy or agitation, NorbSMILE supports a positive mood, alertness, energy and productivity. NorbSMILE is the healthy building light for daytime illumination in company offices,...

New Hotel Redmond By SCP Scheduled to Open After Two-Year, $7 Million Renovation

REDMOND, ORE.—Soul Community Planet announced that after a two-year, $7 million renovation, The New Hotel Redmond by SCP will open this year. The 41,000 square-foot, 49-room hotel, redeveloped in partnership with the city of Redmond, is an historic building located in the rapidly growing center of Redmond, Ore. The Rooftop, a 1,500 square-foot rooftop social garden (restaurant / bar), opened in August, with the full hotel—along with SCP Commons, its creative co-working and social space, and SCP Provisions market—following in the fall. Opening room rates will start at $125 per night. The redevelopment of The New Hotel Redmond by SCP...

Caesars Entertainment Releases 10th Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

LAS VEGAS—Caesars Entertainment Corporation, one of the world’s most diversified gaming and entertainment companies, published its annual PEOPLE PLANET PLAY corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, marking a decade of positive impact in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy. The Report covers progress made by the company in 2018 and during the first half of 2019 in six key areas: Leadership in Responsible Business Caesars was recognized for the fifth consecutive year as one of the “Most Community-Minded Companies” by Civic 50, a Points of Light initiative, and was named to Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for 2019,...

Florida Event Kicks Off Busy Conference, Trade Show Season

This coming weekend begins my busy travel season and one of the most important times of the year for trade show activity. I will be attending the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show in Orlando (September 15 to 16). There is a long list of green suppliers among the more than 400 vendors who will be attending. Available will be items ranging from paper, silicon and stainless-steel straws to electric vehicles to Tree Free paper products. Be sure to watch for coverage of this show on GLN. Also coming up in Orlando is the third annual Sustainable Hospitality Summit on...

Sustainable Hospitality Summit Set for September 20 in Orlando

ORLANDO—The U.S. Green Building Council Sustainable Hospitality Host Committee will hold its third annual Sustainable Hospitality Summit on September 20 at the LEED Gold Grand Bohemian Hotel in Orlando. USGBC Florida will host the event that will convene industry experts focused on the sustainable footprint of the hospitality industry: resilient design strategies, reducing carbon emissions and waste, curating wellness experiences, crafting healthy communities and prioritizing human capital. The Title Sponsor is EXP. A total of 125 executive-level hospitality professionals are expected. The full-day leadership summit will showcase innovation in sustainable hospitality, operations, resilient design and corporate social responsibility. The summit...

Green Spa Network Appoints New Board Members

ATLANTA—The Green Spa Network (GSN) announced its recent board appointments to the Board of Directors. Those elected are talented individuals who bring depth and experience in practicing sustainability and bringing international reach to the spa industry. GSN welcomes Teresa Flyger, Director, Global Brand Wellness at Hilton Worldwide and Sallie Fraenkel, Founder and President of Mind Body Spirit Network. As a development project manager within the spa and fitness industry for the past 20 years, Flyger developed award-winning projects with multi-cultural teams around the globe. Having recently joined the Hilton team, Teresa’s focus is on creating unique wellness spaces and guest experiences....