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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.

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....

WooBamboo Named Eco Oral Care Brand for 2019 Forbes Travel Guide

CAPE CORAL, FLA.—WooBamboo, a leader in environmentally-friendly bamboo toothbrushes and other natural oral care products, has been named the Official and Exclusive Eco Oral Care Brand for the 2019 Forbes Travel Guide. Forbes Travel Guide, formerly known as Mobil, was founded in 1958 and created the nation’s original star rating system for the luxury hospitality industry. With incognito experts who travel to hotels, restaurants, and spas across the country, Forbes Travel Guide works hard to give consumers the power to make better decisions about the products they buy and services they use. Each year, Forbes Travel Guide provides a list...

Six Senses Voted No. 1 Hotel Brand Third Year in Row

BANGKOK—Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has been voted the world’s No. 1 Hotel Brand for the third year in a row by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, the largest and most influential travel magazine in the United States. A meaningful brand is at the heart of any thriving business. It is what people connect to more than any product. According to Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs, there is no promotion or offer in the world that can influence brand love as much as employees. “This is a joyful opportunity to recognize our hosts, who live our values and...

Dominica’s Storm-Torn Jungle Bay Resort Reopens Bigger & Better

LONDON—Dubbed by the media as the “Phoenix of Dominica,” Jungle Bay resort has finally reopened, four years after closing down. The popular five-star development had previously operated for 10 years before Storm Erika destroyed it in 2015. It has now relocated to the western coast of the small island of Dominica, in the Mourne Acouma village in Soufriere and has already welcomed its first guests. The island has made a remarkable recovery after Hurricane Maria made landfall in 2017 and has since gone on to “build back better” largely using money coming from foreign investors also seeking second citizenship. Jungle...

Pure Wellness Expands into Three Atlanta Properties

ATLANTA—Pure Wellness, a pioneer and leader in hotel guestroom wellness solutions, announces the expansion of their portfolio with the installation of 15 Pure Rooms at three properties in Atlanta, one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. Now, wellness-minded travelers visiting the Fairfield Inn and Suites Atlanta Kennesaw, or Marriott International’s Springhill Suites Atlanta Kennesaw and Springhill Suites Atlanta Buford/Mall of Georgia can experience Pure Rooms. “Both the Fairfield and Marriott International brands are known and designed to deliver an inviting and effortless experience for guests,” said Haley Payne, Chief Wellness Experience Officer for Pure Wellness. “The wellness trend is...