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You Say It’s Your Birthday & Other News

Glenn Hasek

A few different things this week:

I am excited to announce the 14th anniversary of Green Lodging News. A total of 729 weeks of e-newsletters and more than 11,000 edited and written articles later, I am still here. A major thank you to the many hundreds of suppliers who have supported Green Lodging News over the years. Green Lodging News would not exist without you. And of course, a big thank you to the many thousands of readers who have utilized Green Lodging News as a source of news. Be sure to support our suppliers and be sure to tell them you found them here. That means a lot to me. I also must thank the many editorial contributors over the years—suppliers, consultants and others who have given of their time to craft articles and guest columns. To the many public relations consultants who have sent articles and press releases, thank you. Having been a public relations consultant myself over the years, I know your jobs are sometimes not easy.

Never hesitate to send a story idea my way. I am always open to criticism and even the occasional kudos on a job well done. You would be amazed how much that makes my day. I can always be reached at greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

I look forward to continuing to write for you for another 14 years.

HX: The Hotel Experience & Boutique Design New York

I guess it was just a matter of time—the cancelling of the HX and BDNY shows in New York City in November. As much as I expected this news, I was sorry to read it this past week. I have attended these shows for years and will miss the networking, seeing good friends, etc. Can you imagine the thousands of interactions and educational opportunities that will be missed? The business lost? Let’s all double down on the mask wearing, social distancing, etc. I know we can do better!

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Interview

I recently had the great pleasure of chatting with Jeffery Smith, Vice President Sustainability, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. Watch for the article this coming week on Green Lodging News. Six Senses, now owned by IHG, has always impressed me as one of the planet’s leading hotel companies when it comes to sustainability. Six Senses’ goal is to eliminate all plastic by 2022 (upstream and downstream), it has its own water bottling operation that allows the company to eliminate 1 million plastic bottles a year, and every hotel has its own full-time sustainability manager. Quite impressive!

Thank you again for all of your great support over the years.

Green Lodging News Adds Manchester Mills to Directory

Green Lodging News welcomes Manchester Mills to the Linens & Towels section of its Green Product & Service Directory. It engineers smarter textile solutions through a team of creators, innovators, and partners to produce sheeting, top of bed, bath & pool towels, and basic bedding products. With key focus in research & development, design & engineering and strategic manufacturing, the company has over 25 global patents and 10 unique inventions. Beyond durable bed linens and ultra-absorbent bath towels, Manchester Mills is mindful of its choices and its impact on the world. Its commitment to thoughtful, actionable environmental and social responsibility is ingrained in its processes to provide world class products. Call (833) 626-4557, e-mail info@manchestermills.com, or go to www.manchestermills.com.

Who is Your Sustainability Champion?

Green Lodging News is always looking to profile sustainability champions in our Personnel Profile section. If you would like to nominate someone for this section of Green Lodging News, contact me at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Looking for Guest Columnists

Every two weeks Green Lodging News posts a new guest column on its website. (Click here for examples.) The guest column also appears in the weekly e-newsletter. Green Lodging News is currently in need of industry experts to contribute occasional guest columns. Experts may include consultants, architects, designers, suppliers and those who own or operate green lodging establishments. Columns may be articles that take a stance on a particular subject or be strictly educational in nature. Columnists benefit by having their photo included along with a one paragraph description of their company. Interested in writing a column? Contact Glenn Hasek, publisher and editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Get in the Green Suppliers Spotlight!

Green Lodging News, lodging’s leading environmental news source, publishes Green Suppliers Spotlight, an e-blast to 19,990 subscribers that features the lodging industry’s leading green products and services. The e-blast features multiple vendors—unlike the current Green Supplier Spotlight that allows one supplier to “own” the Green Lodging News subscriber list for one e-blast. (Click here for a Green Suppliers Spotlight sample.)

Green Suppliers Spotlight is published weekly on Thursdays to general managers, owners, management companies, directors of sustainability, directors of engineering, facilities managers and many others who are either in purchasing positions or who influence purchasing decisions. Suppliers of green products and services throughout North America and beyond are invited to participate in the e-blast. (Minimum two suppliers per e-blast.) Green Suppliers Spotlight was created to give vendors an opportunity to reach a high number of industry purchasers at a very low cost—as low as $200 per e-mail. (Click here for rate sheet.)

Those advertising in Green Suppliers Spotlight can include up to 100 words, one image, contact information and multiple links to their website in their ad. At the end of each month, a report will be sent to each supplier with information on delivered e-mails, opens and click-throughs.

Planning Advertising for 2020?

Green Lodging News is accepting reservations for advertising spots for 2020. Many excellent spots are available on our new website and in the weekly e-mail newsletter. Many Green Supplier Spotlight dates are also available. Interested in receiving a 2020 media kit? Be sure to contact me as soon as possible at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at greenlodgingnews@gmail.com. A media kit can also be accessed by clicking here. Thank you to all those companies that consistently support Green Lodging News.

Newsletter & Green Supplier Spotlight Circulation

The circulation of our weekly e-newsletter and Green Supplier Spotlight currently stands at 19,990. Thank you to our new subscribers for signing up. Be sure to encourage your colleagues to do the same. There are “subscribe” links on the Green Lodging News home page. You may also e-mail greenlodgingnews@gmail.com to be added to our list.

Green Lodging News & Social Media

Green Lodging News now has 1,801 Twitter followers. Thank you to all of those who follow our tweets. In addition to following us on Twitter, be sure to bookmark the Green Lodging News Blog in your browser. More importantly, participate with your comments. Green Lodging News is also on Facebook. Be sure to “Like” us there. Green Lodging News now has 980 Facebook likes.

As always, I can be reached at greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.