Hotel News Resource - Environmental News Environmental Hotel Industry News EN Hotel News Resource - Environmental News Sandals Resorts to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic from Resorts Across Seven Caribbean Islands Hotel Environmental Sandals Resorts Today, on the first day of Pollution Prevention Week, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) announced that all 19 Sandals and Beaches Resorts across seven Caribbean islands - including Jamaica, the Bahamas, St. Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Barbados and Turks & Caicos - will eliminate the 21,490,800 single-use plastic straws and stirrers used across the resorts each year by November 1, 2018. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:09:04 EST Devices Designed to Put a Stop to Costly, Aggravating Toilet Leaks - By Glenn Hasek Hotel Environmental Green Lodging News When staying at hotels, travelers tend not to treat the guestroom like their own home. No surprise there. Assuming that is the case, why trust them to report something as simple as a leaking toilet? Wed, 5 Sep 2018 14:33:25 EST Arlo Hotels Launches Dedicated Sustainability Program Hotel Environmental Hotel News Resource Arlo Hotels, an independent hotel brand, today announced the launch of Arlo Cares, a sustainability program designed to spark eco-conscious changes in travel and serve as a home base for green-minded travelers. Tue, 28 Aug 2018 11:42:39 EST Scandic Hotels Joins ITP to Help Hotel Industry Achieve Sustainable Development Goals Hotel Environmental Scandic Scandic Hotels is bringing its best practice and know-how on sustainability to collaborate with 13 other leading hotels as a member of the International Tourism Partnership (ITP). Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:01:14 EST Virgin Group Founder, Sir Richard Branson and Jamaican Prime Minister Announce $1bn+ Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator Hotel Environmental Virgin 26 countries and 40+ private sector partners create coalition to fast track climate action across the Caribbean Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:20:23 EST Hotel Director in Cambodia Drives Change with Plastic Water Bottle Elimination Campaign - By Glenn Hasek Hotel Environmental Green Lodging News The campaign, called Refill Not Landfill, has already avoided the placement of 1.2 million plastic bottles into Cambodia’s waste stream. More than 40 members of Siem Reap’s hospitality and tourism industries and development sector have joined ReFill Not Landfill. Mon, 30 Jul 2018 10:32:42 EST Marriott International To Remove Plastic Straws Worldwide By July 2019 Hotel Environmental Marriott Company to eliminate more than 1 billion plastic straws annually Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:01:51 EST Hyatt Hotels Worldwide Plan to Eliminate Plastic Straws and Drink Picks Hotel Environmental Hyatt Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced Hyatt hotels around the world plan to eliminate single-use plastic straws and drink picks. After Sept. 1, 2018, straws and picks will be available on request only, and eco-friendly alternatives will be provided where available. Mon, 9 Jul 2018 14:32:55 EST How The Travel Industry Is Cutting Down on Single-Use Plastics - Forbes Hotel Environmental Forbes From the EU's May 2018 proposed ban on plastics to reduce ocean litter, to Australia's recent prohibiting of plastic bags, the environmental impact of plastic waste has been gaining awareness worldwide. The travel industry has also been taking notice. Mon, 9 Jul 2018 14:10:20 EST Meliá Hotels International to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics in All Its Hotels In 2018 Hotel Environmental The Executive Vice President and CEO of Meliá made the announcement during his speech at the Group’s General Shareholders’ Meeting, a decision justified by the fact that 'great customer experiences have to be compatible with respect for the planet, and plastic pollution is a global challenge which affects all destinations.' Wed, 6 Jun 2018 11:44:18 EST New Guestroom Sound Masking Technology Aims to Improve Sleep Experience - By Glenn Hasek Hotel Environmental Green Lodging News Two companies have recently introduced portable sound masking systems to the lodging industry - Nightingale Smart Solutions Inc. and K.R. Moeller Associates Ltd. The aim of each company is to help hotel guests fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. While doing that, hotels can benefit from fewer noise complaints, reduce reimbursement charges and beef up wellness programs. Wed, 30 May 2018 12:20:08 EST Scandic Hotels to Stop Using Plastic Straws and Cocktail Sticks Hotel Environmental Scandic Scandic will begin phasing out plastic straws, cocktail sticks and the plastic lids for the take away coffee mugs at all of its hotels. Scandic is also evaluating different eco-friendly replacement products and will offer eco-friendly straws at its bars and restaurants for guests who need them, for example, people with special needs. Mon, 28 May 2018 11:28:13 EST Hilton Commits to Cutting Environmental Footprint in Half and Doubling Social Impact Investment Hotel Environmental Hilton New Consumer Research Confirms Environmental and Social Efforts Are Central To Hotel Guest Booking Decisions Wed, 23 May 2018 09:40:51 EST MGM Resorts International and Invenergy Announce the Development of a 100-Megawatt Solar Array Hotel Environmental MGM Resorts International At full production, the solar array in the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone in Nevada will provide up to 90 percent of total daytime power needs across MGM Resorts' 13 Las Vegas Strip locations Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:42:02 EST Marriott Push Toward Shower Dispensers to Reduce Waste, Trim Costs - By Glenn Hasek Hotel Environmental Green Lodging News For a 140-room property, moving to a three-bottle shower dispenser system is expected to result in the elimination of more than 23,000 tiny toiletry bottles annually - the equivalent of 250 pounds of plastic per year. Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:15:57 EST Plastic Straw Hazard Awareness on the Increase - By Glenn Hasek Hotel Environmental Green Lodging News Efforts to eliminate plastic straws are gaining momentum, not only at the individual property level but to some degree at the government level as well. Hilton Waikoloa Village recently announced that they have become the first resort on Hawaii Island to no longer offer plastic straws. Mon, 26 Mar 2018 10:52:13 EST With Recyclable Linens, Entrepreneur Seeks to Revolutionize Laundry Operations - By Glenn Hasek Hotel Environmental Green Lodging News Hotel industry veteran Richard Ferrell, President of Pürlin, LLC, is aiming to revolutionize how sheets and pillow cases are managed in hotels across the United States. His company’s linens are not laundered; instead, after being used by a guest they are picked up to be 100 percent recycled. Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:39:47 EST Bottles Become Sand at Globally Recognized Ranch at Laguna Beach - By Glenn Hasek Hotel Environmental Green Lodging News It was not long ago that beer and wine bottles at the 97-room Ranch at Laguna Beach left the property in the same shape in which they came - only empty and bound for an off-site recycling center. Today those same types of bottles stay at the property. Mon, 4 Dec 2017 10:51:01 EST Hotel Industry Teams Up With World Wildlife Fund and the Rockefeller Foundation to Reduce Food Waste Hotel Environmental AHLA 12-Week Pilot Program Results in 10 Percent Decrease in Food Waste Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:26:08 EST Recycled Glass Can Be Attractive Component of Green Hotel Design Hotel Environmental Green Lodging News In the hospitality industry recycled glass can often produce spectacular design results and earn LEED points at the same time. Oceanside Glasstile, for example, creates art tile using recycled glass. Thu, 5 Oct 2017 13:08:44 EST