Category: Trends

Home Trends
Noble Breaks Ground on Element by Westin in Nashville
Post

Noble Breaks Ground on Element by Westin in Nashville

ATLANTA—Noble Investment Group announced they have broken ground on the Element by Westin Nashville. Located in the renowned West End neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee, the hotel will be the brand’s debut in Nashville and will open in 2020. The upscale, lifestyle hotel will be a part of the vibrant 19-acre mixed-use development, oneC1TY. Anchored by...

Puerto Rico Selected as Host for 2020 World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit
Post

Puerto Rico Selected as Host for 2020 World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit

SAN JUAN, P.R.—Discover Puerto Rico, the island’s first-ever and new Destination Marketing Organization, announced that the island will serve as the host for the World Travel & Tourism Council 2020 Global Summit, following the formal announcement made by WTTC at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Summit in Seville, Spain. Representing the global private sector...

Fairmont Welcomes Over 2 Million Well-Travelled Honeybees at its Properties Worldwide
Post

Fairmont Welcomes Over 2 Million Well-Travelled Honeybees at its Properties Worldwide

PARIS—To celebrate Pollinator Month, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a pioneer of responsible tourism and sound environmental practices, has announced the next evolution of its Bee Sustainable programming with the launch of a new interactive digital hub, fairmontbeesustainable.com. The new platform was created to help educate guests and Fairmont colleagues about the importance of global bee health...

Swedish Researchers Launch Tool to Encourage Consumers to Fly Less
Post

Swedish Researchers Launch Tool to Encourage Consumers to Fly Less

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN—As the climate issue heats up, consumers are becoming more conscious of their impact on the environment. “Flygskam”, or “flight shame” is a word that has received extensive media coverage recently, reflecting the increasing awareness of flying’s environmental consequences. Now, researchers from Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology present a tool that allows consumers to...

Classic Hotels Partners with 1% for the Planet
Post

Classic Hotels Partners with 1% for the Planet

PHOENIX—Classic Hotels & Resorts recently announced its partnership with 1% for the Planet, a globally-recognized alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment, as the network’s first ever hotel management company to join. Pledging 1% of its annual hotel management revenues to sustainability-focused nonprofit organizations, Classic also co-sponsored a portion of...

ASHRAE Publishes New Guideline on Energy Efficiency for Historic Buildings
Post

ASHRAE Publishes New Guideline on Energy Efficiency for Historic Buildings

ATLANTA—ASHRAE published a new guideline for increasing energy efficiency in historic buildings while minimizing the disturbance of the building’s historic character and significantly historic characteristics and materials. ASHRAE Guideline 34-2019, Energy Guideline for Historic Buildings, provides comprehensive and detailed descriptions of the processes and procedures for the retrofitting of historic buildings to achieve greater measured efficiency....

This Utah Hotel is Going to the Dogs (& Cats!)
Post

This Utah Hotel is Going to the Dogs (& Cats!)

KANAB, UTAH—Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile, a pet-centric, 40-room lodging option in Kanab, Utah, will open its doors to travelers—and their pets—on August 15, 2019. The new hotel, which is owned and operated by Best Friends Animal Society, will provide complimentary shuttle transportation to and from the organization’s nearby Sanctuary, as well as organized Best...

U.S. Renewable Generating Capacity Surpasses Coal
Post

U.S. Renewable Generating Capacity Surpasses Coal

WASHINGTON, D.C.—According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), U.S. electrical generating capacity by renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) has now—for the first time—surpassed that of coal. FERC’s latest monthly “Energy Infrastructure Update” report (with data through April 30,...

Panic Buttons Becoming a Must-Have in Hotels
Post

Panic Buttons Becoming a Must-Have in Hotels

NATIONAL REPORT—There’s a popular saying that reads, “prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent.” This seemingly simple sentiment hints at a universally understood and applied concept—be pro-active, rather than reactive. Now, let’s put this theory to work. When students are faced with a major exam, is it best for them to study beforehand or ask...

Barry Sternlicht Launches Newest Brand Venture, Treehouse Hotels
Post

Barry Sternlicht Launches Newest Brand Venture, Treehouse Hotels

NEW YORK—Hotel visionary Barry Sternlicht, original founder of W Hotels, and Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, a global private investment firm, has once again worked his magic to re-invent the hotel experience. Sternlicht has already received an abundance of accolades for his nature-inspired 1 Hotel and Baccarat hotel brands, each prominently featured in...