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Sweden’s Scandic Hotels Introduces Standard for Allergy-Friendly Rooms
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Sweden’s Scandic Hotels Introduces Standard for Allergy-Friendly Rooms

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN—Scandic is the world’s first hotel company to introduce a standard for allergy-friendly rooms. This means that guests booking allergy-friendly rooms can expect considerations including wooden floors and fragrance-free, hypoallergenic toiletries approved by the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Assn. The rooms are also prepared according to strict cleaning procedures and are not located on...

Can Green Design Enhance the Guest Experience?
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Can Green Design Enhance the Guest Experience?

NATIONAL REPORT—When a guest walks into a hotel, they’re often tired from a long day of travel. They want a warm, comfortable room where they can relax and unwind, an accommodating space where they’re free to kick off their shoes. In this regard, the standard hotel is satisfactory. Of course, professionals in the hospitality industry...

MGM Springfield Receives Industry’s First LEED Platinum Certification
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MGM Springfield Receives Industry’s First LEED Platinum Certification

MGM Springfield LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International announced that MGM Springfield, located in Springfield, Mass., has received the world’s first United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) New Construction Platinum level certification for a gaming resort. MGM Springfield, which opened in August 2018, is the company’s most recent development. Working closely...

Radon Maps Don’t show Radon Levels in a Specific Building
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Radon Maps Don’t show Radon Levels in a Specific Building

NATIONAL REPORT—“Radon maps” is a term that frequently crops up when talking about the risk of radon. A radon map provides a general picture of the areas where there is a risk of high radon levels. These maps are available at both national and regional levels. However, the problem with a radon map is the...

Some Surprising Results in Lodging Survey Report
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Some Surprising Results in Lodging Survey Report

NATIONAL REPORT—As reported on Green Lodging News, the American Hotel & Lodging Assn. (AHLA) has released the results of its 2018 Lodging Survey. This comprehensive survey is conducted every two years by industry data provider and AHLA partner STR. The survey is funded by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation. The survey included all...

AHLA Releases Results of 2018 Lodging Survey
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AHLA Releases Results of 2018 Lodging Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) released the results of a comprehensive Lodging Survey, a detailed assessment of advancements in amenities, guest services, sustainability and technology, in addition to other industry trends. This recent survey underscores how hotels advance, accommodate and innovate the guest experience. Consumers can expect seamless transitions between their everyday...

After Evolving for 500 Million Years, Moss Finds Home as Air Cleaner in Hotels
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After Evolving for 500 Million Years, Moss Finds Home as Air Cleaner in Hotels

HONESDALE, PA.—Moss has been around for 500 million years but only now is its potential being maximized for hotel spaces. Moss Walls, based in Honesdale, Pa., is just launching its Verdure Wellness Walls—self-sustaining “live” moss walls that include specialized misters, grow lights, a recirculating water feature that creates the sound of a babbling brook, and...

Greenview Releases Green Lodging Trends Report
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Greenview Releases Green Lodging Trends Report

SINGAPORE—Greenview has released its 106-page Green Lodging Trends Report 2018. The Report is the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and catalyze green innovation, best practices, and awareness regarding the state of sustainability across hotels worldwide. The Report highlights and summarizes responses to 115 survey questions in these categories: Energy Management, Waste Management, Water Conservation,...