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Cost-Effective Window, Patio Door Soundproofing Solutions That Do Not Require Major Renovation
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Cost-Effective Window, Patio Door Soundproofing Solutions That Do Not Require Major Renovation

NATIONAL REPORT—With peak travel season approaching for hotels, motels and inns, noise levels will also peak—due to the increase in street traffic/night life, aircraft roar, train/ship horn blare, and late-night pool parties—just as guests pay top dollar for the experience. No matter how beautiful the surroundings or convenient the location, the constant noise can fray...

Frangipani Beach Resort Goes Green with 370-Kilowatt Solar System
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Frangipani Beach Resort Goes Green with 370-Kilowatt Solar System

ANGUILLA, BRITISH WEST INDIES—Anguilla’s Frangipani Beach Resort has announced the completion of a large-scale sustainable energy project to generate clean, reliable power to the hotel. The new solar panels system is projected to power 70 percent of the resort. Featuring 800 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, the 370 kilowatts (KWh) solar installation will offset a portion...

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...

HITEC Minneapolis Online Registration & Housing Bureau Open
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HITEC Minneapolis Online Registration & Housing Bureau Open

The Minneapolis Convention Center is LEED Certified for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (EBOM) and maintains its Level One certification to the ASTM Standard pertaining to the Evaluation and Selection of Venues for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows and Conferences. MINNEAPOLIS—Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), producers of the world’s largest Hospitality Industry Technology...

Recycling the Past Business Leads to Flophouze Hotel in Round Top, Texas
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Recycling the Past Business Leads to Flophouze Hotel in Round Top, Texas

ROUND TOP, TEXAS—Shipping containers that used to travel the world have found a perfect home as creative lodgings—the Flophouze Hotel—on nearly eight acres in Round Top, Texas. It makes sense that they would given owner Matt White’s affection toward “recycling the past.” Recycling the Past is the name of White’s architectural salvage business that offers...

SCP Colorado Springs Celebrates Grand Opening
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SCP Colorado Springs Celebrates Grand Opening

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.—Soul Community Planet announced that after nearly one year and a comprehensive $9 million renovation, SCP Colorado Springs marks its grand opening. Awarded Colorado Springs’ most innovative new business concept by Visit COS, SCP Colorado Springs is comprised of 174 hotel rooms, the state-of-the-art SCP Fit fitness center, the SCP Commons creative co-working...

Spain’s Hotels Power Up for an Eco-Friendly Future
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Spain’s Hotels Power Up for an Eco-Friendly Future

The Parador de Corias, Spain is housed in a former monastery. Photograph: Parador de Corias SPAIN—Across Spain, hotels are prominently flagging their green credentials as they increasingly take steps to reduce their environmental footprint and appeal to a new generation of eco-aware consumers. The country’s Paradores, state-run hotels in historic buildings such as former palaces...

ASHRAE Wraps Up Successful 2019 Winter Conference, AHR Expo
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ASHRAE Wraps Up Successful 2019 Winter Conference, AHR Expo

ATLANTA—Increased building activity, operational demands, changes in codes and design and new energy efficiency strategies were just some of the topic discussed among buildings professionals at the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo. The 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference took place last month at the Omni Hotel Atlanta at CNN Center and the Georgia World...

NAFEM Suppliers Roll Out New Products, Feature Time-Tested Equipment
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NAFEM Suppliers Roll Out New Products, Feature Time-Tested Equipment

ORLANDO, FLA.—The NAFEM Show, held every two years, wrapped up in Orlando on February 9 at the Orange County Convention Center. More than 600 suppliers featured their latest products to help restaurateurs and hoteliers save money, energy, water and reduce waste. It would be impossible to mention every product showcased in a single article. The...