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Registration Now Open for The WELL Conference
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Registration Now Open for The WELL Conference

NEW YORK CITY—The WELL Conference, a rich, experiential event for those committed to improving the health and well-being of people through better buildings, communities and organizations, announces that registration is now open for this inaugural event taking place March 29 to April 1, 2020 at the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz. Attendees can register online at...

Plant-Based, Sustainable, and Healthy Are What’s Hot on Restaurant Menus in 2020
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Plant-Based, Sustainable, and Healthy Are What’s Hot on Restaurant Menus in 2020

CHICAGO—Comfort food and innovation are pairing up on this year’s list of what’s hot in trends and creations coming to diners from restaurant kitchens. The annual What’s Hot Culinary Forecast, released by the National Restaurant Association, offers a detailed look at the topics, trends, and products—from the ordinary to the surprising—rated sizzling hot by chefs...

Effects of Humidity on Your Property
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Effects of Humidity on Your Property

NATIONAL REPORT—The amount of moisture in the air, “humidity,” continually varies. Think of a sponge as an analogy. When relative humidity is 50 percent, the sponge is half full of water. When relative humidity is 100 percent, the sponge is holding as much water as it possibly can. When relative humidity is 0 percent, the...

More on Steam Cleaning—This Time with TANCS Technology Built In
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More on Steam Cleaning—This Time with TANCS Technology Built In

NATIONAL REPORT—In a recent article, Green Lodging News highlighted two companies that offer different types of steam cleaning systems. One company not included in that article was Advanced Vapor Technologies. The company takes a different approach with steam—it relies on steam vapor and its proprietary Thermal Accelerated Nano Crystal Sanitation (TANCS) technology to disinfect and...

IHG Intensifies Effort to Fight Human Trafficking
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IHG Intensifies Effort to Fight Human Trafficking

ATLANTA—January is recognized as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the United States and IHG has intensified its ongoing effort to fight human trafficking. The company has introduced new programs, tools and resources for colleagues to increase awareness and aid prevention of human trafficking, including a free training available to all IHG-branded hotels...

Enliven Bed and Breakfast Successfully Caters to Chemically Sensitive Travelers
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Enliven Bed and Breakfast Successfully Caters to Chemically Sensitive Travelers

KENMORE, WASH.—When planning for her four-bedroom Enliven Bed and Breakfast in Kenmore, Wash., owner Teresa Molitor Luttrell decided to create a haven for people with chemical sensitivities. Luttrell suffered from Lyme disease for many years and understands the needs of the chemically sensitive. “I turned my house into a place for people with chemical sensitivities....

Rosewood Little Dix Bay Opens Following Four-Year Reimagination
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Rosewood Little Dix Bay Opens Following Four-Year Reimagination

VIRGIN GORDA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS—Following a four-year closure and comprehensive renovation, the 80-room Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands has opened. Originally founded by conservationist Laurance Rockefeller over half a century ago in 1964 and long regarded as one of the world’s greatest getaways, the iconic resort has been...

Steam Systems Offer Chemical-Free Path to Cleaning & Disinfection
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Steam Systems Offer Chemical-Free Path to Cleaning & Disinfection

APX1250 Cleaner from APEX Steam NATIONAL REPORT—While only a small percentage of hotels in the United States currently use steam cleaners in their daily cleaning, an increasing number of properties are discovering that steam cleaning is an effective way to disinfect, deodorize and clean while eliminating chemicals and using a minimal amount of water. Steve...

LEED Gold Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center Opens
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LEED Gold Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center Opens

CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center, marking Hyatt’s first full-service hotel in the city of Portland, Ore. and the city’s first convention center hotel. Built by a leading Portland-based developer, Mortenson, in partnership with ESG Architects, the hotel is proud to have achieved Gold Leadership in...