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1 Hotel Toronto to Open Summer 2020, Debuting First-Ever Location in Canada
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1 Hotel Toronto to Open Summer 2020, Debuting First-Ever Location in Canada

Guestroom from the current Thompson Toronto NEW YORK—Barry Sternlicht, 1 Hotels founder and CEO & Chairman of Starwood Capital Group, announced plans for its newest property, 1 Hotel Toronto, inspired by Canada’s natural beauty, the vibrant character of King Street West and the Toronto marketplace. The hotel is being developed in partnership with Mohari Hospitality,...

USVI’s Landmark ‘Toxic 3 Os’ Sunscreen Ban Becomes Law
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USVI’s Landmark ‘Toxic 3 Os’ Sunscreen Ban Becomes Law

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS—Governor Albert Bryan Jr. recently made history with the signing of Bill No. 33-0043 into law, banning the importation, sale and distribution of sunscreen containing the “toxic 3 Os” of oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocrylene in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The legislation, which passed unanimously and was co-sponsored by eight senators lead by Senator...

University of Oregon Publishes White Paper on Light, Views, & the Workplace Experience
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University of Oregon Publishes White Paper on Light, Views, & the Workplace Experience

EUGENE, ORE.—The University of Oregon (UO) published a new white paper, “The Impact of Lighting and Views in the Workplace of the Future.”* The paper concludes that daylit spaces with controlled lighting and views can improve occupant well-being, workplace productivity, and satisfaction by positively influencing various physiological and psychological processes. Lighting and views also impact...

New Green Pearls Member, Hotel Rinner, Has a Focus on Bees
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New Green Pearls Member, Hotel Rinner, Has a Focus on Bees

DARMSTADT, GERMANY—Green Pearls recently welcomed Hotel Rinner in Soprabolzano, South Tirol, as the newest Green Pearl. At the family run hotel everything revolves around the fascinating world of the bees, from honey tastings to the worldwide unique Api wellness. Here, the sustainable handling of resources plays a special role as the bees find their optimum living conditions only in...

Florida Governor Announces New VISIT FLORIDA Eco & Sustainable Travel Hub
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Florida Governor Announces New VISIT FLORIDA Eco & Sustainable Travel Hub

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.—In an effort to promote tourism and visitation to the Sunshine State, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the launch of a new VISIT FLORIDA eco-friendly travel hub on VISITFLORIDA.com. The hub features tips and resources for green, sustainable travel throughout the state. Visitors can find information about environmentally friendly attractions, activities, dining, transportation, and lodging—and how...

Annual Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Study Includes Data from 11,000 Hotels
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Annual Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Study Includes Data from 11,000 Hotels

ITHACA, N.Y.—The sixth annual Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking study finds that participating hotels generally have continued to reduce their energy and water use, although the energy intensity recorded by luxury hotels continues to be relatively high. With information from over 11,000 hotels, the study includes data from substantially more hotels than in all previous years....

United States Tour Operators Curate Collection of Night-Sky Itineraries
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United States Tour Operators Curate Collection of Night-Sky Itineraries

NEW YORK—Over the last 50 years since the historic Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969, humans have continued to explore and learn about the universe outside the earth’s atmosphere. For travelers seeking their own astrotourism adventure, tour operator members of USTOA (United States Tour Operators Association) have curated a collection of itineraries that include...

Inn at Moonlight Beach Becomes First in World Awarded Well Certification
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Inn at Moonlight Beach Becomes First in World Awarded Well Certification

ENCINITAS, CALIF.—The Inn at Moonlight Beach announced that it has been awarded WELL Certification at the Platinum level by the International WELL Building Institute’s (IWBI) collaboration with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Going a step further than LEED certification, the prestigious distinction was awarded through IWBI’s WELL Building Standard (WELL), which is the premier building standard...

IHG’s 843,000 Guestrooms to Switch to Bulk-Size Bathroom Amenities
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IHG’s 843,000 Guestrooms to Switch to Bulk-Size Bathroom Amenities

ATLANTA—IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced that its entire hotel estate of almost 843,000 guestrooms will switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities, with the transition to be completed during 2021. Building on its efforts to reduce plastic waste as part of a broader sustainability agenda, this pledge makes IHG the...

Hyatt Regency Trinidad Enhances Sustainable Practices with Unveiling of Hydroponic Garden
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Hyatt Regency Trinidad Enhances Sustainable Practices with Unveiling of Hydroponic Garden

PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD—As one of the Caribbean’s premier meetings and leisure hotels, Hyatt Regency Trinidad (HRT) understands the importance of staying at the forefront of growing trends that are in line with the brand’s commitment to sustainable practices. With the heightened popularity of urban farming and in keeping with World of Hyatt’s “Environmental” Vision, the hotel...