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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...

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence is Egypt’s First Hotel to Install EV Charging Station
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Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence is Egypt’s First Hotel to Install EV Charging Station

CAIRO, EGYPT—Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence announced that it is the first Hotel in Egypt to install an electric car charging station, which is now fully-operational. “We pride ourselves as the first hotel in Egypt to install an electric car-charging station,” says Mahmoud ElKeiy. General Manager. “It is essential we protect the...

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...

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,...

World’s First ‘Vegan Suite’ Welcomes Guests at Hilton London Bankside
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World’s First ‘Vegan Suite’ Welcomes Guests at Hilton London Bankside

LONDON—Following guest feedback, a vegan suite is now available for reservation at the design-led Hilton London Bankside. The suite, created in partnership with multi-sensory design experts Bompas & Parr and given the thumbs up by The Vegan Society, offers a vegan experience throughout, from a plant-based check-in desk and keycard to vegan-friendly bedding and eco-cotton...

Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas Completes Renewable Energy Project
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Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas Completes Renewable Energy Project

GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA—In line with the sustainable tourism philosophy of Costa Rica Tourism Institute (ICT), Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas has implemented a mass solar panel installation on its path toward entirely renewable energy. The project, one of the largest solar energy undertakings in Central America, was completed in December and will provide Tamarindo’s...

Major New Report on Overtourism Due in March
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Major New Report on Overtourism Due in March

BRISTOL, ENGLAND—The Travel Foundation has partnered with Cornell University and EplerWood International to analyze how the more damaging impacts of tourism’s rapid growth can be better understood and managed globally. After decades of steady growth, international tourist numbers surpassed 1 billion for the first time in 2012. The report shows that destinations across the world...

RosenCare Revolutionary Employee Healthcare Approach Could Boost Medical Travel to USA
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RosenCare Revolutionary Employee Healthcare Approach Could Boost Medical Travel to USA

ORLANDO, FLA.—High medical costs and an ineffective healthcare system in the United States have encouraged outbound medical travel and dissuaded many foreign patients from considering it as a medical travel destination. An innovative, self-insured employee healthcare model developed by Harris Rosen, the founder of Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Florida, has the potential to revolutionize...

Six Senses Zighy Bay’s Approach to Healthy Eating
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Six Senses Zighy Bay’s Approach to Healthy Eating

Aerial view of organic garden MUSANDAM, OMAN—Six Senses Zighy Bay is in the kitchen with its sleeves rolled up and intentions set—healthy guts inside and healthy land outside. What’s cooking is always mindfully sourced and deliciously prepared with nothing wasted. Out with the palm oil, processed food and plastic. In with the planet. Guests enjoy...

Solar-Powered Kudadoo Maldives Now Open
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Solar-Powered Kudadoo Maldives Now Open

LHAVIANI ATOLL, MALDIVES—Crown & Champa Resorts has opened its 100 percent solar-powered Kudadoo Maldives Private Island. The luxury resort is 200 meters long by 200 meters wide and was designed by Yuji Yamazaki. Included on the island are 13 one-bedroom residences and two two-bedroom residences. According to Crown & Champa Resorts, at every point in...