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Research Conducted for Clean the World: Bacterial Contamination Common in Refillable Dispensers
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Research Conducted for Clean the World: Bacterial Contamination Common in Refillable Dispensers

ORLANDO, FLA.—A research study conducted on behalf of Clean the World by the University of Arizona (UA) showed a 100 percent bacterial contamination rate in refillable dispensers that contain shampoo, body wash, conditioner, hand soap, or lotion. Of 82 samples taken, 63 (76 percent) yielded bacterial numbers greater than 1,000 colony-forming units per gram of...

New Financial Times Documentary: Dominica Is Carving a Niche of Its Own in Ecotourism
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New Financial Times Documentary: Dominica Is Carving a Niche of Its Own in Ecotourism

LONDON—The Commonwealth of Dominica is “carving a niche of its own” in the international tourism industry by establishing an inspiring ecotourism sector, a new Financial Times documentary reveals. Six brand new eco-conscious luxury hotels have already opened or are being developed on the ‘Nature Isle of the Caribbean’, all of which raise foreign capital via...

Hilton Opens 700 New Work-From-Home Positions
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Hilton Opens 700 New Work-From-Home Positions

MCLEAN, VA.—Hilton has announced the creation of 700 new full-time work-from-home positions, significantly expanding its remote career program and flexible work opportunities across the United States. As part of the Hilton Reservation & Customer Care (HRCC) team, these new reservation and customer care specialists are the first point of contact to support guests with travel...

Madrid’s VP Plaza España Design Earns LEED Gold
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Madrid’s VP Plaza España Design Earns LEED Gold

MIAMI—VP Plaza España Design, a luxurious 214-room hotel located on Madrid’s famous Gran Vía, has earned the prestigous LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Gold certification, solidifying its position in the city as an example for environmentally conscious design and operation. The five-star hotel, which opened March 2018, scored well in several areas including...

Hotel Association of New York City Presents Sustainability Awards
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Hotel Association of New York City Presents Sustainability Awards

NEW YORK—For the fifth year, the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC) has presented its Sustainability Awards. The awards celebrate well known industry champions and bring attention to sustainability for people, planet and profit. Properties competed in the categories of Environmental Protection, Sustainable Community and Innovation. Competitors were selected from applicants all over New...

MGM Resorts Surpasses Milestone of 1 Million Meals Donated Toward Hunger Relief in Las Vegas Community
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MGM Resorts Surpasses Milestone of 1 Million Meals Donated Toward Hunger Relief in Las Vegas Community

LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International says it has reached the milestone of donating more than 1 million meals through its Feeding Forward program, which safely recovers unserved food from conventions, mini bars and warehouses to help feed those in Southern Nevada suffering from food insecurity. In addition, the company has donated over 500,000 meals through Restaurant Week...

Toluna 2019 Sustainability Report: Consumers Hold Brands Responsible
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Toluna 2019 Sustainability Report: Consumers Hold Brands Responsible

WILTON, CONN.—Toluna, an ITWP company and leading consumer intelligence platform provider that delivers insights on demand, has issued a new report highlighting consumer desire to support brands that protect the environment. The report, which surveyed 1,000 U.S. consumers, follows on the heels of the recent U.N. Climate Action Summit and simultaneous Global Climate Strikes, found that the...

Hyatt Regency Dallas Infuses New Vegan Influence into Marquee Restaurant’s Menu
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Hyatt Regency Dallas Infuses New Vegan Influence into Marquee Restaurant’s Menu

DALLAS—Hyatt Regency Dallas has released more than 15 new vegan menu items at its marquee restaurant, Centennial, just in time for the holidays. Designed for Dallasites and travelers alike seeking healthy, innovative and exquisite bites, the new vegan items were created by Hyatt Regency Dallas’ standout Culinary Corporate Management Trainee, Tiffany Pineda. At 24 years...

Three Announcements from Atlanta’s Greenbuild
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Three Announcements from Atlanta’s Greenbuild

ATLANTA—This week, at the annual Greenbuild conference, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched Insight, a new data-driven tool that highlights building project design features that can lead to better performance. USGBC also announced LEED Positive—a vision statement and LEED development roadmap that will lay the foundation for a future of LEED that is regenerative....

Hilton Ranked No. 1 Workplace for Parents for Second Consecutive Year
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Hilton Ranked No. 1 Workplace for Parents for Second Consecutive Year

MCLEAN, VA.—For the second consecutive year, Hilton has topped the Best Workplace for Parents list by Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work. This recognition marks the third year in a row that the global hospitality company has ranked among the top workplaces for parents in the United States and the second year in a...