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Four Seasons Maldives Places Conservation at Heart of Operations
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Four Seasons Maldives Places Conservation at Heart of Operations

It doesn’t get much more rarefied than the Four Seasons Resorts Maldives, a pair of luxury oases on the isolated island country in the Indian Ocean—a seeming refuge from many of the world’s problems. The brand has two locations in the islands—Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa; and Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru. Despite...

Shangri-La Partners with Diversey to Upcycle 12,500kg of Hotel Linen into Reusable Face Masks
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Shangri-La Partners with Diversey to Upcycle 12,500kg of Hotel Linen into Reusable Face Masks

SINGAPORE—Vulnerable members in communities across 11 cities in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka will soon have greater access to reusable face masks with the regional Linens For Life Face Masks (L4LFM) partnership between Shangri-La Group and Diversey, a leading global hygiene solutions provider. As part of the L4LFM program, the 12,500kg of used linen donated...

Financial Model Makes LED Upgrade ‘No Brainer’
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Financial Model Makes LED Upgrade ‘No Brainer’

NATIONAL REPORT—At a time of low occupancies caused by COVID-19, spending money on upgrades other than those related to cleaning and maintenance is likely not a priority. At least one company, however, is offering a “pay as you save” program that makes investing in LED lighting upgrades very enticing. “Through our ‘pay as you save’...

Wynn Resorts Issues 2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report
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Wynn Resorts Issues 2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report

LAS VEGAS—Wynn Resorts issued its 2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report, providing a comprehensive view of the company’s commitment to responsible business practices, environmental protection, and social impact. Also detailed is Wynn Resorts’ industry-leading response to the COVID-19 pandemic, outlining steps the company took to protect the health and well-being of employees, first responders,...

The Castell Project Releases ‘Black Representation in Hospitality Industry Leadership 2020’ Report
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The Castell Project Releases ‘Black Representation in Hospitality Industry Leadership 2020’ Report

ATLANTA—Officials of Castell Project, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the careers of women professionals in the hospitality industry, released the “Black Representation in Hospitality Leadership 2020” report. The statistical document reflects the industry prior to the ongoing pandemic. Castell Project plans to release an updated report in January to show the impact...

Green Seal Releases Safer Disinfecting Guidelines
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Green Seal Releases Safer Disinfecting Guidelines

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As businesses and schools consider COVID-19 disinfection regimens that expose building occupants to unnecessary health risks, Green Seal has released Guidelines for Safer COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection that spell out effective and responsible cleaning practices for occupant health and safety during the pandemic. These five best practices—intended for facility, property and housekeeping managers—are based...

Tripadvisor Launches ‘Travel Safe’ Tools, Making It Easy to Find Important Health & Safety Information
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Tripadvisor Launches ‘Travel Safe’ Tools, Making It Easy to Find Important Health & Safety Information

NEEDHAM, MASS.—Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, launched a new suite of “Travel Safe” tools to help consumers find, filter for, and validate health and safety information to feel more confident with their future travel choices across town and around the world. Travel Safe features are available in all 49 markets where Tripadvisor operates, and...

New Mobile Tipping Solution Help Puts More Money in Employee Paychecks
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New Mobile Tipping Solution Help Puts More Money in Employee Paychecks

ALEXANDRIA, VA.—Brian Walsh, Founder of TipYo, Inc., while operating a previous app-based business, traveled a lot. Given the trend toward cashless transactions, he sometimes found himself cashless when wanting to tip an employee. “I became increasingly frustrated,” said Walsh, who is all for making it as easy as possible for hotel employees to make as...

Element Toronto Airport Hotel Opens
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Element Toronto Airport Hotel Opens

TORONTO—The 144-room Element Toronto Airport will open tomorrow across the street from the Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Terminal 3. Located at 6257 Airport Road, this new all suite extended stay hotel is operated as a Marriott franchise and is owned and managed by Easton’s Group of Hotels. Guests of the modern eco-conscious Element Toronto Airport...