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Hotel 101 Resort Boracay Poised to Become Largest Green Hotel in PH
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Hotel 101 Resort Boracay Poised to Become Largest Green Hotel in PH

PHILIPPINES—Hotel of Asia, Inc., the hotel arm of DoubleDragon Properties Corp., has engaged Barone International as its sustainability consultant in its application for the LEED Gold certification of Hotel 101 Resort Boracay which is poised to become the largest green hotel to rise in the Philippines. “In this day and age when most modern buildings...

Seven Ways to Be Recognized as an Environmentally Friendly Property
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Seven Ways to Be Recognized as an Environmentally Friendly Property

NATIONAL REPORT—Environmentalism has spread through every industry it can touch, and hospitality is one of them. Guests have always wanted enjoyable, high-class hotel experiences, but they’re increasingly requesting sustainable practices along with this. They want to know they’re spending their money on morally conscious, socially responsible businesses. Environmental issues are too significant to ignore for...

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...

LEED Reaches New Milestone, Surpasses 100,000 Commercial Green Building Projects
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LEED Reaches New Milestone, Surpasses 100,000 Commercial Green Building Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is celebrating a new LEED milestone, announcing it has surpassed 100,000 registered and certified LEED commercial projects. “In 1998, we created LEED to measure and define what green building meant, and to provide a roadmap for developing sustainable buildings,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC. “Today millions of...

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....

Four Seasons Hotel at Surf Club Receives Project of Year Award
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Four Seasons Hotel at Surf Club Receives Project of Year Award

SURFSIDE, FLA.—Visit Surfside announced that the Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club recently received the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) South Florida region’s GalaVerde LEEDership and Green award for “Project of Year.” The awards recognize excellence in high performance building design, environmental stewardship and community impact, as well as highlight South Florida’s green building...

1 Hotel London Mayfair to Open in 2022
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1 Hotel London Mayfair to Open in 2022

NEW YORK—1 Hotels, the mission-driven, sustainable luxury hotel brand founded by Starwood Capital Group Chairman and CEO Barry Sternlicht, announced that it will debut its UK brand flagship, the 1 Hotel London Mayfair, in 2022. Located in the heart of Mayfair overlooking Green Park, 1 Hotel London Mayfair will be operated by SH Hotels &...

Vacationing in a Tree House? Why Singapore Hotels are Tapping into Biophilic Design
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Vacationing in a Tree House? Why Singapore Hotels are Tapping into Biophilic Design

SINGAPORE—Singapore is building a Super Low Energy (SLE) resort in the backyard of its National Singapore Zoo. This zone, called the Mandai Project, aims to support Singaporean flora and fauna and to eventually become a destination for nature lovers. WOW architects, in partnership with Banyan Tree Holdings Limited, is designing treehouses in the shapes of seeds. Perched above...

Saudi Arabia’s 2028 Amaala Resort Project Aims for Zero-Carbon Footprint
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Saudi Arabia’s 2028 Amaala Resort Project Aims for Zero-Carbon Footprint

Arts Village SAUDI, ARABIA—Amaala, one of the largest ultra-luxury sustainable resort projects ever conceived—one that will create 22,400 jobs and attract 310,000 visitors annually—is in the design stages for Saudi Arabia’s northeastern coast along the Red Sea. (See video.) Amaala, which is derived from the Arabic word for “hope,” will be set in a pristine...

Originators of Glamping Introduce Glamping 2.0 With Opening of The Green O
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Originators of Glamping Introduce Glamping 2.0 With Opening of The Green O

Round Haus GREENOUGH, MONT.—The highest level of Glamping 2.0 has arrived, as The Green O readies for its debut in the mountains in the Blackfoot River Valley of western Montana. Created by the founders of The Resort at Paws Up, The Green O is a new adults-only, year-round luxury contemporary retreat. It will offer exclusive experiences in...