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Hilton San Diego Bayfront Seeks Inspiration from the Sea for $23 Million Guestroom & Corridor Renovation
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Hilton San Diego Bayfront Seeks Inspiration from the Sea for $23 Million Guestroom & Corridor Renovation

SAN DIEGO—Hilton San Diego Bayfront recently underwent a $23 million renovation to all 1,190 guestrooms and guestroom corridors. Keeping guests’ needs in mind, the enhanced guestrooms and suites feature a nautical, contemporary design and premium amenities including modern furniture, new mini coolers, updated restrooms, additional power and USB ports, 55” HD TVs and more. With both...

Sunday, November 10 is Big Day for Green Conversations at HX, BDNY
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Sunday, November 10 is Big Day for Green Conversations at HX, BDNY

NEW YORK—HX: The Hotel Experience and Boutique Design New York (BDNY) are just a month away. Both events will be held concurrently at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City from November 10 to 11. Under the ownership of Emerald Expositions this year, the two shows will together feature hundreds of exhibitors—many of...

Barry Sternlicht’s First Treehouse Hotel to Debut Next Month in London
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Barry Sternlicht’s First Treehouse Hotel to Debut Next Month in London

LONDON—Treehouse London, Barry Sternlicht’s newest hotel brand, is set to open next month on Langham Place in Marylebone—one of London’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Designed to appeal to the child in all of us, Treehouse is playful, curious, rustic and nostalgic, inspired by simple joys. The hotel will feature Toca Madera, an acclaimed Mexican restaurant and...

Accor Focuses on Meaningful Essentials with Launch of greet, Its New Responsible Brand
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Accor Focuses on Meaningful Essentials with Launch of greet, Its New Responsible Brand

ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX, FRANCE—Travelers’ expectations have changed. Customers are now increasingly focused on hotel experiences that respect people and the world around them. Alert to new trends, Accor is rewriting the rules and presents greet, a new alternative hospitality and sustainable tourism offering that combines environmental considerations with a socially responsible approach for travelers seeking authenticity. The...

New Hotel Redmond By SCP Scheduled to Open After Two-Year, $7 Million Renovation
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New Hotel Redmond By SCP Scheduled to Open After Two-Year, $7 Million Renovation

REDMOND, ORE.—Soul Community Planet announced that after a two-year, $7 million renovation, The New Hotel Redmond by SCP will open this year. The 41,000 square-foot, 49-room hotel, redeveloped in partnership with the city of Redmond, is an historic building located in the rapidly growing center of Redmond, Ore. The Rooftop, a 1,500 square-foot rooftop social...

Finalists Announced for Annual Gold Key Awards
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Finalists Announced for Annual Gold Key Awards

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, Shaviyani Atoll, Republic of Maldives CINCINNATI—Finalists have been announced for the 39th annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design, the industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards program for hospitality interiors, sponsored by Boutique Design magazine. The 2019 Gold Key judges selected these standout projects from a highly competitive...

Barack Obama to Keynote Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
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Barack Obama to Keynote Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Informa Connect announced that Former President Barack Obama will speak at the Wednesday keynote of the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This year’s conference will take place November 19 to 22 in Atlanta at the LEED Gold Georgia World Congress Center. Registration is now open. “USGBC is deeply honored that President Obama has accepted...

Upscale Nepal Hotel with Stunning Views Incorporates Solar, Geothermal Technologies
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Upscale Nepal Hotel with Stunning Views Incorporates Solar, Geothermal Technologies

POKHARA, NEPAL—Swiss International Hotel Sarowar, an upscale, 96-room hotel in Pokhara, Nepal, offers stunning views of the Himalayan Ranges and the famous Phewa Lake. What is most impressive about this property, however, is its eco-efficiency—the attention to green design and sustainability from below ground to the rooftop. Swiss International Hotel Sarowar, which opened at the...

Tintable Glass & Electricity-Generating Windows: Two Technologies Whose Time Has Come
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Tintable Glass & Electricity-Generating Windows: Two Technologies Whose Time Has Come

SPD-SmartGlass NATIONAL REPORT—Critical to the energy efficiency of any building is the quality of the window itself—its ability to insulate from infrared heat, potentially harmful UV rays, visible light, and cold air. Joseph Harary, President and CEO, Director, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary for Research Frontiers, says 18 to 20 percent of a building’s energy footprint...