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Marriott Announces Expanded Wellbeing Certification Program
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Marriott Announces Expanded Wellbeing Certification Program

BETHESDA, MD.—Marriott announced the rebranding and digital expansion of its Healthy Hotel Certification program with the launch of TakeCare Certification, which recognizes organizations of all types for creating an environment that supports holistic wellbeing and growth. TakeCare is Marriott’s award-winning approach to promoting employee wellbeing. The certification, which was previously available only to Marriott managed...

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...

CWT Says Sustainability Is Key for Events in 2020
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CWT Says Sustainability Is Key for Events in 2020

MINNEAPOLIS—CWT Meetings & Events, the global meetings and events division of CWT, says that sustainability will continue to be an ever more important business consideration for the $840 billion industry in 2020, according to the M&E 2020 Future Trends Report bonus feature, The Future of Sustainable Events, published yesterday. As activists protest in some of...

Las Vegas Sands Recognized in Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America
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Las Vegas Sands Recognized in Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America

LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas Sands Corp. once again has been recognized by the S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) for its industry-leading performance in environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts. Sands is the only Integrated Resort company included in the DJSI North America. In 2019, Sands made significant performance improvements in human rights, corporate citizenship and...

Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine Resurrects Organic Vegetable Garden Worked by Monks 900 Years Ago
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Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine Resurrects Organic Vegetable Garden Worked by Monks 900 Years Ago

Chef Segarra in vegetable garden SARDÓN DE DUERO, SPAIN—Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine is channeling its historic roots—and providing guests with the ultimate locally sourced, organic and flavorful produce in the property’s restaurants—with the creation of a large vegetable garden adopting the sustainable techniques and methods used by the abbey’s original monk inhabitants in the 12th century....

Results of Penta Hotels World Cleanup Day
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Results of Penta Hotels World Cleanup Day

Penta Hotels World Cleanup Day 2019. Credit: Crosby Michelle Roberts FRANKFURT, GERMANY—This year World Cleanup Day united 179 countries and 18 million devoted volunteers across the world for one day and with one aim—to clean up our planet. “Leaving everything better than we found it” is fundamental to the philosophy of Penta, the neighborhood lifestyle...

Hilton Marks Global Handwashing Day by Expanding Soap Recycling Effort Around the World
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Hilton Marks Global Handwashing Day by Expanding Soap Recycling Effort Around the World

MCLEAN, VA.—To mark Global Handwashing Day, Hilton announced the expansion of its soap recycling program, totaling 5,300 properties in more than 70 countries and territories around the globe. Hilton’s decade-long soap recycling program, which is already the largest in the hospitality industry, helps fight the hygiene epidemic plaguing underserved communities where tens of thousands of...

Radisson Hotel Group Begins Rollout of Global Responsible Business Training Program
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Radisson Hotel Group Begins Rollout of Global Responsible Business Training Program

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM—Radisson Hotel Group has introduced its new global Responsible Business training program, Living and Leading Responsible Business. Set to be rolled out worldwide over the next 16 months, the new program will cement Radisson Hotel Group’s position as a Responsible Business leader and will give team members the tools they need to drive standards...

Orlando Marriott Hotels Among First to Earn Autism Certification
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Orlando Marriott Hotels Among First to Earn Autism Certification

ORLANDO—SpringHill Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld are continuing their commitment to a gold standard guest experience, with their newly earned Certified Autism Center designations. Both hotels completed a certification program from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to ensure staff have the training, tools and...

IHG Announces Global Partnership with JA Worldwide to Help Young People Build Skills, Experience in Hospitality
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IHG Announces Global Partnership with JA Worldwide to Help Young People Build Skills, Experience in Hospitality

ATLANTA—IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced a global partnership with JA (Junior Achievement) Worldwide, one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, which focuses on preparing young people for future employment and entrepreneurship. The year-long partnership will support more than 750 young people as they gain skills and experience in...