Tag: News & Features

Home News & Features
Six Senses Con Dao Creates a Safe Environment for Green Sea Turtles
Post

Six Senses Con Dao Creates a Safe Environment for Green Sea Turtles

CON DAO, VIETNAM—When Travel+Leisure magazine selected Six Senses Con Dao as one of the best secret beach destinations on earth, they chose to be in good company. Not only because it is the island’s first and only high-end resort, set like a gemstone in the pristine environs of a national and marine park, it has...

AI Technology Helps IHG Hotels Track, Measure and Reduce Food Waste
Post

AI Technology Helps IHG Hotels Track, Measure and Reduce Food Waste

DENHAM, ENGLAND—InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced a partnership with technology company Winnow to help its hotels automatically track, measure and reduce food waste for more sustainable and efficient restaurant and bar operations. IHG is the first global hotel company to use the award-winning Winnow Vision AI enabled technology, which will help its hotels achieve...

Human Trafficking: What Hotels Are Doing to Prevent It
Post

Human Trafficking: What Hotels Are Doing to Prevent It

According to the Global Slavery Index, an estimated 40.3 million men, women, and children were victims of modern slavery on any given day in 2016. With the International Labor Organization estimating annual profits from forced labor at $150 billion, it is the world’s second largest criminal industry and affects all countries. The victims of these...

Home2 Suites by Hilton Opens Bay Area’s First Modular Build Hotel
Post

Home2 Suites by Hilton Opens Bay Area’s First Modular Build Hotel

SAN FRANCISCO—Home2 Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton’s All Suites portfolio, announced its newest property and the first open hotel built through modular construction in Bay Area history, the Home2 Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport North. Designed for travelers who want to maintain their normal routine, the hotel features 155 suites and a range...

Noble Breaks Ground on Element by Westin in Nashville
Post

Noble Breaks Ground on Element by Westin in Nashville

ATLANTA—Noble Investment Group announced they have broken ground on the Element by Westin Nashville. Located in the renowned West End neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee, the hotel will be the brand’s debut in Nashville and will open in 2020. The upscale, lifestyle hotel will be a part of the vibrant 19-acre mixed-use development, oneC1TY. Anchored by...

Recycling Just Got Easier with Launch of GreenSource Mattress Removal and Recycling
Post

Recycling Just Got Easier with Launch of GreenSource Mattress Removal and Recycling

NATIONAL REPORT—The early June announcement by CKI Solutions that it has entered the mattress recycling business elevates the number of companies specializing in nationwide hospitality mattress recycling to at least two. Another is DH Companies. Green Lodging News spoke with Steven Gordon, President of CKI Solutions, about his company’s new venture. “We have been in...

Puerto Rico Selected as Host for 2020 World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit
Post

Puerto Rico Selected as Host for 2020 World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit

SAN JUAN, P.R.—Discover Puerto Rico, the island’s first-ever and new Destination Marketing Organization, announced that the island will serve as the host for the World Travel & Tourism Council 2020 Global Summit, following the formal announcement made by WTTC at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Summit in Seville, Spain. Representing the global private sector...

Fairmont Welcomes Over 2 Million Well-Travelled Honeybees at its Properties Worldwide
Post

Fairmont Welcomes Over 2 Million Well-Travelled Honeybees at its Properties Worldwide

PARIS—To celebrate Pollinator Month, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a pioneer of responsible tourism and sound environmental practices, has announced the next evolution of its Bee Sustainable programming with the launch of a new interactive digital hub, fairmontbeesustainable.com. The new platform was created to help educate guests and Fairmont colleagues about the importance of global bee health...

Swedish Researchers Launch Tool to Encourage Consumers to Fly Less
Post

Swedish Researchers Launch Tool to Encourage Consumers to Fly Less

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN—As the climate issue heats up, consumers are becoming more conscious of their impact on the environment. “Flygskam”, or “flight shame” is a word that has received extensive media coverage recently, reflecting the increasing awareness of flying’s environmental consequences. Now, researchers from Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology present a tool that allows consumers to...

Classic Hotels Partners with 1% for the Planet
Post

Classic Hotels Partners with 1% for the Planet

PHOENIX—Classic Hotels & Resorts recently announced its partnership with 1% for the Planet, a globally-recognized alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment, as the network’s first ever hotel management company to join. Pledging 1% of its annual hotel management revenues to sustainability-focused nonprofit organizations, Classic also co-sponsored a portion of...