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Eco-Friendly Golf Resort Taking Shape at Rancho San Lucas
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Eco-Friendly Golf Resort Taking Shape at Rancho San Lucas

LOS CABOS, MEXICO—Solmar Hotels & Resorts, a collection of seven all-suite properties in Los Cabos, has embraced the destination’s emphasis on environmental stewardship by implementing sustainable regulations and developing eco-friendly projects. At Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas, a new resort fronting 1.2-miles of beachfront on the Pacific Ocean 15 minutes north of Cabo San...

Legacy Vacation Resorts Becomes First B Corp. Certified Multi-State Hospitality Company
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Legacy Vacation Resorts Becomes First B Corp. Certified Multi-State Hospitality Company

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA.—Florida-based Legacy Vacation Resorts (LVR) has officially achieved Certified B Corporation Status, becoming the first multi-state hotel and vacation ownership company in the country to secure the prestigious designation. Administered by the nonprofit, B Lab, Certified B Corporations are businesses that voluntarily meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability...

Eighteen Hard Rock International Hotels Participated in Earth Hour
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Eighteen Hard Rock International Hotels Participated in Earth Hour

HOLLYWOOD, FLA.—As part as of its ongoing commitment to help “save the planet,” Hard Rock International participated in the worldwide Earth Hour movement—turning off the lights at 18 properties across the globe. As the world clock struck 8:30 p.m. local time on March 30, Hard Rock Hotel guests from China to the West Coast of...

Frangipani Beach Resort Goes Green with 370-Kilowatt Solar System
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Frangipani Beach Resort Goes Green with 370-Kilowatt Solar System

ANGUILLA, BRITISH WEST INDIES—Anguilla’s Frangipani Beach Resort has announced the completion of a large-scale sustainable energy project to generate clean, reliable power to the hotel. The new solar panels system is projected to power 70 percent of the resort. Featuring 800 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, the 370 kilowatts (KWh) solar installation will offset a portion...

Single-Use Plastic Ban, Food Waste & Local Produce Top Priorities in Centara’s 2019 Sustainability Plan
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Single-Use Plastic Ban, Food Waste & Local Produce Top Priorities in Centara’s 2019 Sustainability Plan

BANGKOK—Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is focusing on three key sustainability initiatives as part of the company’s recently announced 2019 Sustainability Plan: eliminating single-use plastic products; reducing its food waste footprint; and expanding its support of local farming and produce-growing communities. No Single-Use Plastic Products by End-2019 The elimination of single-use plastic...

MGM Resorts Joined Observance of Earth Hour
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MGM Resorts Joined Observance of Earth Hour

LAS VEGAS—For the 12th consecutive year, MGM Resorts International participated in Earth Hour, the worldwide effort that puts climate change in the spotlight. A total of 19 MGM Resort properties around the globe, as well as T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, turned off all non-essential exterior lighting, rooftop signage and marquees to symbolize MGM’s ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability. All interior and essential lights remained...

Whisper Creek Farm Gets JW Marriott Executive Chef John Janucik’s Creative Juices Flowing
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Whisper Creek Farm Gets JW Marriott Executive Chef John Janucik’s Creative Juices Flowing

Name: John JanucikTitle: Executive ChefLocation: JW Marriott Orlando Grande LakesYears in Current Position: Almost three yearsPrimary Responsibilities: “I focus on food costs, food specs, menu development, guest satisfaction scores, event survey scores, wages, financials, associate engagement, recruiting, training, and growing fun within.”Organization’s most significant f&b-related, sustainability-related accomplishment: “Whisper Creek Farm. It is our 7,000-square-foot fruit...

Earth Hour 2019: A Time to Inspire a Movement to Protect the Planet
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Earth Hour 2019: A Time to Inspire a Movement to Protect the Planet

WASHINGTON, D.C.—This Saturday, March 30 at 8:30 p.m. local time, individuals, businesses and cities around the world will switch off their lights for one hour to celebrate Earth Hour and recommit to protecting the planet. From the Sydney Opera House to the Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower, thousands of iconic landmarks will join...

Travelzoo Celebrates Successful Debut of Global Sustainability Campaign
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Travelzoo Celebrates Successful Debut of Global Sustainability Campaign

SHANGHAI—Travelzoo, a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, has seen a highly positive reaction from its members in China to the company’s #GreenAmbassador initiative. The #GreenAmbassador is the first in a series of initiatives to be launched by Travelzoo as part of its new Global Sustainability Campaign to champion sustainable travel solutions...

Six Senses Laamu Leads the Maldives as Eco-Resort of the Year
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Six Senses Laamu Leads the Maldives as Eco-Resort of the Year

LAAMU, MALDIVES—Tourists visit the Maldives to experience diverse coral reefs, out-of-the-ordinary marine life and beautiful palm-fringed beaches. When a business relies on natural assets, like Six Senses Laamu does, environmentally-responsible operations that conserve them are a must. What the resort does on land is just as important as what it does on and under water,...