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Hotelschool The Hague Celebrates Rescued Food with ‘Food Rescue Market’
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Hotelschool The Hague Celebrates Rescued Food with ‘Food Rescue Market’

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS—During the past two years an enthusiastic team of teachers and students have saved almost 40,000 kilos of food, which has been turned into delicious dishes and products. Recently, this team organized a Food Rescue Market to make the new students aware of food waste and to introduce them to the way Hotelschool...

Creative Alternatives to Plastic Water Bottles Emerging for Hospitality
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Creative Alternatives to Plastic Water Bottles Emerging for Hospitality

Boxed Water is Better NATIONAL REPORT—With all the attention given to plastic straws, stirrer sticks and cutlery over the past year, not enough attention has been given to plastic water bottle alternatives. Green Lodging News has reported on water filtration systems and glass bottle delivery of that water within the hotel. That approach is a...

SeaWorld Removes Polystyrene Foam Dinnerware from Theme Parks
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SeaWorld Removes Polystyrene Foam Dinnerware from Theme Parks

SeaWorld announces the removal of polystyrene foam dinnerware and tableware products from all 12 parks – a total of 14 million pieces annually – replacing them with products made from 100% recycled material. ORLANDO, FLA.—SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment announced that all 12 of its theme parks have removed polystyrene foam dinnerware products, including bowls, plates...

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...

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,...

Clean the World’s New Online Customer Portal Adds Efficiencies to Processing of Soap, Amenities
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Clean the World’s New Online Customer Portal Adds Efficiencies to Processing of Soap, Amenities

ORLANDO, FLA.—Clean the World, the now 10-year-old organization that has distributed more than 48 million bars of recycled hotel soap in 127 countries, has launched an online Customer Portal to streamline the process of collecting soap and amenity bottles from its more than 8,000 hotel and resort partners around the world. Through the portal, accessible...

Hilton Brands to Recycle 1 Million Bars of Soap by Global Handwashing Day
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Hilton Brands to Recycle 1 Million Bars of Soap by Global Handwashing Day

MCLEAN, VA.—Hilton’s Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton and All Suites brands are launching the Clean the World Challenge in partnership with Clean the World, a global health leader dedicated to sustainability and water, sanitization and health. Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by...

SunTrust Provides $1.5 Million to Clean the World for Global Expansion
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SunTrust Provides $1.5 Million to Clean the World for Global Expansion

ATLANTA—SunTrust announced that it has provided more than $1.5 million in term loan and working capital financing to support Clean the World, a global social enterprise, and a leader in global health dedicated to WASH (water, sanitization, and hygiene). This financing will support the global expansion of the company’s hospitality recycling program, the addition of...

Some Surprising Results in Lodging Survey Report
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Some Surprising Results in Lodging Survey Report

NATIONAL REPORT—As reported on Green Lodging News, the American Hotel & Lodging Assn. (AHLA) has released the results of its 2018 Lodging Survey. This comprehensive survey is conducted every two years by industry data provider and AHLA partner STR. The survey is funded by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation. The survey included all...

AHLA Releases Results of 2018 Lodging Survey
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AHLA Releases Results of 2018 Lodging Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) released the results of a comprehensive Lodging Survey, a detailed assessment of advancements in amenities, guest services, sustainability and technology, in addition to other industry trends. This recent survey underscores how hotels advance, accommodate and innovate the guest experience. Consumers can expect seamless transitions between their everyday...