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Research Conducted for Clean the World: Bacterial Contamination Common in Refillable Dispensers
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Research Conducted for Clean the World: Bacterial Contamination Common in Refillable Dispensers

ORLANDO, FLA.—A research study conducted on behalf of Clean the World by the University of Arizona (UA) showed a 100 percent bacterial contamination rate in refillable dispensers that contain shampoo, body wash, conditioner, hand soap, or lotion. Of 82 samples taken, 63 (76 percent) yielded bacterial numbers greater than 1,000 colony-forming units per gram of...

Hotel 101 Resort Boracay Poised to Become Largest Green Hotel in PH
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Hotel 101 Resort Boracay Poised to Become Largest Green Hotel in PH

PHILIPPINES—Hotel of Asia, Inc., the hotel arm of DoubleDragon Properties Corp., has engaged Barone International as its sustainability consultant in its application for the LEED Gold certification of Hotel 101 Resort Boracay which is poised to become the largest green hotel to rise in the Philippines. “In this day and age when most modern buildings...

Seven Ways to Be Recognized as an Environmentally Friendly Property
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Seven Ways to Be Recognized as an Environmentally Friendly Property

NATIONAL REPORT—Environmentalism has spread through every industry it can touch, and hospitality is one of them. Guests have always wanted enjoyable, high-class hotel experiences, but they’re increasingly requesting sustainable practices along with this. They want to know they’re spending their money on morally conscious, socially responsible businesses. Environmental issues are too significant to ignore for...

MGM Resorts Surpasses Milestone of 1 Million Meals Donated Toward Hunger Relief in Las Vegas Community
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MGM Resorts Surpasses Milestone of 1 Million Meals Donated Toward Hunger Relief in Las Vegas Community

LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International says it has reached the milestone of donating more than 1 million meals through its Feeding Forward program, which safely recovers unserved food from conventions, mini bars and warehouses to help feed those in Southern Nevada suffering from food insecurity. In addition, the company has donated over 500,000 meals through Restaurant Week...

Toluna 2019 Sustainability Report: Consumers Hold Brands Responsible
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Toluna 2019 Sustainability Report: Consumers Hold Brands Responsible

WILTON, CONN.—Toluna, an ITWP company and leading consumer intelligence platform provider that delivers insights on demand, has issued a new report highlighting consumer desire to support brands that protect the environment. The report, which surveyed 1,000 U.S. consumers, follows on the heels of the recent U.N. Climate Action Summit and simultaneous Global Climate Strikes, found that the...

Travelodge by Wyndham Fuels Growth Momentum with Streamlined Operations
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Travelodge by Wyndham Fuels Growth Momentum with Streamlined Operations

Travelodge by Wyndham Low Moor Near Covington, Va. PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Travelodge by Wyndham—part of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with more than 9,200 hotels in over 80 countries—is building upon its 2019 growth momentum with the introduction of a new program in 2020 touting initiatives that streamline operations to drive value...

Hyatt Launches Three Global Initiatives to Significantly Reduce Single-Use Plastics
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Hyatt Launches Three Global Initiatives to Significantly Reduce Single-Use Plastics

CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced a series of initiatives to reduce waste at Hyatt hotels globally, including introducing large-format bathroom amenities and reducing single-use water bottles by June 2021. The following initiatives will be introduced as soon as possible in properties around the world, and no later than June 2021: Transitioning to large-format bathroom amenities to...

MGM Resorts Announces Bold Vision for Social Impact & Sustainability
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MGM Resorts Announces Bold Vision for Social Impact & Sustainability

LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International announced an evolved vision for social impact and sustainability including setting goals to bolster diversity and inclusion, donate millions of meals and continue offering scholarship and educational opportunities for employees and their families. Through a commitment to be “Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet,” MGM Resorts is...

Saudi Arabia’s 2028 Amaala Resort Project Aims for Zero-Carbon Footprint
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Saudi Arabia’s 2028 Amaala Resort Project Aims for Zero-Carbon Footprint

Arts Village SAUDI, ARABIA—Amaala, one of the largest ultra-luxury sustainable resort projects ever conceived—one that will create 22,400 jobs and attract 310,000 visitors annually—is in the design stages for Saudi Arabia’s northeastern coast along the Red Sea. (See video.) Amaala, which is derived from the Arabic word for “hope,” will be set in a pristine...

Iberostar Lowers Plastic Waste Generation by 400 Tons This Year
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Iberostar Lowers Plastic Waste Generation by 400 Tons This Year

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Eliminating plastic waste is a major component of Iberostar’s Wave of Change commitment, which protects and nurtures ocean ecosystems for the benefit of the communities that depend on them and contributes to a circular economy that reuses and recycles more materials—all while creating indelible experiences for hotel guests. According to Iberostar’s own survey,...