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environmental sustainability

IHG and IHG Owners Association Announce Renovation Donation Initiative

IHG | October 30, 2018

Industry-leading effort will help hotels manage removal of materials during renovations and make a positive difference in local communities IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) and the IHG Owners Association have launched the Renovation Donation Initiative, an industry-leading reuse program that is part of a shared commitment to operating responsibly. IHG-branded hotels undergoing renovation or property improvements in the U.S. and Canada will be able to donate furniture, fixtures and equipment to non-profit organizations, including United Way Worldwide and Good360. The Renovation Donation Initiative will reduce the amount of materi...

Single-Use Plastics: Hotels and Airlines Are Cutting Down

Hospitality Insights | September 26, 2018

From plastic straws to the complete elimination of single-use plastics, more and more in the hospitality industry are opting to create a sustainable travel experience. The world is now producing roughly 300 million tons of plastic each year Plastic is one of the defining inventions of our time, yet there's no denying its negative impact on our environment. The low production cost and versatile range of applications make plastic a convenient comfort in the modern day. At the same time, the throwaway nature of these single-use products adds up to being one of the top sources of pollution throughout our oceans. In fact, about 8.8 million t...

PolyU Study Urges Hotels to Create a Green Culture

April 26, 2018

With the ever-increasing concern about worldwide environmental problems, the findings of a recent study by Dr Eric Chan, Dr Alice Hon and Dr Wilco Chan of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a co-researcher provide much-needed practical suggestions that should help hotels aiming to implement environmental management programmes. The researchers highlight that gaining employees' support for new environmental initiatives is key to ensuring success. Equipping employees with sufficient environmental knowledge is important to raising their awareness and concern, and should encourage th...

Mindful Tourism: How to Attract Eco-Conscious Guests to Your Hotel

Nina Simons | April 23, 2018

By Nina Simons The hospitality industry is heading into a new era as people worldwide have become more environmentally aware. Many travellers today expect their accommodations to be eco-friendly and sustainable because they strive to live by those principles at home. Environmental awareness is really what sets hotels apart from each other today, and with a growing number of people prioritizing a green lifestyle, it's becoming a key determinant in the success of your business. Especially considering that hotels are known for their conspicuous use of energy and resources, implementing green practices in your hotel as soon as possible will...

Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Teneo Members’ Green Efforts Span Coast to Countryside, Initiatives Preserve Beaches, Woodlands, Wildlife

Teneo Hospitality Group | December 14, 2017

Eden Prairie, MN, December 2017 … It started with organic soaps, recycling bottles, water conservation and signs urging guests to turn out the lights before leaving the room. Today, environmentally conscious hoteliers support holistic conservation strategies that reach into every corner of the property. Driven by technology and the demands of environmentally conscious guests, these initiatives have sharply reduced waste, conserved resources, saved money and educated guests to the importance of environmental efforts. The hotel industry has made remarkable progress, but beyond the bricks and mortar of member hotels and resorts lie ...

Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten Reaches Solar Energy Milestone

the Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten | December 14, 2014

First Westin in World and Only Major Property in Caribbean Produces One GigaWatt Hour of Solar Power since June 2013; Also Installs Smardt Chiller for More Savings PHILIPSBURG, ST MAARTEN (December 15, 2014) - The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten made its mark as a game-changer in the hospitality industry by completing a landmark solar installation earlier this year that allows the resort to produce six to eight hours of its own power during peak times. The resort has harnessed the power of the Caribbean sun for more than a year and reached an environmental milestone by generating one Gigawatt hour of solar power, or one ...

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