/Tag: sustainability


Riegel’s RieNu Napkins Made From Recycled Plastic Water Bottles Are a Must at ‘The Buff’

Reigel | August 13, 2019

To comply with the city of Boulder’s Universal Zero Waste Ordinance, owners of the iconic eatery choose to use RieNu 100% post-consumer recycled polyester napkins; One RieNu napkin eliminates thee plastic bottles from ending up in landfills [AIKEN, S.C.— August 13, 2019] — For restaurateurs Chris and Jacquelyn Meyer, becoming one of the first businesses in Boulder, Colo., to divert more than 95% of potential waste into compost or recyclables is something they are extremely proud of. After the couple bought The Buff in 1995, the college town restaurant and bar quickly became a Boulder institution known citywide for good food, grea...

Hotels Are ‘Going Green’ in Significant and Lasting Ways

Fran Worrall | August 7, 2019

New sustainability report cites government regulations, guest demand among driving forces By Fran Worrall, Contributing Editor A groundbreaking new report by the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C. explores sustainability in the hospitality industry and examines ways in which hotels are incorporating eco-friendly best practices into both operations and construction. The study includes insights from leading hotel owners, developers and investors. Entitled Sustainability in Hotels: Opportunities and Trends Shaping the Future of Hospitality, the 32-page report outlines the business case for sustainability, provides performance metr...

End of the Road for Bathroom Miniatures as IHG Opts for Bulk-Size Amenities to Reduce Plastic Waste

IHG | July 30, 2019

IHG takes industry-leading step to remove 200 million miniatures from estate each year July 30, 2019 -- IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today announced that its entire hotel estate of almost 843,000 guest rooms will switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities, with the transition to be completed during 2021. Building on its efforts to reduce plastic waste as part of a broader sustainability agenda, this pledge makes IHG the first global hotel company to commit all brands to removing bathroom miniatures in favour of bulk-size amenities. Keith Barr, CEO, IHG, commented: “It’s more imp...

IHCL Pledges to Reduce Water Intensity by 5% Within Two Years

The Indian Hotels Company Limited | June 6, 2019

Mumbai, June 6, 2019: Ahead of World Environment Day, The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), South Asia's largest hospitality company has announced an initiative to reduce overall water intensity by 5% within the next two years across all its hotels. EarthCheck, the world's leading scientific benchmarking and certification group will conduct a monthly audit to monitor IHCL's sustainability practices and progress. The company has also launched a Water SMART contest wherein all hotels will participate to initiate a water intensity reduction project for three months and the model of the winning hotel / hotels will be scaled across all h...

How Today’s Hotel Ownership Model Clashes With the Need for Green Energy Investments

HEBS Digital | April 15, 2019

by Jason Price, EVP, HEBS Digital April 15, 2019 The hotel industry was an early adopter in embracing energy conservation and other earth friendly practices. However, sizable capital investments like HVAC upgrades, energy generation, or smart materials in renovations exceeds the short-term revenue models for today's hotel investor. As of now, what a hotel can do has been done - switch to LED light bulbs, key entry-driven lighting, and reduced turnover of towels and linens. Although these efforts generate cost savings and matter to the environment, the investments are limited compared to what is being committed in residential and in new ...

Directing The Spotlight On ‘Big Data’, Technology And Sustainability

Thomas Mielke | April 1, 2019

Thomas Mielke This year's European Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) will be held April 9-11 in Palma de Mallorca, welcoming industry experts and delegates to inform and educate them on best practices and the latest trends that shape the community. On the agenda are topics that touch on digital transformation, integration as well as big data, data analytics, security and GDPR. Other sessions will be held on guest recognition and interaction as well as improving the employee technology experience. In essence, commerciality and business strategy are at the forefront of what will be discussed – no doub...

Best Western Plus Norman Partners With University of Oklahoma Food Pantry

Best Western Plus Norman | March 28, 2019

NORMAN, Oklahoma – Best Western Plus Norman has formed a new, ongoing partnership with the University of Oklahoma Food Pantry to provide a regular supply of personal hygiene products. More than 4,000 products – including shampoo, razors, body wash, mouthwash, deodorant and other toiletries – were presented to OU Food Pantry Graduate Director Matt Marks on Monday. "We are extremely honored to kick off this partnership with the OU Food Pantry," said Steve Martens, CEO of Hospitality Management LLC, which operates four Best Western-branded properties in Oklahoma and Kansas. "This is the second time one of our hotels has p...

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

Hilton | March 18, 2019

Partnering with Clean the World, Hilton's participating brands will recycle soap and donate to communities in need around the world MCLEAN, Va. – March 18, 2019 – Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) 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 Hilton will challenge hotel owners and Team Members to collect bars of soap left behind by guests to be recycl...

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