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California hotels adopt water-saving measures to counter drought   18 Nov, 2014

Filling fountains with plants, recycling laundry water, planting native species and other creative moves help hotels save water and create an eco-friendly image.More>>

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Wyndham reduces carbon emissions, water usage in 2013   15 Sep, 2014

In addition to reducing its carbon footprint and water usage, Wyndham partners with the Arbor Day Foundation to supports shade-grown coffee served in Wyndham Vacation Ownership resort units and at the company's corporate offices. The project preserves 26 million square feet of rainforest each year. More>>

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Andaz Maui in Wailea, Hawaii, earns LEED Silver certification   14 May, 2014

The Andaz Maui at Wailea has a design approach that reduces energy and water consumption, minimizes waste and harmful emissions, and stresses sustainable design as an integral component of its overall strategy. Design elements include energy systems design that offers an annual energy-cost savings...More>>

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Westin shares solar panel installation results   14 Mar, 2014

​The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten completed a solar installation that allows the resort to produce six to eight hours of its own power during peak times.More>>

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IHG streamlines green certification for new-builds   14 Feb, 2014

IHG's online sustainability program Green Engage, used by more than 2,600 IHG-branded hotels, is now recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council under its LEED Volume program and Green Key Global as providing streamlined pathways to certification.More>>

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Marriott goes after millennials   10 Jun, 2013

Marriott executives announced recently at a GM conference that the company would turn its focus on millennial travelers across all its brands, according to a report in TriplePundit.com. This announcement preceded the company's news last week that it would import its Spanish-born AC Hotels concept...More>>

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Green Briefs   3 Jun, 2013

Environmental sustainability efforts of hotel operators at a glance.More>>

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Green innovations are changing the face of travel   11 Apr, 2013

In a recent survey, 57 percent of travelers said they often make eco-friendly travel decisions. To meet this growing demand, hotels, airlines and rental car companies are working to implement strategies that take the environment into consideration.More>>

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FF&E goes local   15 Mar, 2013

According to USA Today, hotels are increasingly seeing the value of sourcing furnishings, fixtures and equipment manufactured closer to home. While the sustainability appeal of sourcing home-grown materials to furnish hotels is tangible, hoteliers also said the quicker turnaround time keeps more...More>>

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Arizona resort launches EV charging stations   29 Jan, 2013

The Arizona Grand Resort & Spa has added new electric vehicle charging stations, making it the first and only resort in Phoenix to offer EV units for guests and the community. The seven Blink Pedestal charging stations were provided as part of the Resort’s partnership with ECOtality, Inc., a...More>>




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