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Sustainable Interior Design

Sustainable Interior Design

As consumers become more environmentally and socially aware about the choices they make so hoteliers are responding by creating eco-aware hotel interiors that they hope will attract a new generation of responsible guests As well as meeting customer demand, the move to low-impact interiors reflects hoteliers’ desire to cut operating costs, create healthy and productive […]

Peninsula Hotels Bans the Consumption of Shark Fin

Hong Kong, 21 November 2011: In recognition of the threat facing the global shark population and in line with the Company’s sustainability vision, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH), parent company of The Peninsula Hotels, today announced that it will stop serving shark fin at all its group operations, effective 1 January 2012. However, the Company will honour banquet bookings involving shark fin products made prior to 21 November 2011, but taking place after 1 January 2012.

New London hotel will help homeless

Hotelier and entrepreneur Kurt Bredenbeck, owner of the award-winning “luxury budget” Hoxton Hotel in London, has announced plans to help the city’s homeless when he opens his new hotel—a prospective 40- to 50-room venture—in 2013 The hotel, which is likely to be built in East London, will pay 50 homeless people a year from UK […]

Chain hotels lead the way in sustainability

Chain hotels are doing a better job of going “green” than their independent competitors, according to a new analysis by Washington State University (WSU) researchers in the US The study, which started as an undergraduate honours thesis by Stefani Svaren, appears in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. It reveals that chain hotels are more […]

Westin focuses on staff well-being

Westin Hotels & Resorts has launched a global, brand-wide initiative that will introduce its “Elements of Well-Being Platform” to its employees throughout the world Borrowing from the signature experiences offered to guests, Westin will now offer its staff special programmes designed to inspire healthy choices and general well-being, both in and out of the workplace. […]