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Orient-Express retain sustainability measures through glamorous Californian refurb

  Reopened in March 2013 after an extensive refurbishment, the iconic El Encanto hotel in Santa Barbara, California, reopened after being meticulously restored to capture the location and ambience that endeared it to Santa Barbara locals and visitors alike. The hotel takes maximum advantage of its hilltop setting to offer the ultimate secluded retreat. El […]

Hilton Worldwide staff volunteer their services globally

In celebration of Hilton Worldwide’s second annual Global Week of Service, volunteers from Hilton’s hotels and corporate offices across the world took part in a week-long celebration of the company’s commitment to serving the communities where they live, work and travel. Team Members from over 900 properties and offices completed projects between 6th – 12th […]

Robert F. Kennedy Jnr. joins green leaders to share insights at inaugural conference

By Deirdre Wengen At the first annual Lodging Green and Sustainability Conference, thought leaders, sustainability experts, and hoteliers gathered at the LEED Gold-certified Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas, to discuss how the hotel industry can come together to minimise impact on the environment and realise the cost saving benefits of green programmes and practices. […]

Hilton WorldWide Commit to RePurpose Waste Across 90 Countries

Hilton Worldwide have announced their commitment to RePurpose waste over 90 countries at the Ninth Annual Clinton Global Initiative Meeting. At the ninth annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting in New York City last month, Hilton Worldwide announced its commitment to reducing waste across the organization’s portfolio of more than 4,000 hotels in 90 countries. This Commitment […]

Sustainable Hotel & Resort Conference, Orlando Florida

The Sustainable Hotel & Resort Conference is preparing for its grand opening in a little over a week. The event being held at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort, Bonnet Creek, Orlando Florida on 15th and 16th October will feature leaders in resort management, sustainability, best practices, and green marketing. The conference hopes to bring together hotel […]

Best Western holds the key to green meetings

The Best Western Plus Chateau Granville in Vancouver, Canada has achieved a four key rating through Green Key’s Meetings Program for its Meeting & Conference Centre. The Four Key rating demonstrates that the hotel has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide ranging policies and practices regarding their meetings and […]

First Annual Green & Sustainability Conference in Dallas

The first annual Green & Sustainability Conference & Expo presented by Lodging Media is being held at the Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas, from October 1-3. This event focuses on educating attendees in the many ways that hotels can utilise sustainable practices—covering major commitments and even small investments that go a long way. Lodging […]

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis adopts ‘Proudly Made in America’ for major renovation

Hyatt Regency’s local approach saved time and money, and reduced waste and carbon footprint. When Hyatt Regency Minneapolis approached Stonehill & Taylor to design their two stage renovation, it was due to their reputation for high quality design. But Michael Suomi, principal and VP interior design at Stonehill & Taylor is also the founder of […]

‘We’re proud of our staff’ say Seattle Hilton as they claim Silver Green Seal certification

The DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport and the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center have both earned the prestigious Green Seal™ Silver certification. “We are proud to announce that the DoubleTree and Hilton Seattle Airport hotels have achieved Green Seal Silver certifications,” said Dr. Arthur Weissman, president and CEO of Green Seal. “This achievement illustrates […]