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    Opinion

    How hotels can prepare for an eco-conscious future

    The hospitality industry must evolve to become advocates for the environment rather than contributors to its degradation.

    By Tom Spillane • June 28, 2024
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    Green Key Global to offer Choice Hotels sustainability expertise

    Choice hotel owners in the U.S. can seek sustainability certifications to attract guests and corporate clients.

    By June 27, 2024
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    Hotel energy, water consumption rose amid post-pandemic travel surge

    Cornell University's latest Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index noted a general increase in energy and water consumption for the first time in 10 cycles.

    By May 13, 2024
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    The Connecticut hotel offering a road map for zero-emissions hospitality

    Transforming a 50-year-old office building into the first all-electric, Passive House-certified hotel in the U.S. was a challenge. But the end result has been “good for business” at Hotel Marcel.

    By Brian Martucci • May 10, 2024
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    Illinois Senate approves bill targeting single-use plastic at hotels

    Similar legislation requiring hotels to eliminate small plastic toiletry bottles has passed in Washington, California and New York.

    By April 15, 2024
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    Younger travelers, AI and sustainability to shape future of travel: Deloitte

    Hotels are already working to court eco-conscious travelers, but demographic shifts and the rise of AI-powered booking may lead the industry to rethink loyalty and personalization.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Green Key Global sustainability certification now live for US hotels

    The American Hotel & Lodging Association and the Hotel Association of Canada will expand the program as more hotel companies set climate goals.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Wyndham’s Women Own the Room membership drives 15 hotel openings

    The initiative, aimed at fostering greater diversity within hotel ownership, has led to more than 50 signings over two years.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Hotel Tech-in: The smart shower heads combatting water waste

    Several hotel groups are now testing Oasense shower heads, which maximize water flow rates to reduce waste.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Choice Hotels, Tesla partner on EV charging deployment across US

    Participating Choice-branded hotels will get Tesla Universal Wall Connectors starting this year, as the company looks to meet “growing demand” from travelers for the eco-friendly amenity.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    2024 Outlook

    Hotel industry forecast 2024: development, F&B, technology and more

    Leaders in the hospitality industry shared with Susibu what trends will drive progress at hotels this year, impacting everything from on-site amenities to hotel workforce management.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Urban markets, sustainable tourism to drive global hotel investment in 2024: JLL

    Global hotel investment will accelerate this year, exceeding 2023’s volume by from 15% to 25%.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    Electric vehicle charging gains traction across hotel industry

    In 2023, several EV charging providers launched national hotel deployments, and major players like Marriott and Hilton tapped preferred suppliers.

    By Dec. 19, 2023
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    BWH Hotels to bring Tesla EV charging stations to North American properties

    The partnership is the latest between a hotel company and EV charging provider as hotels increasingly seek to cater to eco-conscious guests.

    By Dec. 14, 2023
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    Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, IFC unveil plans for future green building certification

    At the COP28 summit in Dubai, the organizations said they will use the new certification to measure progress toward SHA’s “Net Positive Hospitality” initiative.

    By Dec. 8, 2023
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    Marriott works with Google to make its events more neuroinclusive for attendees

    Large-scale events hosted by the hotel chain will now have accessibility measures like quiet rooms and real-time captioning to accommodate attendees in the neurodivergent community.

    By Lamar Johnson • Dec. 5, 2023
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    8 hotel conferences to attend in 2024

    From innovative hotel marketing strategies and technology developments to staffing solutions and sustainability initiatives, there is no shortage of hospitality industry trends for hoteliers to discuss at these top hospitality events.

    By Updated June 10, 2024
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    Marriott, Hilton and other hotels launch alliance for sustainable procurement

    The founding companies, also including Accor, IHG and Radisson, will use EcoVadis's rating systems to create a common sustainability standard for the industry’s value chain.

    By Oct. 6, 2023
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    Women, Black board members underrepresented at hotel companies: report

    While representation of women and Black members on hotel industry firms’ boards of directors rose in 2022, the groups remain in the minority in most cases.

    By Oct. 3, 2023
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    From ‘ableism’ to ‘woke’: Institute of Hospitality publishes DEI glossary

    The glossary, an industry first, looks to create a common vocabulary of diversity, equity and inclusion terms for the hospitality sector.

    By Lamar Johnson • Sept. 22, 2023
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    Marriott taps EV Connect as preferred electric vehicle charging provider

    EV Connect will grow Marriott's charging network at a time when guests increasingly demand the amenity.

    By Sept. 20, 2023
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    AHLA, Hotel Association of Canada partner on sustainability certification

    The joint venture will bring Canada’s successful Green Key Eco-Ratings to the U.S. hotel market.

    By Sept. 19, 2023
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    3 unique ways hotels are addressing food waste

    With sustainability top of mind for hotel groups, properties are overcoming kitchen logistical challenges in creative ways.

    By Hillary Richard • Sept. 8, 2023
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    Hilton, Tesla partner to deploy 20,000 EV chargers at hotels

    The hotel claims the installation will make its EV charging network the largest of any hospitality company.

    By Sept. 7, 2023
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    1 Hotels debuts sustainable event-planning service

    The luxury lifestyle hotel brand’s Certified Sustainable Gatherings program assists clients with materials sourcing, single-use plastics reduction and carbon emissions reduction.

    By Aug. 8, 2023