The American Hotel & Lodging Association is encouraging members to prevent food waste by donating leftover food to nonprofit organizations. A recent World Wildlife Fund audit found that waste can also be reduced by adjusting the number of meals at multiday conferences according to the number of first-day attendees.
Excellence Group Luxury Hotels, which has four properties in the Caribbean region, has donated $100,000 to the reconstruction efforts of Mexican states ravaged by earthquakes in September, including the rebuilding of 200 homes.
The 105-key Cachet Boutique NYC has opened its doors in Manhattan. The lobby features photographs and video exhibits by Steven Kasher Gallery.
Viceroy Hotel Group CEO Bill Walshe says blending "consistency and individuality" is essential to the luxury hospitality experience. Walshe adds that as CEO, "My sole purpose is to make people proud."
The Fairmont Gold Club at Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza offers self-service amenities to make guests feel at home. Those who opt for club access have been more likely to give positive reviews after their stay.
Hotel Emma in San Antonio is a 146-key property in a historic brewery. The hotel is named for Emma Koehler, who ran the brewery during Prohibition.
Kimpton is planning a 153-key hotel development in downtown Cincinnati. The conversion of a 15-story office structure will include the installation of a restaurant and fitness center.
The city government of Alpharetta, Ga., has approved a 119-room boutique hotel project. Developers are seeking an affiliation with Hilton's Curio Collection or Hotel Indigo.
Hotels in Europe are setting occupancy records despite challenges. "When you consider the terror attacks across several European markets over the past few years as well as the rise of the peer-to-peer rental industry, the region's performance growth confirms the strength and resilience of the hotel sector," said Robin Rossmann of STR Global.
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