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Hospitality Food Waste Reduction Pilot Project Results Released

Hospitality Food Waste Reduction Pilot Project Results Released

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has released the results from a 12-week series of food waste reduction pilot projects. At the same time, the association published a toolkit aimed at helping properties and brands meet their goals to combat food waste. Hotel properties that included a mix of … Read more »

How Major Hotel Brands Plan to Cut Food Waste

How Major Hotel Brands Plan to Cut Food Waste

A series of projects that aim to help hotels reduce food waste are underway at major hotel brands including Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group and Marriott International.

IHG Crowne Plaza

InterContinental Hotels Group Talks Water Risk, Business Case for Tackling It

In its ongoing efforts to improve water management across its global portfolio of more than 5,000 hotels, InterContinental Hotels Group recently completed what it says is the industry’s most comprehensive water risk assessment to date.

Hotel Water Use: Are You Flushing Money Down the Drain?

Hotels use a lot of water — for guest rooms, pools, landscaping, laundry and other uses. In total, this accounts for about 15 percent of total water use in US commercial and institutional facilities, according to the EPA. As the price of water and wastewater services continue to increase — … Read more »

Wyndham Boca Raton

Wyndham Worldwide Beats Carbon Emissions Goal Six Years Early

Wyndham Worldwide says it reached its carbon emissions goal six years ahead of schedule. The global hospitality company achieved a 20 percent reduction in carbon emissions (measured on a per square foot basis), compared to a 2010 baseline. Since setting its goal in 2010, Wyndham Worldwide has reduced its carbon … Read more »

Marriott Hotel

Free Tool Compares Hotels’ Water, Carbon Footprints

The hotel industry will be able to compare energy and water use, as well as carbon footprint, using a new tool from the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). Developed by researchers Howard Chong and Eric Ricaurte, the Hotel Sustainability Tool 2015 is available from the CHR at no … Read more »

IHG Crowne Plaza

IHG Taps Water Footprint Network for Global Water Management Program

InterContinental Hotels Group has selected the Water Footprint Network to develop a worldwide water management program for IHG aimed at reducing the global hotel group’s water footprint. IHG says the partnership will build on progress IHG is already making to reduce water consumption per occupied room in water-stressed areas, one … Read more »

Tide’s Hotel Laundry System Reduces Water Use 40%

Tide Professional Coldwater Laundry System enables hotel facilities to reduce energy needed to heat the water in a commercial washer by as much as 75 percent and to reduce water used in a commercial washer by up to 40 percent, says manufacturer P&G Professional, a division of Procter & Gamble. … Read more »

Fairmont Banff Springs

Fairmont Cuts Carbon Emissions 20% Below 2006 Levels

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has achieved World Wildlife Fund Climate Savers targets, reducing its operational CO2 emissions by 20 percent below 2006 levels, becoming the first hotel brand to meet this environmental goal. To meet the Climate Savers agreement, Fairmont undertook a variety of initiatives globally, which included: Created and … Read more »

Hilton

How to Host Sustainable Meetings, Events

Hilton Worldwide has launched a program to help meeting professionals reduce waste and incorporate sustainability into meetings and events. Meet with Purpose also align with many customers’ corporate responsibility goals, Hilton says. Inspired by Hilton’s corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with Purpose, Hilton gathered feedback from customers and sales team members … Read more »

InterContinental Hotel

IHG Rolls Out Sustainability Tool Across 4,700 Properties

InterContinental Hotels Group plans to roll out its online environmental sustainability tool, which helps hotels manage energy, carbon, water and waste, across the company’s 4,700 global properties by Jan. 1, 2015. IHG Green Engage allows hotels to see how much they are spending and saving and to feed data directly … Read more »