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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.

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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 »

Hyatt Sets 2020 Environmental Goals

Hyatt Sets 2020 Environmental Goals

Hyatt Hotels has committed to reducing water use per guest night by 25 percent by 2020 — one of the hotel chain’s new environmental goals announced yesterday. The Hyatt 2020 Vision sets targets across three focus areas: use resources thoughtfully, build smart, and innovate and inspire. Use Resources Thoughtfully: Hyatt … Read more »

Hyatt sustainable seafood

Hyatt Launches Sustainable Seafood Initiative

Hyatt Hotels has launched a global initiative to increase procurement of responsibly sourced seafood at its hotels, starting with an initial goal of responsibly sourcing more than 50 percent of their inventory by 2018. As a part of this effort, Hyatt will also work toward purchasing more than 15 percent … Read more »

Hyatt Sustainability Update: Company Finds More GHG Cuts

Hyatt Sustainability Update: Company Finds More GHG Cuts

Hyatt last year managed to pick up the pace on its slowing greenhouse gas reductions, but it will have to speed up progress even more to meet its 2015 goals, judging by data from the company’s 2012 sustainability update. In its last sustainability report, Hyatt reported that its greenhouse gas … Read more »

Hyatt Installs Solar Gard Window Film

The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, a 726-room hotel in Los Angeles, has upgraded more than 78,000 square feet of its windows with an energy efficiency product made by Solar Gard. The window film provides UV protection and rejects solar heat, and its  application is designed to reduce the building’s energy use … Read more »

Hilton Launches Carbon-Offset Program in Southeast Asia

Hilton Worldwide has launched a carbon-offset program for events and meetings held at select hotels across Southeast Asia, using its LightStay Meeting Impact Calculator to track and measure carbon emissions from each event. Beginning this month, at no additional cost to customers, Hilton will measure carbon generated by all events … Read more »

Hyatt Sustainability Report: Waste Intensity Cut 3%

Hyatt Sustainability Report: Waste Intensity Cut 3%

Hotel chain Hyatt has decreased its waste intensity by 3 percent year-on-year, according to the company’s 2011 corporate sustainability report. In 2010, the year Hyatt began recording its waste intensity, the company produced 2.1 kg of waste per guest night. By 2011 this figure had dropped to 2 kg of … Read more »