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AH&LA Integrates TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program’s Requirements

AH&LA Integrates TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program’s Requirements

WASHINGTON—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and TripAdvisor have joined forces on their sustainability initiatives to encourage the hospitality industry to adopt more eco-friendly practices. AH&LA has integrated the minimum eco-friendly requirements of the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program as part ...

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Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport Achieves LEED Certification

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport Achieves LEED Certification

TORONTO, Canada—Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport achieved LEED Certification, as recognized by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). It is the first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Canada to earn this recognition for sustainable building design, construction, and operations. “We ...

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Wyndham Worldwide Reduces Carbon Footprint in 2012

Wyndham Worldwide Reduces Carbon Footprint in 2012

Parsippany, N.J.—Wyndham Worldwide demonstrated its leadership in sustainability best practices in 2012, achieving nearly a 12 percent reduction in carbon emissions per square foot of its operationally controlled assets versus its carbon footprint in 2011. The Company, which is working ...

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Starwood Opens First International Element Hotel in Greater Toronto

Starwood Opens First International Element Hotel in Greater Toronto

STAMFORD, Conn.—In an event that culminated in a pedal-powered “spin” on traditional ribbon-cuttings, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide celebrated the grand opening of the Element Vaughan Southwest. The Toronto-area hotel represents the international debut of Element Hotels, Starwood’s eco-wise, extended-stay ...

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Simmons Hospitality Institutes New Mattress Recycling Initiative

Simmons Hospitality Institutes New Mattress Recycling Initiative

ATLANTA—Simmons Bedding Company and its Hospitality Division (Simmons Hospitality) announced the implementation of a new mattress recycling program. The company recently partnered with Global Sustainability Solutions (“GSS”) to handle recycling services for hospitality sales. The new Simmons Hospitality/GSS program will ...

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