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JJ Steeley of Carbon Lighthouse on Positioning Hotels for Recovery and an Energy-Efficient Future

JJ Steeley, Carbon Lighthouse
Throughout this year’s slowdowns, hoteliers have taken time to reevaluate their operations, considering technology and protocols that could help ensure the health of their employees, guests, and bottom line. JJ Steeley—executive vice president of customer experience at Carbon Lighthouse, a company that delivers profitable climate solutions to commercial real estate owners, investors, and operators for financial, operational, and climate...

Dual-Branded Hotels: Beware Expectations of Significant Operating Efficiencies

Dual-Branded Hampton Inn & Suites and Homewood Suites Teaneck NJ
For the past four years, the opening of dual-branded properties has been very popular among hotel developers. The perceived benefits of building a property with two or more brands are many: Two reservation systems to channel business to the property Two brands that will appeal to different demand segments in the market Enhanced ability to maximize land density...

Energy Efficiency Day: Seven Tips for Reducing Hotel Energy Usage

Energy Efficiency Day
Energy Efficiency Day is October 5 and hoteliers are making strides toward reducing energy consumption across their properties. Strategic Solution Partners, a hotel industry taskforce recruitment and consultancy firm, consulted hospitality professionals at Rockstar Hotels, The London West Hollywood, HHM Hospitality, and DoubleTree by Hilton to highlight what the industry has learned about reducing hotel energy consumption. Water-savings programs,...

U.S. Hotels Are Operating at the Highest Level of Efficiency Since 1960

Atlanta–U.S. hoteliers enjoyed an eighth consecutive year of increasing profits in 2017 despite another slowdown in the rate of revenue growth. According to the recently released 2018 edition of Trends in the Hotel Industry by CBRE Hotels’ Americas Research, total operating revenue increased by 2 percent in 2017 for the average hotel in its survey sample. By limiting the...

Outsourcing Linens Can Save Money, Water, and Energy

For hoteliers who are simultaneously concerned about the environmental impact of their laundry services, as well as the cost of doing laundry in-house, outsourcing their laundry may be the answer. According to Joe Ricci, president and CEO of TRSA—the association for linen, uniform, and facility services—traditional hotel laundries may be sapping hoteliers’ monetary resources. “It costs millions of dollars...