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eWater Advantage Partners with Two Companies

4/15/2014

RALEIGH, N.C.—eWater Advantage, a leading integrator of chemical-free cleaning which replaces harsh and hazardous cleaning and sanitizing chemicals announced strategic relationships with two companies—GenEon Technologies of San Antonio, Texas, and Radical Waters of Johannesburg, South Africa. Adding to their existing distribution for Hoshizaki America, these new alliances bring a broader range of technology solutions and market expertise to eWater Advantage.


GLN Adds Green Blaster Products as Directory Partner

4/10/2014

TAMPA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Green Blaster Products as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Green Blaster Products is the maker of Bed Bug Magic. Bed Bug Magic is an effective bed bug insecticide. All natural, non-toxic and green, it’s formulated to quickly kill bed bugs, dust mites and common hotel insect pests.


Registration Opens for Green Hotel Webinar Series

3/17/2014

NATIONAL REPORT—A series of six webinars with topics ranging from water efficiency to green cleaning to window film will launch on March 26 and wrap up on May 21. In total, there will be 18 different presentations throughout the six webinars that are sponsored by the U.S. EPA. The free webinars are being organized by Dan Ruben of Boston Green Tourism and Peter Cooke of the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. Those who attend all six sessions will be acknowledged with a Certificate of Completion.


Ecolab Receives 2014 Climate Leadership Award from EPA

3/4/2014

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has received a 2014 Climate Leadership Award for excellence in greenhouse gas management. The award, cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recognizes Ecolab for publicly reporting and verifying corporate greenhouse gas inventories and achieving aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.


MGM Grand, Delos Complete Expansion of Stay Well Rooms

2/27/2014

LAS VEGAS—In response to guest demand for healthy travel options, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and Delos, a pioneer of Wellness Real Estate, recently completed an expansion of the Stay Well room collection and introduced the new Stay Well Lounge, providing Stay Well guests a sanctuary for private registration and relaxation as well as an elevated level of service throughout their stay.


NSF Launches StaySafer Program

2/26/2014

ANN ARBOR, MICH.—Global public health organization NSF International has launched a new program that helps hotels, resorts and other hospitality settings prevent food and water contamination. The NSF International StaySafer program provides the hospitality industry with a credible means to demonstrate the safety of its food and water to travelers, agencies and hotel rating websites.


JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Installs 18 PURE Rooms

2/18/2014

ATLANTA—PURE Solutions, a provider of allergy-friendly hotel rooms, will install 18 new rooms at the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead. “The JW Marriott brand provides a strong emphasis on health and wellness, from locally sourced and organic cuisine to our state-of-the-art fitness center,” said General Manager, Mike Giamundo. “We believe PURE Rooms will enhance that experience for visitors to Buckhead.”


Ellis Hotel Converts Floor into Beyond by Aerus Rooms

2/13/2014

DALLAS—The Ellis Hotel, downtown Atlanta’s premier boutique hotel, recently converted an entire floor to feature exclusively Beyond by Aerus allergy-friendly rooms. Well known for its private-access women-only floor, the hotel now offers a second private-access floor offering allergy-friendly rooms by implementing the Beyond by Aerus purification process. This patent-pending system includes 15 unique treatment programs. The Ellis Hotel partnered with Beyond by Aerus to provide a solution for travelers that suffer from allergies and asthma.


ACI Launches Charter for Sustainable Cleaning

2/3/2014

ORLANDO, FLA.—The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) has launched the Charter for Sustainable Cleaning, a voluntary initiative to promote and demonstrate continual improvement in the cleaning products industry’s sustainability profile. The Charter was unveiled during the ACI’s 2014 Annual Meeting & Industry Convention.


KeyLime Cove Honored for Energy Saving Programs by Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association

1/21/2014

GURNEE, ILL.—KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort has been honored with the StayGreen designation from the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA) for its continued efforts to proactively use eco-friendly products and services to reduce its impact on the environment. IHLA’s StayGreen designation standards are extensive and specific. Environmentally friendly efforts outlined in the StayGreen questionnaire include efforts such as recycling and waste management programs, the use of Energy Star products throughout guestrooms and hotel, the use of only non-phosphate, nontoxic, biodegradable concentrated cleaning products and laundry detergent, and consumable paper products made from recycled fibers.


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