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November 26, 2012
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  • Push for sustainable lodging continues to grow
    An increasingly environment-conscious consumer base is helping to persuade hotel brands to adopt sustainable practices, this feature says. Several studies have revealed that more travelers are paying attention to green policies at hotels as the corporate segment also shows a rising sentiment toward environmental friendliness. "As a result, hoteliers are seeing that going green can give them a marketing edge among business travelers, especially for retreats, meetings, conventions and the like," said Gary Diedrichs of Green Traveler Guides. Reuters (11/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Hungry at your hotel? Go on a food forage
    Some hotels including the Hotel Madeline Telluride in Colorado and the Sorrel River Ranch Hotel and Spa in Utah let guests forage for food that goes into their meals. "There is a lot of fun and adventure in eating local, indigenous things and things growing within reach," said Richard Potts, executive chef at the Utah resort. Hotel Interactive (11/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Serve up your UK hotel favorites at home
    Apex Hotels, Red Carnation Hotels and the May Fair Hotel in London offer some of their recipes on their blogs. The website English-restaurants.com features recipes from the Goring Hotel and The Grill at The Dorchester hotel. LondonHotelsInsight.com (11/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Fire regulations make Las Vegas hotels safer, official says
    Blazes at the MGM Grand and the Hilton in Las Vegas in the 1980s led to more stringent fire-safety regulations that have kept the Strip free of fire-related deaths since. "These buildings are rigorously developed and built. We have the safest large structures in the world," said Ron Lynn of the Clark County Building Department. Las Vegas Sun (11/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Prefabricated hotel in Chinese desert nears completion
    The Lotus Hotel in China's Xiangshawan Desert is built from prefabricated steel pieces fixed in the sand for stabilization; the property did not require concrete or water to build. The hotel, which is planned to generate its own water and electricity on site, should be completed in March. Inhabitat (11/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Ex-BBC broadcast center transformed into 50-room hotel
    Originally an emergency broadcasting center purchased by the BBC in 1939, Wood Norton, in Worcestershire, starts a new life this month as a luxury hotel after having undergone a £4 million renovation. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • A glimpse of the latest Six Senses Spa in the high-end Swiss ski resort Gstaad
    Alpina Gstaad is the first luxury hotel to open in the celebrity-rich ski resort of Gstaad in the past 100 years. The $337 million hotel has a stylish yet subtle design, in keeping with strict building code to fit in with the chalets surrounding it. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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