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HVS Monday Musings: Green Hotels for a Sustainable Future

Green hotel construction has been gaining traction globally in recent years as hotel companies strive to achieve their sustainability objectives. A similar trend is visible in India as well, but the acceptance is still slow compared to other nations.

HVS Monday Musings: Sustainability in the Hotel Industry is Crucial to Combat Climate Change

As they recover from the COVID crisis, the tourism and hospitality industries, which are not only victims of the climate disaster but also big emitters and contributors to global warming, have the chance to take up climate action to move toward a greener, more sustainable future.

Sustainable Hospitality Design: Catching Up

The concept of sustainability has been around for decades, popularized by the First World Climate Conference in 1979, the inception of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1993, and the publication of Vice President Al Gore’s book about climate change (An Inconvenient Truth) in 2006. While other building types were early to adopt this concept, hospitality seemed slow to embrace green building design. Today, hospitality design is making noticeable changes to catch up.

A Deep Dive into Wellness Hospitality

Over the past few decades, environmental and social factors, such as modernized living, have been driving the growth of wellness. While hotels are finding different ways to engage in this trend by incorporating wellness-related elements into the guest’s journey, destination spas are taking wellness to the next level with their unique offerings. This article takes a deep dive into wellness-hospitality development and discusses its distinguishing characteristics and key success factors.

Are Colorado Ski-Resort Hotels Posed for a Rebound?

This article focuses on the hotels in Summit and Eagle Counties that provide a bed base for the Interstate 70/Front Range ski resorts in Colorado, such as Vail, Breckenridge, Loveland, Copper Mountain, Winter Park, Arapahoe Basin, and Keystone.

Disaster-related Hotel Business Loss Recovery – Unique Challenges

Hurricanes Michael and Florence are both gone, but the extent of their destruction is now coming into clearer focus.

One Year Later: The Rebound of the Caribbean following the 2017 Hurricane Season

It's been a year since the most dynamic, active, and destructive hurricane period hit the Caribbean in decades. Despite the devastating effects, the resiliency of the Caribbean hotel market has been demonstrated particularly well over the last year.

Cape Town Calling: Undoing the impact of ‘Day Zero’ on Tourism

With dam levels rising in Cape Town and the city becoming water-wise the threat of ‘Day Zero’ has been pushed out to 2020 or potentially ‘never’. The city now needs to market its comeback and set benchmarks for sustainable tourism destinations.

Rodas – An ECOTEL Hotel: Inspiring Sustainability

Rodas, an ECOTEL Hotel, in Mumbai makes sustainability integral to the company’s business strategy. The article focuses on the strategies used by the Hotel towards conservation of resources and reduction in landfill waste with concomitant savings.

Meluha – An ECOTEL Hotel: Translating Sustainability

The Meluha, an ECOTEL Hotel, in Mumbai makes sustainability integral to the company's business strategy. The article focuses on the strategies used by the hotel for conservation of resources and reduction in landfill waste with concomitant savings.
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