The Sheraton Steamboat Resort, which features 28,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, has implemented a number of eco-friendly initiatives. The property in Steamboat Springs, Colo., has 188 guest rooms and 21 villas, and has earned LEED Gold certification for the past three years. In addition to buying as much of its food […]
Guests of the Halekulani luxury resort in Waikiki, Hawaii no longer have to wonder what additives or preservatives are lurking in their food. The resort has removed some genetically modified organisms (GMO) from its Orchids restaurant menu and is making a conscious effort to expand its GMO-free offerings. “I have been a longtime proponent of […]
What are the two most important actions an organization can take to remain viable and improve trust? According to the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC), they are to create innovative business models designed for sustainability, and measure and demonstrate positive social and environmental impact. From Feb. 9-11 in Denver, Colo., the GMIC’s 2010 Sustainable Meetings […]
The Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau has created “Go the EXTRA Mile,” a hospitality training program, in preparation for the Aug. 25-28 Democratic National Convention (DNC). So far, 2,400 people and 500 hotels, restaurants and hospitality businesses have participated in the program.
On Earth Day, April 22, resorts and hotels are joining the rush to be “green” by doing their part to reduce waste and curb carbon footprints. At several Disney World resorts, tree plantings are planned along with awareness activities such as “Party for the Planet” at Animal Kingdom and “Green Weekend, Bugs are cool!” at […]