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Bed & Breakfast Helps Revive Historic Miami Overtown & Promote Cultural Tourism
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Bed & Breakfast Helps Revive Historic Miami Overtown & Promote Cultural Tourism

Jamila Ross and Akino West MIAMI—The Copper Door B&B is an intimate 22-room bed and breakfast located in the historic Black community of Overtown in Miami. The charming bed and breakfast is the passion project of hospitality industry veterans Jamila Ross and Akino West who aim to resurrect southern hospitality while honoring the neighborhood’s powerful...

Eco-Conscious Element Brand Expands in Middle East with Opening of Element Al Jaddaf
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Eco-Conscious Element Brand Expands in Middle East with Opening of Element Al Jaddaf

DUBAI, U.A.E.—Element Hotels, part of Marriott International, announced the opening of Element Al Jaddaf in one of Dubai’s emerging districts. Element Al Jaddaf presents an eco-friendly concept for guests seeking to maintain a balanced lifestyle while travelling. Inspired by nature and with a bright aesthetic, Element Al Jaddaf features streamlined furnishings in light natural tones with...

Two Companies Join Together to Provide Luxury Treehouse-Style Experience in Tulum
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Two Companies Join Together to Provide Luxury Treehouse-Style Experience in Tulum

BOULDER, COLO.—KAN Tulum, a vacation development, and SkyRun Vacation Rentals Riviera Maya, a premium full-service property management company, have come together to provide a sustainable luxury vacation experience in Tulum, Mexico. KAN Tulum, composed of 42 treehouse-style units based on an organic design, utilizes renewable energy sources to create a luxury experience while living at...

USGBC: Total Global LEED Hotel Projects Tops 2,100
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USGBC: Total Global LEED Hotel Projects Tops 2,100

The LEED certified Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Colo. WASHINGTON, D.C.—According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building types, including hotels, LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and...

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino Accredited by Global Biorisk Advisory Council
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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino Accredited by Global Biorisk Advisory Council

INCLINE VILLAGE, NEV.—Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, the only full-service waterfront resort in North Lake Tahoe, has received Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Facility Accreditation. The resort has also been recognized as Hyatt Corporate’s 2020 “Hotel Team of the Year” in North America. The GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation recognizes organizations that...

Sands China & Community Groups Assemble 40,000 Hygiene Kits for Clean the World
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Sands China & Community Groups Assemble 40,000 Hygiene Kits for Clean the World

MACAO—Around 200 volunteers from Sands China Ltd. and local community groups recently worked together at The Venetian Macao to build 40,000 hygiene kits for Clean the World, an international social enterprise that provides hygiene supplies essential for good health to populations in need around the globe, helping prevent the spread of disease. Sands China’s hygiene kit build helps...

Project Save Hospitality Launches to Aid 8 Million Workers Unemployed by Pandemic
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Project Save Hospitality Launches to Aid 8 Million Workers Unemployed by Pandemic

NEW YORK—The hospitality industry has been devastated by COVID-19, with 7.7 million jobs lost and 47 percent of hospitality professionals laid off. A new initiative called Project Save Hospitality seeks to shine a light on this hardworking, talented workforce, and show HR professionals and recruiters just how easily their skills can transfer over to other industries....

Soul Community Planet Announces Strategic Investment to Support Growth
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Soul Community Planet Announces Strategic Investment to Support Growth

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIF.–Soul Community Planet (SCP), Inc., a Holistic Hospitality company, announced it has agreed to terms for a strategic investment that will provide up to $210 million to pursue growth opportunities. SCP was founded on the core values of wellness (Soul), kindness (Community) and sustainability (Planet). SCP provides hand-crafted venues comprising hotels, coworking,...

Apple Hospitality REIT Enhances Corporate Responsibility Disclosures
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Apple Hospitality REIT Enhances Corporate Responsibility Disclosures

RICHMOND, VA.—Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. announced that it has published enhanced disclosures related to the company’s ongoing commitment to the environment, social responsibility, and corporate governance. “Apple Hospitality has always worked to uphold high environmental, social and governance standards, and we are pleased to provide additional detail regarding our ongoing efforts in these areas,” commented...

Virgin Hotels Reaffirms Commitment to Prioritizing Diversity & Inclusivity
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Virgin Hotels Reaffirms Commitment to Prioritizing Diversity & Inclusivity

MIAMI—Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Sir Richard Branson, announced its formal diversity, equality and inclusivity framework. By publicly laying out guidelines, commitments and goals at https://virginhotels.com/diversity-and-inclusivity/, Virgin Hotels is establishing a clear path forward as it continues to work in a more positive direction. “I’ve been part of the Virgin Hotels family from...