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Columbia River Gorge’s Skamania Lodge Unveils Its Highest Treehouses to Date
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Columbia River Gorge’s Skamania Lodge Unveils Its Highest Treehouses to Date

STEVENSON, WASH.—Based on the success of its first four treehouses, the Columbia River Gorge’s iconic Skamania Lodge will unveil two new treehouses in September that will provide guests the opportunity to relive the nostalgic, child-like experience of sleeping among the trees. “Our first four treehouses have been incredibly popular with our guests—90 percent occupied during...

Mexico’s Conrad Punta de Mita Officially Opens
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Mexico’s Conrad Punta de Mita Officially Opens

NAYARIT, MEXICO—Mexico’s coveted Riviera Nayarit welcomes a bright new era in hospitality with the official opening of Conrad Punta de Mita—Hilton’s first-ever Conrad brand resort in Mexico, and the second Conrad brand property in the country. Situated beside the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific on a two-mile-long beach, the highly anticipated opening of the 324-room...

First WELL Lodging Doing Quite Well One Year After Certification
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First WELL Lodging Doing Quite Well One Year After Certification

ENCINITAS, CALIF.—A year after receiving Platinum WELL Certification for her Inn at Moonlight Beach—the first lodging establishment in the world to do so—owner Shangwen Chiu Kennedy has no regrets about the investment. Well Certification is a result of the International WELL Building Institute’s collaboration with Green Business Certification Inc. According to the Institute, there are...

GBCI Announces Safety First Pilot Credits for SITES and TRUE Rating Systems
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GBCI Announces Safety First Pilot Credits for SITES and TRUE Rating Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally, announced the release of Safety First pilot credits for its SITES and TRUE rating systems in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new credits enable projects committed to sustainable landscape development and those pursuing zero waste goals to maintain...

Highly Anticipated Villa Copenhagen Sets New Standard for Eco-Sustainable Luxury
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Highly Anticipated Villa Copenhagen Sets New Standard for Eco-Sustainable Luxury

NEW YORK—One of Europe’s most anticipated launches of 2020, Villa Copenhagen, officially opened its doors in the heart of Denmark’s capital city on July 1. Housed in the century-old Danish Post and Telegraph office, adjacent to Tivoli Gardens, the 390-room Villa Copenhagen is a Grande Dame hotel for the 21st century, offering approachable, conscious luxury...

Luxury Frontiers Completes Design of Mdluli Safari Lodge in South Africa’s Kruger National Park
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Luxury Frontiers Completes Design of Mdluli Safari Lodge in South Africa’s Kruger National Park

SOUTH AFRICA—Luxury Frontiers, the San Francisco/Johannesburg-based international firm specializing in the design and development of high-end, light-on-earth building concepts, has recently completed Mdluli Safari Lodge. The luxury 50-tent safari camp, located within the southern borders of Kruger National Park in northeastern South Africa, grew from a 50-50 partnership between Mdluli Safari Lodge and the local...

Arc Launches New Tools & Analytics to Support Safe, Confident Workplace Re-Entry
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Arc Launches New Tools & Analytics to Support Safe, Confident Workplace Re-Entry

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Arc, an affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has launched Arc Re-Entry in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The new offering provides a set of tools and analytics designed to assist companies with re-entering their buildings and facilities. Arc is a technology platform that allows teams overseeing the sustainability of buildings...

MGM Resorts International Releases 2019 Social Impact & Sustainability Report
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MGM Resorts International Releases 2019 Social Impact & Sustainability Report

LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International announced the release of the 2019 Social Impact and Sustainability Report Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity. Protecting the Planet. The report builds on the company’s commitment to create a more sustainable future, while striving to make a more positive impact in the lives of its employees, guests and in the communities...

Wynn Resorts Issues 2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report
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Wynn Resorts Issues 2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report

LAS VEGAS—Wynn Resorts issued its 2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report, providing a comprehensive view of the company’s commitment to responsible business practices, environmental protection, and social impact. Also detailed is Wynn Resorts’ industry-leading response to the COVID-19 pandemic, outlining steps the company took to protect the health and well-being of employees, first responders,...

USGBC’s New LEED Guidance to Address COVID-19
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USGBC’s New LEED Guidance to Address COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released four new Safety First Pilot Credits in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The credits outline sustainable best practices that align with public health and industry guidelines related to cleaning and disinfecting, workplace re-occupancy, HVAC and plumbing operations. The credits can be used by LEED...