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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...

Travel’s Role in Empowering Local Food Producers Highlighted in New Cousteau Film
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Travel’s Role in Empowering Local Food Producers Highlighted in New Cousteau Film

CYPRESS, CALIF.—The TreadRight Foundation, The Travel Corporation’s not-for-profit, has released another short film featuring its “Planet” Ambassador, filmmaker and environmentalist, Céline Cousteau, speaking to the critical role travel plays in empowering local food producers and communities. At a time when it’s clear that the balance between people and the planet has been lost, the film...

Banyan Tree Group Partners with Grassroots Pantry to Lead Curve in Sustainable Food Sourcing
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Banyan Tree Group Partners with Grassroots Pantry to Lead Curve in Sustainable Food Sourcing

SINGAPORE—Banyan Tree Group announces an F&B partnership with Grassroots Pantry, a pioneering brand in Hong Kong which is at the fore of plant-based cuisine in Asia’s fine dining scene. Grounded on the passion for a sustainable future through food, this partnership leverages the post-COVID quest for better health and wellbeing, where food choices and nutrition...

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...

Three Groups Join to Make Palau Carbon Neutral Destination
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Three Groups Join to Make Palau Carbon Neutral Destination

PALAU—The Palau Bureau of Tourism, Sustainable Travel International, and Slow Food have launched a new project in Palau that aims to mitigate the tourism sector’s carbon footprint and establish Palau as the world’s first “Carbon Neutral Tourism Destination.” The project is taking an innovative destination-level approach that includes promoting local food production within tourism and...

10,000+ San Francisco Hotel Workers Unemployed
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10,000+ San Francisco Hotel Workers Unemployed

SAN FRANCISCO—More than 10,000 San Francisco hotel employees are out of work and nearly half of the city’s hotels are closed representing more than half of all guestrooms, according to state data compiled through July 31 as San Francisco remains one of only four California counties not allowing hotels to reopen, the Hotel Council of...

Six Senses’ Jeffery Smith Elevates Company’s Sustainability Standards
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Six Senses’ Jeffery Smith Elevates Company’s Sustainability Standards

Name: Jeffery SmithTitle: Vice President SustainabilityCompany: Six Senses Hotels Resorts SpasYears in Current Position: Two Years, Six MonthsPrimary Responsibilities: Managing operational impacts across 18 hotels and 32 spas, while supporting sustainable development for a pipeline of projects that grows the brand to touch on six continents.Organization’s most significant accomplishment in global corporate responsibility: “We eliminated...

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...

Owners of The Woods Lodge Step Up to Help to Feed Families
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Owners of The Woods Lodge Step Up to Help to Feed Families

NORTHFIELD, VT.—In response to the escalating food insecurity being experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Burr family, who owns and operates The Woods Lodge, has partnered with CERV, the organization that runs the Northfield food shelf, with the help of generous donations from members of the local community and Northfield Savings Bank,...

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort is First in The Palm Beaches to Achieve 4 Green Keys
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Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort is First in The Palm Beaches to Achieve 4 Green Keys

RIVIERA BEACH, SINGER ISLAND, FLA.—Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa has earned Green Key Global’s ultimate honor: a 4 Green Keys rating. It is the first hotel in Palm Beach County to achieve the designation, which is reserved for hotels that show national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through...