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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...

Sands Named to CDP Climate and Water A Lists
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Sands Named to CDP Climate and Water A Lists

LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas Sands has again been recognized by global environmental nonprofit CDP, on its Climate and Water A Lists. This marks the sixth consecutive year the company has appeared on the Climate A List, and the third straight appearance on the Water A List. Being named to the Climate A List highlights the company’s...

Sandals Founder Leaves Strong Environmental Track Record Behind
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Sandals Founder Leaves Strong Environmental Track Record Behind

Gordon “Butch” Stewart The travel industry lost Gordon “Butch” Stewart this week. He was the founder of Sandals Resorts, the leading hotel chain in the Caribbean, Beaches Resorts, and their parent company Sandals Resorts International. He was also the founder and chairman of the ATL Group of Companies and the Jamaica Observer. Steward left behind...

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...

GRI Global Common Language of Sustainability Reporting
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GRI Global Common Language of Sustainability Reporting

AMSTERDAM—GRI has welcomed research that shows a record number of companies, spanning sectors and geographic regions, are voluntarily choosing to disclose their sustainability impacts—with the GRI Standards the most widely used for reporting. The 2020 KPMG Survey of Sustainability Reporting found almost all (96 percent) of the world’s largest 250 companies (the G250) report on...

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...

Sundance Mountain Resort Announces New Ownership, Reaffirming Commitment to Conservation, Arts & Sustainable Future
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Sundance Mountain Resort Announces New Ownership, Reaffirming Commitment to Conservation, Arts & Sustainable Future

SUNDANCE, UTAH—Robert Redford has agreed to sell the Sundance Mountain Resort to Broadreach Capital Partners and Cedar Capital Partners. The agreement, announced by Robert Redford, who founded Sundance Mountain Resort more than 50 years ago, is the result of a long-term, strategic plan designed to preserve and build upon the Redford legacy at the resort, including a continued commitment to balancing...

Architect Building Net-Zero Energy Hotel in Connecticut—Hotel Marcel
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Architect Building Net-Zero Energy Hotel in Connecticut—Hotel Marcel

NEW HAVEN, CONN.—When the Hotel Marcel opens next summer in New Haven, Conn., it will be a shining example of sustainability and what every hotel could and should be. The 165-room boutique hotel will be the result of the renovated Armstrong Rubber Company Building, aka Pirelli Building, originally designed by Marcel Breuer in 1967. It...

Legacy Vacation Resorts Reimagines their Approach to Mindful Travel
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Legacy Vacation Resorts Reimagines their Approach to Mindful Travel

Legacy Vacation Resorts-Reno LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA.—Florida-based Legacy Vacation Resorts (LVR) has been on a journey of growth and learning over the past few years, spending time and resources working diligently behind the scenes to become a Certified B Corporation. B Corps, as they are referred to, are businesses that voluntarily meet the highest standards of social and...