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ASID Looks to the Future of Design in New Report
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ASID Looks to the Future of Design in New Report

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As all industries tackle the ongoing effects of COVID-19, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has sought to understand the resiliency of the design industry and profession through times of uncertainty. The 2020 ASID Interior Design Resiliency Report has released the results from its first phase, conducted during the summer of 2020 in...

ADERO Scottsdale to Open October 1 as City’s Only Dark Sky Zone Resort
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ADERO Scottsdale to Open October 1 as City’s Only Dark Sky Zone Resort

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.—ADERO Scottsdale will open as a Marriott International Autograph Collection Hotel on October 1, 2020. With its elevated views of Arizona’s famed Four Peaks and McDowell Mountain Range, ADERO will be Scottsdale’s only Dark Sky Zone resort with a modern guest experience inspired by the surrounding Sonoran Desert. The complete development is led by Allen...

Leading Hyatt Brand Exhale Teams Up with Amazon for Launch of Amazon Halo
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Leading Hyatt Brand Exhale Teams Up with Amazon for Launch of Amazon Halo

CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced a new collaboration between Hyatt’s Exhale brand and Amazon Halo, a health and wellness membership that uses technology to provide personal wellness insights and offers ways to improve users’ everyday health. Powered by a mobile app and accompanying wristband, the newly launched Amazon Halo service combines science-backed tools and Exhale’s streaming video...

Entrepreneur Develops Elite Room Concept for COVID-19 World
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Entrepreneur Develops Elite Room Concept for COVID-19 World

DENVER—Scott Milne*, Lead Energy Auditor and Commercial Consultant for Denver-based Rocky Mountain Efficiency Group, has launched the Elite Room concept to give hoteliers—“even the Days Inns of the World are looking for a solution,” he says—a leg up on their competition in the race to provide the safest and cleanest rooms for guests. “You have...

A Deep Dive into Wellness Hospitality
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A Deep Dive into Wellness Hospitality

Image by © Paul Souders/Corbis NATIONAL REPORT—Over the past few decades, environmental and social factors, such as modernized living, have been driving the growth of wellness. While hotels are finding different ways to engage in this trend by incorporating wellness-related elements into the guest’s journey, destination spas are taking wellness to the next level with...

Micro- and Nanoplastics Detectable in Human Tissues
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Micro- and Nanoplastics Detectable in Human Tissues

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Plastic pollution of land, water and air is a global problem. Even when plastic bags or water bottles break down to the point at which they are no longer an eyesore, tiny fragments can still contaminate the environment. Animals and humans can ingest the particles, with uncertain health consequences. Now, scientists report that...

Selection of Virus-Zapping Machines Utilizing UVC Light Keeps Growing
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Selection of Virus-Zapping Machines Utilizing UVC Light Keeps Growing

Xenex Disinfection Services NATIONAL REPORT—Earlier this year the Westin Houston Medical Center announced it was using LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots to sanitize and disinfect its guestrooms and common areas to help combat the threat of coronavirus. The robots use intense germicidal UV light to disinfect rooms by quickly destroying microscopic bacteria and viruses that may be...

Organic Spa Media Announces Inaugural Virtual Summit: The Wellness Experience
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Organic Spa Media Announces Inaugural Virtual Summit: The Wellness Experience

NEW YORK—Organic Spa Media, the leading authority in wellness travel, natural beauty and eco-living, announces the debut of The Wellness Experience, a new virtual summit featuring a roster of top industry experts and interactive live-streaming experiences. Developed in partnership with prominent virtual events platform 6Connex, the two-day event on October 20 to 21, 2020 will...

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...

FreshAir Sensor Allows for Rapid Response to Indoor Cigarette, Marijuana Smoking
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FreshAir Sensor Allows for Rapid Response to Indoor Cigarette, Marijuana Smoking

NATIONAL REPORT—According to the recently released J.D. Power 2020 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index (NAGSI) Study, meeting guest expectations for cleanliness continues to be a strong driver of guest satisfaction. “In fact, satisfaction with guestroom cleanliness has been climbing steadily for many years,” says Andrea Stokes, Hospitality Practice lead at J.D. Power. With guest...