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  • Members Only: 2018 HFTP Compensation and Benefits Report

    By Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA. Results to the biannual survey conducted by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP). Information includes data on compensation and benefits trends for finance and technology professionals in the club and lodging industries.

  • Primary Club Metrics

    Survey results identify which metrics are most often used to determine performance. By Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE; Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA; and Amanda Belarmino

  • Introducing 'Your HFTP': An Updated Online Interface for HFTP Members

    HFTP is excited to announce the newly updated “Your HFTP” online account portal. “Your HFTP” allows you to successfully manage your HFTP membership online. This refreshed online interface looks and feels just like the HFTP website and (better yet) is mobile-responsive.

  • HFTP GDPR Guidelines: Hospitality Guest Registration Cards

    This document offers recommendations for guest information collection on the guest registration card along with consent for use. It can be used as a guideline for loyalty cards, health data, export of data outside of the EU, privacy policies and direct marketing.

Disney Announces Plans to Build Nature-Inspired Mixed-Use Resort

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·22 October 2018
A new nature-inspired, mixed-use Disney resort will welcome families in 2022 along the picturesque shoreline of Bay Lake.

One Hotel's Trash Is Another One's Treasure: How to Discard Old Furniture During a Renovation

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·22 October 2018
In early 2012, the hotel renovation industry began its recovery, led by construction booms in major cities and rising occupancy rates at hotels across the nation. In the years since, thousands of hotel rooms, lobbies and restaurants have been renovated with gleaming bathroom fixtures, fresh carpeting and plush pillow-top mattresses.

Landscape Forms Introduces Harvest, a Collaboration with Loll Designs

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·22 October 2018
Landscape Forms, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-design LED lighting, site furniture, and accessories introduces the Harvest line, a collaboration with Duluth, Minn.-based Loll Designs. “We take our design partnerships seriously,” says Landscape Forms President Richard Heriford. “A collaboration like this allows us to bring new solutions to our clients and expose us to new opportunities.”

What If Your Next Spa Treatment Could Help Save the Planet?

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·18 October 2018
Green Spa Network (GSN) founder, owner of Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary, and activist Michael Stusser and United Nations award-winning rapper/filmmaker Aaron Ableman have collaborated on an urgent “call to action” film, “The Treetment”, about the significant role anyone can play in reversing climate change.

USGBC: Employees Happier, Healthier, More Productive in LEED Green Buildings

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·18 October 2018
According to a new survey released from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), employees who work in LEED-certified green buildings are happier, healthier and more productive than employees in conventional and non-LEED buildings. The survey also shows that most office workers want to work for companies that are value-oriented, take stances on important issues like sustainability, and do their part for making a positive difference in the world. In fact, 84 percent of respondents prefer to work for a company that has a strong, concrete mission and positive values.

Cali Bamboo Expands Cali Vinyl Plus Line

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·18 October 2018
Cali Bamboo has added four new floors to its Cali Vinyl Plus line. The colors all existed previously as top-sellers within the Cali Vinyl Pro line, which features the improved rigid core—GeoCore. These are now also available with the signature Cali Vinyl Plus cork backing—a 100 percent recycled, built-in underlayment which boosts comfort, provides Mute Step sound insulation, and helps to keep rooms cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

Breathe by Milliken Earns New Placements at High Point Market

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·18 October 2018
The Specialty Interiors business of Milliken & Company, a leading global innovation company with textile, specialty chemical and floor covering manufacturing expertise, has secured several new key placements for its eco-elegant performance upholstery fabric, Breathe by Milliken.

Two Hotel Companies Included in Top 25 'Best Workplaces' List

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·17 October 2018
FORTUNE just released its annual ranking of the “World’s Best Workplaces” and one hotel company made the top five: Hilton. Hilton climbed seven spots to the highly coveted second spot on the list of the top 25 companies and is the only hospitality company in the top 10. Team Members from Hilton say Hilton’s culture, benefits and travel perks make it a great place for a career.

New Partnership Provides Blueprint for Tackling Human Trafficking

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·17 October 2018
The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS)—a public-private partnership that aims to make modern slavery economically unprofitable—is investing $490,000 to support survivors of human trafficking through the International Tourism Partnership’s employability program, the Youth Career Initiative (YCI).

Emerald Brand Announces Partnership with Royal Waste Services

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·17 October 2018
The mission of mainstreaming sustainability has taken another step forward as Emerald Brand and Royal Waste Services have announced a partnership which will help their clients achieve a zero-waste solution. This program includes Emerald’s compostable materials, such as towel, tissue, packaging materials and food service items to commercial composting facilities where Royal Waste Services provides the hauling of that compost matter to an organic farm, providing clients with a full circle sustainable solution.

GWI Releases Analysis on 10 Sectors of Global Wellness Economy

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·16 October 2018
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a trusted, internationally recognized resource for wellness industry data, released an in-depth update of its Global Wellness Economy Monitor at this year’s Global Wellness Summit.

Hilton Launches 'Big Five' for Sustainable Travel & Tourism Across Africa

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·16 October 2018
Hilton announced an initial investment of $1 million to drive sustainable travel and tourism in Africa. To do so, the company will focus on five key areas—Hilton’s Big Five.

Green Lodging News Adds ClearWater Tech Case Study to Website

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·16 October 2018
Green Lodging News has added a ClearWater Tech case study to its website. Jim Massey’s Cleaners and Laundry, of Montgomery, Alabama, was looking to eliminate their high costs of hot water and chemicals used in their textile and garment restoration department. John Massey provided proof of the effectiveness and payback by using EcoTex Cold-Water Disinfection Systems on their washers.

Delos, EDGE Partner to Advance Healthy Building Management Systems

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·16 October 2018
EDGE Technologies and Delos announced a collaboration to explore the integration of their respective platforms and capabilities toward advancing the deployment of smart-healthy building management systems for commercial buildings. Delos’ DARWIN Wellness Intelligence, paired with EDGE Technologies’ all-inclusive building technology platform, has the potential to deliver the most comprehensive confluence of data, data analytics and real time space optimization to benefit users and owners within the commercial real estate industry.

Jim Massey's Cleaners & Laundry Cuts Operational Costs with EcoTex Laundry Disinfection Systems

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·15 October 2018
Jim Massey’s Cleaners and Laundry, of Montgomery Alabama, was looking to eliminate their high costs of hot water and chemicals used in their textile and garment restoration department. John Massey provided proof of the effectiveness and payback by using EcoTex Cold-Water Disinfection Systems on their washers.

Prince's Trust Teams Up with Marriott in Canada on Youth Employment Project

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·15 October 2018
To support youth employment and growth in the future hospitality talent pool in Canada, Marriott International announced a new and exclusive collaboration with The Prince’s Trust Canada to develop a hospitality-focused curriculum and internship program. The Get Into Hospitality program will initially begin, as a pilot, at four Marriott International hotels in the Greater Toronto Area: the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel, the Delta Toronto, and the Marriott Downtown Toronto Eaton Centre.

Toro Company Receives 2018 WaterSense Excellence Award

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·15 October 2018
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized The Toro Company with a 2018 WaterSense Excellence Award for its creative approach to supporting WaterSense and promoting water efficiency in 2017. Toro received one of 21 WaterSense awards at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas.

Cultured Stone Introduces Pro-Fit Terrain Ledgestone Veneers

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·15 October 2018
Builders, architects and remodelers looking for precision-fit stone veneer options that meet today’s highest green-building standards can choose Cultured Stone Pro-Fit Terrain Ledgestone. Available in Arctic, Ethos, Trek, and Arcadia shades, the new line blends fine Cultured Stone textures and relief patterns to provide trade professionals with exquisitely engineered, contemporary design options.

Global Warming Report: Time is Short to Meet 1.5 Degrees Celsius Goal

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·12 October 2018
It was a remarkable week this past week with the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) “Global Warming of 1.5°C” report and the incredible devastation caused by the buzz saw called Michael that whipped through the panhandle of Florida after feeding off of an extra warm Gulf of Mexico. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those impacted.

Sandals Resorts Announces First Phase of Elimination of Single-Use Plastic

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·11 October 2018
On the first day of Pollution Prevention Week, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) announced that all 19 Sandals and Beaches Resorts across seven Caribbean islands—including Jamaica, the Bahamas, St. Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Barbados and Turks & Caicos—will eliminate the 21,490,800 single-use plastic straws and stirrers used across the resorts each year by November 1, 2018. Eco-friendly paper straws will be available upon request.

Suppliers Divert Leather from Landfills, Create Long-Lasting, Design-Friendly Pieces

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·11 October 2018
As many activist groups continue to condemn the use and production of leather for ethical, environmental and worker health reasons, this byproduct of meat production is commonly found in the hotel industry.

California Enacts Two Laws Aimed at Combating Human Trafficking

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek·10 October 2018
If you operate a hotel or motel in California, you need to be aware of two new laws that help combat human trafficking. The first is Senate Bill (SB) 970. The new law requires hotels and motels subject to the Fair Employment and Housing Act to provide at least 20 minutes of classroom or other effective interactive training and education regarding human trafficking awareness to each employee likely to interact or meet victims of human trafficking. This training must be completed by January 1, 2020 for workers employed as of July 1, 2019, and within six months of hire for workers employed after July 1, 2019.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Issues Global Warming of 1.5degC Report

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek· 9 October 2018
Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5ºC compared to 2ºC could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said on Monday.

FinalStraw's Founders Appear on Shark Tank

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek· 9 October 2018
On the heels of their Kickstarter success, millennial entrepreneurs Emma Cohen, 32, and Miles Pepper, 23, appeared on Shark Tank’s season premiere earlier this week. More than 150,000 FinalStraws have been sold through the Kickstarter and their official site www.finalstraw.com.

Disney Invests in Employees' Futures with New Aspire Program

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek· 8 October 2018
In January of this year, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced an initial $50 million investment in a new and ongoing education initiative aimed specifically at The Walt Disney Company’s hourly workforce. “I have always believed that education is the key to opportunity,” he said. “It opens doors and creates new possibilities.”

Six Senses Laamu Rethinks Shrimp

green lodging news | By Glenn Hasek· 8 October 2018
Sustainable shrimp is a very elusive catch. That was a significant element of a message from Callum Roberts, Professor of Marine Conservation at the University of York, on his recent visit to Six Senses Laamu where he discussed sustainable fisheries management in Laamu Atoll.

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