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STARWOOD ELEMENT BRAND Taking A LEED Role

Category: , Posted:03 Feb 2010 | 06:00 am

Emerging Starwood hotel brand Element has reinforced its initiative to obtain the environmental certification LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for its expanding network of properties. Under the program launched by the U.S. Green Building Council who initiated the Green Building Rating System, and offering a LEED certification program back of a professional examination process.
Element has used a wide range of initiative ranging from ambient lights with energy efficient bulbs, low flow water showers aimed to reduce wastage and the installation of energy efficient appliances. Hotels continue to be high consumption models with the two highest recurring expense items being staffing and energy costs.

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Khao Lak Hotel Supply Continues To Expand

Category: Hotels, Posted:22 Oct 2020 | 06:00 am Despite the downturn of Covid-19, hotel investment confidence in Khao Lak remains positive in the long term. One sign of this is a newbuild Pullman-branded Khao Lak Resort Is set to open on 1st December. The 253-key beachfront hotel and villa property features a design by Martin Palleros of Tierra Design.  Palleros is the architect […]
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Minor’s Bill Heinecke Speaks Out About Chinese Return

Category: Hotels, Posted:21 Oct 2020 | 11:40 am We had a candid conversation a few days ago with Minor International’s Founder and Chairman Bill Heinecke about Thai tourism. Two key takeaways from the conversation were: The Asian financial crisis of 1997 was a walk in the park compared to the damage to the Thai economy during Covid-19. Thailand must find a way to […]
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Asia’s Largest Hotel Investment Conference Next Week

Category: , Posted:16 Oct 2020 | 15:28 pm HICAP, Asia’s biggest hotel investment event of the year is set for next week in a 3-day virtual format. Scheduled for 21st to 23rd October, this is the first year the conference will be live online and not in person, in Hong Kong. C9 Hotelworks Bill Barnett will be moderating a special Thailand panel of […]