Last updated: 12:00 PM ET, Sat April 02 2016

The Smoke-Free Future of Accommodations: 4 Hotel and Resort Trends That Defined the Week of Mar. 25-31

Hotel & Resort | Michael Isenbek | April 02, 2016

The Smoke-Free Future of Accommodations: 4 Hotel and Resort Trends That Defined the Week of Mar. 25-31

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Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion has just gone completely smoke-free, and according to Donna Quadri-Felitti, Director And Associate Professor Of Hospitality Management at Penn State, this will be an expanding trend and a no-brainer for new openings moving forward. Click for more insights on the tobacco-free future of hotels.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Fine Hotels & Resorts program, American Express Travel conducted the first annual awards program to highlight the superlative members of that portfolio. Categories included Dream Bathroom, Grandest Hotel Welcome Experience, Hottest Hotel Bar and Most Fun for the Whole Family. Click to see the list of award-winners.

Hilton Worldwide’s loyalty member app and Uber’s app have reached new levels of integration. Now, Uber rides can be summoned on the HHonors app and via the Uber app, one can check in to Hilton hotels and summon stay information. Click for more on this enmeshing.

Not only do Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit possess AAA Five Diamond status, but they are notably eco-friendly as well, awarded Gold and Silver Status, respectively by EarthCheck. The company has specialized in scientific benchmarking and certification of sustainable tourism for nearly 30 years, and recognized the two Grand Velas properties for their harmonious existence with the local environments and extensive green practices. Click to learn more about EarthCheck and Grand Velas’ eco-friendly endeavors.


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