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H2hotel has a Wavy Living Green Roof

By |November 18th, 2010|Green Roof, Hotel, LEED|0 Comments

Lookotels Green Prefab Hotel Startup

By |October 29th, 2010|Hotel, Modern architecture, Prefab|0 Comments

Luxury LEED Vineyard Resort in Oregon

Planted in the middle of a new vineyard in Newberg, a small town in Willamette Valley, The Allison Inn and Spa is doing some amazing things in terms of reducing the ecological footprint associated with typically high-impact hospitality operations.  According to projections, the resort and vineyard was designed by GGLO to save 48% on utility costs, as well as reduce potable water irrigation use by 78% and fixture water use by 37%, compared to a comparable non-green project. 

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By |August 30th, 2010|Hotel, LEED|0 Comments

Modern Motel 6 Takes LEED Certification

This is the first economy hotel in the nation to obtain LEED certification, according to a recent press release by Accor North America.  Located in Northlake near Texas Motor Speedway, the Motel 6 combines European style rooms, modern detailing, and eco-friendly elements while still remaining economic and approachable.  The green hotel opened in October 2009 and features some of the following green elements:

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By |July 18th, 2010|Hotel, LEED|1 Comment

Haptik Blends Luxury and Sustainability

In response to a design challenge issued by the USGBC, WATG and IDEO created "Haptik," a sustainable hotel suite that blends sustainability and luxury in a high-tech environment.  The suite, named after a Greek term for experiencing interactions based on touch, won the challenge and was built as a model at HD Expo 2010 last month.  Courtesy of WATG, take a look inside:

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By |June 17th, 2010|Hotel, Modern design|1 Comment

Nashville Hutton Hotel Goes Green

Earlier this year, Hutton Hotel opened its doors in Nashville, Tennessee.  Hotel Interactive recently referred to the building as "one of the most sustainable focused properties" it had ever seen, although the developer, Amerimar Enterprises, decided to skip LEED certification.  Built from the skeleton of a former office building, Hutton Hotel has 248 rooms and some of the following green elements: 

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By |November 23rd, 2009|Hotel|2 Comments