Keeping up with hotel brand developments isn’t always easy. Hotels are doing all they can to hold their own against competitors with cheaper rates and unique amenities, like Airbnb, hostels, and B & Bs. There’s always new and interesting stories popping up in the ever-evolving hospitality industry – whether it’s partnerships, mergers, and reward programs. Yet, these are the top three stories that recently stood out to me the most.
The Hilton Hotels, and the other names under their umbrella (Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites), will be giving a second life to your used soap bar. In an effort the help the planet and reduce waste, the brand has paired up with Clean the World.
Clean the World carries out the task of accepting used soap from hotels, sanitizing them, and giving new purpose to a reincarnated bar of soap. The product is then supplied in hygiene kits to the homeless and other people in need. They also collect plastic bottles from hotels, but the Hilton has already cut back on its use of plastics and reduced water consumption. At this time the brand is focusing on the soap initiative.
This is a wonderful way for far-reaching hotel brands to cut back on waste while giving back to communities. The next time you’re in a hotel, think twice about tossing the open bar of hotel soap into a plastic bag. If it’s not truly necessary to take with you, that bar of soap could make a real difference for someone who is genuinely in need.
Fall asleep like the astronauts with the same special light technology used in space. The Gregory Hotel uses out-of-this-world methods to create an ultimate sleeping room. In the city that never sleeps, catch some major Z’s in one of the ultra sensory and relaxing rooms.
The optional accommodations include a REM tracking smart pillow that also plays music and can be set with a gentle waking alarm. The eucalyptus based bedding is paired with a gel-infused AirCool mattress for a very comfortable deep sleep.
They allow you to bring your fur friend (since folks sleep well with their pets), the freezer holds NightFood Ice Cream, and you can also use the provided CBD spray and – to help your feet relax too – the down booties that won’t overheat your toes. This Midtown hotel pulls out all the stops to help you get the best rest in the Big Apple.