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DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Saves $68,500 per Year by Moving to In-House Laundry Solution

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The DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma is located in one of the most beautiful regions of Northern California – wine country.  After outsourcing towels for many years, the hotel decided to take back control. The 250 room hotel’s rural location led to high processing costs and inflexible turnaround times.  The property also became frustrated with having to replace towels and robes damaged by the harsh chemicals used in the mass cleaning process.   Read More

Topics: Hospitality Industry, Customer Spotlight

Six Ways for Hotels to Take a Leadership Role in Water Conservation

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It is no secret that hotels use a lot of water.  For example, according to the U.S.’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), hotels and other lodging businesses account for 15% of water used commercially in the United States.   Read More

Topics: Hospitality Industry, Sustainability, Water Scarcity

Does Your Hotel Laundry Qualify for Utility Incentives?

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Energy efficiency and water conservation are top-of-mind for all businesses today.  The hospitality industry has stepped up its sustainability efforts with new and innovative corporate programs. Simultaneously, hotels are coping with escalating water costs and energy costs that have a significant impact on their bottom line. Research from McKinsey has shown that becoming more sustainable is good for the planet and is good for your bottom line.  Read More

Topics: Hospitality Industry, Utility Savings

Hotels Step Up Their Sustainability Initiatives

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The hospitality industry leads the way in sustainability initiatives. Hoteliers have long recognized the importance of sustainability, including the environmental, economic and social impact as well as integrating sustainable development into every facet of the business.  Let’s take a look at some of the newest initiatives in this market.  Read More

Topics: Hospitality Industry, Sustainability

What Women Travelers Want When Choosing a Hotel

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The female business traveler represents one of the fastest growing segments in travel. Virtually ignored in travel advertising and branding, research has found that the females make 85% of all travel-related purchases in both business as well as at home.  Read More

Topics: Hospitality Industry

Xeros’ 16kg Laundry Machine a ‘Hit’ at the Independent Hotel Show

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The Xeros team is back and feeling invigorated after the Independent Hotel Show at London Olympia, which was held from October 16-17, 2017.   Read More

Topics: Hospitality Industry

Cancun Hotels Solve Hard Water Laundry Problems Using Xeros

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Julian Ramirez, owner of four hotels in Cancun, one in Florida, and one in Spain claims that the main problem with laundry in Cancun is that there is too much calcium in the water. It makes it difficult to do a good wash and it is expensive. Too Much Calcium =  Hard Water  Read More

Topics: Hospitality Industry

Avalon Hotel Extends Linen Life by Six Months Using Xeros

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The Avalon is one of Santa Catalina Island’s premier hotels. With an environment of understated elegance, luxurious bedding, unique artwork and hand-crafted hardwoods and tile, the hotel has consistently earned rave reviews from its guests on forums such as TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Expedia.  Read More

Topics: Hospitality Industry

Are Hotels Missing a Branding Opportunity?

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Changing consumer behaviors are transforming the travel industry at a rapid rate. Travelers want a more authentic experience, connecting with their surroundings and the people at their destination. As a result, travelers are looking to book alternative lodging. With the rise of Airbnb and VRBO, the rental and sharing sectors are colliding with the hotel sector and they are now competing for the same customers.  Read More

Topics: Hospitality Industry

Idaho Hotels Reduce Water Consumption by 80% with Near-Waterless Laundry

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Although not as well publicized as the water crisis in Califoronia, Idaho has also been experiencing severe drought conditions.  Forward thinking businesses in Idaho are looking at water saving technologies to reduce water consumption and operating costs.   Read More

Topics: Hospitality Industry