Category: Hospitality

Create - Change - Sustain

How Dominica is on track to become the world’s first ‘hurricane-proof’ country

When Hurricane Maria struck Dominica in 2017, more than 90 percent of the island’s structures were destroyed. Today, Dominica is rebuilding to scale accordingly to climate change already affecting their country. To ensure that climate resilience was kept in mind during reconstruction, and to figure out how to hurricane-proof everything as much as possible, the…
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How Marriott Brings Sustainability To Its Global Chain

Nearly every hotel has them: Small, single-use toiletry bottles filled with shampoo, bath gel, and hair conditioner. Multiply those small bottles across 7,000 hotels across 132 countries and it adds up to over 1.7 million pounds of plastic in landfills, from one global property alone. In a recent article, Forbes Magazine highlights the Marriott “Serve…
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How Hoteliers in Bali Are Improving the Eco-Resort

A recent article from Departures Magazine highlighted the forward-looking hoteliers in Bali, that are pushing the eco-resort to its ultimate potential. The island is currently dealing with an over-tourism problem that has, in turn, created a water and waste crisis, is also home to a community of sustainability-minded designers and hoteliers who have come together…
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Coppola Winery’s Dedication to Sustainable Winemaking

Francis Ford Coppola, known as the director of “The Godfather” film series, also plays the role of winemaker. His vision was to create a winery that celebrates the love of life while preserving the land for future generations. For over 40 years, the Coppola family has implemented environmentally responsible practices into the vineyards and winemaking…
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Get to Know Matt “Dickie” Dickinson

I had the great fortune of meeting Dickie in Nicaragua over 4 years ago.  The co-founder and creative director of Maderas Village, Dickie lured me up the hill from San Juan del Sur in what would be a life-changing experience, all in 48-hours. Dickie’s passion and zest for life have morphed into clear, tangible ideas…
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