INDUSTRY NEWS | HOTEL UPDATE
Honeybee apiary at the Fairmont Royal York
2A rendering of Hilton Bogota
FAIRMON T HO TELS & RESOR TS; HILTON WORLDWIDE; SANDALS
1. FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
COMMITS TO LOCAL FOOD
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is expanding its efforts
to provide guests with sustainably sourced food.
The Green Cuisine program includes initiatives that
are specific to local and regional needs and include
adopting local goats and chickens, allowing diners to
catch their own dinner, making homemade tofu and
adding onsite herb gardens and honeybee apiaries.
In Quebec City, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
recently selected five 100 percent Quebec-bred hens
for the hotel restaurant’s organic eggs. The Fairmont
Newport Beach recently adopted seven goats in
collaboration with Drake Farms Goat Dairy and is
using the goats’ milk to produce organic cheese.
The Fairmont boasts nearly 20 active bee programs
around the world, including the Fairmont Yangcheng
Lake in Kunshan, China, which recently added 10 beehives and produced around 40 kilograms of honey in
the spring. ( www.fairmont.com) — Mindy Poder
2. HILTON WORLDWIDE PLANS
LATIN AMERICA EXPANSION
Hilton Worldwide has reinforced its commitment to
continue expansion plans in Latin America. Currently,
Hilton boasts 45 hotels and resorts throughout the
continent, with the addition of three this year. By the
end of 2013, the company expects to surpass 60
hotels, with additions in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia,
Mexico, Panama and Peru.
“Hilton has a strategic commitment to expand
globally, and Latin America is a high priority target for our
expansion,” said Bill Fortier, senior vice president, devel-
opment for the Americas. “With recent openings added
to our regional portfolio and new developments added to
our pipeline, we are fully committed to the region.”
Hotels slated for 2011 openings are Hilton Bogota
in Colombia; Hampton Inn by Hilton Ciudad del
Carmen and DoubleTree by Hilton Saltillo in Mexico
and DoubleTree by Hilton Panama City in Panama.
( www.hiltonworldwide.com) — M.P.
3. SANDALS JOINS PROJECT PINK,
INC. TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER
Sandals Resorts and its philanthropic branch,
The Sandals Foundation, joined Project Pink, Inc.
for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in order to
raise awareness of breast cancer among women
in the Caribbean.
“Breast cancer affects all of us but, particularly
here in the Caribbean, there’s an even greater need
to educate and spread the word about early detec-
tion,” said Heidi Clarke, director of programs for the
Sandals Foundation. “We are so delighted to be
partnering with Project Pink, Inc. to do our part to
influence women about the importance of maintain-
ing a healthy lifestyle while affording them the educa-
tional information and tools to support breast health
to ultimately save their lives.”
During the month of October, the Sandals
Foundation collected funds designated for Project
Caribbean. ( www.sandals.com/projectpink) — M.P.
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