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Post-vaccine: The future of senior living

McKnight’s Senior Living With the ready availability of the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone age 12 and older, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent announcement that people can resume activities without a mask or distancing was a massive tectonic shift in the landscape of COVID. This latest declaration is exciting after an exceptionally difficult [...]

This is what hotel guests want post-pandemic

Travel Market Report As the world returns to travel, hotel guests are revealing what they want when they return to hotels post-pandemic. According to the J.D. Power 2021 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study, guests have made it clear they want breakfast and other hotel amenities. “As we transition to a more normalized travel [...]

AHLA and AHLA Foundation announce ‘Hotels are Hiring’ ad campaign

Lodging Magazine To help fill thousands of open hotel jobs and communicate the benefits of a career in the hotel industry, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and its charitable giving arm, the American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) announced a new advertising campaign called “Hotels Are Hiring” across five major hotel markets. [...]

Post-vaccine: The future of senior living

McKnight’s Senior Living With the ready availability of the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone age 12 and older, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent announcement that people can resume activities without a mask or distancing was a massive tectonic shift in the landscape of COVID. This latest declaration is exciting after an exceptionally difficult [...]

International Code Council releases 3 wildfire prevention resources

Facility Executive As the pace of wildfire season increases throughout the United States, the International Code Council, the developer of the most widely used and highly regarded set of building safety codes and standards in the world, is emphasizing the importance of fire safety through its three newly released fire prevention titles: 2021 IWUIC® Code [...]

83% of Senior Living Workers Say Technology Amenities Drive Occupancy By Chuck Sudo

Senior Housing News Senior living providers have found offering technology platforms to residents as an amenity is a driver in boosting occupancy, and the platforms are streamlining the workflows of employees. Residents, meanwhile, are now demanding a variety of content and experiences from providers to keep themselves engaged, and want video platforms in order to [...]

How smart cameras can help facility directors optimize building usage for today’s dynamic workplaces

Security Info Watch As vaccination rates for COVID-19 continue to rise, the global business community is advancing the conversation about returning to work. Employees that were housed in large private and multi-tenant office spaces in major urban and suburban centers are being presented an array of options, many of which include a part-time return to [...]

From supply shortages to employee burnout, hotel operators cope with ongoing challenges

Hotel News Now via CoStar Pain points brought on by the pandemic continue to linger for hotel operators as they welcome guests back, and management companies are learning not everything will have an immediate solution. Hotel News Now reached out to CEOs at four management companies in the U.S. to detail the challenges they are [...]

Current labor crisis deepens senior living’s ‘dysfunctional’ staffing model

Senior Housing News The global economy is in the grip of a labor crisis, with headlines blaring about worker shortages across industries from trucking to hotels to banking. The senior living industry has not been spared from pandemic-related workforce challenges — but the current difficulties might only be worsening a system that was already under [...]

China opens the world’s highest hotel with floors 2 times higher than the Eiffel Tower

USA Today A hotel in Shanghai claims to have opened China’s highest hotel in the world’s second tallest skyscraper: The J Hotel Shanghai Tower. The hotel has top floors inside the Shanghai Tower around 2,000 feet – two times the height of the Eiffel Tower – and is the tallest building in China. The J [...]

How smart cameras can help facility directors optimize building usage for today’s dynamic workplaces

Security Info Watch As vaccination rates for COVID-19 continue to rise, the global business community is advancing the conversation about returning to work. Employees that were housed in large private and multi-tenant office spaces in major urban and suburban centers are being presented an array of options, many of which include a part-time return to [...]

AHLA updates safe stay guidelines, no longer requiring vaccinated employees to wear masks

Lodging Magazine The following is a statement from Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), on easing face covering and physical distancing requirements for hotel employees in response to updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance: “In response to increasing [...]

Hilton will grow its Las Vegas footprint to 11,000 rooms by 2022

Lodging Magazine Hilton is growing its Las Vegas footprint to have more than 30 hotels and over 11,000 rooms across 12 brands in the market by the end of 2021. On the heels of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Curio Collection by Hilton’s June opening, and weeks before the debut of Conrad Hotels & Resorts, LXR [...]

81% of assisted living providers report recent staff shortages

Senior Housing News By Tim Regan The long-term industry is facing intense staffing headwinds in 2021, and assisted living providers are finding workers in short supply. That’s according to a new survey from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) that was conducted between June 7 and 11. The survey, released Wednesday, [...]

FMs had to quickly implement new health and safety measures during the pandemic. How many will they continue?

Facilities Magazine – FMLink by Brianna Crandall — June 23, 2021 — When faced with the Covid-19 pandemic, facilities managers (FMs) had to quickly adapt to implement new health and safety measures in their buildings. In addition to more stringent and frequent cleaning and disinfecting regimens, new measures included many physical changes as well. According to [...]

Wellness Initiatives Make Hotel Guests More Comfortable to Travel By LODGING Staff

LODGING As many U.S. travelers begin vacationing once more, hotels and hotel companies are implementing health and wellness initiatives and standards to make guests feel safe while traveling. From new partnerships to programs, hotels are working toward making sure guests are both physically and mentally well. Andaz Properties Launch Wellness Suites Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows is [...]

Mass vax: How 1 FM is tackling Covid-19 head on

FacilitiesNet For Richie Stever, director of operations and maintenance at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and Midtown campuses in Baltimore, working in facility management is second nature. Not only is Stever a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM), but he is pursuing a master’s degree in healthcare administration at the University of Maryland University [...]

Hotel study suggests air purifiers help reduce exposure to airborne contaminants

Facility Executive The hotel industry was among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and as travel rates increase, hotels are turning to science and technology to create environments that make guests feel safer. A recent computer modeling study from Honeywell examined indoor air quality in hotel common areas, focusing specifically on filtration and purification [...]

Four Reasons To Consider LED Lighting Retrofits

Facility Executive - By Fariyal Khanbabi The stark reduction in pollution and environmental emissions during the peak of the pandemic has made sustainability a top-of-mind concern for companies across every business sector. While many organizations had been theoretically moving toward greener operations for years, not all have actually had a sustainability strategy in place. But priorities [...]

Assisted living operators face potential fine increases, administrator licensure requirement

McKnight’s Senior Living Assisted living operators in Colorado may face increased fines and a requirement that all administrators be licensed if a state lawmaker has her way. Sen. Jessie Danielson (D-Wheat Ridge) told CBS4 that she hopes to introduce a bill in next year’s legislative session that will “hold assisted living facilities accountable” following allegations [...]