Hotel ‘greenwashing’ dirties eco-friendly reputation

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business PULLMAN, Wash. – Hotels across the globe are increasingly encouraging guests to embrace green practices. Yet while guests think they are supporting the environment by shutting off lights and reusing towels, they may in fact be victims of “greenwashing,” a corporation’s deceitful practice of promoting environmentally friendly programs […]

New hotel hires manager, sales director

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Residence Inn Pullman hotel, slated to open in April at Washington State University, recently hired a general manager, Sara Raquet, and director of sales, Andrew Berg.

WSU offers on-campus lodging at Gannon Hall

  PULLMAN – Beginning Sept. 1, visiting Cougar family members, alumni, and friends will once again be able to find on-campus accommodations by purchasing a WSU Cougar Campus Weekend package.   The package provides two nights of lodging for two at Gannon Hall on the Pullman campus, two mornings of morning breakfast for two at the Southside Café, […]

Hotel may see progress after fall elections

The design of a proposed $25 million, 120-room hotel and conference center on the WSU Pullman campus is still on hold, awaiting further planning and a financial investor. However, the long-term prospects for the plan remain sound.   “We’ve been working on this project since 2001,” said Ryan Ruffcorn, a project manager for WSU Capital […]

WSU explores hotel, conference center

WSU is looking for a private development company to partner with the university to design, build and operate a hotel and conference center on the Pullman campus. According to a report by WSU’s School of Economic Sciences, a wired lecture hall or amphitheater, smaller breakout rooms, convenient dining and comfortable rooms — the basics of […]

Hospitality School hosts 25th Burtenshaw lecture

PULLMAN – Jim Treadway, chief executive officer of MTM Luxury Lodging, L.L.C., will be the guest speaker for the Washington State University School of Hospitality Business Management’s 25th annual Burtenshaw Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Todd Hall 116. A 3 p.m. reception will precede Treadway’s lecture, which is entitled “Life, Lodging, Luxury, and […]

WSU alumni, students make their mark at Spokane’s historic Davenport Hotel

Washington State University is in the middle of one of Spokane’s more intriguing events — this summer’s reopening of The Davenport Hotel. From the architect to the director of operations, Cougar “paw prints” run throughout the $35 million renovation. Walt and Karen Worthy insist that only the best is in The Davenport, including employees, so […]