Hotels and Resorts can “Go Green” when they select technology and design that does not infringe on the earth’s natural resources for their interiors. Property managers, architects, and designers are all working to incorporate Green awareness into new projects and renovations in the earth conscientious 21st Century. Although a project may not call for it, these professionals are working behind the scenes to meet LEED ratings in a non-disruptive manor. So how do you, the traveling consumer, know where to stay to support these initiatives? There are many evaluation tools, but the easiest way to find out what a business does to embrace green technology is to ask them. Staff should be knowledgeable about this trending topic, and they should be proud to work in a place that keeps sustainable building at the forefront of their business. You can also visit the website of the US Green Building Counsel’s website, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building. They have a directory of chapters by location, and you can contact them to learn about stakeholders in the community who are helping to improve the quality of life through environmental initiatives.
If you find yourself heading to Las Vegas, you are invited to stay at the M Resort and Casino, a leader in using alternative finishes to limit the use of exotic woods and other materials that require harvesting of the earth’s resources. So how did they incorporate recycling when building a brand new resort casino in the hot, Las Vegas desert climate? Faced with such a challenge, Marnell Carrao Construction found success by using 3M DI-NOC Architectural film to create the exterior and lobby of M Resort, a $1 billion hotel-casino with breath-taking grounds and beautiful contemporary architecture. Marnell Carrao incorporated 50,000 square feet of DI-NOC film to give the interior a high class atmosphere. The result was a seamless unification with the custom look of a specialty rich wood.
3M DI-NOC is an Architectural Finish that can be applied to new construction or retrofit environments, and used on a variety of surfaces, including countertops, furniture, ceilings & walls, and more. With more than 500 patterns and finishes available, DI-NOC has superior adhesive capability without bubbling. Its versatility means existing stock can be refurbished, which eliminates the old demands for virgin materials when it is time to remodel. When it’s time for a refreshed look, the resort will “recycle” existing structures, as new DI-NOC materials can be placed over existing film. Indoor air quality is not compromised by DI-NOC use, and cuts down on the use of real wood and other materials that compromise the earth’s resources.
The M Resort looks absolutely stunning, with a solution that means years of durable wear with no sacrifice to beauty or disruption to the environment. The window is wide open for future design changes with the same seamless transition. The film’s versatility means retrofit options are virtually endless.
Interior Design Solutions, a national distributor of 3M DI-NOC is proud to help the hospitality industry meet value engineering goals. Luxury hotels, resorts, and casinos don’t have to sacrifice aesthetics or environmental standards when they choose to update or upgrade their look with any 3M DI-NOC product.
Manny Hondroulis is the owner of Interior Design Solutions, Inc. IDS is an authorized 3M™ DI-NOC™ Distributor for 3M Architectural Finishes. Case studies, videos, technical documents, and a sample catalog are all available on the IDS website.