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Iberostar to Debut 11 Hotels in 2020



The Iberostar Group will expand its portfolio of properties this year, with 11 new hotels opening in Cuba, Europe and Peru.

The company continues to expand its offering in Cuba and will introduce three hotels there this year, including the Iberostar Selection Almirante on Guardalavaca beach, the Iberostar Selection Esmeralda in Cayo Cruz and the Iberostar Bella Costa set on Varadero’s beachfront.

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The company will debut the Iberostar Grand Fontana di Trevi in Rome and the Iberostar Selection Teatro Albéniz, which is adjacent to the Puerta del Sol.

In Majorca, it will add the Iberostar Heritage Llum Portocolom and Iberostar Cala Domingos to its existing roster of 17 hotels.

In Montenegro, three hotels are scheduled to begin welcoming guests this year: the family-friendly Iberostar Bijela Delfín, Iberostar Bijela Park and the Iberostar Selection Kumbor, on Kotor Bay’s beachfront.

The Iberostar Selection Miraflores will debut in Lima, Peru.

The company will also reopen the renovated Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic and the Iberostar Royal Andalus on La Barrosa beach in Andalusia, Spain.

In other developments, Iberostar continues to make major strides with its 2030 Responsible Tourism Agenda. By year’s end, the company said it will have eliminated all single-plastic items.

One hundred percent of fish and shellfish at Iberostar hotels will be responsibly sourced by 2025. Iberostar also expects to be waste-free by 2025, with net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.

“Tourism is one of the fastest evolving sectors, and therefore sustainable growth has become a crucial issue. The industry is rising to the challenge with ambitious undertakings, ranging from the creation of a new economy for the use of plastics in tourism to the setting of ambitious carbon neutrality goals for the entire sector,” said Gloria Fluxà, Iberostar Group’s vice-chairman and chief sustainability officer. “Here at the Iberostar Group we are going even further, seeking to guarantee the health of all ecosystems by 2030, in the understanding that more urgent actions are required to protect the oceans’ biodiversity.”

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Las Vegas Sands Donating Two Million Pieces of Personal Protective Equipment



WHY IT RATES: With the Palazzo and Venetian shuttered in Las Vegas, parent company Las Vegas Sands continues to pay some 10,000 furloughed Team Members and provide full health-care benefits, and has just announced a fresh donation of two millions pieces of personal protective equipment to support the work of those battling coronavirus on the ground in New York and Nevada. — Laurie Baratti, TravelPulse Associate Writer

Las Vegas Sands today announced it will donate two million medical masks and 20,000 protective suits to help health-care professionals, first responders and nonprofit organizations in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Medical mask donations will be distributed in the company’s corporate headquarters of Nevada as well as New York, which has become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. Each state will receive one million masks. The 20,000 protective suits will be donated to hospitals and first responders in Nevada.

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“Hopefully our donations will help protect people on the front lines so they can continue their invaluable work, and we can start to see the numbers of people affected begin to diminish,” Sands Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon G. Adelson said. “Our properties in Las Vegas may be empty right now, but our hearts are full of hope for the future. The determination and courage I have seen in our Team Members, which I know is the same throughout this country, gives me every confidence we will get through this unprecedented crisis.”

This contribution marks the second round of personal protective equipment donations Sands has made. The company previously provided 100,000 masks to the Las Vegas health-care community and 5,000 masks to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. It also donated 1,900 coronavirus test kits to the state of Nevada.

Mr. Adelson said the one million masks being sent to New York will help health-care professionals and first responders in the state currently with the most cases of coronavirus.

“People are looking to New York as a bellwether for what comes next, both in terms of the pandemic’s impact and for how quickly the region, particularly New York City, is able to recover from the aftermath of the virus,” he said. “It’s important we steer resources to the places where the need is the greatest and most urgent.”

In addition to the protective gear donations, Sands is fulfilling its pledge to give $250,000 to several important local organizations during this time of need. The company is making contributions to ‘Three Square’, Southern Nevada’s largest hunger-relief organization; ‘Communities In Schools’, which is helping provide meals to students who would otherwise be participating in their school’s free and subsidized meal programs; and ‘Share Village Las Vegas’, a veterans assistance organization that also runs a community food pantry.

Sands also has donated 60 pallets of food and more than 55,000 bottles of water to local organizations. In addition, the company is currently paying each of its nearly 10,000 Las Vegas Team Members, along with providing full health-care benefits, while its properties remain closed.

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SOURCE: Las Vegas Sands Corp. press release.

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