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'James Bond' hotel's owner Chris Blackwell an agent of environmental change

'James Bond' hotel's owner Chris Blackwell an agent of environmental change

Record producer Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, is probably best known for discovering Bob Marley and introducing the world to reggae music. But the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member also achieved prominence in the hospitality business as the owner of Island Outpost, a small collection of luxury hotels and villas in Jamaica. One of a growing number of environmentally conscious hoteliers, Blackwell recently instituted a new eco-initiative at GoldenEye, his 22-unit property on the northern coast of Jamaica. Guests who refrain from using air conditioning in their beachfront and lagoon cottages get $25 per night deducted from their bill upon checking out. This modest gesture...

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