Read recent reviews on TripAdvisor.com to see what people are saying about the Viana Hotel and Spa.
Viana was proud to host Long Island's First Same Sex wedding. Read the full article here.
On April 7th, 2011, the television station News 12 ran a feature segment on Viana being Long Island's green hotel. Watch the Video.
BeautynewsNYC ran an article on the Viana Spa for April 2011. Read the article here.
March 10, 2011 -- Viana Hotel and Spa is one of the first hotels to provide CellBlaster, the world’s first universal UV cell phone sanitizer, in their lobby as a complimentary service for guests. Read a press release about this new technology.
Viana Hotel and Spa was recently featured in the New York Times article “Extended-Stay Hotels Become a Popular Housing Option”. The New York Times – published February 4, 2011.
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Read our recent review by Barry Kay of Seven Stars and Stripes, the global authority on award winning establishments. The Seven Stars and Stripes team travels around the world to bring readers reviews of fine establishments.
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The Viana Hotel and Spa was recently profiled on Newsday.com.
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October 19th, 2011- The Viana Hotel celebrated it's 1 year Anniversary Party. The Hotel was featured in the Long Island Press celebrating this spectacular event.
October 25th, 2011- Viana was award their Energy Star rating. Read the Article in the Long Island Business News
November 18th, 2011- The Viana Hotel General Manger Michael Papierno was featured in Hotel Interactive.
Novmeber 27, 2011- The Viana Hotel celebrated it's 1 Year Anniversary Party. The hotel was featured in The New York Real Estate Journal. Read the Article here
January 25th, 2012- The Viana Hotel and Spa was voted Best Hotel on Long Island for Wedding from the Long Island Press.
January 26th, 2012- The Viana Spa was voted Best Spa on Long Island for Wedding from the Long Island Press.
February 15th, 2012- Our Spa Director, Stephanie Smith was featured on NAPSET.com regarding ways to relieve pain in your everyday life.
September 1st, 2012- The Viana Hotel and Spa located in Westbury, Long Island will host a special dinner and dancing event on Thursday, November 15th 2012 for up to 40 couples seeking to enjoy something out of the ordinary.
September 4th, 2012- Come Join us for the Battle of the Samar Kitchens. Our Executive Chef, Devon Rhoden will be competing against local chefs to showcase his skills and the Marco Polo Cuisine
October 2nd, 2012 - As a green property from inception we have had an eco friendly procedure to do all of our cleaning including laundry. Unfortunately in that area the green products have not given the desired quality of cleanliness. Although we have tried several green products and done many adjustments to the products to try to receive the desired results we still have not had success. Because of this reason we are going to have to switch to a standard fabric cleaning product which is not considered green. We are saddened to have to do so but clean sheets are important to you and to us. We will continue to try new green products as they come out and hopefully will find success with one of them in the future so that we can be green & clean. Thank you for your consideration.
October 15, 2012 - The Viana Hotel and Spa, owned/managed by Samar Hospitality, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
"The Viana Hotel and Spa is pleased to accept EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts,” said Alan Mindel, Managing Partner. "Through this achievement, we have demonstrated our commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering our energy costs.”
Commercial buildings that earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The Viana Hotel and Spa improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organization and by making cost-effective improvements to its building.
“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s buildings is critical to protecting our environment, “ said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. “From the boiler room to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their buildings more efficient and earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification.”
To earn the ENERGY STAR, The Viana Hotel and Spa took the following actions:
The Viana Hotel and Spa has guest rooms that use computerized state-of-the-art occupancy sensors and lighting and comfort controls to both save energy and give guests the ability to adjust the climate in the room for their greatest comfort. The Viana’s 50 rooftop solar photovoltaic cell (PVC) panels produce an estimated 12,100 kWh a year, reducing fossil fuel consumption and, as a result, making the Viana’s carbon footprint delicately small.
State-of-the-art LED lighting is being used throughout the Viana’s Lobby and Restaurant. LED lighting reduces the lighting electric load by at least 60% compared to traditional T-12 fluorescent bulbs. The energy savings are even greater compared to incandescent bulbs and energy-hogging halogen bulbs. LED lighting lasts at least 10 times longer than florescent lighting. (No mercury is used in LEDs as there is in fluorescents. This makes LEDs much safer and probably the greenest form of electrical lighting around.)
Well-insulated buildings conserve energy both in heating and cooling, reducing fossil fuel use and carbon production. The Viana uses three types of insulation in its construction:
- Blown cellulose insulation made with recycled content is used in the exterior walls.
- Roxul insulation made with recycled content is used interior walls.
- Icyene spray foam insulation is used underneath the roof membrane, making the roof completely tight and free from heat leakage.
All of the Viana’s insulation saves energy by improving building energy performance and also by reducing air leakage and accompanying movement of moisture.
EPA’s ENERGY STAR energy performance scale helps organizations assess how efficiently their buildings use energy relative to similar buildings nationwide. A building that scores a 75 or higher on EPA’s 1-100 scale may be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification. Commercial buildings that can earn the ENERGY STAR include offices, bank branches, data centers, financial centers, retail stores, courthouses, hospitals, hotels, K-12 schools, medical offices, supermarkets, dormitories, houses of worship, and warehouses.ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products as well as new homes and commercial and industrial buildings that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. Over the past twenty years, American families and businesses have saved a total of nearly $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.7 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions with help from ENERGY STAR.
January 25, 2013 - The Viana Hotel and Spa in Westbury, New York Looks to Help Revitalize Long Island and have their Guests Relax while a Little Rock N' Roll Takes Place Right Next Door. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will be performing at the NYCB Theater at Westbury on Friday, January 25th 2013 to Rebuild Long Island, A Sandy Relief Benefit Concert. In addition the Viana Hotel and Spa located next door from the Theater will be donating 10% of the revenue it generates Friday night to the Habitat for Humanity and the Lindenhurst Fire Department. The Viana Hotel and Spa is located in the heart of Long Island in Westbury. Although the Hotel itself had little to no damage due to Sandy, it was host to many guests that had experienced great damage and loss for days and even weeks that followed. Although many of the Hotel's employees live in various regions throughout Long Island, and they also suffered from various losses and damages due to the storm, their dedication to providing services to the guests of the Hotel was unwavering. Mr. Alan Mindel, the Operating Partner of Samar Hospitality, the parent company to the Viana Hotel and Spa was amazed how his team pulled together to not only meet the needs of their guests but how they were motivated to exceed their expectations. Mindel stated, “We have five hotels across Long Island and the team of people that I am surrounded by never let Sandy stand in their way to providing our guests with accommodations, services and amenities as close to normal as possible under the circumstances. Because the majority of us did not suffer significant damages or losses, I think it put things in perspective a bit for many of us and it just motivated us to rise to the occasion and the demand. I was and still am proud of the Samar Hospitality family of employees that helped us get through the storm and beyond.” On Friday, January 25th 2013 Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will help Rebuild Long Island with a Sandy Relief Benefit Concert being held at NYCB Theater at Westbury. Proceeds will be going to the Habitat for Humanity and the Lindenhurst Fire Department. Benatar’s family is from Lindenhurst, Long Island. Lindenhurst is located on the Island’s south shore and is one of the town’s that experienced some severe damage and losses. In a joint effort to help those across Long Island, the Viana Hotel and Spa, which is located right next door from the NYCB Theater will be donating 10% of the revenue it generates Friday night to the same organizations. Those that may be attending the concert may want to consider dining at Marco Polo’s Restaurant and Bar located in the Viana Hotel, or perhaps even making arrangements to stay overnight in their relaxing and well appointed rooms and suites. To make arrangements with the Viana Hotel and Spa just call 516-338-7777 and be sure to ask for the NYCB code to receive a special discounted rate. In addition, if restaurant and bar goers show their tickets they’ll receive 20% their bill. This is not the first time Samar Hospitality and the Viana Hotel and Spa has participated in assisting with the revitalization of Long Island following Super Storm Sandy. Samar Hospitality was also a big part of a joint effort to serve Long Beach residents that were displaced by the storm a hot dinner on Thanksgiving Day. In getting to know Mindel and Samar Hospitality this will most likely not be their last effort either.