Hospitality Insights publication Ernst & Young published in 2008 that “organizations, corporations and consumers are increasingly focusing on the need to exist in harmony with their surroundings and reduce their environmental footprints. The hospitality industry is no exception, and finally, the concept of sustainability has begun to gain momentum in this sector.”
The report was spot-on. Going green has certainly become a standard in the hospitality industry and something guests are almost expecting to see during their stay. From energy saving appliances to cleaning supplies and bedding – there are so many ways to boost your sustainability efforts.
It’s a trend that is only growing stronger and if your hotel is falling behind, it’s time to start making changes. The American Hotel Register Living Green program is offering up to 40% off on 1888 Mills Green Threads linen and terry through December 2012. These linens offer a pure, plush, organic comfort with the assurance of 100% organic cotton that is grown free of pesticides and processed in a factory free of any harmful substances in production of the product, making it Oeko-Tex certified. This product is also top quality with long-lasting exceptional softness and anti-pill bed superiority over traditional linens.
Not only will your guests appreciate that you are showing respect for the environment, they will also notice a difference in their comfort level. The Habitat Suites in Austin, TX has seen evidence of guests experiencing better sleep in their hotel than in hotels that use pesticides and toxic cleaning chemicals.
Check out this extensive database of other hotels that are increasing sustainability on the EcoGreenHotel website. If you could use some additional tips on Living Green, check out our wide selection of products or contact one of our representatives for energy saving ideas and tips.
Going green not only appeals to guests, it can help save you money. It’s a complete win-win situation!