Sustainability is the word of the decade. Business travelers too have started taking into consideration the effort taken by hotels to promote sustainability.
Some travelers request hotel quotes for business travel arrangements that specify reducing carbon footprints, water use, increasing recycling, and other areas. That is why we at Nirvana Global Travel put a major focus on improving the environment by aligning ourselves with hotels that put the environment first.
Companies are on the lookout for quantifiable data related to environment-friendly initiatives and want specifics from hotels on their environmental programs. Below is a list of initiatives the hotels are implementing or are looking to implement in the near future:
Hotels around the world are attempting to consume less energy while maintaining- and, whenever possible, improving- the guest experience, whether it is with lighting systems, kitchen equipment, or automated energy management systems.
Reduction of waste
Recycling systems for everyday items like newspapers and beverage containers are increasingly expected, with the notable exception of domestic hotels. Hotels are searching for ways to use less paper and other waste items in addition to recycling activities. Hotels and resorts that are able to take things a step further and put in place procedures for composting food waste can show that up to 50% of their waste is diverted from landfills.
Many hotels have switched to cleaning products created with bio-based oils and other natural cleaners because they understand the necessity of safer goods for both visitors and staff as well as the environment. They are using fewer petrochemical and chlorine bleach-containing products as a result of the changeover. These natural products have a track record of effectiveness, are less upsetting to customers and staff, and are less harmful to the environment.
Hotels continue to deploy efficiency measures that use less water and, frequently, fewer chemicals to maintain buildings and treat water systems in guest rooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, pools, and spas. The use of low-flow faucets, showerheads, and other fixtures is also an effort in addition to the reuse of linen and towel programs that have become industry standards.
Alternatives for Bottled Water
In support of waste reduction, many hotels are abandoning bottled water as the standard and providing distinctive hydration options for meeting attendees and independent travelers in support of waste reduction and a higher-quality experience. Look for choices that provide customers with convenient alternatives to water in plastic bottles, such as strategically placed filtered water dispensers, free refilling bottles, and other features.
Offering guests, especially prepared amenities is one way that many hotels are making a statement. An all-natural, essential oil-based, especially formulated product created without preservatives and artificial components and packaged in recyclable containers has been developed by resort firms to go one step further. Bulk dispenser presentations are being tested by other midrange hotel companies.
Modern plastic key cards are produced using a highly hazardous manufacturing technique and polymers based on PVC (polyvinyl chloride). Many hotel companies are switching to more environmentally friendly but equally strong card options manufactured from paper, wood, and bioplastic.
In order to provide guests with better food options, hotels and resorts are incorporating more and more options in menus of all kinds that including organic fruit, hormone-free meats and dairy, and other natural items.
The incorporation of treatments using regional and indigenous components as well as natural and organic products is a developing trend among all sorts of spas. Similar to this, distinctive brand and resort signature treatments are starting to emerge to really provide visitors with a personal connection to the location.
Preparation of Food
Hotel food and beverage programs are beginning to place a substantial emphasis on local products, fresh, seasonal produce, and other elements. A change to healthier, sustainably sourced food gives visitors exceptional chances to feel a stronger connection to the places they are visiting.
In order to provide guests with better food options, hotels and resorts are incorporating more and more options in menus of all kinds including organic fruit, hormone-free meat and dairy, and other natural ingredients.