Practical Values: The Suite Lowdown

A snapshot of companywide sustainability policies at six hotel chains

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hotel chain

energy efficiency

water efficiency

recycling & reuse

nontoxic cleaning?

Fairmont

Some cfls; some offsets

Low-flow showerheads, taps, and toilets; linen reuse

Hotelwide and in-room recycling; used furniture donated to community groups

At some locations

Kimpton

50% of rooms and all offices have cfls

Low-flow faucets, toilets, and showers; linen reuse

Hotelwide recycling and fashionable in-room bins; some paper recycling

Yes

Marriott

Energy-efficient lighting, leds, and laundry at some hotels

Some low-flow showerheads; linen reuse

Pilot program only

No

Motel 6, Sofitel, Novotel (Accor)

Motion sensors for AC; leds for exterior signage

Low-flow showerheads and faucets; linen reuse

Battery and fluorescent-bulb recycling; recycling at corporate offices

No

Radisson, Regent, Country Inns & Suites (Carlson)

Some cfls

Linen reuse at some hotels

Some recycling, but not in guest rooms

At some locations

Best Western

No program

Linen reuse

No program

No

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