Tips from Your Hospitality Brokers: Common Sustainable Practices for Hotels
Sustainable practices are a great way to make your hotel more environmentally friendly, save money, and impress your guests. If you’re not sure where to start, allow our hospitality brokers to shed some light on common environmentally friendly practices we’ve seen.
Common Environmentally Friendly Practices
Here are some sustainable practices our hospitality brokers recommend implementing:
Reuse Programs for Guests
Get guests in on helping your hotel to be more green. By implementing a reuse program for towels and linens, guests can opt to have them replaced only by request. Normally housekeeping would replace them every day. With this program, you’ll save both water and electricity since you won’t have to be washing and drying as many towels and sheets.
Hotels create quite a bit of trash and waste. Thus, you can really offset your environmental impact by implementing a quality recycling program. This way, all of your waste and trash doesn’t end up going straight to a landfill.
Having adjustable thermostats and TVs that shut off automatically will help you conserve energy in each room in your hotel. Our hospitality brokers recommend posting reminders next to the door and thermostat suggesting guests adjust it before leaving for the day. You could also remind them to turn off their lights and close the blinds. This will help to cut down on energy usage too.
New Room Keys
Room keys are typically made of plastic, which isn’t great for the environment. But you can have your room keys made out of a more environmentally friendly material, like recycled plastic.
Using Locally Sourced Food
If you have a restaurant or room service in your hotel, using locally-sourced food will be more sustainable and help to stimulate the local economy. Plus, guests will love the fact that your food is fresh and local.
Installing low-flow faucets, toilets, showers, and more can help to cut down on your water usage.
Contact Our Hospitality Brokers Today
If you’re looking to buy or sell a hotel, choose our team of hospitality brokers. Southeast International Hotel Brokers has the experience and vast network to help get your hotel sold for the best price possible. If you’re looking to buy, we have a variety of properties available and our hospitality brokers will be happy to walk you through that process as well. For more information about our services, contact Southeast International Hotel Brokers today.