Sustainability

Our Hotel is deeply committed to providing sustainable luxury. Here, you will find some of our best practices for reducing the carbon footprint of our operations.

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  • Deluxe Accessible Room head-on view of bed with white linens, tall padded beige headboard, nightstands with lamps

GUEST ROOMS

  • Opt in-or-out of our “fresh linens and towels on the third-day” programme
  • In-room laundry bags are made of linen or recycled plastic
  • Linens and terry, and lightly used soaps and shampoos are donated to Martha’s Table or KEYS for the Homeless Foundation
  • Recycling bins in every guest room
  • Virginia Linen is our select off-site laundry partner as they use 64% less water, 73% less energy and 90% fewer chemicals compared to on-site laundry
  • Our Hotel is a founding member of and endorsed by the Laundry Environmental Stewardship Program (LaundryESP®)
  • A chef in an apron prepares pastries from a baking rack in the kitchen

FOOD & BEVERAGE

  • Bottled water in reusable glass, available throughout the Hotel
  • Recycled paper products include notepads, straws, biodegradable to-go containers, cutlery
  • On-site ORCA machine “digests” 2,400 lbs (1,089 kg) of food waste per day
  • “Linen-less tables” are the standard in restaurants and meeting rooms
  • Sourcing humanely raised protein from select purveyors
  • Endangered species banned from all menus
  • Unused, unopened oysters are re-harvested, empty shells returned to vendor for recycling
  • Sourcing coffee grown in an environmentally-friendly, ethical and sustainable manner
  • Bulk purchasing soft drinks, juices and fruit purées in concentrate form, reducing spoilage and waste
  • A woman swims laps in an olympic-sized pool

ENERGY CONSERVATION

  • Lap pool uses salt technology, which is friendlier to environment, skin, hair and fabric
  • LED lighting throughout the Hotel
  • Light motion sensors throughout offices, public and staff spaces, including the four-level parking garage on-premises
  • Our Hotel is Clean Green Certified by TRSA for demonstrating responsible leadership in sustainability and conservation in linen, uniform and facility services
  • Energy efficient machinery in cooling towers, laundry and hotel boilers, water tanks
  • Building Automation System (BAS) reduces energy consumption throughout the Hotel with zoned and programmed temperature control
  • Floor zoning during times of lower demand, permitting closure of individual floors to conserve energy
  • Man behind a reception desk in a suit and tie

PURCHASING PRACTICES

  • Preference given to suppliers whose values of sustainability are compatible with our own
  • Encouraging minimal packaging from purveyors
  • Ecolab green cleaning products purchased in bulk
  • Spa toiletries purchased in bulk
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