Monday, December 12, 2011

5 United States accommodation that does green.

Endeavouring to be the forerunners in all aspects, the United States are leaving no stones left unturned when it comes to being a green country.  Lawmakers have been strategising and implementing various policies in an effort to combat rising carbon footprint, to make a green and healthier environment for the country’s residents. However, the United States government is not the only one trying to be environmentally friendly and green, with the plentiful hotels in the country contributing by adopting various eco-friendly practises. Below are 5 exemplary hotels that have made significant progress towards a green future.

Hyatt at Olive 8, source: Hyatt at Olive 8

What is located in Seattle is the chic-looking and luxurious Hyatt at Olive 8. The Hyatt at Olive 8 first priority is to ensure guests are provided with quality fresh air, making all windows operable. Low-VOC paints and non-smoking policies ensure that the air ventilating in Hyatt at Olive 8 has not been contaminated by pungent smells. Hyatt at Olive 8 was designed to utilise natural lightings, with 75% of the hotel accessible to natural lightings, and thus reducing dependency on electrical light fixtures.

Besides the Hyatt at Olive 8, another hotel worth mentioning is the Mark Spencer Hotel in Portland. The Mark Spencer Hotel is famed for its luxurious settings which gives off a romantic vibe, and is ideal for hosting celebrations such as wedding events. With green initiatives such as biodegradable key cards and purchasing products in bulk, guests celebrating a joyous occasion at The Mark Spencer Hotel can afford to do so by being green.

Bardessono Hotel and Spa, Source: Bardessono Hotel and Spa’s website

Stressed out by work? How about a trip to the Bardessono Hotel and Spa, where you are pampered by the excellent service provided while relaxing in the spa facilities. The Bardessono Hotel and Spa is committed to protecting the environment, and uses solar energy to generate energy. Guests are served organic foods which are purchased from local producers, thus encouraging sustainability.

Camp Denali, source: Camp Denali website

A family-run accommodation, Camp Denali has been top-notch in its green approach despite lacking the financial capability that of the larger and richer hotel chains. Food waste are either composted, or fed to the sled dogs at the camp. To reduce carbon footprint, hydroelectric system and solar power are used to provide the camp with energy.

Lastly, but definitely not the least, another accommodation in the wilderness is the Shenandoah National Park Lodgings
, in Luray. If being away from all form of communication yet enjoying a tranquil green holiday is your thing, look no further than Shenandoah National Park Lodgings. Shenandoah National Park Lodgings has no Wi-Fi or phones available, while many green initiatives are in place at Shenandoah National Park Lodgings.  Shenandoah National Park Lodgings was built with recycled materials, while recycling bins are placed in all rooms. All electrical appliances have been rated Energy Star, meaning that it’s all energy efficient and does not use up unnecessary amount of energy when in use. 

These are but a few of the hotels in the United States doing their part to go green. Below are more hotels which have recently been rated in terms of their green practises, and are worth a visit. 

Hale Ho’okipa Inn Matawao
Orchard Garden Hotel
Hilton SF Union View
Renoir Hotel
John Hancock
Hotel Monaco
The Nines
Ace Hotel Portland
Doubletree Hotel Portland
Mark Spencer Hotel
Sequoia National Park
Bardessono Hotel and Spa
Hyatt at Olive 8
Comfort Inn and Suites 
Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston

1 comment:

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