What Does Sustainability Mean to Hoteliers?
Collectively, hotels by nature are resource intensive. Hotels generally consume excessive amounts of energy to keep guests warm in winter and cool in summer. They consume large amounts of water for the comfort of their guests (bathrooms, food and beverages, laundry, swimming pools and other water features, etc.), and for the back of the house (HVAC, landscaping irrigation, cleaning and maintenance). And, of course, then there is the food and package waste.