W Hotels Announces “See Green” Program

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As Hotel Online reports, aloft, a new vision of Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ W Hotels, have announced details about their new "See Green" program.  The "See Green" program was created to introduce and promote ecologically friendly products and services.  Highlights of the project include:

  • A landscaping plan that redesigns standard parking lots into outdoor park-like environments, with a variety of deciduous trees and shrubbery.
  • Depending on the location, the plan also includes a grassy area known as the "backyard."
  • Special area of parking spots that will be reserved specifically for hybrid cars, raising awareness of the benefits of environmentally friendly vehicles.
  • Hybrid aloft "house car" at each location, available to interested guests.
  • When guests want to tidy up their cars, they’ll be provided with eco-friendly cleaning agents as well as reusable cleaning cloths instead of paper towels.
  • Guest rooms will feature eco-friendly dispenser units in the oversized showers. The dispensers hold shampoo/conditioner and body wash to reduce the use of non-biodegradable plastic materials.
  • Laundry Facilities with Seventh Generation, eco-friendly detergent.
  • The "splash" pool will be cleaned with Clarity Water Products or Sal-Chlor cleaning agents.

"Our vision is to empower each guest to make ecologically-responsible choices and to provide the operators the tools to help reduce our overall impact on the environment," says Brian McGuinness, vice president of aloft hotels.

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