Green is the new black. Where once big businesses blackened the skies with pollution derived from prosperity, all signs now point to green being the new sign of success. Now, it is no surprise to find businesses of all shapes and sizes starting to implement changes that embrace the drive for a cleaner, greener planet. Clearwater Beach is no exception and the following four hotels are heading the green initiative charge.
1. Hilton Clearwater Beach
One of the biggest hotel chains in the world is leading by example with their impressive green initiative designed to preserve the surrounding beaches and habitat. The Hilton Clearwater Beach is committed to giving back to the planet through various projects such as recycling, energy efficiency, and water conservation.
Low flow and automatic flush toilets have been installed to help conserve water while energy-efficient lighting with timers has been installed to help reduce wasting energy. The hotel’s recycling program takes in everything from cardboard and paper to aluminum and light bulbs.
2. Sandpearl Resort
The Sandpearl Resort is a unique retreat set along 700 feet of Clearwater’s golden sand. It offers world-class luxury and unparalleled service. It is one of the new hotels on Clearwater Beach and can boast that is was built with green in mind.
From the materials and paints used in constructing the hotel, to food and beverages in the restaurant, everything has been designed to have as little impact on the environment as possible. Low Emission Construction Materials were used in building the resort, meaning that things like carpet adhesives, interior paints, and wood finishes were all carefully selected to meet this standard.
3. Sheraton Sand Key Resort
The Florida Green Lodging Program was established back in 2004 by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). This volunteer initiative was set up to help promote the protection and conservation of the regions natural resources. Specific requirements have to be met in order for the FDEP to sign a hotel up as a member of the program.
In 2008, the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, which has always practiced the promotion of environmental awareness, became the 257th hotel to join the program. Here things like linen re-use and in-room recycling programs have proven to be most effective at putting this hotel on the map as one of the leaders in the Green Lodging Program.
4. Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Another hotel that takes great pride in cleaning up the environment is the Hyatt Regency. The 250-room resort has been awarded four “green keys” from the internationally respected Green Key Eco-rating Program.
The hotel was awarded this elite designation for its wide-ranging green policies and practices in areas such as food and beverage, engineering, and housekeeping. They are even involved in tree planting initiatives.
As these Clearwater Beach hotels continue to shine the green light on the hospitality industry, more are certain to follow. This can only spell good news for the environment and for the travel industry. Do you look for green initiatives when you travel?