Baymont Suites, an affordable and family-friendly component of Wyndham hotel brand, is definitely on our list of sustainable chains to stop at during a family road trip. They are rolling out new eco-friendly standards and requirements - this evolving green strategy of theirs takes measures to reduce energy and water use, and to strongly encourage recycling.
What’s truly unique about this effort is that the entire Wyndham brand staff will become walking beacons of sustainability this fall, with the launch of an ecologically-friendly uniform line that uses recycled polyester fibers spun from plastic beverage bottles. These trendy, comfortable, mix-and-match garments reflect the three Wyndham brand-defining pillars of innovation, personalization and flexibility, according to Faith Taylor, Wyndham Worldwide Vice President of Sustainability.
In addition, Baymont Suites are requiring:
1) Implementation of Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs to replace incandescent bulbs in all guestrooms and bathrooms.
2) Biodegradable In-Room Beverage Cups which are an environmentally conscious alternative to foam and plastic cups. These new cups are made from paper with wood and bamboo, and are 15% post-consumer recycled material, 85% biodegradable.
3) EarthSmart® Linen & Towel Re-Use program to encourage guests to participate in this “green” initiative.
Each location’s phase of eco-friendliness is a little different. For example, the Baymont in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is placing recycling bins in all its guestrooms this summer, and they offer CFC bulbs, cardboard recycling and water conservation whereas the Baymont in Springfield, Montana offers full recycling, white paper recycling, H2O conservation, and CFC bulbs.
(Source: Wyndham Hotel Group)
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