Park Royal Hotels best sustainability trends and initiativesSustainability 12/04/2022
What do sustainability and green initiatives have in common? Green initiatives are practices we have put in place to become more sustainable. The ultimate goal of some of these initiatives is to minimize the impact of our hotels by reducing unnecessary energy use to slow the course of global warming and climate change.
While no hotel can change the course of global warming on its own, every little action helps. That is why sustainability for Park Royal Hotels & Resorts is not a trend, but a way of operating in all our hotels and destinations where we are present to contribute to responsible tourism, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and with the GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council) Criteria of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council the global standards for sustainability in the Travel & Tourism Sector.
Some of the best sustainability trends and initiatives we have undertaken are related to the following areas:
Proper energy management through hoods, use of LED lights, and low energy consumption equipment
We choose to clean products wisely with the minimum impact on the environment with the support of ECOLAB
Water conservation by placing the ecological padlock in the bathrooms of the rooms, raising awareness among our guests not to change towels daily
A careful selection of gastronomic products in our hotel restaurants, making use of local ingredients that help highlight the flavors of the region, and strengthen our value chain, i.e., economic reactivation with suppliers in the communities where Park Royal is present
We promote sustainable education with our guests, and ecotourism through our visitor's guide, to respect the flora, fauna, and bodies of water, as well as to take care of their heritage and culture in the destination
We promote ecotourism through Royal Travel so that the attractions of the area are known through professional and safe services for all our guests
Social responsibility actions in favor of different foundations
Communication of sustainability-related issues through different channels
Why is sustainability important to us?
According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, hotels are responsible for one percent of global emissions. This number will continue to rise as hotel demand increases, so implementing sustainability initiatives in hotels is the most important thing to mitigate this negative impact.
In addition, sustainability in the hotel industry is important to connect with the local population while protecting the surrounding natural environment and biodiversity. Bringing this local touch to the Park Royal experience helps us distinguish ourselves by providing high-quality experiences and helping to create an individual identity for our hotels.
Sustainability at Park Royal is addressed with a holistic approach in all sectors, from housekeeping to operations to our hotel restaurants.
We want you to visit us and participate in the process so that you can play an active role and be encouraged to make sustainable decisions within our hotels and the local environment.
We will continue to work on sustainability practices that help reduce carbon emissions in the hotel sector. Understanding and adopting these initiatives allow us to be more energy-efficient and generate less waste, and as we said before, differentiate ourselves from the competition.
As we move towards more conscious consumers, we will also continue to adapt to give you the ability to travel and enjoy a more sustainable vacation.