Green Truth Behind Hotels
With a push towards green, hotels around the country are changing their cleaning methods to embrace the trend. According to the Chicago Tribune, though, the push isn't necessarily driving consumer traffic to specific facilities. In fact, guests are more concerned about room rates and the location of the hotel.
Roughly 59 percent of frequent travelers admitted that their "green routines" get lax when they are on the road. One survey actually found the following:
• 70 percent open a new mini-bottle of shampoo and conditioner each time they shower on the road
• 75 percent expect fresh sheets and towels daily in a hotel, but not at home
• 62 percent said one reason they use water and energy less efficiently in a hotel than at home is that they "don't have to pay for it."
To fight this trend, hotels are planning to implement big changes to force guests to change. Some include: shampoo dispensers — eliminating the plastic mini-bottles; water-saving devices to conserve an estimated 4,358 gallons of water per room a year; and compact fluorescent light bulbs that can cut energy use by 75 percent.
Click here to read more ways hotels plan to beef up green initiatives.
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