Working to further the sustainability and budget-efficiency of establishments within the hospitality, government and higher-education sectors, The Refinishing Touch is fully submerged in the world of green development and fiscal responsibility.
One of the most progressive initiatives the hospitality industry has seen in recent years comes from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., one of the world’s largest and most influential travel companies. In 2010 Starwood unveiled Element, a sustainable hotel chain servicing 11 areas country-wide. Each building is fully LEED certified, Energy Star rated and made up entirely of eco-friendly materials.
With a new location planned to open in Orlando, Florida, the project is rapidly expanding and setting an exemplary environmental and fiscal example for other industry leaders. Like The Refinishing Touch’s furniture asset management services, Element reduces its carbon footprint through the use of low VOC chemicals, recycled materials and energy-efficient practices.
Whilst hoteliers search for ways to maximize budget- and project-efficiency, green initiatives don’t have to be pushed to the side. Upon making the decision to refinish, re-upholster, or repurpose existing furniture assets, the total expenditure of a renovation can reduce by up to 80 percent. Additionally, establishments who are LEED-certified, or recognized as eco-friendly, will enjoy increased ROI, customer retention, and recognition.
If you are planning your next vacation and looking for an eco-friendly establishment to stay, visit Element’s website for locations today. To learn more about what sustainable, cost-effective furniture asset management would mean for your business, please visit The Refinishing Touch’s website and request a free quote today.