As a large-scale, sustainable furniture asset management company with deep roots in government, hospitality and higher education sectors, we are always interested in the latest industry surveys. We are particularly interested in those that highlight sustainability, budgeting, and overall health, as those are the core components of the goals we have been working toward for 35 years.
In the recent 2012 Lodging Survey, released by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), findings show that hotel managers and owners are becoming increasing committed to providing guests with the best eco-friendly, technologically-advanced, and health-conscious lodging accommodations possible.
The bi-annual survey, which polled over 52,000 hotel properties, reveals the following hospitality trends for 2012:
- Environmentally-friendly: 75 percent of US hotels have implemented water-saving programs; 76 percent offer linen and towel reuse services
- Technologically-advanced: Third-party internet booking providers are used by 95 percent of hotels, and almost one fourth are utilizing mobile booking apps
- Health-conscious: 84 percent of properties have a fitness facility and 63 percent of hotels are 100 percent non-smoking
To learn more about the survey, read the entire press release here. And for more information on The Refinishing Touch’s furniture asset management services and how we can save your hotel over 80 percent on budget and over 90 percent on carbon emissions, visit our website here.