As an international furniture asset management company with offices in the US and Canada, The Refinishing Touch is always looking for industry leaders who demonstrate environmental preservation and fiscally-responsible behavior.
Our most recent research takes us to the Fairfield Inn & Suites Montreal Airport by Marriott, where the property has shown significant improvement to sustainable efforts, receiving a 4-Key rating from The Green Key Program. The Green Key Program recognizes green hotels, motels and resorts that are committed to improving their environmental and fiscal performance. As of right now, an impressive 2,967 hotels are ranked, meaning that the establishments have proven their commitment to upholding sustainable practices.
Through reduced utility consumption, employee training and supply chain management tactics, the Montreal Airport hotel was able to achieve its high 4-star rating – just one star shy of top marks. The ratings are given based upon energy conservation, water conservation, indoor air quality, community outreach, building infrastructure, land use and environmental management.
The Fairfield Inn & Suites Montreal Airport shared some of its projects, rules and regulations that helped drive the Marriott-owned property to environmental leadership in an article found on Waste Management World:
– Extensive recycling: The hotel implemented recycling in all of its guestrooms, its banquet hall, and other public spaces, ensuring recycling bins were easily accessible from any area
– Paper waste management: The property removed newspaper delivery services, and replaced it with an over-the-counter free newspaper option. The Montreal hotel also began using 100% recycled paper towel products.
– Use of biodegradable materials: Easy to decompose, biodegradable glass, plates, bowls and utensils were purchased for use in the breakfast area, in an effort to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint.
Here at The Refinishing Touch, we’ve worked with several divisions of the Marriott brand, including Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Renaissance Hotels and Resorts, and Residence Inn, to deliver yet another eco-friendly, cost-effective solution – furniture asset management.
During renovations, hoteliers are often posed with the daunting task of maintaining brand standards and aesthetics, while balancing tightened budgets. The solution can be found in repurposing furniture assets – which can range from refinishing, re-upholstery, resurfacing and armoire modification. By using The Refinishing Touch’s services, hotels save an estimated 80 percent in budget costs, and 90 percent in projected carbon emissions – dramatically lowering a property’s overall carbon footprint.
In a sector with such a large capacity for change, it is imperative that hotels, motels, and resorts worldwide realize the impact they have on the environment and the ability they possess to further sustainable development.
To learn more about The Refinishing Touch and its services, please visit our website. For an in-depth look at the sustainable efforts implemented by the Fairfield Inn & Suites Montreal Airport, please read the full news article here.