In 2006, our eco-friendly hotel initiative moved from awareness to action with the implementation of the Great Green Project. The Great Green Project was created by our local management team most who reside in the Georgetown area. When we first learned that businesses and communities within the District of Columbia throw away over 700,000 tons of trash each year, we knew there was an opportunity to make a difference. It was then when we expanded our in-house recycling program and included an educational element for existing team members and new hires of the Savoy Suites Hotel. Multi-lingual classes were developed along with new learning materials to educate our small family on the earth saving techniques and benefits of a proper recycling program.
With a newfound awareness in place, Savoy Suites Hotel near Georgetown extended the Great Green Project to each of our 150 DC hotel guest rooms accommodations and suites. From careful selection of eco-friendly green cleaning agents and detergents, to new in-room water conservation signage, guests of the Savoy Suites Hotel responded positively to the new changes, in turn generating a new excitement among the hotel staff.
Staying Green requires commitment and responsibility. It requires each and every member of the organization to work together to inspire change as well as the dedication to seek out new products and technologies as they come available.
The hotel management team continues to improve upon the Great Green Project. In 2009, Savoy Suites Hotel instituted three new features that we hope will inspire other hotels in the Washington DC area to join the fight against global warming, reduce our dependency of our natural resources and create a healthier environment for all.
100% SMOKE FREE
In response to our guests and visitors, hotel accommodations at Savoy Suites Hotel are now 100% smoke-free.
100% WIND POWER
Through a partnership with World Energy Solutions, Inc., Savoy Suites Hotel has invested in three years of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) on the World Energy Exchange! Savoy Suites Hotel now runs on 100% wind power!
Learn more by downloading a PDF version of this eco-friendly press release.
100% GREEN AMENITIES
When researching eco-friendly cleaning products and detergents used in maintaining our Georgetown green hotel, we discovered a new line of in-room guest amenities that fit perfectly in our program! Each room at Savoy Suites Hotel feature eco-friendly hotel amenities by Natura Resource Sweden! From their Green Natura Soothing Facial Cleansers to their Green Natura Eco-Friendly Exfoliating Body Bar, you will feel and smell good in an entirely new way!
Read about our new eco-friendly green bath products in a recent article in the New York Times!
Great Green Project by Great Addresses and Savoy Suites Hotel
- 100% wind power energy
- 100% smoke-free DC accommodations and suites
- 100% eco-friendly bath amenities by Natura Resource Sweden
- Established hotel recycling program
- Extensive new hire and bi-annual environmental training
- Use of eco-friendly hotel cleaning products and agents
- In-room water and detergent guest conservation program
- In-room organic and eco-friendly coffee products
- Eco-friendly dry-cleaners
- Energy saving lighting fixtures
- Daily Newspaper on request
- Eco-friendly public bathrooms include new Dyson Airblade dryers and EcoPower Flush Valve toilets.