By Don Douloff, May 07, 2009
Kimpton Hotels has standardized 12 eco-friendly practices across its brands, bringing to over 50 its daily eco-friendly measures.
An extension of Kimpton’s EarthCare programme, the 12 green initiatives are now mandatory for every event at every hotel.
The standard event practices range from communications procedures to banquet operations.
For instance, all bottled water is U.S.-sourced; all meetings include water served in pitchers with reusable glassware; all sales collateral, meeting notepads and coasters must be made of 100-per-cent recycled paper.
Moreover, napkins are made of cloth or recycled paper; sales proposals, catering menus and banquet event orders are distributed electronically; reusable spoons replace plastic and wood stirrers; reusable cups and mugs replace styrofoam and disposable cups.
Other eco-friendly event options and services are available through Kimpton’s Signature Meetings programme.
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