Hotel Congress | Maynards Market & Kitchen


How does the company you are nominating exemplify the concepts of reducing, reusing and recycling? (500 character max.)

  • Disposable food and beverage containers are compostable, along with drink coasters at both restaurants.
  • Club Congress eliminated the use of drink napkins.
  • Sustainably sourced seafood.
  • Buy locally when we can, buy responsibly when we can’t.
  • Solar powered hot water heating system.
  • Pledge partner with One Less Straw.
  • Refresh glassware used in Banquets and Maynards.
  • Eco Blue Urinals in all HC bathrooms.
  • A partnership with UofAs Compost Cats to compost all food scraps.

How does the company engage and inform employees and consumers about sustainability? (500 character max.)

Employees are engaged from the moment their employment begins – our new employee orientation details our green initiatives to our staff. From there, employees go through regular trainings on new programs and refresher trainings on current programs – not just the “how” but the “what” and the “why” too! Guests are informed through signage, email blasts, and social media. In hospitality, it’s so important to keep everyone informed, especially your guests.

How does the company you are nominating give back to the community? (500 character max.)

The Hotel Congress and Maynards Market & Kitchen partner with local non-profits all year long to help foster change and growth in our community. As of November 1, 2016, we have contributed over $20,000 in cash and in-kind donations! We love working with our community and for our community! A few of our non-profit community partners are Ben’s Bells, No Mas Muertes, Steele Children’s Research Center, AZPM, Greater Tucson Firefighter Foundation, Second Street School, MOCA, Humane Society of Southern Arizona, and Friends of Saguaro National Park.

What else would you like us to know about this company? (optional, 1,000 character max.)

The Historic Hotel Congress is the creative heart and cultural hub of Tucson, beacon of the Southwest. Built in 1919, the hotel features 40 historic rooms, along with the Cup Café restaurant, Tiger’s Tap Room bar, and Club Congress music and nightlife venue.  Maynards Market & Kitchen is Downtown Tucson’s premiere culinary destination. Featuring a stunning dining room in the restored historic Train Depot, the Kitchen serves up an acclaimed menu of regional specialties and familiar favorites. The directly adjacent Market offers gourmet bites in a casual setting, along with specialty culinary products and a distinctly curated wine collection.

Beyond the general fluff, and down to the core, we are a family business. We love our employees and our community and we believe it shows in everything we do from of the 401K plan we offer, to the sustainable and green initiatives we execute. We want to have a positive impact on all things we touch.

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