The Clarendon Hotel and Spa
The Clarendon Hotel and Spa has the following:
- Wall Mount dispensers for amenities in room – shorter showers, less water, less natural gas, 125,000 tiny plastic bottles that are usually 2/3 full prevented from ending up in landfills and leaching chemicals into groundwater supply
- restaurant uses locally sourced food as much as possible, reducing transportation energy
- solar screens on all windows to increase r-factor of windows, reducing energy consumption for heating/cooling of rooms
- LED bulbs throughout property
- desert landscaping throughout keeps water usage low
- 1.5 gpm showerheads and.5 gpm faucet aerators and 1 gallon flush toilets throughout
- no chiller or boiler for heating and cooling – The hotel abandoned the tower that used 500,000 gallons of water per month in favor of ductless mini-split air conditioners
- no excess printed materials in rooms
- The Clarendon Hotel and Spa keeps heating/cooling off in all rooms until guest arrival
How does this company exemplify the concept of “reusing”?
- carpet tiles donated to charities after use by hotel (see below -recycling)
- art materials from ArtelPHX are being upcycled into cold weather gear for Phoenix’s Homeless and they will be donated before the year’s end
What is this company’s recycling policy and practice?
- 100% recycled carpet tiles from interface floor – also treated with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties- we recycle/upcycle old tiles by donating them to charities – less waste (no cutting of rolled carpet), no adhesives, no padding, no tack strips… if there’s a stain, we replace one tile, not a whole room of carpet.
- recycling program – we can operate the entire hotel with 1-2 dumpsters of trash per week… down from 8-10 from several years ago.
How is this company engaging and informing consumers and employees about the 3 “Rs” and other sustainable practices?
The Clarendon Hotel and Spa has several highly visible ways of communicating to guests that we are serious about creating a sustainable environment:
- Two blink electric vehicle charging stations that are complimentary for guest use
- New Keycards are printed on wood, not plastic reducing the hotel’s carbon footprint by 50%
- Exterior has been media blasted – no repainting with hundreds of gallons of paint year after year
What else would you like us to know about this company?
Over the past 9 years of ownership, The Clarendon Hotel and Spa has seen it’s energy consumption and waste disposal costs drop by almost 65% through it’s conversation efforts… that’s even in the face of annual increases from utility providers!