Eco consciousness among guests is having a large impact on how hotels across market segments are managed. Today guests are conscious about the hotels they stay at, whether those properties are energy efficient, are pro environment and have a low carbon footprint. According to a report by Travelocity 80 per cent of travelers are willing to pay extra to visit an eco-friendly destination or business. These changes consumption patterns have become the game changer.
Hoteliers across the world who want to remain competitive can no longer consider “green technology” as an industry rage. As a large consumer of energy resources, the hospitality industry has started putting sustainable green technology high on the agenda.
What are the green technologies available in hotels?
There are a range of options and technologies that a hotel can utilize to go green:
System that responds to guest needs and presence
- Compact hot water distribution systems that allow hot water to reach end users faster
Dual flush toilets that use less water
- High performance fireplaces
Lighting and fans that automatically turns off when it senses the room is empty
Initially a hotelier may find it costly to invest in eco-friendly technologies, but there are long term benefits which the industry needs to acknowledge. The long-term benefits help a hotel save on energy bills, reduce their energy consumption and make a bold pro environment statement. Energy efficient solutions begin to soon pay for themselves too.