Why and How Hotels Need to Go Green?

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:

Wireless controllers

  • Key Cards

  • Lighting

  • Air Conditioning

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.


About hospitalitytechnology

Technology is making greater and greater inroads into our lives. Right from when we wake up in the morning to when we head to sleep – we cannot imagine a life without the gadgets and gizmos that make life easy and interesting. When we travel and stay in hotels, our expectations are no different. We expect all the technological amenities we easily access at home if not more. The hospitality industry in increasingly accessing technology to wow guests, optimize their use of manpower, control hotel functions in an integrated manner and on the whole reduce costs while increasing efficiency. This blog is meant to track these technological changes happening in the hospitality sector. The growing move towards sophisticated hotel ERP, the growing use of cloud computing, the rapidly changing customer facing devices – smart phones and iPads, the increasing security concerns and more. Expect to find interesting articles, whitepapers, thoughts, and observations. Feel free to comment and even mail us content that you don’t mind posted here. Happy reading!
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One Response to Why and How Hotels Need to Go Green?

  1. Good Day,

    I was resurching on “Why should hotels go green” and found your blog post below:

    It was a great read, and good points. Well done.

    I have also created an artical on this topic and was wondering if you would like to do a link exchange, just thought your artical was great. If you are keen below is my artical:


    Eather way, Keep up the good work.

    Kindest Regards
    Marosane Hutchinson.
    Owner of marostravels.co.za

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