Nigerian hotels are not left out in the drive to encourage and practice of sustainable hospitality. Though there is still room for improvement, some hotels have passionately included some ways in their standard operating procedures.
Below are some hotels boldly implementing eco-friendly practices to preserve our environment:
Four Points By Sheraton Green Programme
With Four Points By Sheraton Green Programme, guests are rewarded with a signature snack from Food and Beverage outlets for turning down housekeeping services. This way, the hotel reduces the use of water, chemicals and room amenities.
Sheraton SPG Green Choice
The Green Programme at Sheraton Hotels is also similar. Guests either earn SPG points, are rewarded with N799 for food and beverage or the money is donated to UNICEF.
Eko Hotel and Suites Biodegradable Bags and straws
At Eko Hotels and Suites Lagos, not only has eco-friendly bags been replaced with non- biodegradable bags, plastic straws have also been replaced with paper straws.
‘We are transitioning from non-biodegradable single-use carrier bags to highly sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives. ‘(Eko Hotel Facebook Page)
‘Did you know that plastic straws create a big problem for the environment?
At Eko Hotels, we hosts over 500,000 clients each year providing them with water, food and a hospital environment. It is detrimental to our environment if we continue to embrace plastic straws thus contributing to Earth’s problems.
So we have decided to consider better, safer and environmental friendly alternatives. When next you arrive at Eko Hotels, don’t ask for a plastic straw, but a paper straw 😉’ (Eko Hotel Facebook Page)
Sheraton Hotel Abuja
Recycling dustbins in Abuja Sheraton Hotel not only meets eco-friendly requirements but also raises awareness by its bold presence
Transcorp Hilton Abuja
According to the Transcorp Hotels Website, Transcorp Hilton Abuja is very involved in sustainable hospitality and reduces its impact on the environment by:
- installing more efficient energy saving equipment as well as providing training for our team members.
- reducing use of water through informing team members of best practices and installing water efficient equipment such as low-flow shower heads and taps.
- donating old bed sheets which are recycled to make small gift bags.
- collecting and delivery of old newspaper to NaijaBrics to produce Briquettes used for cooking which serves as an alternative to wood, kerosene or This initiative not only preserves the environment, it also empowers the rural community women who sell the cooking briquettes.
- procuring products and services that help us support our local economies while ensuring the comfort and well-being of our guests and colleagues.
- launching the ‘Soap for Hope’ initiative, a partnership between Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Sealed Air Diversey and ACE Charity. This CSR activity aims to recover, recycle and donate used soap bars to local communities. With ‘ Soap for Hope ‘ we are able to help disadvantaged children and communities in Abuja and in the process help vulnerable people make a small sustainable living.