March 13, 2018

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore

As a hotel dedicated to providing the best in comfort and hospitality, we are often renovating and updating our hotel.

In 2016 and 2017, we renovated all of our suite-level accommodation, more than 2/3 of our total inventory. Our traditional rooms were done two years earlier. We just finished completely redesigning our meeting rooms and we are currently renovating our pool area and change rooms. Long story short: we like to renovate. It’s wonderful to be able to implement guest feedback in such a concrete, meaningful way.

Renovating, however, requires new furniture, floors, windows, infrastructure, and so on to replace the existing items.

We take our commitment to environmental sustainability very seriously; that’s why we donate everything we can to Habitat for Humanity ReStore. These folks do amazing work with new and gently used building supplies, so much of what comes out of our hotel during a renovation goes directly into their projects. This year, for instance, our donated supplies were valued at $1860—a drop in the bucket considering that they raised 1.7 million, but everything helps!

If you run a like-minded business and don’t know where to start with waste diversion, try a ReStore near you! Unwanted building supplies and furnishings not only escape landfill waste but also become a part of projects that tackle affordable housing. Visit Habitat for Humanity’s website to learn more about their current initiatives: https://www.habitat.ca/