A commitment to our guests as well as our planet.
As with many businesses in today’s marketplace, we strive to reduce our carbon footprint on the world. Through forward-thinking and unique tactics, we have instilled the vision and commitment of our properties to be as earth friendly as possible. In fact, our properties have been mentioned and awarded for these efforts in the area of green initiatives. From the recycling of unused materials to environmentally friendly cleaning products, our properties and our people believe in doing the right thing. Below are some of our notable initiatives and programs we are involved with.
Hotel Valley Ho strives to be environmentally friendly. The restoration of the hotel itself contributed to the well being of the environment. By restoring and not tearing down the Valley Ho in 2005, Westroc Hospitality saved 20,000 tons of landfill waste. Since its opening, the hotel has participated in various green efforts, including:
Protecting The Environment
The housekeeping department uses green-certified cleaning agents.
Red Flower amenities in every guest room and VH Spa are paraben-free, organic, biodegradable, and in containers made from recycled materials.
All in-room linen is cleaned with hydrogen peroxide instead of harmful bleach.
The hotel participates in the ‘Adopt-A-Road’ program, cleaning and taking care of Scottsdale Road between Indian School Road and Camelback Road.
No herbicides are used for landscaping, and pesticides are not used on plants.
All interior and exterior paint contains no VOCs.
Kitchen cooking oil is recycled; some kitchen waste is composted in the chef’s herb garden.
The hotel’s brick and mortar construction keeps temperatures more constant in guest rooms.
During restoration, heavy dual pane glass was placed in all guest rooms, keeping rooms cooler and requiring less energy for heating and cooling.
Compact and energy-efficient fluorescent lights are used throughout the property, including guest rooms. These light bulbs are also recycled.
Every vacant guest room has the drapes closed to reduce sunlight and heat, with temperatures set higher to reduce energy used for air conditioning.
During cooler months, water is chilled through cooling towers instead of a Freon-based chiller system.
Employees shut down their computers every night.
Executive Chef Charles Wiley uses local food purveyors and local ingredients, thereby saving on “food miles” (the distance food has to travel from supplier to destination).
All shower heads, faucets, and toilets are low-flow.
Guests have the option of conserving water by reusing their towels and bed linens.
Gently worn linens are donated to a local domestic violence shelter; more heavily worn linens are donated to a local animal shelter.
Hotel Valley Ho participates in the Clean the World program; all soap, shampoo, and other in-room amenities are collected, cleaned, and recycled for use in developing countries. Read the press release.
The hotel recycles over 3 tons of material per month, including paper, cardboard, cans, and bottles.
Guests have the option of paperless check-out, through their guest room TV.
The hotel utilizes a cardboard baler to recycle all cardboard products.
Green Awards + Recognition
“Certified Green” by the Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association
Good Earthkeeping Award – 2010 Stars of the Industry Awards, Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association
Award of Merit, Environmental Excellence Awards Program, Valley Forward Association