Starwood Introduces Sustainability Guidelines

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has introduced sustainable-meeting guidelines at all its North American properties and will expand the program globally in 2011.

The Sustainable Meeting Practices program features 18 new practices that the 1,000-plus property hotel company will incorporate into all on-property meetings and events, including sustainable menu choices, bottled water alternatives, and energy-efficient digital signage. A new online tool will generate a report that demonstrates the impact of a client’s meetings on the environment.

“There’s already a strong sensitivity toward sustainability concerns from meeting planners,” said Sandy

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