While I’m at this great conference in Atlanta, I’ve been staying at the Crowne Plaza near the Atlanta Airport. It’s actually a pretty nice place. Best of all the room rates that the conference was able to get are killer…in a good way. The staff is friendly and helpful and the facilities are great. Of course, what they might be losing on the room rate, the hotel is more than making up in the restaurant and gift shop.
Is It Really “Green”, Though?
I noticed in the bathroom a nice little tent sign that talked about how the hotel is trying to look out after the environment by recycling and looking for opportunities to by environmentally supplies and the like. Oh yeah, they only change you bed linens every three days and towels upon request.
My guess is that the linens and towels thing is also a nifty way to save on the costs of doing laundry. I have no doubt it helps the environement — less water and detergent being used — but, here’s the catch: my towels have been replaced every day.
I’m not complaining. I love clean towels. And, it’s only me on this trip, so I’m not using a ton of towels. I wonder, though, if the sign is just something to help me feel good about the hotel.
I’m pretty sure they haven’t changed the bed linens (although, I’m not positive about that) and the room is always nice and clean. So, it makes me think that all this “green” stuff may be for show.
I think I’ve seen a couple of those CFL bulbs in the lamps. So, who knows? Maybe they really are trying.