Calgary Alberta is home to some of Canada’s largest oil and gas companies, as well the ‘greatest outdoor show on earth’ the Calgary Stampede and western Canada’s largest museum, the Glenbow. When researching Calgary hotels, bear in mind that some have put more thought into their impact on the planet than others, and if you would like to reward the greener Calgary hotels with your business, you should put the following properties on your shortlist:
Calgary Marriott Hotel
- Developing green hotel guidelines and building “greener” hotels
- Greening our supply chain and purchasing environmentally friendly products
- Engaging employees and guests to support the environmment through their actions
- Reducing fuel and water consumption by 25% per available room over the next 10 years
- Helping to protect 1.4 million acres of endangered rainforest land in the Amazon
It’s also worth mentioning that more details about the Marriott chain’s environmental initiatives can be found on their corporate website, including the international organizations they have teamed up with and the environmental awards they have received.
110 9th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta
Tel: 403 266 7331
Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre
An environmentally responsible hotel in the heart of downtown Calgary, the Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre is also recipient of the 4 key rating from the Green Key Rating Program, whose environmental initiatives can be seen below:
We subscribe to the three “R’s” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in all of our divisions. It starts with our construction sites and their ability to recycle as much material as possible from one site to another, right through to our restaurants who recycle cooking oils. In our hotels we even ask our guests to participate in helping to reduce excessive laundry requests.
With the combined recycling efforts of our laundries, restaurants and energy committees we are constantly trying to reduce, re-use and recycle. Annual reviews of our energy consumption, waste removal/recycling and in-house initiatives are conducted. New ideas and suggestions are distributed throughout the corporation for the express purpose of minimizing our impact on both the local and global environment.
888 7th Ave SW, Calgary AB
Tel: 403 237 8626
Hyatt Regency Calgary
As well as holding a 4 key rating from the Green Key Rating Program, the Hyatt Regency Calgary were the first large hotel in Canada to sign up for 100% green electricity with Bulldog Power, Alberta’s only provider of 100% renewable energy.
700 Centre Street SE, Calgary, Alberta
Tel: 403 717 1234