Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

“We are excited to have received a 4 Green Key Rating.  We also really appreciate the Performance Report that was provided with our evaluation.  We will be using that to improve our hotel’s efforts.  Our goal is to one day get all 5 Keys!”

Pierce McCarthy, Assistant Front Office Manager

Delta Hotels and Resorts

“The Green Key and Green Key Meetings program have greatly helped Delta establish very targeted standards across all operational areas. When combined with the standards in our Delta Greens program, our journey of responsible environmental management continues to grow.”

Paul Guardian, Executive Director, Brand Operations| Environmental Officer
Delta Hotels and Resorts

The Maher Group

“The Green Key Eco-Rating is an important initiative to the American Hotel & Lodging Association Green Program. AH&LA has enjoyed this great partnership and has worked hard to utilize this certification program to help our members in their journey towards becoming sustainable leaders. Our partnership with all the Green Key Global programs have been a win-win for our green program.”

Patrick Maher,
The Maher Group

SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts

“Reducing our environmental footprint is a commitment that all of us at SilverBirch embrace, so it is gratifying that all of our operating hotels have earned such high ratings under the Green Key Eco-Rating Program.”

Steve Giblin, President and CEO,
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts

Konover Hotel Corporation

“We are proud of our work to date in registering our portfolio for Green Key and in our status as the first management company with full program participation. But this is just a first step towards our goal of running sustainable properties. The resources made available to Green Key members, in particular the performance report issued to new members, have helped our properties make incremental progress towards this goal.”

Peter H. Mason, CHA, Executive Vice President,
Konover Hotel Corporation

RCI

“We believe corporations can make a considerable impact by putting a concerted effort toward sustainable practices, and at RCI we take this responsibility very seriously. We have also heard from our members that sustainability and green travel is becoming increasingly important to them, which is why we created the first sustainability award in the industry for affiliated resorts. Sustainable practices are being utilized daily at our affiliated resorts, and we believe it’s important for these resorts to be recognized for their significant commitment to the environment.”

Gordon Gurnik, President, RCI

Renewable Choice

“We’re delighted to partner with Green Key Global. For years, the lodging industry has been helping to lead the way in sustainability and the Green Key program provides those organizations with a tangible way to make a difference. By working with Green Key Global, we can provide environmental products and services to directly help member organizations improve their environmental impact and Green Key standing.”

John Powers, VP of Business Development for Renewable Choice

Loop Initiatives

“Integrating sustainability into a hotel’s management processes can enhance reputation, drive innovation, increase profitability and create value. Green Key developed a series of easy-to-use toolkits to help its members design and implement effective sustainability programs that meet their needs. Loop Initiatives appreciates the opportunity to support Green Key in developing the toolkits and commends member efforts to improve performance through sustainability.”

Loop Initiatives

Holiday Inn & Suites – Vancouver Downtown

While discarded paper products, wasted electricity and the water required for daily laundry are often seen by hotels as simply the “cost of doing business” the Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown believes that we can and must do more to protect the resources and culture of the places where we, and our guests work, live and play.

The Green Key Eco-Rating Program provided us with the perfect venue to review and re-evaluate our carbon footprint and the professional platform to make our clients aware of our initiatives. Thanks to our participation in this program we have been able to upgrade our rating on Canadian Government websites, obtain Government group business, provide our corporate partners with validation that our efforts are sincere and measurable and secure participation in larger conferences, such as MPI, where compliance to specific sustainability goals is mandatory. The Green Key Program also provides a guideline for future eco-friendly upgrades and has proven to be a very valuable tool – enabling us to differentiate ourselves from the competition through the use of their rating system and initiatives.

Bonnie Everett, Senior Sales Manager