Green Key Global Blog

How Should Hotels Market Green Initiatives?

“Going Green” has become standard practice in a high percentage of hotels and other hospitality facilities. It’s the right thing to do. But it can also create the positive public relations and opinion of your brand that you are looking…

Conserving Through the Cold Winter Months

Last month, The Weather Network shared their Winter Preview for the upcoming season, and while we were spoiled with a mild winter last year, the prediction is that we will experience a more “traditional winter” this season. Winter can be…

Celebrating Success – Super 8 Ukiah

The year is 2008. The economic downtown has hit, and the Super 8 in Ukiah, California, is struggling. The challenge was that not as many people were traveling, and the owner, Raakesh Patel needed to get creative to keep his…

Are you Ready for 2017?

2017 has been designated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. According to the World Tourism Organization website, “this decision follows the recognition by global leaders at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) that “well-designed and well-managed…

Being Sustainable Goes Beyond the Designated Days…

Being Sustainable Goes Beyond the Designated Days…

With many hotels participating in programs around World Water Day, Earth Day, and Earth Hour every year, it is important to recognize efforts that the hospitality industry makes to conserve, and ensure their footprint on the environment is as small…

Our Top Green Meeting Tips for #Hotelprofs

We did not outline this in a post until last July, but 2015 marked big changes for Green Key Global. This year we made the commitment to sharing information – not just to hospitality industry supplies, but to meeting and…

Is Your Kitchen Facility Truly Green?

Stat: Approximately 20-30% of a hotel’s total energy need is used in the kitchen. Restaurant kitchens can run close to 80%, though it is estimated that 60% of the energy consumed is not used to cook food! If you make…

What Our Green Key Programs Do For You

In person meetings are important. These face-to-face interactions, according to Forbes, build trust, understanding and a sense of a shared mission a lot easier than in other communication methods, like email for example. But event professionals are tasked with the…