Mon, March 23, 2015
Luxury downtown property becomes first hotel in North America to achieve EarthCheck’s coveted Gold Certification
BOSTON (March 23, 2015) – The Langham, Boston is the first hotel in North America to achieve Gold Certification with EarthCheck, the company announced today. EarthCheck is the world’s leading environmental management and professional services group for the travel and tourism industry.
The Langham, Boston, a 318 room luxury hotel located in downtown Boston, received the certification for its efforts towards environmental, economic and social sustainability. The hotel joined EarthCheck in 2009 to help integrate green practices into its day-to-day operations.
Stewart Moore, CEO and Founder of EarthCheck, said that The Langham, Boston has a long standing commitment to sustainability, which is reflected in their continued dedication to the EarthCheck program.
Moore said, “I would like to congratulate the whole team at The Langham, Boston on their Gold achievement, which recognizes 5 continuous years of independent accreditation. The hotel is a leading operator in North America and a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference.”
Sustainability practices and equipment adopted by The Langham, Boston including the recent installation of a new chiller system and Enerlogic VEP 35 tinted windows add to a number of initiatives that have allowed the hotel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 4.6kg CO2 –e per guest night, which is equivalent to taking 721 small cars off the road each year.
EarthCheck provided The Langham, Boston with a framework for environmental and social sustainability. This included requirements specific to the hotel’s management systems, such as quality, environment, occupational health and safety, risk management and corporate social reporting.
“Embracing Langham Hospitality Group’s commitment to sustainability, we work tirelessly to create an eco-friendly property while maintaining a flawless level of service for our guests, said Richard Bussiere, Managing Director at The Langham, Boston. We are honored to achieve EarthCheck Gold Certification as testament to the efforts of our colleagues, guests and partners. We will not stop here, and pledge to continue our work towards sustainability with guidance from the EarthCheck team.”
The Langham, Boston encourages its guests and colleagues to participate in a number of activities that support its green initiatives and create a positive impact for the global and local economy. The hotel turns off all non-essential lighting during Earth-Hour (encouraging guests to participate), fundraises for environmental-based organizations such as the World Wildlife Foundation and hosts charity benefits including the Community Servings “LifeSavor” gala, which raises more than $500,000 annually for food and nutritional services for individuals and families living with chronic and critical illnesses.
About The Langham, Boston
This elegant AAA Four Diamond-rated property, once the Federal Reserve Bank, is a national architectural landmark. An ideal downtown location, the hotel offers a unique blend of historic charm and urban sophistication next to the finest shopping and attractions. The hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Café Fleuri, serves breakfast, lunch, Saturday Chocolate Bar, and Sunday Brunch under lofty atrium ceilings. BOND restaurant | lounge serves global cuisine and inventive craft cocktails in the evening. The Reserve, a refined Champagne lounge features British afternoon tea service, continental breakfast, dining from dawn until dusk, and an extensive selection of champagne, wine and beer. Chuan Body + Soul spa, offers a 24 hour fitness center, indoor lap pool and treatments based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. For information on The Langham, Boston, please visit: boston.langhamhotels.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
EarthCheck is the world's leading environmental management and professional services group for the travel and tourism industry. Its flagship product, EarthCheck Certification, has helped clients in more than 70 countries realise over $500 million in operational savings while reducing their footprint on the environment.
EarthCheck believes smart business practice and sustainability go hand-in-hand. It focuses on productivity, profitability and performance as well as resource efficiency, eliminating waste and safeguarding the social and natural environment.
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