News for the Hospitality Executive
Saunders Hotel Group Nearing Completion of a Multi-million
Eco-driven Renovation at the Comfort Inn Logan Airport
90+ Green Practices Are in Place
Boston, MA— March 11, 2010 - The Comfort Inn & Suites Logan International Airport, a Saunders Group Hotel, is nearing completion of a multi-million dollar eco-driven renovation, once again making it the national leader in its class for urban ecotourism and guest perks. Located just three miles from Logan Airport, the newly redesigned Comfort Inn now satisfies eco-conscious and budget-conscious travelers more than ever, making it the natural choice for overnight stays and longer visits.
"Our new design is a win for the environment and a bigger win for our guests," says Katrina D'Argenis, General Manager. "In this economy, budget-savvy travelers insist on great value, outstanding service and consistent, quality accommodations—this renovation is the smartest way to meet those needs." Choice Hotels International recently declared it the "greenest" of its 5,000 properties nationwide.
Today more than 90+ green practices are in place including in-room recycling bins, a food waste composting program that engages guests, a laundry ozone system that eliminates most hot water usage, spa-quality shampoo and soap dispensing systems that eliminate 270 thousand small bottles from entering the waste stream, a pool ionizing system which makes the water sparkling clean without unhealthy chlorine and a small fleet of CNG (compressed natural gas) shuttles. To promote excellent indoor air quality, the hotel introduced low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints along with Green Seal certified cleaners and air fresheners.
Each material, fabric and finish was researched and selected for its highest sustainability footprint and lowest environmental impact. Even the property's new landscaping was designed to use 95% indigenous plants and trees that need less water. During the renovation, nearly 80% of all debris removed from the property was recycled and kept out of local landfills.
Some of the 90+ initiatives in place at the Comfort Inn & Suites
Logan International Airport include:
Comfort Inn's responsible green initatives translate back to the guests' benefit and overall experience by enabling the hotel to offer more ‘freebies’ than its airport competitors:
The Saunders Hotel Group, known for its commitment to gracious hospitality, innovation, and environmental leadership, operates six distinctive properties: Lenox Hotel (Boston, MA), Comfort Inn & Suites (Boston/Logan Airport), Marriott Residence Inn (Merrimack, NH), Hawthorn Suites Hotel (Alexandria, VA.), Hampton Inn (Norwood, MA.), and The Premiere Hotel and Suites (New Haven, CT.)
Katrina D'Argenis, General Manager
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