TM19 - Southern Hospitality

Monday, November 18 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Level 4 Lobby « Back

Abstract Text:

This tour will feature 3 hotels demonstrating how they have made reductions to their environmental impact while still providing an excellent experience for their guests. Hyatt Regency Atlanta has the most event space in the city including Georgia’s largest hotel ballroom. Hyatt Regency is famous for its Polaris rotating lounge and acclaimed chefs, who partner with 70 local farms to plate the freshest ingredients - some coming directly from the rooftop garden. They have been recognized by the Metro Atlanta Chamber and Atlanta Better Buildings challenge for their innovations including a bee apiary, solar panels, a food waste/food bank collaboration and composting. The Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta opens to a grand marble foyer, a world of contemporary style underlined with classic Southern elegance. On the practical side, the laundry greywater recycling is operating/maintained to recover approximately 60% of the water previously used through laundry cycles. Attendees will also explore the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead, with its tranquil Zen garden, solar panels, recycling and composting program.

Learning Objectives:

Compare the strategies used in the case studies of sustainable hospitality

Discuss opportunities to employ sustainable hospitality strategies at properties or workplaces to enhance guest experience, improve bottom line, and elevate marketing impression

Compare the development goals, environmental stewardship, and social impacts on business models of the case studies presented

Discuss the incentives for participating in programs such as the Better Buildings Challenge and Metro Atlanta Chamber to not only increase resource efficiency but also increase marketability


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Event Type: Tour > Session