Santa Monica’s Shore Hotel Wins The Los Angeles Best Green Hotel Award For 2015
LEED Gold Certified Hotel Honored at the 1st Annual Best of the Best Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Awards Ceremony on October 12, 2015
Santa Monica, Calif. -- Shore Hotel was honored at the 1st annual Best of the Best Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) awards ceremony this month, winning the Los Angeles Best Green Hotel award for 2015. This award coincides with the hotel's fourth anniversary and recent technology enhancement, reinforcing its commitment to the environment, guests, employees, and community.
This month the hotel installed an AquaRecycle® Laundry Water Recycle System, which will reduce carbon emissions and its laundry water usage by 85%. The new system will allow the hotel to reclaim and reuse its laundry wastewater, conserving precious resources all while offering its guests premium eco-conscious accommodations.
"With our new AquaRecycle System, our water usage has been drastically reduced by reclaiming and treating 100% of the laundry wastewater," says COO Steve Farzam. "We have saved over 34,000 gallons of water in less than seven days of operation, which equates to nearly four swimming pools. Not only will the AquaRecycle System save millions of gallons of water each year, we will also reduce the amount of natural gas we consume as the recycled water is already pre-heated."
The oceanfront hotel is a leader in sustainability among Santa Monica's luxury hotels and the only newly-built LEED Gold certified hotel in the city, which also received the City's prestigious 2015 Sustainable Quality Awards (SQA) Grand Prize, which recognizes businesses that make significant achievements in the categories of sustainable economic development, social responsibility, and stewardship of the environment.