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Green Initiatives at The Westin Palace Hotel, Milan

The eco-sustainable hotel The Westin Palace Milan is committed to continuously revising its processes in order to adopt more environmentally friendly methods of providing its guests with the best possible service.

The Westin Palace, Milan is proudly giving you the opportunity to "Make A Green Choice" by allowing you the option to conserve water, electricity, gas and chemicals. As part of our green initiatives program, we are offering a € 5 voucher to our Casanova restaurant or 500 Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints® awarded at checkout for each night you decline housekeeping (except day of departure).

Conserving water, energy and other resources is rewarding for you and great for the environment. Did you know that it takes an average of 30 gallons of water to wash the sheets and towels in your guestroom? Expanded to doing that every day for a full year, that's enough water to fill the average family swimming pool!

See what a diference a night can make!

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186.2 Liters*
186.2 liters is 787 cups, enough for 1 person to drink almost 2 cups per day for a year.
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0.19 KWH*
That's enough to run an Energy Star-rated laptop for 10 hours.
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26,376 kilojoules*
Enough energy to heat a 37 square meter room at 21°C for 4 hours - when it's 12°C outside.
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207 mL*
Fewer chemicals equals less toxicity in the environment. And that's good for everyone.

*All amounts estimated based on average guestroom size and materials usage.

The Starwood Program „30:20 by 20“ which started in 2008 sets the goal to reduce our energy consumption by 30% and our water consumption by 20 % until 2020. All Starwood hotels and resorts worldwide have committed to this program.

At The Westin Palace, Milan our associates are leading the way in reducing out carbon footprint and we contribute to sustainability and environment protection with the following initiatives:

 

Water Conservation Energy Effeciency Recycling Meeting Planning Food & Beverage Sustainability Activities
  • Implementation of water-saving taps in public toilets, kitchen and bar.
  • Smart irrigation practices.
  • Regular preventive maintenance.
  • The hot water generated by the air-conditioning system in the venues as well as in guestrooms is being reintroduced into our boilers which, in return, reduces the energy consumption levels.
  • Halogen Low energy saving bulbs are used in all guestrooms.
  • High-efficiency lighting in public areas.
  • Movement detectors.
  • Change to LED lighting in the hotel corridors as well as in public areas.
  • Organic waste composting.
  • Dumpster monitoring.
  • Elimination of styrofoam packaging.
  • Alternatives to plastic bottled water.
  • Environmentally preferred suppliers.
  • Environmentally preferred products.
  • Amenity management.
  • Recycling of used fluorescent lamps and batterie.
  • FSC-certified paper is used for all collateral, helping to conserve out natural resources.
  • Double-sided printing is encouraged with all associates. Opportunities to save files and required reports digitally, instead of printing, are constantly identified and implemented.
  • Paperless booking and meeting planning with electronic booking programs, eResponse template and offers as well as the electronic sending of contracts as well as food and beverage suggestions. 
     
  • The entire contracting process will be done electronically. This will avoid printing and wasting of paper. With our tool StarGroups meeting planners can create an individual website with an own URL for their event. Meeting attendants can book their rooms easily and environmentally friendly as well as get additional information on this website. Email and the usage of StarGroups will reduce the need to print or fax pages back and forth.
     
  • Clutter Free Meetings: all notepads, pens and mints will be placed on a separate table, encouraging your participants to use only what is required and avoid wastage.
     
  • Sustainable Meetings Practice. All Starwood meetings around the globe reflect our focus on sustainability, offering you a comprehensive range of options that are both environmentally friendly and socially responsible. Hold your meeting at The Westin Palace, Milan highlight the sustainable options that are important to you from our comprehensive menu and make a conscious choice about reducing your environmental impact. 
     
  • The selection of food products used within the preparation of menus are local  and seasonal.
  • We donate leftover food from your meeting.
  • Check out for Children: When checking out one US-Dollar can be donated to our partner UNICEF. This donation is voluntary. Thus, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and UNICEF want to create a better future for children – since 1995 more than US$ 25 million have been raised.
  • Make a Green Choice: Guests get a € 5 voucher per stay for our bar, can donate € 5 per night to UNICEF or earn 500 Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints® for each night they decline housekeeping services in their hotel room and consequently support the local environmental initiatives of the hotel.
  • eFolio Paperless Arrival and Departure provides a paperless experience to our guests upon check in and upon check out so that they can check the bill on the screen before having it printed ( requested by the Italian Law).
  • Phonebooks are not utilized in guestrooms.
  • Newspapers are provided complimentary in the lobby, reducing the impact when delivered to every guestroom.
  • Associate trainings in different areas, e.g. Sustainability, complaint management and First Aid.
  • Security and health protection trainings for our associates.
  • Socially Conscious Activities and quarterly Sustainability Workshops. Hotel Green Council for associate awareness, involvement & accountability. 
  • Low-emitting materials, such as paints, flooring and furniture.
  • Integrated pest management practices.
  • Carbon-offset program.
  • Alternative transportation options, such as preferred parking for eco-friendly cars ans shuttle services.
  • Gree Key Award. The Westin Palace Milan is the first 5 star luxury hotel in Italy to to receive the Green Key Award. The Green Key is an international eco-label tourism facility: it aims at contributing to the prevention of climate change and it encourages sustainability in tourism with recognised awards and the promotion of eco-friendly initiatives.

 The Westin Palace Milan is always interested in listening to new green suggestions from its guests. Have an idea? Email us at palacemilan@westin.com

It feels good to conserve. Make A Green Choice with The Westin Palace, Milan

GreenKey The Westin Palace Milan hotel   We have successfully obtained the prestigius Green Key Award, as a result of environmental responsibility within the hotel's management for their tremendous and fruitful efforts in eco-related initiatives. The Westin Palace Milan is the first 5 star luxury hotel in Italy to to receive the Green Key Award. The Green Key is an international eco-label tourism facility: it aims at contributing to the prevention of climate change and it encourages sustainability in tourism with recognised awards and the promotion of eco-friendly initiatives. For more information about Green Key: www.green-key.org
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