In a broad-ranging project that’s indicative of the group’s commitment to sustainability, 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts have pledged to remove plastics from their hotel rooms and outlets, and make a more concerted effort to reduce their environmental footprint, increase CSR activities and review sustainable purchasing options.
Mr. Chris Stafford, COO of 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts, said, “A day does not go by without us learning more about the damage that plastic, especially single-use plastic, has on the environment. 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts has long had a strong sustainable policy and we are now taking that to the next level. It’s vital as a company, and as human beings, that the impact we have on the environment is as minimal as possible. What we are doing won’t solve the global problem, but if we all play our part and take responsibility for our choices, then we will eventually overcome this and create a better world for future generations.”
The award-winning hotel has been widely praised for its many different environmentally-friendly initiatives. For example, for the past two years 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai has concentrated on reducing the amount of waste, it generates and it now separates, recycles and sells any waste paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and aluminium. For waste collection, instead of using plastic bags, hotels in the group use reusable woven bags. Drinking water is presented to guests in recycled glass bottles. The hotel has also replaced plastic straws with paper straws that are only offered to guests upon request.
The luxury hotel management company currently operates two 5-star hotels in Thailand – one in Bangkok, the other in Chiang Mai. 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai and 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok are both members of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.