Go Green Program

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Prestige Hotels and Resorts prides itself on being an eco-friendly hotel chain and doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment. That’s why we’re proud to have the Go Green program in place at all 14 properties across B.C.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re working diligently to reduce contact between our staff and our guests as much as possible. By opting into the Go Green program during your stay, you will help us further reduce the risk of exposure.

If you’re staying two or more nights, you can choose to “Go Green” and forego your daily housekeeping services. This reduction in housekeeping demand will not only reduce contact between our staff and your belongings, but it also helps offset our daily water, power, and detergent usage, thus reducing our environmental impact.

For guests choosing to be rewarded for their choice to Go Green, various incentives are offered (and vary per property) including a $10 restaurant voucher or 1000 bonus Prestige Rewards points per day of participation. 

To opt-in to the Go Green program, simply talk to the Guest Services Agent at the front desk of any Prestige property. They will be happy to provide more details about the program and answer any questions that you may have. You can choose to opt back in to receive housekeeping services at any time during your stay.  

If you do choose to have your guestroom serviced during your stay, please note that we’ve recently added COVID-19 protocols to our room servicing procedures, including:

  • Guests must leave their guestroom while it is being serviced by our room attendants
  • Guests must clear away all belongings from surfaces so we can clean the room effectively and without needing to touch personal items
  • Upon leaving the guestroom for it to be cleaned, guests will be asked to open a window and turn on the fan to aid with air exchange
  • Guests are asked to bag and tie up their garbage to limit exposure to our staff

Thank you for helping us Go Green!

And if you're looking for ideas on other ways you can reduce your impact on the environment during your stay, here's a list of some things you can be doing:

  • Turn up the temperature in warm weather and down in cool weather.   The average warm weather thermostat temperature is 25 degrees Celsius (78 degrees Fahrenheit).  The average cool weather thermostat temperature is 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit).  If you are leaving your room for a period of time, consider adjusting the room’s temperature to reduce the cooling or heating impact.
  • Avoid using the heating/air conditioning units with the windows open.  If the windows are open, the furnace and air conditioner are working overtime, thus using more energy.  Turn the thermostat off and enjoy the fresh air with the window open.
  • Turn off the water.  When you are brushing your teeth, washing your face, etc., turn off the faucet.  Turning the faucet off while brushing saves 50 gallons of water per week per person!
  • Unplug electronics.  You can save a lot of energy if you pull out those plugs, appliances constantly draw energy while plugged in.
  • Turn off the lights.  When not in your room, you are encouraged to turn off the lights.  Also, take advantage of opening your curtains and enjoying natural light through the large windows.  Turning off the lights can reduce 30% of your energy usage.
  • Take a shower. A 10-minute shower uses 20 gallons of water while the average bath uses 35-50 gallons.
  • Take your amenities. You are encouraged to take with you, any unused portions of the soap, shampoos, etc. for use at home.
  • Use the stairs. When possible, use the stairs instead of the elevator, it’s good for your health and the health of the environment.
  • Use the recycling bin.  Every room has garbage bins and a recycling bin, all cardboard, bottles and other recyclables can be placed in the bin for collection.
  • To use a towel more than once, hang it up.  To get a new towel, just place the old one in the tub.  If you would like fresh linens, place the card on the bed; but if you choose to use the same linens just leave the card on the side table and the bed will be made up beautifully with existing linens. 
  • Buy local.  Check with the front desk for information on local shops and markets.  Buying local and organic, saves transportation and fuel costs and supports this beautiful community

Prestige Hotels and Resorts

In 2019, Prestige completed the task of getting all of our properties certified with Sustainable Tourism 2030, which is a series of criteria and indicators that are aligned with the UN World Tourism Organization and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

All of our properties have now gone through a rigorous certification process and almost every one of our hotels received a Silver rating which is an excellent result!

You can learn more about Sustainable Tourism 2030 on their website and check out GoodTraveller.net to see all of our hotels' listings.