A nation-wide hotel chain we really Eco-appreciate…based in San Francisco…Kimpton Hotels is/are very Eco Friendly. We are highlighting the Serrano in downtown San Francisco in the theater district…just because we want to…and it is a boutique hotel…our favorite type hotel. And a great stay with your “true love” for a weekend in San Francisco.
This is great time to plan a trip to the “City” anyway, as summer weather in San Francisco is best in September and October…classically.
Kimpton Hotels include about 53 properties in 16 states…all in affordable luxury…which include 9 in the “City”…that’s how San Franciscans refer to their home…and never “Frisco”…so be correct if you want good service everywhere.
The Serrrano…as do most Kimpton properties…offer a generous parking discount to guests who arrive with a hybrid vehicle…even a rental…a good idea which shows they are serious about being and promoting Eco awareness. This link will take you to links and info of all the Kimpton Eco programs…impressive!
Here is a listing from their web site of just the restaurant Eco efforts they implement…
Food, Water and Wine
-In-house purified water available through a national partnership with Natura® which will include a Kimpton contribution from most restaurants, equal to five percent of each bottle sold, and an additional donation from Natura® to The Nature Conservancy
-30 percent of wine lists will begin to feature E
co-friendly selections, including organic, biodynamic and sustainable wines from small and large producers
-Only sustainable seafood selections are offered at restaurants, in accordance with Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program
-Organic wine served/including wines by the glass
-Organic coffee served in all restaurants and at all functions
-Quarterly menu specials featuring all organic and all sustainable foods.
-Menus printed on EPA minimum post consumer recycled content paper
-Administrative offices print on post consumer recycled content copy paper (EPA minimum or greater)
-ToGo coffee cups—recycled content or eco-friendly materials
-ToGo paper bags—unbleached or made with recycled content
-Restaurant line faucets use low flow aerators
-Restaurant dish rinse sprayers use low flow spray valves
-Use of microbe or enzyme cleaners (where available)
-Motion sensors installed in low occupancy storage areas
-Restaurant exit signs use LED lighting
-Kitchen and back of house lights use energy efficient bulbs
-Preferred purchasing policy to acquire energy efficient equipment
-Compost (where municipal services available)
-Involvement in food donation program (where available)
-Recycling of cardboard
-Recycling of paper
-Recycling of glass (where municipal services available)
-Recycling of cans (where municipal services available)
-Recycling of plastic (where municipal services available)
-Washable mugs and glasses used for employee beverages
If you have not yet experienced “The City”…San Francisco…do put it on your “bucket list” it is a truly beautiful city…with a great history…fabulous restaurants…shopping neighborhoods…and the San Francisco bay and Golden Gate bridge are a must to see.
San Francisco is a very romantic city where you can walk-tour the waterfront (Embarcadero) … the touristy Fishermans Wharf and Pier 39 with their shops and crab restaurants…we can strongly recommend getting a car and driving across the Golden Gate to Sausalito for a breakfast or lunch with a priceless view.
Don’t forget a photo of the cable cars, and Alcatraz.
So check out the Kimpton Hotels web site, pick your San Francisco…or other …location and enjoy a great stay and Eco friendly too.
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