Up­town ho­tel goes green

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Tourists who care about their car­bon foot­print can now check into an Auck­land ho­tel com­mit­ted to be­ing en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly.

Auck­land City Ho­tel, Hob­son St boasts 1000 en­ergy sav­ing light bulbs and half of the cor­ri­dor lights are ac­ti­vated by mo­tion sen­sors. And un­like most ho­tels, Auck­land City Ho­tel isn’t air con­di­tioned and asks guests to re­quest a heat­ing or cool­ing unit if they need one.

Biodegrad­able corn starch bags and bins are used in the ho­tel’s kitchens and ho­tel staff are briefed on an in­ter­nal re­cy­cling scheme for rub­bish. Mini bars are only filled at the re­quest of guests, keep­ing fridges empty to re­duce power use.

And if that wasn’t enough, the ho­tel plans to of­fer guests the chance to do their sight­see­ing by hir­ing a bike rather than us­ing pub­lic trans­port.

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