Best Western Hotels prioritize innovative, future-oriented solutions to make their daily operations more environmentally friendly. In this article, we’ll explore some outstanding examples from the Best Western hotel chain, showcasing their sustainable initiatives across various aspects of their operations.
As a frequent business traveler, I often choose hotels that offer electric vehicle charging stations since I travel in my electric car. Today, I’ll introduce you to a few of the hotels that have impressed me.
At the end of this post, you’ll also find a list of Best Western Hotels with electric vehicle charging stations, making it convenient for those traveling with private electric vehicles.
Best Western Plus Kurhotel an der Obermaintherme in Bad Staffelstein
With over 60 initiatives, Best Western Plus Kurhotel at Obermaintherme in Bad Staffelstein is committed to an extensive sustainability plan for environmental protection in their daily operations. The entire team actively participates in making a difference in environmental conservation across all hotel areas. Through the implementation of modern and efficient energy and power supply solutions, as well as regional concepts in the kitchen and restaurant, the hotel significantly contributes to reducing its ecological footprint.
The kitchen team at the Kurhotel sources a significant portion of its food from local suppliers known for their resource-efficient and environmentally conscious practices. This initiative not only ensures the quality of the products but also minimizes CO2 emissions by reducing the need for long-distance transportation.
Hotel Hofgut Sternen in Breitnau-Hinterzarten
Hotel Hofgut Sternen in Breitnau-Hinterzarten, a member of the Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western, is fully committed to sustainability. The entire hotel complex, including the hotel itself, is powered by an on-site power plant that generates “green” energy from renewable sources. Visitors to the hotel can experience energy generation and self-sufficiency up close through interactive demonstrations.
By harnessing local and renewable energy sources such as water, sun, and wood, the hotel’s power plant fulfills all its electricity and heating needs. This makes Hotel Hofgut Sternen the only tourist facility in Germany completely self-sufficient in heat and energy.
Best Western Plus BierKulturHotel Schwanen in Ehingen
The Best Western Plus BierKulturHotel Schwanen in Ehingen takes a unique approach to environmental conservation. The hotel has launched the “Free Beer for More Environmental Protection” project, allowing guests to opt out of daily room cleaning to reduce water consumption, the need for cleaning supplies, and electricity use. As a reward, guests receive two free beers from the hotel’s brewery and 500 points in the Best Western Rewards loyalty program.
This creative initiative demonstrates how guests and the hotel can collaborate to contribute to environmental protection. By reducing room cleaning, water consumption is significantly decreased, along with the demand for cleaning supplies and electricity for cleaning processes, thus reducing the hotel’s ecological footprint.
Furthermore, the Best Western Plus BierKulturHotel Schwanen implements additional sustainable measures. The hotel employs energy-efficient lighting systems and modern heating and cooling systems to minimize energy consumption. It supports the local brewing culture and sources its raw materials from nearby suppliers, reducing transportation distances and lowering CO2 emissions.
Those are by no means all of the Best Western hotels that have developed comprehensive sustainability concepts. Therefore, stay tuned for Part 2 next week!
And as promised, here’s the list: If you’d like to learn more, please visit this link where you can find all Best Western Hotels with EV charging stations!