61 Exeter Street Boston MA 02116
Green Alliance Members Receive:
- Discount – 15% off at the Lenox Hotel and other properties owned and managed by the Saunders Hotel Group
While the Lenox may be considered their most well-recognized hotel, it is just one of a number of properties owned and managed by the Saunders Hotel Group (SHG) in Boston. A third generation family owned and operated hotel management business, SHG is a values-driven company that prides itself on its sustainability leadership in the hospitality industry.
While 100% of the Lenox’s energy use is currently offset with Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and carbon offsets, SHG is in the process of sourcing off-site renewable energy. The Lenox also drastically improved its efficiency when upgrading its major HVAC equipment (e.g. the cooling tower and boilers) and it continues to supplement the big efforts with operational efficiencies and smaller projects.
Other environmental initiatives of SHG include ongoing waste audits and strategies to increase landfill diversion rates at the Lenox, the Comfort Inn & Suites (Revere, MA) and the Premiere Hotel & Suites (New Haven, CT). Waste diversion strategies include: donating partially used bottles of amenities (soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc.) to homeless shelters, as well as hundreds of linens, towels, and bathrobes; recycling carpet and padding whenever there is a renovation; and donating furniture and TVs. The Lenox Hotel also goes so far as to divert popular K Cups from the waste stream, and instead sends them to a processing plant that composts the coffee grinds and recycles the plastic.
Beyond the numerous commitments and initiatives to reduce the environmental impacts of their hotel properties, SHG is also committed to gender and cultural employee diversity, with 35 of the 55 managers consising of women and minorities, an impressive 64%. Additionally, four of the nine corporate executives, or 44% of the executive team also women and minorities.
Green Alliance members can now enjoy 15% off your stay at the Lenox Hotel, the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro, and the Comfort Inn & Suites, Logan Aiport.