Ecofriendly Hotels on St Pete Beach

Green Initiatives in Ecotourism

Green LodgingThe Plaza Beach Resorts - A collection of three award winning boutique resorts, including the Plaza Beach Hotel-Beachfront Resort, Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort and Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina are committed to protecting the environment and being Green Hotels. We are working to understand the environmental issues associated with all our operations and to incorporate environmental friendly management into everyday business practice. We believe that as a business we have a responsibility to minimize our impact in order to protect and sustain the local, national and global environment for future generations.

The Plaza Beach Resorts are certified and accredited Green Business Partners by:

Green Business Partnership

In delivering our ecotourism commitment we will go green by:

Environmentally Friendly Practices Already in Place

Our Resorts are self-catering resorts; we provide you with a fresh, clean room at check-in and offer a Housekeeping Service Menu based on your needs. We take our commitment to the environment seriously, towards these goals, housekeeping services are scheduled according to how many nights you are staying with us.

Guests staying 1-7 nights, can exchange towels, receive new trash bags and toilet paper; for Free with your housekeeper between the hours of 10:00am and noon or with the Front Office between the hours of 9:00am and 9:00pm

Guests staying 8+ nights, also enjoy the same benefits as our shorter guest stays, however, we also provide a Free Full Cleaning Service - every seventh day for stays of 8 nights or more.

Towel exchange, new trash bags, additional toilet paper are always available at NO Charge with your housekeeper between the hours of 10:00am and noon or with the Front Office between the hours of 9:00am and 9:00pm

Waste Reduction:
1. Paper, plastic, glass and aluminum recycling programs are in place for employees and for guests. Bright colored recycling bins are located throughout each of our resorts.
2. Fluorescent lights, and compact fluorescent lights are recycled
3. All batteries including phones, laptops and regular batteries are recycled
4. Printer Toners donated to Special Olympics or recycled locally.
5. Shampoo, Conditioner, and Soap are purchased in bulk and dispensers are used in the all room as opposed to individual bottles and bar soaps
6. Key cards and key card holders are recycled.

Energy StarEnergy Conservation:
1. We use CFL bulbs and LED lighting.
2. Programmable thermostats in rooms.
3. Outside lamps are on timers
4. Energy-efficient appliances that are Energy Star-Rated
5. Tinted window in guest rooms

Water CHAMPWater Conservation:
1. Low flow toilets
2. Low flow faucets reduce water consumption from 2.5 gallons to 0.5 gallons per minute.
3. Towel reuse program in place through Southwest Florida Water Management District’s CHAMPs (Conservation Hotel & Motel Program). Communication to guests includes instruction cards placed in the rooms.
4. Linen Reuse program - extended stay have weekly sheet changes
5. Irrigation with reclaimed water
6. Practice of Xeriscaping by growing native plants

Air Quality
1. Emphasis on indoor air quality. All guest accommodations are non-smoking and have high-efficiency air filters.
2. Monthly cleaning of ac filters
3. Green products are used to clean rooms and common areas.

Guest are welcomed to see our Green Lodging Book, located at the front office. Inside the our Green Lodging book there is an “Environment Self Analysis” and more information about the going green ecotourism program.

If you have any questions, please ask our General Manager, Robert Czyszczon.

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