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The Westin O'Hare
6100 North River Road • Rosemont, Illinois 60018 · United States • Phone: (847) 698-6000 · Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8517
Local Time: 12:22 AM • Weather: Light rain, 41 °F E-Mail Us
Westin Make a Green Choice

Green Rosemont IL Hotel

A 4 Green Key rating is awarded to a hotel that has "shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide ranging policies and practices. The Hotel has mature programs in place that involve management, employees, guests, and the public, and which have shown substantial and measurable results."

KITCHEN AND STEWARDING

  • Our chef observes responsible food planning and purchasing practices to reduce waste and spoilage
  • We buy locally available product whenever available
  • Recycling of all bottles, tins, containers, pallets
  • Deep fat frying oil and fats are recycled off site
  • We recycle cardboard boxes from incoming shipments
  • Supply orders are in bulk and in bulk packaging
  • Supply deliveries are kept to only a few times per week - saves on gas

FRONT DESK

  • Guests are presented with the option of having their folio emailed at check-out to reduce paper
  • Daily newspaper delivery is optional

HOUSEKEEPING

  • Optional linen cleaning program allows guests to choose whether or not they want to reduce their linen washing - saving energy and water
  • Non-toxic cleaners used in Housekeeping and laundry
  • Left over soap and shampoo is collected and given to charity
  • "Hanger caddies" are located in Housekeeping and associate locker rooms to recycle hangers
  • Used linen is recycled as rags and drop sheets for painting
  • Old beds, furniture and equipment is sold to a liquidator for resale
  • TV's in guest rooms have an energy saver - shut off after a period of time
  • Chemicals are in spray bottles as opposed to spray cans
  • All guest rooms are Breathe Westin non-smoking - reduced the use for air freshener chemicals
  • Old memos and letters to guests are used as scrap paper in Housekeeping
  • Vacuums were changed to a more dust free disposable bag
  • Motion sensor paper towel dispensers placed in heart of the house areas and in kitchen
  • Make a Green Choice program rewards guests for choosing to conserve natural resources in their guestroom

BANQUETS

  • Recycling blue boxes in all meeting rooms
  • To reduce waste pads of paper, pens and mints can be set as stations in meeting room instead of at each setting
  • Heavy-duty meeting cloths which require less frequent cleaning
  • We serve only Starbucks Café Serena Organic Coffee
  • Condiments can be placed in bulk containers to reduce wasteful packaging
  • Go linenless: we have custom buffet tables and back bar units that require no linens - reducing energy and water for linen cleaning
  • All our dishes, cutlery and linens are reusable
  • Option of using pitchers of water instead of water bottles and choice of using jugs of juice instead of individual bottles
  • We use mugs instead of teacups and saucers to reduce dish washing

ENGINEERING

  • Installed compact fluorescent bulbs in every fixture that can accept them
  • Sophisticated control system for our cooling plant that senses a number of different variables before deciding which chillers to start and stop = saves electricity
  • Building Control system - gives Engineering individual control over the temperature of every meeting room - ensures that empty rooms have their heating and cooling reduced as required
  • Two new very high efficiency boilers, used for both heating and domestic hot water production.
  • Storage rooms are equipped with timer light switches
  • Meeting rooms - lights are turned off after meetings
  • Guest floors are closed down in low occupancy months
  • Energy-saving bulbs in the vanity lamps - they only come up to full power if they have been on for more than 7 minutes
  • The Hotel is a BC Hydro PowerSmart partner, working closely with our Key Account Representative to ensure we are taking advantage of best practices from all industries
  • The Hotel also uses Six Sigma methodology to ensure we are importing every possible best practice from within our company