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Hotel Initiatives

Shoreline Clean-up
Fairmont hotels have globally joined together to improve and revitalize their local waterfronts. Joining members of the community Fairmont colleagues have volunteered their time to California Coastal Cleanup Day, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Thames21, and hotels, such as Fairmont Dubai, have partnered with local municipalities to organize their own beach cleanups. Fairmont hotels are proud to support their local communities and take direct action in conservation programs.

The Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver, Canada
In 2014, The Fairmont Waterfront achieved water savings of 1,700,000 gallons per year by retrofitting their toilets. The hotel has replaced all original toilets with new two flush water efficient toilets.

The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Canada
Under the City of Toronto’s ICI Water Saver Program, industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors are rewarded for demonstrated water savings. In 2005, the hotel installed a commercial water softener that reduced water use in the laundry to one wash and one rinse per cycle, saving 476,000 liters of water per day - enough water to supply 500 homes!

The Fairmont Dubai
Tap aerators have been installed throughout the hotel to save water with a reduction of 30% to 35% of the present water consumption. Total water consumption for the entire hotel is estimated at 30 million liters/year. The expected total annual consumption with the installation of water savers on all 3200 taps in the hotel will result in a reduction of approximately 10 million liters.

The Fairmont Southampton
The environmental management program of fresh water and wastewater at the Fairmont Southampton (FSH) is unique and self-sustaining. With more than fifty inches of rainfall annually, the hotel is taking advantage of this natural benefit and designed the collection of rainwater and on site storing below ground. The hotel implemented a one million gallon storage tank that provides significant supply during winter and lower occupancy periods, and a Reverse Osmosis Plant (RO) that provides the additional volume necessary for guest rooms and outlets during high occupancy or drought situations.

The RO plant produces 250,000 gallons of water per week, by removing sodium from salt water. This combined use of stored rainwater and freshwater, and the resulting gray water from all guest rooms, kitchens, pools and all hotel departments is transferred through drainage piping to the on-site waste treatment facility.

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