Planet vs. Plastics: City Lodge Hotels Leads the Charge in Eco-Friendly Hospitality

Eco-friendly Hospitality
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CITY LODGE HOTELS LEADS THE WAY IN ECO-FRIENDLY HOSPITALITY, FROM ELIMINATING SINGLE-USE PLASTICS TO INCREASING SOLAR ENERGY USAGE, COMMITTED TO ATTRACTING ECO-CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS.

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As World Earth Day 2024, themed “Planet vs. Plastics,” approaches on April 22nd, City Lodge Hotels celebrates its notable achievements in sustainability, particularly within its hotel bathrooms. In the battle against plastic waste, City Lodge Hotels stands out. Partnering with The Bespoke Amenities Company, they’ve eliminated single-use plastics from bathrooms since August 2020. This is just the beginning of their sustainability efforts.

Eco-friendly Hospitality Initiatives by City Lodge

City Lodge’s eco-friendly hospitality initiatives

Here is the sneak peak of City Lodges Actions in Eco-Friendly Hospitality

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  • 41 out of 59 City Lodge Hotels have solar renewable energy systems, generating 2.6MW, meeting 16.3% of energy needs.
  • Battery storage is integrated into 2 hotels through a pilot program.
  • The water resilience strategy includes 3 new boreholes and filtration plants, totaling 7 installations, with plans for 14 more.
  • Committed to 9 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Hydration Stations at all hotels offer free, filtered water, reducing plastic bottle waste.
  • Waste from grease traps responsibly managed by a Black-owned business, Organic Matters.
  • In 2023, the group reduced average electricity usage per occupied room to 19.5 kWh.
  • Average water usage per occupied room decreased to 0.35kl.
  • Solar/PV systems increased energy production to 2.2 million kWh.
  • Currently at 65%, City Lodge Hotels aim for 100% cage-free eggs by 2025.

Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, COO of City Lodge Hotels, emphasizes proactive climate action. The sustainability committee leads initiatives, from installing more solar panels to minimizing single-use plastics.

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About City Lodge Hotels

City Lodge Hotels is a prominent hospitality chain founded in 1985 in South Africa, offering comfortable and affordable accommodation options. With its headquarters in Johannesburg, City Lodge Hotels has expanded its footprint across major cities in Southern Africa, including Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zambia. The chain primarily caters to business and leisure travelers, providing convenient locations, modern amenities, and personalized service across its various branches. Known for its consistency in quality and value, City Lodge Hotels continues to grow and uphold its reputation as a trusted accommodation provider in the region.

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