Posted by: Toni
June 11, 2010
Tempe’s newest hotel is now the greenest. The Aloft Tempe has just been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC).
Aloft Tempe joins a growing list of eco-conscious, LEED-certified buildings in Tempe, including the Downtown Tempe Transit Center, Arizona State University’s Memorial Student Union Center and Papago Gateway Center.
Starwood Hotels and especially the Aloft brand strive to have less of a negative impact on the environment. The hotel’s loft-inspired guest rooms have packaging-free dispensers for shower productsto reduce plastic waste. The heating and cooling systems operate only in rooms that are reserved and occupied to help eliminate excess energy consumption.
Ecologically-minded features continue into the hotel’s communal spaces with natural daylight in 75 percent of public areas to reduce electricity use. The hotel’s re:freshSM housekeeping service utilizes eco-friendly cleaning products and laundry detergent, while offering guests the option to re-use sheets and towels to reduce energy and water usage. Outside, Aloft Tempe’s landscaping features only native Arizona plants that allow for water efficiency.
If you haven’t been to an Aloft hotel yet, you must go. The Aloft brand offers an urban-influenced, modern, open and vibrant design, high tech amenities and a social guest experience with its dynamic re:mix lounge and destination w xyz bar. And the best part? All of this style comes at an affordable price. It’s a perfect fit for a college town like Tempe.
For more information about the Aloft Tempe, go to http://www.alofttempe.com/.