Kensington Hotel Saipan has been making efforts to incorporate more green practices into everyday operation. In addition to continued campaigns to change bed linens less often or to reduce food waste, the five-star hotel makes further attempts for a sustainable environment.
Being aware of growing concerns toward massive plastic use, the hotel recently terminated the use of plastic straws at all of its restaurant outlets and bars, and replaced them with paper ones. The hotel unfolded its “Skip Straws” campaign last April to minimize the use of straws. Some of the plastic one-time use cups are also swapped with reusable glass cups. The cups are used when serving welcome drinks for all check-in guests and free shaved-ice refreshments at the main pool.
“This is just the beginning, but we believe that every small action counts. We will keep steering our operation into a more eco-friendly direction, and we are very hopeful because more and more guests are agreeing with us,” said Matthew Park, the president of E-Land Group Hotels in Saipan.
He adds, “To exert our environmental responsibility, we also have been supporting Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance’s initiatives. We will resume E-Land Environmental Youth Alliance program through which we sponsored environmental club activities of schools in Saipan. Kensington Hotel and PIC Saipan, its sister resort, will continue to contemplate and implement ways to minimize negative impacts to the environment while we are doing business.” (PR)