Green Hotels and Resorts – Need of the Hour

The issue of global warming and its impact on our lives and the lives of our grand children is a serious one, with unbelievable consequences for our planet earth, the universe and all those who breathe on it. While man had started playing with nature for centuries, it took an ugly turn since the so-called industrial revolution. We started emitting huge quantities of carbon and other harmful gases in the atmosphere, dumping solid industrial waste in our lovely and pure rivers and created a web of daily comfort materials and gadgets with polluting raw materials. All this started having negative impact on the ecological balance system. Today, it is obligatory on every one of us to act and do things to reverse this cycle, if not completely, at least to an agreed and acceptable level. Immediately.

Hotel industry has a big responsibility in helping the cause of global warming and has responded by promoting the green hotel concept, which is fast gaining popularity with the travelling public. In most countries, the town planning authorities approve a hotel building plan for a new hotel, only if it complies with eco friendly design standards. This will ensure that the hotels and resorts of the future will comply with prescribed environmental standards; the challenge is to ensure that the old hotel buildings adapt measures that will reduce their carbon footprint. The exercise is not only physical that one changes plants, machinery and equipments with more energy efficient ones, but it also means that people working in the hotels become an integral part of this process for its success.

Hotel and resort architects, interior decorators, systems consultants and others who form the core team for hotel development also have to have a thorough knowledge of the green concept. The building design and layout has to be energy efficient. Only sustainable materials to be specified to the extent possible and available which would allow emissions within permissible levels. Above all the team has to have a total commitment and faith in what they are doing fully realising their responsibility towards the well-being of the environment.

The main areas where the hotels and resorts have to concentrate is efficient use of all forms of energy, be it electricity, water, gas, coal or wood. Plugging all sources of energy waste like keeping lights on when not needed, flowing taps, overflowing tanks and cisterns, excessive pressure in gas burners, waste of recyclable heat and the list goes on. Another area is to tackle temperatures in the air-conditioning system, hot water temperature monitoring, laundry a source of maximum water and steam consumption, kitchen where the potential could be in three areas, water, gas and steam. External illumination is yet another area where saving potential exists.

Hotels and resorts must look at savings in energy and materials through the hotel guests. There are hotels that have successfully made hotel guests as their partners in conservation programmes. Example is lighting, linen change, material use to name a few. These measures, while aiding in hotels commitment to the environment conservation also add their share to the bottom line.

Hotel as an enterprise and an hotelier as a responsible member of the society have no option but to go green. Luckily, we are in an industry where we have educated, intelligent and understanding clients who if not more, are at least equally responsible members of the society. The task therefore becomes a joint venture. In this struggle to save and preserve our planet earth, there are no geographic boundaries, no religion and no colour, the planet belongs equally to all of us.

Margaret River Hotels And Resorts

If you are looking for Margaret River hotels and resorts, then it is important that you keep your needs and budget in mind. This stunning region offers a massive variety of accommodation options ranging from backpackers and bed and breakfast inns to cheap motels and five star resorts. In order to enjoy your perfect holiday, finding the right accommodation can be the difference between a fun filled experience and a disaster. So, make sure that you do a bit of research and planning before making the decision to choose a hotel or resort.

If you are traveling with children, you should search for Margaret River hotels and resorts that offer fun activities for children such as pool, playground and children’s club so that the parents can relax. You also need to check out the location of your accommodation to ensure it is close to shopping or beaches etc, since walking around with kids can make you tired and add up to the costs of transportation.

Nowadays, you can find Margaret River hotels and resorts offering complimentary inclusions. Though it makes sense to choose an all-inclusive accommodation offering everything at your doorsteps, you should avoid staying inside all the time as there is excellent shopping and dining in the town center. Go out and discover what makes this region so special!

Here is an overview of what you can choose from:

The Margaret River Hotel
Margaret River Resort
Margarets Beach Resort (500 meters from the beach)
Grange on Farelley

Before booking a hotel or resort, make sure you have searched, checked, and read its reviews to find out what the travelers who have stayed there think about it. Nowadays, it is easy to find information on online. But make sure that you are using the right source to get the required information. The internet has also made it easy to find some excellent packages and deals.

If you are visiting the South West during the high season that includes long weekends, public holidays, school vacations and special events, then it would be wiser or it would makes perfect sense to book your accommodation as early as possible because the region is very popular during that time. If, on the other hand, you are traveling during the low season, May to October it is possible to wait until the last minute before making your booking, but you are taking a risk. In any event enjoy your time in the South West of Western Australia.