Eco-conscious guests will want to check in at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort in Scottsdale, which has adopted a series of eco-friendly initiatives as part of their Green Partnership Program. Not only does the hotel have an established recycling program that collects over 125 tons of waste a year, the kitchen is now also collecting over 700 gallons of used cooking oil that is being made into biodiesel fuel. The hotel also offers 50 percent off overnight valet parking for any guest that arrives in a hybrid vehicle.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort is one of the greenest resort hotels in Scottsdale — Photo courtesy of Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort
The hotel has a "living green wall" that is constructed from thousands of sheets of native flowers, plants and cacti and fed by a steady stream of reclaimed water from irrigation overflow. Any excess water is caught and recycled back into the resort's watering system. The green wall puts oxygen back into the air and helps cool down the grounds of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess by acting as an insulator.
The Fairmont Scottsdale also offers meeting planners the opportunity to "green" their events with the hotel's comprehensive Eco-Meet program, which encourages environmental awareness for conference attendees. Eco-Meet allows business clients to tailor their meetings and conferences with green options such as "disposable-free" food and beverage services, recycling bins, local and organically grown food, and electronic paperless check-in/checkout.