So what’s the big deal about ‘environmental impact’? When discussing the development of hotels, environmental impact is vital. If you plan to have a sustainable, successful hotel, you MUST be worried about the environmental impact your hotel will leave.
Today, all development projects must consider the environmental impact of their project. In the hotel industry, this is true as well – whether you like it or not. You must be ready to address these issues with your stakeholders and plan for them in your design or you will fail.
From the initial design and planning states through development to your guests’ stay, the environmental impact must be deliberated. Impact analysis is imperative. Wildlife conservancy and ecology must be considered; the use of sustainable materials should be built into the design. Disaster preparedness and degradation thresholds should be addressed. It isn’t easy (or cheap) and can’t be taken lightly but it is important to the sustainability of your hotel to consider all aspects of environmental impact.
No you don’t need to be a granola-munching tree hugger. But if you’re attentive to your carbon imprint or intent on making a negative environmental impact, you will open up a whole new world of investors, guests, and stakeholders. Did I mention money? Yes, you pay attention to the environmental impact and you will save money, either in getting investors or in tax breaks for being environmentally conscious.
Today, development and operations from a more green perspective is necessary for long term sustainability in the hotel marketplace. You must be ready to address these issues with your investors and promote them to your guests. If you do this successfully, you will find that you have the design for a successful, sustainable hotel.
Until Next Time,
Robert Colin Bryant - Founder, TBG Innovative Ltd.
TBG Innovative specializes in the planning & development of international 5 star hotels, blending real estate, branding, master planning, and construction to create “great destinations”. To learn more about TBG Innovative visit us at www.tbginnovative.com