At Crowne Plaza Queenstown, we know that sustainability is as important to you as it is to us. We are continuously seeking new ways to minimise our impact on the environment and reduce energy, water and waste.
Crowne Plaza Queenstown is proud to be a part of 1000+ New Zealand businesses signed up to the Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) Sustainability Commitment. This initiative sees New Zealand tourism businesses uniting together, to achieve the vision of creating a truly sustainable tourism industry. it’s important that we all do our part to ensure positive long-term contributions for the development and sustainability of our natural environment.
Crowne Plaza Queenstown focuses on the following Environmental Initiatives:
The Environment is something we care about deeply at InterContinental and IHG. With hotels in beautiful and natural
locations around New Zealand and the world, we know how important it is to maintain and nurture the environment around
Crowne Plaza Queenstown is proud to be an official hotel championing the Soap Aid programme. Soap Aid is a not-for-profit committed to saving children's lives through improved hygiene whilst positively impacting the environment. This is achieved by reprocessing and delivering recycled hotel soap to disadvantaged communities.
To find out more about Soap Aid, click here
The Hotel Weka
Crowne Plaza Queenstown is proud to take part in the Hotel Weka Recycling Program which recycles parts of used toiletries to eliminate the journey of plastic bottles and tubes going to landfills.
To find out more about The Hotel Weka, click here
IHG Bulk-Size Bathroom Amenities
IHG is the first global hotel company to commit all brands to removing bathroom miniatures. Our entire hotel estate of 5,600+ hotels and almost 843,000 guest rooms will switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities, with the transition to be completed during 2021.
Read more here.
Perhaps one of the most important parts of creating a company built on sustainability is the social fabric that surrounds it:
the community. Giving to those in need through programmes that reduce waste and repurpose it for a greater good is an
excellent way to give back in a way that helps those who need it as well as the environment.
Crowne Plaza Queenstown is a proud supporter of KiwiHarvest. This national food rescue charity seeks to reduce the negative impact of food waste by resurfacing good surplus food and distributing it to those in need. Threesixty Restaurant's Dollar Diners initiative seeks to raise funds for KiwiHarvest by giving diners the option to add a $1 donation to their total bill
IHG Greener Stay
The Greener Stay Initiative enables guests to help by recycling towelling, or reducing the amount of times in-room amenities are washed and replaced. Guests can choose to bypass housekeeping to conserve energy and water, preserve resources and reduce waste. In addition, guest can earn 500 IHG Rewards Club Points per stay* when opting into a Greener Stay.
*Requires a minimum of two consecutive nights; maximum award of 500 points for total stay.
At IHG, we don’t believe it’s enough to simply preach sustainability, we actively work towards it in engaging ways. By
implementing recycling bins and programs like Greener Stay, Giving for Good Month and Sustainable Tourism NZ,
we’re making a difference by reducing waste, conserving energy and water.
Other Environmental Initiatives at Crowne Plaza Queenstown
- Removed plastic straws
- Biodegradable and compostable coffee cups