Green Initiatives
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A Clear Approach
to a Cleaner World

We understand the importance of preserving the earth while still delivering award-winning service. We are dedicated to preserving our guests’ health and safety and are committed to protecting the environment. We are steadfast in integrating eco-friendly actions in all our daily operations and property upkeep while remaining consistent in our guest comfort.

In addition to our green initiatives, our banquet menus are crafted to include pure organic selections and organic or healthy break menus. InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta was the very first hotel in the Americas region to eliminate the use of trans-fats from food production.

How We’re Making Buckhead Even More Beautiful

PRIOR TO AND UPON CHECK-IN

  • Public transportation options are available to reach the hotel by mass transit
  • Guests will be able to pick up newspapers on their particular floor by the elevator to eliminate waste
  • No plastic bags for newspapers

THE GREEN "MARK"

  • Concierge provides mass transit and "green friendly" cab options
  • Compact fluorescent and LED lighting are used throughout hotel
  • Lighting capabilities are patterned after "Energy Star" program
  • Fountains use recycled and stored rain water
  • Green sleeping rooms at InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

GREEN SLEEPING ROOM

  • Towel, linen, and amenity reuse programs in place
  • Eco-friendly, non-abrasive detergent is used for linens and towels
  • Temperature and lighting control systems power down room temperature when unoccupied
  • Closets utilize sensors to activate lighting upon opening
  • After thorough cleaning and recycling, discarded soap is donated to the Global Soap Project

THE GREEN MEETING ROOM

  • Discontinued use of plastic, Styrofoam, or other non-recyclable items
  • Recycling bins are located in all meeting rooms
  • Recycled notepads are provided for all meetings

THE GREEN FOOD EXPERIENCE

  • Spent cooking oil is used in the production of various sub-product materials
  • Culinary team sources from our on-site herb garden

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

  • Paper, plastic, aluminum, room keys, kitchen aprons, employee uniforms, and linens are all recycled or repurposed