MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—Red Lion Hotels Corporation is partnering with Concept Amenities, a supplier of environmentally responsible guest bath amenities, to provide eco-friendly products to its millions of annual guests.
Headquartered in Spokane, Wash., the Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RHL) owns, operates and franchises nearly 50 properties in nine Western states and one Canadian province including British Columbia, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.
Beginning this month, Red Lion Hotels will stock guestrooms, in all RHL properties, with Eco.Fresh Pure, a custom range of bath and body cosmetics created especially for the hotel brand. The liquids and soaps, in ERP (Environmentally Responsible Product), are 15ml tubes and 15g and 30g bars; the plastic packaging completely biodegrades in landfill and is recyclable, which dovetails with RHL’s overall commitment to becoming more eco-friendly.
Red Lion Hotels worked closely with designers to create a coordinating wooden amenity tray, with a slot, that will carry a message of planet stewardship alerting consumers to the environmental aspects of the new toiletries; paraben-free liquids and biodegradable packaging.
Part of Larger Sustainability Commitment
“Sustainability is extremely important to us,” says Richard Gleave, corporate director of facilities, design and construction for Red Lion Hotels Corporation; currently leading sustainability efforts for the brand. “We are an Energy Star Partner and fully committed to improving our carbon footprint. Resulting from our commitment, we have been reviewing all internal spending to establish where we can improve. The use of Eco.Fresh products is another important step in achieving our environmental goals.”
According to Connie Mullerleile, procurement manager for RLH, the chain is reviewing additional eco-friendly guest amenities. “We constantly evaluate all the products we purchase, for guests and everyday use, to determine where we can improve in both cost and environmental impact,” explains Mullerleile.
Sound Business Forms, a family-owned printing/ distribution company headquartered in Seattle, played a key role in forging the Red Lion Hotels-Concept Amenities collaboration.
“Having partnered with both Red Lion Hotels and Concept Amenities for many years,” says Kristi Brenden, vice president at Sound Business Forms, “it seemed a natural next step to propose Concept Amenities’ eco-friendly products to Red Lion Hotels as they work to initiate environmental solutions across all properties. We’re proud to have been an integral part of the process, from design through to distribution.”
Eco.Fresh liquids and soaps have been formulated with essential ingredients to maintain moisture for clean and healthy skin and hair. An environmentally sensitive approach extends to every aspect of the hotel’s toiletries. Soaps are moisture rich and formulated from vegetable-based ingredients. Liquids are blended from high quality biodegradable ingredients and enriched with natural and organic extracts. All plastic packaging biodegrades completely in landfill; leaving nothing harmful to the environment behind.