ROANOKE, VA.—Bay Gardens Resorts, St. Lucia, announced that three of its properties, Bay Gardens Beach Resort, Bay Gardens Inn, and Bay Gardens Hotel have been awarded the prestigious Green Globe Gold Certified designation. Green Globe is a hospitality focused sustainability certification. Gold level certification requires that properties be “certified” five consecutive years with continuous improvement in audit scores.
Located on St. Lucia’s Rodney Bay, Bay Gardens Resorts earned Green Globe Gold Certification through such initiatives as installation of LED lighting, removal of single use plastics, and installation of GEM Link Wireless occupancy sensors from Lodging Technology in all guestrooms to reduce AC energy consumption 42 percent.
As part of these efforts, Bay Gardens Resorts’ Executive Director, Sanovnik Destang, participates in the “farm to table” Virtual Agricultural Clearing House program that sources locally grown fruits and vegetables instead of imported produce. This program has increased restaurant revenue 10 percent to 20 percent as guests opt to taste local home-grown cuisine.
John Centeno, National Sales Director, provided and coordinated the installation of GEM Link Wireless energy management controls at all three Bay Gardens Resorts. Centeno brings many years of experience to Lodging Technology working with hoteliers throughout the Caribbean. John stated, “GEM Link brings a unique advantage to the Caribbean hotelier as many of these hotels are fitted with a wide variety and different brands of high wall mini-split units. The versatility of GEM Link offers a distinct advantage in that one system can connect to and control any HVAC unit, of any voltage, of any age, with any type thermostat.”
William Fizer, President of Lodging Technology and inventor of infrared occupancy sensor-based hotel energy conservation, said, “We are pleased that GEM Link® Wireless was selected by Bay Gardens Resorts as a means to significantly reduce energy expense and carbon footprint. We welcome Bay Gardens Resorts into our 39th year of producing effective, reliable and versatile energy saving products.