SAINT CHARLES, MO.—Pineapple Hospitality introduces its greenSPA amenities—a line of 100 percent biodegradable guest amenities proven to help hoteliers improve all three phases of their Triple Bottom Line—economic, social, environmental. The greenSPA line provides hotels with unique, competitively priced amenities proven to impress guests, preserve the environment and enrich recognition with today’s estimated more than 50 million environmentally conscious travelers.
“Our line of all-natural greenSPA amenities—which include liquid hand soaps, lotions, body wash, shampoo and conditioner—along with our convenient dispensing systems—use less product and result in far less waste than all of those little plastic bottles,” says Ray Burger, president of Saint Charles, Mo.-based Pineapple Hospitality. Plus, they’re exceedingly popular with hotel guests.”
“Not only is greenSPA the most environmentally responsible amenities choice, it’s also a boon for guests and costs hotels less by reducing related product waste up to 70 percent and saving cleaning staffs considerable time by not having to replace amenities daily,” Burger adds.
Hotels generate an estimated 50 million cubic yards of waste, and a lot of that comes from amenity products that are used once and then thrown away. Those little bottles may be small, but they add up over time. The dispensers also result in savings for hoteliers.
“Traditional amenities programs are expensive due to packaging and transportation costs,” Burger says. “The actual product used is the least-expensive part of the equation. With our dispenser systems, you get more product for your money, and waste none of it.”
Dispenser Success Story
“I was a little nervous at first; I thought ‘Men like to have a bar of soap,’ and that’s a large part of our business,” says Bunny Rohrig, general manager of the Rusty Cannon Motel in Rifle, Colo., where they use dispensers for shampoo and body wash in the showers. “But I don’t get any complaints about it. In fact, I’m always hearing how much they like it. Plus we don’t get that scum around the tubs like we would with a bar of soap, so they’re much easier to clean. Also, doing our part for the environment is important to us and our customers.”
Amy Wilkenson, director of rooms of The Lodge at Cliff Castle in Camp Verde, Ariz., has hard data proving her customers prefer greenSPA amenities and the dispenser systems.
“We took a survey and the greenSPA amenities far outweighed the traditional bottled products,” Wilkenson says. “Not only are we giving guests what they want, but we like not having to mess with all of those little bottles every day.”
The Embarcadero Inn Morro Bay, Calif., has been using amenity dispensers for years with an estimated monthly savings of $500 or more per month. Additionally, the property’s housekeepers need only refill the amenity dispensers once or twice a month, which frees them up to clean more rooms better and faster.
“Our guests love the dispensers because they are convenient and environmentally friendly,” owner Ed Biaggini says. “Any time you can save money, boost guest satisfaction and implement an environmental initiative, you’ve uncovered a rare win-win-win.”
How the Program Works
Pineapple Hospitality offers greenSPA amenities by the gallon, which makes it easy for housekeeping staffs to use and store. In addition, the empty gallon containers can be reused for a wide variety of options around the hotel.
The greenSPA amenities are hypoallergenic, contain minimal preservatives, are not tested on animals and contain no animal by-products. They can be branded greenSPA or can have customized labels with a property name or logo on each dispenser.
Burger says Pineapple Hospitality’s greenSPA amenities dispensers are easily refillable, available in white or beige, two- and three-product dispensing varieties, and are easy to install.
“These amenities dispensers are proven worldwide,” he says. “They’ve helped properties comprising more than 15,000 guestrooms divert more than 8.5 million amenities packages from landfills annually.”
Pineapple offers a free 90-day dispenser testing program to hotels.
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