Imagine yourself in a hotel, the gentle sound of running water in the shower, lush gardens bathed in sunshine and watered regularly. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? But behind this image of a hotel paradise lies an often overlooked reality: water consumption. Hotels, while offering comfort and relaxation to their guests, have a significant impact on water resources. However, the good news is that hotels can save water while preserving the guest experience.

1. Water-friendly equipment

Start the day off on the right foot by adopting water-saving practices right from your morning shower! Low-flow showerheads are a well-kept secret in hotels. They reduce water consumption without sacrificing pressure, giving you an experience that’s as invigorating as it is economical. And if you’re the type to take your time in the shower, why not challenge your fellow travellers to a fastest soap contest? A little friendly competition can turn an everyday activity into a fun, eco-responsible game!

You can also install low-flow taps in bathrooms to limit water wastage when brushing teeth or washing hands. These small adjustments may seem insignificant, but they quickly add up to create a positive impact on your facility’s overall water consumption.

2. Green spaces better adapted to their environment

Green spaces are an essential part of a hotel’s charm, but they can also be major consumers of water. Why not opt for native plants that thrive naturally in your area? They require less maintenance and irrigation, reducing water consumption while adding a local, authentic touch to your décor. And don’t forget to collect rainwater to water your gardens. It’s free, environmentally friendly and perfect for your plants!

3. The magic of recycling

Hotels can install water recycling systems. Grey water, for example from sinks and showers, can be treated and used for irrigation or even flushing systems. It’s a great way to maximize the use of every drop of water, turning waste into valuable resources. What’s more, it makes a positive impression on your customers, showing that you’re committed to preserving the environment.

4. Customer involvement

Involve your customers in your water-saving efforts! A simple note in the rooms encourages guests to reuse towels and take shorter showers. Or you can motivate them by offering rewards or benefits to customers who choose eco-responsible options, encouraging them to actively contribute to the sustainability of their stay. It’s a win-win situation!

At a time when saving water is becoming crucial, it’s possible to make savings, and without affecting the quality of your service! As you’ve seen, all it takes is a few small adjustments that are within everyone’s reach! 😉

Take a look at our article on How to reduce a hotel’s electricity consumption.