Ramada Southport works hard to respect the environment
The managers of the Ramada Plaza Southport Hotel strongly believe it is essential to take environmental factors seriously when it comes running the business, so they go out of their way to apply sustainable practices across the complex.
The hotel is a new build. As a result, it was built to reduce waste and be energy efficient from the very start of its lifespan. All public areas have sensored lighting and the bulbs are low on energy, which means they have a longer life and lowers running costs.
Additionally, the bedrooms have key card activated lighting and staff areas have occupancy sensors. Water levels are also set to a constant temperature, maintaining a safe holding temperature, which also minimises energy usage in the re-heating cycle.
In the bedrooms, the staff explain the key card procedures to visitors and how the electricity is operated, so it is clear to guests how it all works.
All of the green credentials are also outlined in the hotel’s guest folders and the presence of its colour-coded recycling bins on each floor encourages the guests to think before throwing their rubbish away.
Half hour electricity monitoring looks at peaks and troughs and the supply can be altered where necessary.
Public transport information is also provided on the website and the hotel provides bicycle hire for those who really want to travel without producing any emissions.
As for food and drink, the majority of the kitchen and bar stocks are sourced locally and local contractors are used for maintenance work. This reduces costs and provides staff with a quicker response, which ultimately benefits the guests and it puts money back into the local economy.
The staff also get involved with local sustainability initiatives on a regular basis.