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As part of the Autograph Collection of hotels in the Marriott International portfolio, the Grand Hotel maintains the company’s aspiration to be a global leader that demonstrates how responsible hospitality management can be a positive force for the environment and create economic opportunities around the world, in the communities where we work and live.

Meetings and Events:
  • 100% Recycled Notepads
  • Pens made from recycled materials
  • Eco-Friendly Water Service
  • Meeting Room Recycling
  • On-Line Event Menus
  • Recyclable Box Lunch Program
  • Paperless billing
Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection
  • Property Management System controls public space HVAC.
  • Guest room HVAC automatically shuts off when patio doors are opened.
  • Cooling towers recycle water used to cool condensers on HVAC chillers.
  • Guest room lighting automatically shuts off when guests leave the room.
  • Eliminated harmful chemicals from cleaning supplies (99.8% phosphate-free).
  • Low-flow sinks & toilets.
  • A certified organic skincare line.
  • Paper, plastic, aluminum, batteries, steel, wood pallets, light bulbs, cork, and printer cartridges are recycled.
  • Recycled over 125 tons of glass (since November 2008).
  • Recycling cardboard in the bailer system.
  • Styrofoam free.
  • 15% reduction of landfill tonnage year over year (since November 2008).
  • Utilizing retention ponds for irrigation vs. city water.
  • Providing green buffer areas to protect local habitats.
  • Grow fresh produce & herbs in the Chef’s Garden used in meal preparation.
  • Compost all vegetation debris for use in the landscape
  • Locally sourced produce, honey, meats & cheese, and source local vendors including the pottery used in the Grand Steakhouse.
  • Audubon Society Certified Resort & Golf Club.
  • ESCOC & Baldwin County Environmental Achievement Awards 2008-2009.
  • Certified Alabama Eco-Star.
  • Regular participants in Mobile Bay Coastal Clean-up & Weeks Bay Estuary Clean-up efforts.
Our Guest Room services include:
  • Replaced light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs
  • Installed low-flow showerheads and toilets
  • Introduced water/energy-saving linen program
  • Operates the most ENERGY STAR® certified properties in the industry, as part of Marriott's portfolio of brands
  • Involves its global workforce in eco-volunteerism

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