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Green Hotel In Tucson

greenThe BEST WESTERN Royal Sun Inn & Suites is a certified Eco-Friendly hotel in Tucson.  We are proud to be one of the first 20 “Green Certified hotels” by the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association.  We received a 2-Eco-Leaf rating from iStayGreen, and a 3 Green Keys rating from Green Key Global.

As one of very few Tucson hotel rated as a Green Leader by TripAdvisor, our guests can relax knowing that great strides have been taken by our staff to provide the cleanest rooms possible.

As a 100% non-smoking hotel in Tucson, guests can rest easily in their spacious and comfy rooms without the worry of allergens or unnecessary dirt in the room.

I Care Clean

In addition to our Eco-Friendly amenities and many Green awards, we are also proud to be a participant of the I Care Clean program. Taking cleanliness to a whole new level, our Best Western hotel staff uses UV Wands, Black Lights and Clean Remotes to ensure that no grime or dirt goes overlooked by our housekeepers.

There are no short-cuts in cleaning taken here at our Tucson hotel. Providing the cleanest and best rooms possible is a requirement of our friendly and caring staff.

The BEST WESTERN Royal Sun Inn & Suites may be the cleanest hotel in Tucson. We always strive to keep up with new trends in the hospitality industry, and we are the best place for all travelers to stay, whether for leisure, business, or just to enjoy the comfort and superb cleanliness of our rooms.

Environmental sustainability Policies

Best Western Royal Sun is committed to doing more to consume less and caring for our planet. Our environmental policy addresses various areas of opportunity with primary focus on energy & water. We are committed to reducing energy consumption by 20% and water consumption by 10% within next 2 years. These goals are just the beginning of an ongoing journey toward environmental sustainability.  We take all of this on while maintaining the exceptional guest experiences we so proudly deliver. Over the past few years we have made numerous changes & upgrades to achieve & maintain various “Green” certifications. We are proud to be one of the first 20 “Green Certified hotels in Arizona” by the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association.  As one of very few Tucson hotels rated as a Green Leader by TripAdvisor, our guests can relax knowing that great strides have been taken by our staff to provide the cleanest rooms possible.


Green Certifications & Initiatives

Over the past few years we have made numerous changes & upgrades to achieve & maintain various “Green” certifications. We are proud to be one of the first 20 “Green Certified hotels in Arizona” by the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association.  As one of very few Tucson hotels rated as a Green Leader by TripAdvisor, our guests can relax knowing that great strides have been taken by our staff to provide the cleanest rooms possible. Here are some of our Green Certifications:
– Certified Green by Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association
– iStayGreen – 2 Eco-Leaf rating
– Green Key Global – 3 Green Keys rating
– TripAdvisor – Green Leader Silver Level
– Certified Green by GreenSuites International

 

Listing by Department of Current Green Practices:

All Departments / Operations

  • Recycle of paper, cardboard, plastic as part of First Stream Recycling
  • Recycle of used print cartridges back to manufacturer
  • Lighting/computers/equipment in all area turned off when not in use
  • Encourage guests to receive receipts/folios paperless via email
  • Timer or photo cells installed on all exterior & public area lights & equipment
  • Computer monitors programmed to turn off after period of inactivity
  • LED lighting used where applicable or when requested
  • Use of Post Consumer Content for office supplies
  • Colored copy/printing paper is minimum 30% Post Consumer Content
  • White copy/printing paper is minimum 30% Post Consumer Content
  • Copy and printing paper is FSC Certified and set to a double-sided copy default
  • Energy efficient CFL lighting or LED lighting in guest rooms and in hotel’s public spaces
  • Energy Star equipment in use for all new equipment
  • Use of email instead of paper for communication and documentation
  • All administrative areas will have paper recycling program
  • Mandatory reports are reduced to as needed: old reports are reused and recycled
  • Recycling program for light bulb ballasts, light bulbs and batteries is in place

Housekeeping

  • Bed linens changed upon guest request to aid in water and energy conservation efforts
  • Towels replaced upon guest request allowing guests the option of re-using existing towels
  • Use of water efficient shower heads, toilets & sink faucets for water conservation
  • Offered in-room recycling trash container
  • Use of environmentally friendly cleaning products

Purchasing

  • Double-sided printing to all network printers
  • All ink / printer cartridges are recycled
  • Pallets are picked up for reuse or repair instead of dumping
  • Paper products are minimum 30% – 40% Post Consumer Content
  • All cardboard boxes are recycled

Restaurants, Meetings & Banquet

  • All light panels in meeting rooms are allow users to select the most efficient setting based on the event
  • Lighting in all rooms are shut off when not in use
  • Air Conditioning is maintained by the status of room (shut down when not in use)
  • Waste generated from meetings is recycled as part of First Stream Recycling (paper, plastic, aluminum, cardboard)
  • Reusable items left by groups donated when applicable
  • Kitchen energy reduction program to reduce pre-heat timing / equipment usage
  • Food not consumed for meetings is provided to hotel associates free of charge or donated to local charities
  • Whenever possible the use of single use containers is avoided
  • Organic foods are an option if guest desires in Banquets & Room Service
  • Vegetarian options are available in the hotel for meetings and restaurants
  • Local and organic food products are offered (options are limited due to short growing season) limiting carbon offset for shipping
  • Buffets are the most environmentally friendly option and can be served family style
  • Bulk food items on breaks can be used but must be disposed of after display (i.e. ketchup)
  • Gas, lights and computers turned off
  • Used kitchen grease recycled into bio-fuels bi weekly by a local company
  • Dishwashing products are environmentally friendly and meet EPA GS-37 Industrial Cleaner guidelines
  • Energy efficient CFL lighting or LED lighting in all areas

Engineering

  • Electronic thermostats in guestrooms with pre-set settings to minimize energy consumption
  • 1.6 gallon per flush toilets installed in all rooms and guest areas
  • Low flow faucet aerators installed throughout the building and in all guest rooms.
  • Motion controlled lighting devices being installed in all administrative areas
  • HVAC turned off when floors are not in use
  • Use of environmentally friendly paints
  • Pest control company held to use of IPM integrated products which are environmentally friendly
  • Water-free urinals in all public restrooms

 

 
Testimonials

What Our Guests Say

“Another Great Stay”

We stayed at the Royal Suites at the beginning of September. we were so happy that we stayed again this past weekend. Its a great stay for the price. Breakfast is nice and made to order and the staff is wonderful. Looking forward to my next stay soon.

Callen From New York, NY

“Best hotel in 10 years”

Spent 2 nights in this hotel for a childless getaway. Being from the Tucson area, we were concerned at first about the location. However, upon entering the property, felt quite secure and relaxed with the conditions. Checking in was very professional and accommodating. read full testimonial >

Donald B From Tucson, AZ

 
 
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