US hotels continue green, health, tech practices: AH&LA

The 2012 Lodging Survey from the American Hotel & Lodging Association found that U.S. hotels are continuing to implement eco-friendly and health-conscious practices as well as offer more technology resources.

Eco-friendly practices remain important:

  • 76% have a linen/towel reuse program
  • Water savings programs have been implemented in 75% of properties

Properties are offering more technology resources:

  • Although most of the positive responses are from upper-tier hotels, 23% of respondents already offer a mobile app for hotel services
  • Showing the prominence of OTAs in the hotel industry, 95% of participants admitted to using a third-party Internet source for bookings

Hotels are health conscious:

  • Properties that offer an exercise/health/fitness facility reached a new peak at 84%
  • Non-smoking policies at hotels are gaining momentum as 63% of participants said they are comprised of 100% non-smoking rooms

AH&LA members can download a copy of the 2012 Lodging Survey via the members only section of the AH&LA Website,