In the world of hospitality, the quest for sustainability and regenerative tourism is more vital than ever. Hotels, in particular, are increasingly embracing green initiatives to minimize their environmental impact while providing a comfortable experience for guests. Starry Night Lodging, a renowned management company, has set a stellar example with its Travelodge by Wyndham in Gardiner, MT, which recently earned a well-deserved Sustainability Award for its remarkable commitment to eco-friendly practices and community engagement.
The Sustainability Award bestowed upon Starry Night Lodging's Travelodge by Wyndham Gardiner is a testament to the tireless efforts of the entire team, who have made regenerative tourism a central part of their mission. Starry Night founder Eric Sheckleton was on hand to receive the award. On the subject of the award, Eric said “This is quite the honor for our small, family-owned company and just goes to show the power of a team. We are experts in hospitality, not sustainability, but anything is possible with a team of individuals with unique perspectives, but all dedicated to finding solutions and making positive change.” The hotel's commitment to sustainability is reflected in several key areas.
Starry Night Lodging has taken several significant steps to minimize its ecological footprint. The Travelodge by Wyndham Gardiner has implemented energy-efficient lighting, heating, and cooling systems. The property also utilizes renewable energy sources such as solar panels to power common areas, significantly reducing its reliance on fossil fuels. The hotel is even a Wyndham Green Certified location, meaning it is committed to eco-conscious practices. They also have eliminated trash can liners in guest rooms, significantly reducing plastic usage.
Community engagement is another key pillar of the Travelodge's sustainability initiatives. In addition to many local volunteer opportunities, the hotel actively partners with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and Project WET. Through these partnerships, the hotel is not only reducing its environmental impact but also fostering a sense of responsibility and care within the local community.
The Travelodge by Wyndham Gardiner’s journey toward sustainability serves as an inspiring example for the entire hospitality industry. By demonstrating that eco-friendly practices can go hand-in-hand with exceptional guest experiences, the hotel has set a new standard for environmentally conscious travel.
In an era where responsible tourism is paramount, Starry Night Lodging stands out as a shining example of how sustainability and hospitality can coexist harmoniously, leaving behind nothing but a starry night and unforgettable memories for their guests. To learn more about regenerative tourism practices at Starry Night Lodging, visit our website.