ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada -- The conservation program at the Flamboyant
Hotel actually puts food on the restaurant's tables.
The resort works in tandem with a local pig farm in a unique
recycling plan. The leftover food from the kitchen is sent to a pig
farmer for feed.
In return, the hotel purchases the pigs for use in various menu
items in the restaurant, said managing director Lawrence
Other hotel recycling policies may not appear on the guests'
plates, but they, too, provide effective reuse of materials.
Office personnel recycle paper by using old folios and fliers as
printing materials for faxes and photocopies. The housekeeping
department promotes the conservation methods suggested by the
Caribbean Action for Sustainable Tourism, or CAST.
A sign posted in English and German in each guest room explains
that visitors can reuse bath towels or have them changed on a daily
basis. Bathroom facilities conserve water through water-saving
shower heads and devices in the toilet tanks.
Lambert said the resort uses solar water heaters to save energy,
a technique that has proven so successful that any future resort
expansion will utilize the heaters.
Staff members attend CAST energy conservation seminars and are
updated on the resort's environmental efforts. The hillside
property overlooking Grand Anse
Beach, the harbor and St. George's has 24 standard rooms and 37
one- and two-bedroom apartments and cottages. All rooms have a
private veranda, a minibar, a hair dryer, air-conditioning, cable
television and a clock radio.
Rates through April 15 range from $140 per night, double, in a
standard room to $265 per night for four in a standard two-bedroom
Summer rates from April 16 to Dec. 15 range from $90 to $185,
The Flamboyant Hotel
Phone: (800) 223-9815 or (473) 444-4247
Fax: (473) 444-1234
E-mail: [email protected]