The Flamboyant Hotel integrates conservation into resort life

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 Lambert.

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 cottage.

Summer rates from April 16 to Dec. 15 range from $90 to $185, respectively.

The Flamboyant Hotel
Phone: (800) 223-9815 or (473) 444-4247
Fax: (473) 444-1234
Web: www.flamboyant.com
E-mail: [email protected]

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