Environmental sustainability is extremely important to us at the Verdanza Hotel. Management and staff work hard to minimize the impact our operations have on the world around us while ensuring our guests have a relaxing and memorable experience.
Here are just a few of the measures we have taken to reduce our impact on the environment:
- Light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures have been installed in all common areas
- Use of more efficient showerheads and sink faucets
- Two rain water collection tanks supply water for the Spray Park and hotel gardens
- Used vegetable oil is collected and then turned into biodiesel by a local company
- Disposable dishes and cutlery used in the pool area have been replaced by reusable wares
- Empty printer toner cartridges are recycled
- Guests are encouraged to reuse bed linens and towels
- A new kitchen garden has allowed us to start our clients at Eighty20 Bistro dishes made with products without pesticides, including oregano, coriander, eggplant, rosemary, basil, spearmint, peppermint, pineapple, oranges, mandarin oranges, acerola, papaya and cherry tomatoes
- Verdanza Hotel is the only hotel in Puerto Rico with a recharging station for electric vehicles
Our people, our community
The Verdanza Hotel has partnered with several small, minority and women-owned businesses locally to help support the community.
For example we only serve coffee grown locally in Puerto Rico’s Central Mountain Range and are proud to feature the handcrafted work of local artists in our gift and sundry shop. The Verdanza Hotel also hosts a bimonthly series of receptions entitled Art & Friends, which allows local artists to showcase their work.
In addition, throughout the year a number of our evenings of Art & Friends are held to benefit worthy causes, such as Cabecitas Rapadas, for children patients of cancer; La Fondita de Jesús, for people without a home; the Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico; Pet SOS; and the Programming Fund of the University of Puerto Rico’s public radio station.
Meanwhile, our hotel helps to promote the professional development of the local tourism workforce through a year-round program of internships for hospitality and culinary students, as well as through an active participation in the annual Sabora Puerto Rico culinary festival, which benefits the Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Scholarship Foundation.