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Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

At Marriott International and The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, we strive be a force for good. We embrace our corporate responsibility to create a positive and sustainable impact, and are committed to integrating leading practices and principles into our core business strategy.

Guest room with king bed.

A Sustainability Night’s Stay

In planning our newly refreshed guestrooms and suites, we kept sustainability in mind and added an energy management system, high-efficiency air filters, low flush pressure toilets, low flow aerators and residential bath amenities; and 100% of the guest room lighting is LED.

Event space boardroom setup.

Go Green for Your Meeting

Small changes to your event make a big impact. We offer linen-less tables decorated with live potted plants and use water pitches as alternatives for bottled water. All of our paper products are made of a minimum 30% postconsumer recycled content, and receptacles are strategically placed in the room. For audiovisual needs, we encourage event planners to partner with Encore, utilizing ENERGY STAR rated equipment.

Dining area with tables and chairs.

Eating Clean, Re-defined

We support Marriott International’s #skipthestraw campaign as part of our efforts to reduce our environmental impact. By integrating sustainability and traceability, and improving our seafood procurement, we are committed to sourcing higher quality sustainable products. We proudly offer shade-grown, organic coffee and fair-trade coffee, tea, cocoa and sugar; our restaurants and banquets are Styrofoam-free.

Marina with ships docked.

Partnerships in Going Green

In addition to our Serve 360 efforts, our food waste is minimized with our composting partner, Miramar Greenery, where it returns to Mother Earth. We also partner with New Leaf Biofuel to take our used cooking oil and turn it into high-quality biodiesel.

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Follow the Green Road

Guests are encouraged to experience the city on foot, by bike or utilizing public transportation including San Diego’s free FRED transportation circuit. Drive electric? Rest assured, electric vehicle charging stations are available with our valet.

Hotel lobby with seating and tables.

Every Initiative Matters

There is even more happening behind the scenes that makes a lasting impact to reduce our energy and water usage, including usage of a STEM battery storage system, high efficiency boilers, and low water usage foliage. We care about the dangers of releasing chemicals into the environment and have made a conscious decision to use Green Ecolab cleaning products throughout hotel.

At Marriott International and The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values.  Our commitment to put people first drives our company culture.  We proudly support programs and initiatives to create an inclusive environment for our guests, associates and partners. Learn More  

Investing in the communities where we do business is a core part of our social impact and sustainability platform.  Through volunteerism, fundraising and donations, we are impassioned by a “spirit to serve” and to make a meaningful positive impact. 

•     63% of our properties have a sustainability coordinator or green champion

•     80% of our properties have meeting rooms with digital thermostats

•     98% of our properties have a preventative maintenance plan that checks building energy and water equipment at least quarterly

•     61% of our properties have a water efficiency program

•     94% of our properties have faucets with low-flow aerators to conserve water

•     48% of our properties have eliminated single-use plastics (or reduced to an absolute minimum) from the property

•     74% of our properties have eliminated plastic straws

•     65% of our properties have implemented a food waste prevention strategy

•     Nearly $19 million invested on environmental initiatives

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (“Pebblebrook”) strongly supports AHLA’s 5-Star Promise.  Our pledge to AHLA complements the practices and policies in-place by our company and our hotel operating partners which are designed to ensure that the hotel employees at our more than 50 owned hotels across the United States abide by the law, respect individual’s rights, and do not tolerate sexual harassment of any type at our properties. We have dedicated a significant amount of resources to assist our hotel operators with sexual harassment awareness training and avoidance programs, in addition to training and resources to prevent human trafficking. We will continue to engage with our hotel operators to provide the resources to further assist them in ensuring the safety of our hotel employees and our guests. Pebblebrook is committed to funding the purchase of hotel employee safety devices for use at all of our owned hotels, as well as to provide funding for additional training and education programs on sexual harassment and human trafficking at our corporate level and our hotel properties. Through our pledge to the 5-Star Promise, Pebblebrook intends to contribute to positive, industry-wide improvements to continue to make hotels a safe place for all our employees and guests.