Environmental Sustainability

American Hotel Income Properties is committed to responsible capital deployment and reducing our environmental impact. Our sustainability programs focus on decreasing portfolio-wide energy and water consumption, selecting eco-friendly investment options when renovating hotels, and undertaking capital projects that add value while reducing natural resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

2020 Highlights

AHIP’s 78 hotels comprise approximately 5.7 million square feet of gross building area. We are pleased to share the following 2020 statistics and look forward to further improvements in the years to come:

  • 10.8 kilowatt hours consumed per square foot
  • $5.95 utility cost per occupied room
  • 99% of hotels feature digital thermostats in guestrooms for energy conservation
  • 91% of hotels use programmable irrigation or automatic sprinkler systems to save water
  • The majority of AHIP’s hotels have the following energy and water conservation features:
    • LED lighting in the majority of public areas
    • LED lighting in the majority of guestroom luminaries
    • Low-flow showerheads and toilets
    • High-efficiency boilers

AHIP is aligned with industry-leading brand programs that employ sustainability practices wherever possible to reduce waste, water, and energy consumption. Disposable plastics have been specifically targeted: hotels are replacing toiletry amenity bottles with bulk dispensers, and single-use plastic straws have been mostly phased out.

  • Hilton’s “LightStay” platform measures each hotel’s environmental and social impact.
  • All Hilton properties are required to use LightStay to set water reduction and energy reduction targets in line with their 2030 goals.
  • Marriott’s “Serve 360” platform provides Marriott branded hotels with a framework to source responsibly, reduce their environmental impact and contribute to social causes.
  • Hotel metrics are measured to help achieve Marriott’s 2025 corporate sustainability goals.
  • The “IHG Green Engage” system helps manage and report use of energy, carbon, water, and waste, and minimize overall utility costs and environmental impact.
  • This includes using LED lighting, and installing low-flow taps, toilets, and showerheads to help to reduce water consumption.

Sustainability Initiatives

  • In 2021 all 78 hotels were evaluated for energy reduction projects, such as LED lighting retrofits and universal electric vehicle charging stations.
  • Deregulated electricity contracts renewing in 2021 were evaluated for zero-carbon-emissions options; by 2022, 15 hotels located across four states will be consuming 100% green electricity.