At Hotelier Linen Services, a family owned and women minority business, being green is a daily practice. Hotelier is an industrial linen laundry facility focused exclusively in the high-end hospitality sector, with Miami Beach clients such as the Fontainebleau, Eden Roc Renaissance, The Setai South Beach, and the Grand Beach Hotel. Hotelier has set a sustainability benchmark amongst commercial laundries in the market by becoming the first industrial hotel linen laundry facility in South Florida to reclaim waste water. By investing in a state-of-the art, DERM approved Aquarecycle water purification system, Hotelier recycles 70-80% of the water it uses. In other words, Hotelier utilizes one gallon of water to process soiled linen compared to the typical 5 to 10 gallons of water per pound.
Angel Pis-Dudot, Hotelier’s president says “our clients appreciate a truly green partner; one that invests in business practices and technology that protect the environment- and yields results.”.
Fontainebleau’s VP of Room Operations, Mary Barrett agrees, stating: “Our philosophy of sustainability extends to our business partners. Hotelier’s ecologically- friendly operation and superior service standards match the resorts own practices, making this a mutually beneficial partnership.”
To better illustrate Hotelier’s significant contributions to the community’s water preservation efforts and the impact it represents to our fragile environment, consider this: -a large commercial hospitality laundry facility or a hotel with an on-premise laundry processing half a million pounds of soiled linen per week will use an estimated 2.5 to 5 million gallons of water per week. By recycling the water, Hotelier will only use approximately 150,000 gallons per week for processing the same amount of soiled hotel linen. That is 16 times less the amount of water!
Moreover, by reclaiming 100% of the operational waste water, Hotelier further minimizes its ecological footprint by consuming less energy and natural gas to reheat water, conserves millions of drinking water per year, prevents chemicalfilled waste water from being dumped into the ground, and keeps tons of Green House gasses from entering the atmosphere in the form of CO2.
In 2010 Hotelier was the only for-profit commercial laundry facility in South Florida to be awarded the hard-earned “Saving Millions “award by nationally-renowned water recycling firm, AquaRecycle. Hotelier was the first commercial laundry in South Florida to sanitize hotel linens. The company uses ecofriendly detergents and chemicals, and uses an EPA-registered sanitizer to certify the hotel linen is truly clean and fresh. “It is vital to ensure that premium hotels like ours have linens that are completely sanitized. Hotelier guarantees that our guests will have fully sanitized, high quality linen … day in and day out. In addition, their knowledge and dedication has helped improve the freshness and quality of our linen and terry,” said Roy Crane, hotel manager at Gansevoort Miami Beach.