January 16, 2020
The 58-room Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, a boutique hotel in Santa Fe, N.M., committed to reducing its carbon footprint by removing single-use plastic bottles throughout the hotel. 
Beginning this month, guests of the hotel will find glass bottles in their rooms, filled with filtered water via Vivreau's Vi Tap dispenser. Guests can also purchase glass bottles at the property's dining venues. According to property spokespeople, this sustainable initiative will reduce single-use plastic bottle usage by 40,000 per year. 
The property, which offers 1,100 square feet of meeting space to accommodate small corporate and incentive groups, is also rolling out other sustainability initiatives by providing guests with agave straws, wheat straws for stirrers, and eco-friendly bags and to-go containers at its on-site eateries. The hotel already is partnering with Clean the World, an organization that recycles bathroom amenities and delivers them to disadvantaged communities after sterilizing and remanufacturing the items. The luxury property also is transitioning to paperless check-in and checkout processes, and it equips guests with PressReader to read newspapers and magazines digitally.
"As this April marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we are excited to announce two major green initiatives at Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi," said Lutz Arnhold, managing director of Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi. "By eliminating all plastic water bottles on property, we hope to promote an environmentally friendly lifestyle to our guests by encouraging sustainable practices that they can take with them after their stay with us."