Life is chock full of choices. Every day at each of our hotels, we choose to serve with sincerity and inviting luxury. We choose to provide unforgettable experiences for our guests — without compromising quality of life now and for generations to come. It’s simply the right thing to do.
Thankfully, the world is learning to be more environmentally and socially responsible. Choosing eco-friendly solutions benefits us all — our guests, staff, neighborhoods, cities and beyond. Here’s a sampling of steps we’ve taken to bring even more sustainability and efficiency to every Archer Hotel and its community.
Archer Hotel has partnered with One Tree Planted, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a focus on global reforestation. Trees are essential to the health of our planet, biodiversity and reducing the harmful effects of climate change. Reforestation is consistently identified by scientists as one of the top solutions to the climate crisis, and the trees planted as part of this initiative support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
With hotels on the West Coast, Archer chose to plant trees in California’s forests, which are prone to drought, bug infestations and record-breaking wildfires. Repopulating these forests helps improve water and air cleanliness, protects natural habitats and creates beautiful scenery and recreation landscapes.
Sourced from a sustainable artesian aquifer in the tropical Fiji Islands in the South Pacific, FIJI Water is our hospitality partner of choice. As well as serving up Earth’s Finest Water®, FIJI Water also:
- Uses fully recyclable, 100% recycled plastic (recycled polyethylene terephthalate or rPET) for its 330 mL and 500 mL bottles. (projected total bottle volume per 2022 sales forecast — bottle only). This replaces nearly 65% of FIJI Water’s bottle volume in the U.S. with recycled material (projected total bottle volume per 2022 sales forecast).
- Uses fully recyclable, high-grade polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for its bigger bottles. The company has plans to continue this momentum in the coming years.
- Works to reduce its carbon footprint by investing around $2.5 million on energy efficiency initiatives on the Fiji Islands — including using microturbine energy generation and adopting the low-sulfur fuel standard for all shipping, which dramatically decreases sulfur oxide emissions.
- Focuses on sustainability and improving the lives of native Fijians via the FIJI Foundation — a charitable trust funded and supported by the owners, employees and corporate affiliates of FIJI Water. The foundation helps provide clean water access, health care services, disaster relief and educational facilities and infrastructure for the islands.
- Partners with Conservation International to preserve the purity and biological wealth of the Fijian islands via large-scale reforestation and conservation efforts, which create sustainable jobs and income sources for local communities.
Archer Hotel looked to modern apothecary Malin+Goetz, which — like Archer’s first boutique hotel — was rooted in New York City. Founders Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz create gentle, effective products that are subtly scented, and their forward-thinking philosophy is eco-friendly, as well:
- The company continually strives toward more-sustainable formulation and packaging practices — at every Archer Hotel, the Peppermint Shampoo, Cilantro Hair Conditioner and Rum Body Wash are now provided in large, recyclable pump bottles secured to the shower walls, which reduces the burden on landfills and lightens the workload for our room attendants.
- Products are never tested on animals — the company is certified cruelty-free by Peta’s Beauty Without Bunnies program, and their logo is on every Malin+Goetz product.
- Malin + Goetz is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified, and our website’s shippers are Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)-certified, using 67% recycled paper.
LEED is an internationally recognized green building program administered by the U.S. Green Building Council to help designers and operators make responsible use of resources and practice sustainability measures.
Archer Hotel New York's team has achieved LEED “Silver” certification. This designation is based on sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, material and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation.
- Located the hotel amid existing public transportation options.
- Repurposed materials, such as the antique thresher barn board blocks in our dining area, which we sourced from the 1770s-era John Watson Revolution Barn in Canaan, Connecticut.
- Used high-performance tinted glazing to help reduce heating and cooling equipment capacity.
- Employed multiple condensing boilers for heating and energy-efficient water source heat pump/cooling tower configuration for cooling.
- Had an on-site combined heat and power plant (CoGen System) to reduce demand on the electrical grid while simultaneously using rejected energy to create heat and domestic hot water for consumption.
- Used an energy recovery unit with enthalpy wheel for ventilation purposes. The enthalpy wheel allows for the restroom exhaust to precondition incoming outside supply air without cross-contamination.
- Provided CO2 sensors in public spaces to help modulate the amount of outside air that had to be conditioned.
- Minimized waste by recycling 85% of nonhazardous construction waste and debris.
- Installed water-efficient fixtures, such as shower heads, faucets and toilets, to reduce water use 36% below city code allowance.
- Chose low- and no-VOC paints for front- and back-of-house areas.
- Maintained extensive use of LED and fluorescent lighting in guest rooms where applicable.
- Employed motion sensors on guest room HVAC systems to reduce waste caused by the heating and cooling of unoccupied rooms.
- Includes eco-friendly best practices, such as using stickers instead of toilet paper wraps in housekeeping.
- Recycles and reuses:
- Paper, cardboard, metal, batteries, electronics, computers, appliances, dry-cleaning hangers, printer ink and toner cartridges, phones, plastic, guest laundry bags, glass and other items where municipal support exists.
- Keeps guests comfortable in “green” bedding and pillows of down-feather fill combination and cotton.
- Encourages in-room reuse of linens and towels.
- Offers a 20% parking fee discount for energy-efficient vehicles with a green score rating of 40 or higher. For details on Green Score methodology and list of eligible vehicles, refer to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Green Book.
- Utilizes an eco-friendly (PERC) dry-cleaning service.
- Provides eco-friendly soaps and products in public, back-of-house and guest room spaces.
- Is available to give tours of our facilities and LEED practices.
- Provides 40%+ recycled material hand towels in public space restrooms.
- Offers reusable break room and in-room coffee cups and mugs.
- Meets or exceeds EPA paper standards for in-room and billing documents.
- Offers paper telephone books upon request only.
- Uses LED lighting for all exit signage.
- Cleans carpets and spots with nontoxic and low-VOC products.
- Offers napkins for team use made of recycled and/or unbleached material.
- Partners with Cintas for uniforms and uniform care. Cintas uses recycled polyester made completely of post-consumer waste.
- Maintains LEED standards at the home office.
- Provides HR information and benefits plans online.
- Recycles documents, paper, glass, metal, electronics and appliances.
- Uses C-Fold hand towels, toilet paper and paper towels made of recycled material.
- Recycles printer toner and ink cartridges.