California's Glorietta Bay Inn invests in sustainability

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Historic resort hotel Glorietta Bay Inn in Coronado, Calif., unveiled several recent investments in environmental initiatives and sustainable solutions for the property's ongoing daily hotel operations. The initiatives include installing a new renewable energy source, implementing a chemical-free cleaning program and introducing a digital application to reduce paper waste across several different hotel departments.

Recently, Glorietta Bay Inn installed more than nine large solar panels to generate its own renewable energy to power lighting, HVAC, heating water and more around the resort.  As the first historic hotel in the region to install solar panels, Glorietta Bay Inn looks to significantly reduce its carbon footprint, while maintaining the guest experience.

Located on Coronado Island, the hotel also implemented a water-based cleaning program to eliminate the use of toxic chemicals throughout the hotel. Additionally, Glorietta Bay Inn introduced a new paperless processing application that has resulted in a reduction of paper used by hotel staff by 80 percent.

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Built in the early 1900s, the mansion of Glorietta Bay Inn was modern and innovative for its time, a legacy the hotel remains committed to today.

"We are extremely committed to offering world-class service and being responsive to our guests. These latest investments to transition us to more sustainable and environmentally-friendly programs illustrate our commitment to protecting the environment, while still evolving the guest experience and offering superior amenities," Claudia Ludlow, GM of the Glorietta Bay Inn, said in a statement. "Our reputation for exceptional guest service is a credit to our tremendously dedicated and devoted employees."

Glorietta Bay Inn has a history of receiving top accolades for superior guest service and its world-class amenities. Earlier this year, the historic resort hotel was named one of San Diego's Top 10 Most Romantic Hotels by Fodors Travel, the internationally renowned travel resource, and also earned a 2018 Certificate of Excellence and Hall of Fame Award by TripAdvisor for its consistently high guest ratings. The resort has also been featured on CNN Travel, CNN International's travel website.  

Glorietta Bay Inn offers 11 guestrooms in the restored historic Edwardian-style mansion, 89 contemporary guestrooms and suites, an extensive complimentary continental breakfast, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub overlooking Glorietta Bay, a mini putt-putt golf course and beach amenities such as chairs, umbrellas and towels. The hotel resort also recently added a webcam to its website, allowing guests to enjoy the views of Glorietta Bay from wherever they are.