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Sustainability

Luxury Meets Social Responsibility at Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Mandarin Oriental, Boston is well recognised for delivering Five-Star service in a responsible and sustainable way. The hotel is committed to contributing to the communities in which it operates and responsibly managing its environmental impact.

Our Commitment

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Clean the World
     - A waste reduction program with soap and bottled amenity recycling which gives discarded soap bars and amenities a second life to those in need.

LED Retrofits and Water Conservation Efforts

Removal of Plastic Water Bottles in The Spa
     - The Spa and Fitness Center has removed all plastic bottles and is now offering water dispensers with a selection of infused waters and compostable cups.

Annual Participation in Earth Hour
     - “Earth Hour” is a global energy conservation initiative that provides building owners and managers a prime opportunity to showcase their commitment to energy conservation. The worldwide effort calls for everyone to turn off all non-essential lights on a special date and time usually in March. “Earth Hour,” run by conservation group “The World Wildlife Fund,” is aimed at demonstrating how small actions on a large scale can have a tremendous impact on energy consumption.

Nespresso Capsule Recycling
     - The hotel currently recycles all of the Nespresso Capsules used in the guestrooms, restaurants and In-Room Dining through Nespresso’s own recycling program.

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Sustainability Room Cards
     - Guests have the option of reusing their towels and refreshing their bed linens on the second night of their stay. A room card can be placed on their bed if they prefer their linens changed daily. Fans of M.O. members can also select their sustainability preferences in their member profile.

Franciscan Children’s
Mandarin Oriental, Boston’s FANtastic Match charity partner, Franciscan Children’s has served children and adolescents with complex medical, mental health and educational needs since 1949. They are the only pediatric post-acute provider in New England and tackle the challenges that others can’t or won’t.

Our hotel raises funds for the charity throughout the year through a variety of colleague and guest fundraisers and over USD 10,000 was donated in December 2019. Additionally, colleagues volunteer their time to support creative and interactive programs for the children at the hospital.

MSPCA-Angell
Mandarin Oriental, Boston’s other charity partner, MSPCA-Angell is a non-profit organization that protects animals, relieves their suffering, advances their health and welfare and prevents cruelty.

The hotel supports the MSPCA by donating a percentage of proceeds for every “Puppy Love” package booked and by providing prize donations for fund raising events. The hotel also acts as a drop-off location for the MSPCA’s Annual Catsgiving Food Drive which collected 8,516 cat meals in 2019. Hotel colleagues also volunteer at MSPCA Nevins Farm.

Photos: Philipp Knuepfer (General Manager) presents a check to Franciscan’s Children’s for the funds raised by Mandarin Oriental, Boston in 2019 plus the FANtastic Match provided by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Mandarin Oriental.

SUSTAINABLE LINENS EQUAL SWEETER DREAMS

Mandarin Oriental, Boston’s luxury line of bed and bath linen is provided by Quivera Hospitality. Founded in 2000 with a commitment to offering the finest linen to the world’s best luxury hotels, the quality of Quivera’s product begins with the use of 100% USA PIMA yarn in bed linen and RS Combed Piles in bath linen. State of the art Air Jet Looms plus proprietary eco-friendly finishing techniques provide a product that is unsurpassed in the Industry.

Per Michael Painter, Founder and President of Quivera Hospitality: “The quality of our products is perhaps our largest eco-friendly contribution. Our utilization of 100% USA Pima yarns and enhanced production techniques give our products a life expectancy that is double the industry average. This enables our production facility to significantly reduce our chemical, water and electricity usage. We are planet conscience and that is built into the DNA of our company.”

Product quality is evidenced by the endorsements of industry testing stalwart LTC of London and certification by BSCI, Sedex (SMETA), Oeko-Tex, ISO 9001, ISO14001, and SGS for Social Compliance and Eco-Friendly production.

Eliminate All Single Use Plastic
     – Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic, across its entire portfolio of luxury hotels, by the end of March 2021. With the removal of plastic straws and switching to sustainable disposable containers, Mandarin Oriental, Boston is actively working to meet this goal.

Removal of Plastic Water Bottles in Guestrooms
     – The hotel will soon be using the Purezza Premium Chilled and Sparkling Water System to provide guests with filtrated water in sustainable glass bottles in their guestroom. This will save an estimated 500 plastic bottles being used and discarded per day.

Nespresso Bikes
     – More Details Coming Soon