Green Hotel Practices

The Meritage Resort and Spa is dedicated to green practices that pay respect to the environment and lessen our environmental footprint. As a four-diamond resort and spa, The Meritage is committed to the highest standards in green initiatives throughout our property, including our food and beverage practices. From energy conservation to recycling to organic food, we take measures that ensure sustainability and respect our beautiful yet sensitive environment.

 

Green Practices by The Meritage Resort’s Food & Beverage Department:

  • Our seafood is only ordered from the best choices on the Monterey Bay seafood watch
  • Our clear cups and to-go boxes are made of biodegradable corn
  • We planted an on-site herb garden to supply herbs for Siena, Blend™ and Crush, including thyme, mint, rosemary and sage
  • We grow our own lemons and olive trees which help lower our insect problems naturally
  • Our fryer oil is donated for biodiesel/biofuel
  • Our meat company provides environmentally friendly products, meaning everything they sell was not fed or raised with hormones and animal waste is properly disposed of
  • All coffee and tea at Blend™ Café is organic and fair trade
  • Lunch bags for groups are reusable
  • All bars serve wine produced by members of the Napa Sustainable Wine Growers

 

Energy Conservation Practices by The Meritage Resort:

  • Low flow plumbing fixtures
  • EV Charging Stations for electric cars
  • A lighting management system used in common areas and conference areas
  • Fluorescent and compact fluorescent bulbs used wherever possible
  • Climate control energy management system used in the Entertainment Cave, Spa Terra and Trinitas Cellars
  • “Ideally Green” certified chemicals used when the option is available
  • Programmable thermostats used in common areas
  • Artificial turf used at the new outdoor piazza
  • Certain Guest Room keys save energy as the lights and air/heat turn on when the key is inserted and off when the key is removed
  • Changing guest bed linens by request only

 

Recycling/Earth-Friendly Practices:

  • We email folios and guest receipts to save paper, and if we have to print them, we use recycled paper
  • The company that we use for the cleaning of towels, aprons and coats practices green detergents and energy
  • Cups and to-go containers are compostable
  • Recycling Guest Room trash, all office paper, food scraps and plant clippings
  • Supply Guest Rooms with paper products made from recycled paper materials
  • We use sustainable cleaning products/solutions