CALGARY — Bellstar Hotels & Resorts has enhanced its corporate social-sustainability practices under the new Stay Green program, which has launched across its portfolio of Western Canadian resorts.
The program helps support a variety of environmental initiatives within Bellstar’s local communities including the B.C. communities of Parksville and Golden, as well as the Alberta communities of Calgary and Canmore. Through the initiative, an optional nightly Stay Green fee of $2 is now applied to stays, with more than half the proceeds funding environmental grants through an online application process.
“We’re very excited,” says Ian Thorley, VP of Sales Marketing. “Bellstar has always had strong environmentally friendly practices, the addition of the community grant program allows both Bellstar and our guests to truly make a difference in supporting our communities and our neighbours, at the grass roots level.”