We support and maintain environmental initiatives established by our brand partners and third-party management companies.

Energy and
Water

We are committed to reducing energy and water consumption and have established a formal Energy Management Program to achieve our reduction goals. We partner with a third-party energy management company to monitor and analyze our electric, natural gas and water usage. Through benchmarking and analytics, we are able to identify and remedy anomalies in our consumption to avoid waste. We also utilize the EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager to benchmark our environmental performance.

Waste and
Recycling

We promote and adhere to the waste and recycling initiatives established by our brand partners and third-party management companies and strive to increase recycling at our hotels. We support programs and organizations, such as Hotel Kitchen and Clean the World, that specialize in reducing, reusing and recycling waste. A portion of construction materials that we use is made from recycled, post-consumer content, and we recycle and upcycle construction waste where possible.

Building, Retrofitting
and Operating
Sustainable Hotels

We evaluate opportunities and climate-related risks as part of our acquisition due diligence process. We established an Energy Management Program to assess the sustainable building attributes throughout our portfolio and to identify and prioritize property-specific projects to improve our environmental performance and enhance asset value. Our efficiency measures include installation of building systems and equipment and technology upgrades such as LED lighting, smart guestroom controls and low-flow fixtures and faucets.
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Historical Property
Preservation

We are committed to the preservation and protection of our historical buildings, as they are a tangible part of their respective community’s culture and heritage.
Case Study

Courtyard by Marriott – Fort Worth Downtown/Blackstone

Opened in 1929, this Art Deco palace of Italian marble and black granite with a ziggurat top and terra cotta exterior became the city of Fort Worth’s first skyscraper. Commemorated as a flamboyant guardian of Texas hospitality, the hotel was at its height a prominent watering hole for powerful politicians and national celebrities from Elvis Presley to John Wayne to Lyndon Baines Johnson. In 2018, Summit invested approximately $1M to restore and preserve the exterior façade to its original historical condition.

Resilience
Measures

We periodically assess the vulnerability of our assets to dramatic social and environmental change and employ a third-party disaster recovery service to promptly restore operations and serve those affected following a natural disaster.