Sustainability

As a sustainable hotel, we pledge to:

  • Lead by example, sharing our successes and failures with the community and our industry partners
  • Hold every decision to the standard of our triple bottom line: benefitting the community, providing the best workplace for our employees, and enhancing our guest experience
  • Grow our business responsibly, by tracking the progress of our efforts and by continuously seeking areas for improvement
  • And, above all, to maintain transparency in all these efforts
As a leader in sustainable hotel accommodations, ABBC Barcelona believes that green living is important to the future of our planet.
We understand that sustainability is a journey, and we are involved in the ongoing process of improving our lodgement operations and conserving resources.

You can learn more by viewing our annual Sustainability Report, but here are a few of the environmentally friendly steps we have taken so far:

  • ENERGY STAR Certified
  • Diverting 68% of our overall waste stream from landfills
  • Composting an average of 14-17 tons per month
  • Retrofits have reduced water use by 15% and energy use by 32%
  • Employee transit subsidies have saved 9,500 gallons of gas each year
  • Enacting an aggressive property-wide recycling program
  • Reducing our carbon footprint through a biodiesel shuttle and guest offset program
  • Offsetting 25% of our annual electricity use by purchasing 900,000 kWh of renewable power
  • Purchasing 65% of our food products seasonally within a 500-mile region

As part of ongoing efforts to make Portland a healthier place to live, work, and conduct business, DoubleTree by Hilton Portland seeks first to purchase equipment, products and materials that are recyclable, made of recycled content and reduce waste. Per our Purchasing Pledge, we will work to mitigate fuel waste and create demand for environmentally friendly products by purchasing local products from like-minded vendors.

We invite you to take a close look at our eco-friendly initiatives, green meetings, and look forward to welcoming you to our hotel.