4 Green Key Meetings Program Rating


Green Key Meetings

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville hotel in downtown Vancouver is pleased and excited to be awarded a 4 Key Rating through Green Key Global’s Green Key Meetings Program, for our environmental practices in our meeting and catering departments.

As one of the few hotels in downtown Vancouver to receive this designation, we are proud to be recognized for our efforts to make Vancouver a greener city. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville has been a 4-Green Key Property since 2011, and the Green Key Meetings rating is an extension of our sustainability efforts.

The Green Key Eco-Rating Program is a graduated rating system designed to recognize hotels, motels and resorts that are committed to improving their environmental and fiscal performance.

Based on the results of a comprehensive environmental self-assessment, hoteliers are awarded a 1-5 Green Key rating and provided with guidance on how to “unlock” opportunities to reduce environmental impacts and operating costs through reduced utility consumption, employee training, and supply chain management.

In conjunction with the Recycle Smart food and waste composting program, we no longer throw food scraps and bio-degradable paper products in the garbage. We have been long since recycling metal, glass, and cardboard items, and now with the addition of waste composting, we have eliminated a major percentage of our garbage.


Originating in Europe 20 years ago, the Green Key environmental assessment program began for hotels in Denmark in 1994. In1998 France joined the Green Key program, and started labelling camping sites. In 2002, the Green Key became the 5th Programme of Foundation for Environmental Education.

From its grass roots beginnings two decades ago in Denmark, the Green Key program has grown to become a globally recognized standard in environmental management and concern for the hotel industry.

When you stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville hotel in downtown Vancouver, you can be assured that we care about your comfort, and the environment that we all share.

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