There are 9 properties currently listed in Cortez. At this time there are 2 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 2 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. Holiday Inn Express Cortez has been awarded a 4 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Holiday Inn Express Cortez completed an audit of their property's compliance with over 70 unique eco-initiatives. Environmentally friendly measures that are reviewed include energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, enviromentally safe cleaning, reduction of waste, ongoing maintenance, purchasing habits, plus many other factors. In it's efforts to create a more sustainable travel future and reduce their impact on our environment, Holiday Inn Express Cortez employs 43 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Holiday Inn Express Cortez please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
Our Hotel is a member of the IHG Brand’s GREEN ENGAGE. Management takes a battery of GREEN classes online that help us manage our departments, staff and the greater hotel. Our Hotel is in a small town and so many GREEN efforts we engage in are done so on the hotel level alone, however, we have Cardboard Recycling Containers we are offsetting our City Dump usage with and are helping spearhead a Paper Recycling effort in cooperation with the City. Our hotel has a major Solar Panel installation planned for the next few months that should make the biggest impression with our guests and our bottom line. In-House our recycling efforts include such concepts as Paperless Billing, Upcycling Key Cards, Bagless Office Trash Cans, Low Flow and Energy Saving EVERYTHING, and a veritable laundry list of other common environmentally conscientious activities. We are always looking for new ways to improve our Hotel and view Green Actions as a way to do that. I look forward to all input and advice in this arena from all parties from the child in the breakfast room saying “Please don’t put my juice cup in the landfill.” To incentives from the Governor’s office of Colorado. From all of us here at the Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde in beautiful Cortez Colorado, STAY GREEN!