Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare Area  
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Right or wrong, I don't think of Holiday Inn Express hotels when I think of green places to stay. But this airport-area hotel did pretty well, at least as well as hotels I've seen promote that they are green.

I was on a non-smoking floor so reported the smell of cigarette smoke as I checked into my room. I was impressed with how quickly the hotel tackled the problem.

Environmental actions the hotel is taking so far includes having a sheet/towel reuse policy of changing them every three days. And they did! I like knowing what they plan to do, especially when they follow the rules they establish.

Though they used individual bathroom amenities the shower curtain was fabric, not vinyl, making me feel better about the air quality in my room.

September 2009

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