The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac


Quebec City, Quebec, Canada


The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac offers a variety of green attributes as detailed below. In order to appear on our site, a hotel must possess at least 10 green attributes, so this puts The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in good company. The more green features a hotel has, the higher the green leaf rating up to a maximum of seven green leaves. To get more information on The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac and to book a room at the best Internet prices, just click on the orange Website button above! Why book direct?

Green Attributes
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  • Air
  • Allergies
  • Fresh Air
  • Environmental Cleaning
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Education
  • Educate Guests to "green"
  • Educate Staff to "green"
  • Participate in Green Program(s)
  • Promote "greenness" in PR
  • Donating to Charity
  • Energy
  • Alternative Energy
  • Maintenance for Conservation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Food
  • Organic Food Served
  • Eco-friendly Food Served
  • Solid Waste
  • Bulk Soap & Amenities
  • Compostable Disposables
  • Composting
  • Durable Service Items
  • Guestroom Recycling Bins
  • Hotel Recycling Bins
  • Newspaper Program
  • Recyclable Disposables
  • Supplemental
  • Additional Green Features
  • Towels and Sheets
  • Cotton Towels/Sheets
  • Sheet Program
  • Towel Program
  • Water
  • Water Conservation
  • Xeric Garden
  • Gray-Water Recycling
  • Extras
  • Conference Center/Rooms
  • Transportation
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet


There is a green procurement program, including the reduction of pre-packaging, ensuring that purchase like amenities, supplies, equipment, fixtures and furniture are environmentally sensitive. They encourage green conference planning as well.

This hotel donates soaps and amenities, re-usable items (furniture, linens, and such), and food from buffet lines to shelters, food banks, and soup kitchens.

Employees raise money for endangered species preservation and have adopted two beluga whale. The hotel hosts a "green contest" where each hotel's Green Committee competes for environmental superiority, often exceeding 100 environmental initiatives/year.


I wasn't sure how green this hotel would be because the website doesn't talk much about what they specifically do, so I was quite pleased to see the variety of green initiatives that have been enacted.

My room windows were able to open and I had a lovely plant too. Lamps were fitted with CFL and halogen bulbs, mostly. The cotton sheets and towels felt very good, and the fabric shower curtain and liner spoke of quality and environmental sensitivity.

Individual amenities are sadly still being used. I guess it's going to be awhile before most hotels of this prestige will be able to adopt bulk amenities. At least the contents are donated to charity and the bottles recycled.

Hey, what a nice surprise; the wastebaskets weren't lined with plastic bags. The hotel had the blue recycling bin set in a wooden bin to help it fit the decor - nice touch.

Glasses were fresh from the kitchen! I didn't have to worry about them being "sanitized in my room" -- they really were clean.

The food here is also fresh, local and organic. They even have bee hives and their own herb gardens.

The room also came equipped with a flat-screen tv and scale. I can watch the news and my weight! And I'm looking forward to watching what green initiatives this hotel adopts next.

September 2009

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