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Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel Reduces Environmental Impact

From recycling to turning off lights, you make a concerted effort at home to save energy and reduce your environmental impact – but what about when you travel? Rest assured that the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Illinois is going above and beyond when it comes to keeping both their guests and the environment comfortable and content.

Unlike many of their convention hotel counterparts, the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel takes their impact on the environment seriously, and has implemented a number of practices to reduce their carbon footprint. In the kitchen, 90% of all food for room service, conventions, and high-end steakhouse Sam & Harry’s is made from scratch using local and organic ingredients. Besides ensuring excellent quality and taste, house-made fare cuts down on waste associated with food packaging as well as energy and gas otherwise used to produce and deliver the goods. When it comes to cleanup, the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel recycles all their materials and utilizes “green” dish soap in all kitchens.

The hotel is also proud to be paperless, using email and screens located around the hotel for both internal and guest communications. The front desk staff utilizes iPads to give guests more information regarding their room and others available upon check-in, and the Renaissance Brand has recently implemented a mobile Navigator application, allowing guests to explore the neighborhood around their select hotel from their smart phone. When it comes to large meetings and conventions, water is offered in coolers as opposed to individual plastic bottles to cut down on cost and waste. After a long and stressful day, guests can take a relaxing swim in the non-chlorinated mineral pool, one of the only ones in Illinois. In addition to containing exponentially less chemicals than a standard swimming pool, mineral water works wonders to soothe sore muscles and arthritis pains.

About The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
Located at 1551 N. Thoreau Dr., Schaumburg, Illinois, the modern Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel is a premiere space for both business and pleasure. Guests can enjoy the sleek, modern design of rooms and meeting spaces as well as enjoy a meal at Sam & Harry’s located on the hotel property. For more information, please visit
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