Atlanta Marriott Marquis Installs Additional High-Tech Energy Saving Management Systems…Creates a More Sustainable Energy Efficient Hotel

Recycled 37 Million Gallons of Water from Laundry Usage to Date Alone

ATLANTA--()--Atlanta Marriott Marquis (NYSE:MAR), Downtown Atlanta’s premier convention hotel, continues to take an assertive stand in protecting the environment with the implementation of additional high-tech energy saving management systems. “And because we think that friendly service and eco-friendly service should be one and the same, you can still expect the same high-level of personal care and expertise from our highly trained staff,” stated Erica Qualls, General Manager, Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The award-winning property has installed the latest technology to conserve precious resources.

Inncom Guestroom Occupancy Sensors - Beginning in November, 2011, all 1,569 guest rooms and 94 suites will feature a door switch and a motion detecting thermostat that are tied into the central energy management system server (EMS). Upon door switch activation, the motion detector looks for movement. Once movement is detected, the room goes into occupied mode and the guest has full control of the guestroom heating and cooling. When the door switch is activated upon the guest leaving the room, the motion detector automatically searches for movement and if none is detected, the temperature range is slowly moved to the unoccupied mode.

Melink Intelli-Hood System - Heat and smoke sensors installed in six kitchen hood systems control the speed of the exhaust fans and air handler for the Bake Shop, Room Service, Cafeteria, and the Main Kitchen hood exhaust systems.

Steamgard Steam Trap Replacement - The property replaced 187 steam traps throughout the building. These steam traps are designed to be an end of line after load devices and stop steam from passing through, but allow condensate to return to the boiler. The new steam traps have no moving parts, utilizing a venture nozzle to separate the condensate from the steam. 11% consumption savings are attributed to the new traps.

Meeting Room Vacancy Sensors - Motion detectors installed in 48 meeting rooms activate a communication protocol from the hotel’s energy management system to coordinate with the lighting dimming system software to turn off the lighting when the room is not sold and no motion is detected.

Stairwell and Back of House Occupancy Sensors - Motion detectors and dimming ballasts were installed in all of the hotel stairwells and 926 motion detectors were installed in all back of the house associate areas.

Additional Green Initiatives in place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis include:

  • Single stream recycling system
  • Linen-less tables in Atrium meeting spaces
  • Linen reuse program in guest rooms
  • Room keys made of 50% post consumer content
  • Recycled meeting pads and pens provided in all conference spaces
  • Water coolers in meeting spaces
  • Reclaimed water used for in-house laundry
  • 1.28 gallons per flush toilets in guest rooms
  • Automatic sensors on all public area plumbing fixtures
  • Distribution of daily “green” tips to hotel staff
  • Light bulb and battery recycling program
  • Energy-saving fluorescent lighting

To date, the vast array of eco-friendly programs at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis has generated significant savings and results to include:

  • Awarded Marriott Environmentally Conscious Hospitality Operations (ECHO) Award for $1.2 million annual savings
  • Recycled 37 million gallons of water from laundry usage
  • Reduced energy consumption from light bulbs by 10 million kWh, a 28 percent reduction from the base year
  • 30% improvement in Energy Star® rating
  • 30% reduction in natural gas
  • 27% reduction in electricity
  • Saved 37 million gallons of water since 2005

About Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Atlanta's premier destination - the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is home to 160,000 of meeting space; 1,663 guest rooms and 94 suites; five restaurants and lounges, The Spa and fitness center, swimming pool and lobby. This sophisticated and contemporary downtown Atlanta hotel is conveniently located in Peachtree Center, only 15 minutes from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and offers an indoor connection to MARTA. It is steps from the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, and few blocks from CNN Center, Georgia World Congress Center, Philips Arena, and Georgia Dome. The breathtaking atrium is marked by the 50-foot color changing sail of Pulse, a classically cool cocktail lounge and the new iconic symbol of this downtown Atlanta, Georgia hotel. Delight in Sear, the signature restaurant offering fire-inspired cuisine, or enjoy the lively ambiance of High Velocity, a trendy sports bar. For more information, or to book a meeting, please call (404) 521-0000, (800) 780-0983, or visit

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