FORM I - The Government of The Bahamas

FORM I
(Regulation 21)
Section 4)
HOTELS ACT, 1970
(No. 18 of 1970)
Application for Licence to Operate An Hotel
(T0 BE SUBMITTED IN DUPLICATE)
I, (a) ....................................................................................of (b) ..........................................
.................................................hereby make application for a licence to operate an hotel
to be known as the .................................................................................................................................
with effect from the
day of
20
, or the
earliest date thereafter (c), and certify that the following information is true and correct –
(1) Location of hotel premises ..............................................................................................................
(2) Mailing address of hotel ..................................................................................................................
(3) Telephone number of hotel .............................................................................................................
(4) Name of proprietor .........................................................................................................................
(5) If proprietor is a company, address of registered office...................................................................
(6) If proprietor is a company, name, title and address of managing director or chief executive
officer of company…………………………………......................................................................
……………………………………………………………………………………………………...
(7) Maximum number of sleeping rooms to be operated during licence period (d) ...........................
(8) Maximum number of guests who can be accommodated overnight ..............................................
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
(9) The annual licence fee of B$ ........................................... (e) is enclosed herewith
(10) I certify that I am in possession of a copy of and have read The Hotels Act, 1970, and the
Regulations made under section 27 thereof, and that the hotel will be operated and
maintained according to the requirements of the said Act and Regulations.
………………………………………………
(Operator)
………………………………………………
(date)
NOTES
(a)
Application is to be made by the operator of the hotel.
(b)
Give residential address of operator.
(c)
All licences for hotels on New Providence, Paradise Island or Grand Bahama expire each
year on 31st December, irrespective of the date of issue. Licences for hotels elsewhere in
the Bahama Islands expire each year on 31 st March, irrespective of the date of issue.
(d)
The maximum number of bedrooms contained in the hotel should be given, whether or not
they are used during the whole of the year for the accommodation of guests. For example,
if an hotel containing 500 bedrooms normally has 25 rooms closed for renovations at any
one time, 500 rooms is the correct figure for licensing purposes, not 475. Bedrooms
forming part of permanent staff quarters or management quarters do not count as bedrooms
for licensing purposes.
(e)
The number of sleeping rooms specified in (7) multiplied by B$3.00. Note that hotels on
New Providence or Paradise Island with fewer than 10 bedrooms for the use of g uests or
equipped with fewer than 20 beds for such use and hotels in any Out Island with fewer than
25 bedrooms or equipped with fewer than 50 beds are exempt from the payment of this fee.
HOTEL LICENSING
FORM 1B
1) Name of Hotel
Nat’l Ins. #
No. of Employees__________
Date originally opened_________________________________________________________________
a) Street Name and Location
b) Mailing Address
c)
Telephone Number
d) Toll-free Reservations Number
e) Fax Number
f) E-Mail Address
g) Website Address
h) Number of Bedrooms
(where there are units, include total bedroom, not unit, count).
2) Name of Owner
(If Company, provide name of Company; otherwise, provide name of Individual(s))
3) Nationality of Owner: If Bahamian, state whether by:a) Birth
b) Naturalization
c) Registration
If Non-Bahamian, state country of Citizenship__________________________________
4) Mailing Address of Owner:
Telephone Number:
5) Name of Holding Company:
6) Registered Office of Holding Company: ___________________________________________________
7) Name of Manager:
Telephone Number:
8) Nationality of Manager:
If Bahamian, state whether by:a) Birth
b) Naturalization
c) Registration
If Non-Bahamian, state country of citizenship________________________________
9) Management Company: _____________________________________________________________________
Registered Office:
Telephone Number:
10) Name and Mailing Address of Chief Executive of Company:
Telephone Number
11) Operator/Licensee:
(Name in which licence is to be issued)
12) Please attach the following copies:a) Investments Board Approval – Applicable to Non-Bahamian entities
b) Bahamas Exchange Control Certificate/Central Bank Approval – Applicable to Non-Bahamian entities
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
Signature
Print Name
In case of Manager(s), Work Permit or Certificate of Permanent Residence if Non-Bahamian; Proof of Citizenship
if Bahamian.
In case of Owner(s), Proof of Nationality; If Owner(s) is Company, Proof of Nationality of
Beneficial Owner(s)/Key Principal(s) only
Proof of Ownership of Premises i.e. Deed of Conveyance or Lease Agreement (if not previously submitted or if
change of ownership (wholly or in part) transpired and new document was not submitted). In addition, if hotel is
company-owned, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Certificate of Incorporation, Certificate of
Incumbency and Proof of Good Standing of company. Where a Management Company exists, provide
Management Agreement.
Certificate of Registration (new applicant)
Completed Form XI – (Parts I and II), Hotel Winter/Summer Rates return
Current Business Licence or, in the case of first applicant, receipt of payment of Current
Business Licence (Please apply to the Business Licence Unit, Ministry of Finance, P.O. Box N-13,
Frederick House, Frederick Street in Nassau or to the Administrator’s Office on the Family Islands)
Copy of Contract/agreement for the servicing of fire equipment by a company approved by the
Ministry of Works
Building Permit (if new property)
Position
Date
June 18, 2008
Form XI
(Regulation 21 (4)
HOTELS ACT, 1970
(No. 18 of 1970)
PART I
Hotel Winter Rates Return
To
The Chief Licensing Inspector,
The Hotels Licensing Board.
As operator of the ..................................................................................………............................................
(name of hotel)
Licence No. ................................................, I hereby state that the rates per room listed below will be in
effect for the Winter season from December ......................., 20............, to ................................, 20............
SINGLE
DOUBLE
TRIPLE
SUITE
COTTAGE
E.P.
C.P.
M.A.P.
A.P.
Charges for children will be as follows …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
………………………………………………..
(Date)
…………….…………………………………………………………
(Operator)
NOTE: This Form duly completed, must be returned to the Chief Licensing Inspector not later than the
.................................................... day of ..............................................................…., 20 .................... .
Form XI
(Regulation 21 (4)
HOTELS ACT, 1970
(No. 18 of 1970)
PART II
Hotel Summer Rates Return
To
The Chief Licensing Inspector,
The Hotels Licensing Board.
As operator of the ..................................................................................………............................................
(name of hotel)
Licence No. ................................................, I hereby state that the rates per room listed below will be in
effect for the Summer season from December ......................., 20............, to .............................., 20...........
SINGLE
DOUBLE
TRIPLE
SUITE
COTTAGE
E.P.
C.P.
M.A.P.
A.P.
Charges for children will be as follows …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
………………………………………………..
(Date)
…………….…………………………………………………………
(Operator)
NOTE: This Form duly completed, must be returned to the Chief Licensing Inspector not later than the
.................................................... day of ..............................................................…., 20 ...................... .
Form X11
HOTELS ACT. 1970
(No. 18 of 1970)
(Regulation
FOR THE INFORMATION OF GUESTS
This Hotel is operated subject to the provisions of The Hotels Act, 1970, of the Bahama Islands. The
maximum rates that may be charged per day for this room are as follows-
Winter Season
SINGLE
DOUBLE
TRIPLE
SUITE
COTTAGE
E.P.
C.P.
M. A. P.
A.P.
CHI LDREN'S RATES ........................................................................................................... ............
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Summer Season
SINGLE
DOUBLE
TRIPLE
SUITE
COTTAGE
E.P.
C.P.
M.A.P.
A.P.
CHILDREN'S RATES ............................................................................................................ .............
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………….
(Date)
……………………………………………….
(Operator)
Made at Nassau this ....................................... day of ................................................ 20..... .............
Minister of Tourism
LEGEND: HOTEL RATE/MEAL PLAN
E. P. (European Plan) – Room only (no meals)
C. P. (Continental Plan) – Includes Continental Breakfast
M. A. P. (Modified American Plan) – Includes 2 meals
A. P. (American Plan) – Includes 3 meals
B & B (Bed & Breakfast) – Includes Continental or Full Breakfast
All-Inclusive – Includes unlimited food & Beverage, tax, gratuities, entertainment, non-motorized water
sports and & ground transfers
FIRMS APPROVED BY THE MINISTRY OF WORKS FOR THE
SERVICING OF FIRE EQUIPMENT AND INSTALLATION OF
AUTOMATIC FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS
1
Mr. Frederick Wright
Bahamas Fire and Safety Limited
P. O. Box SS-5609
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone:
325-2227
Fax:
377-7936
Sells, installs and services fire equipment
2
Bahamas Welding & fire Company Limited
Adderley Enterprises
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone:
394-0005
Fax:
394-3152
Sells and services fire equipment, including fire alarms
3
Mr. Gary Goodman
G & G Fire Protection Enterprises
Adderley Enterprises
P. O. Box SS-6968
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone:
326-1250
Sells and services portable fire extinguishers; also cleans hoods
4
A. L. Williams Dean
ABC Fire Prevention Services
P. O. Box N-10874
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone:
342-0711
Sells and services portable fire extinguishers and automatic fire systems
5
Mr. Philip r. Knowles
General Fire & Protection System Limited
P. O. Box N-3566
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone:
323-7135
Fax:
323-7135
Sells and services fire equipment, including fire alarms; excluding the installation of hoods
6
Mr. Alex Baxter
Nassau Hotel & Restaurant Supplies
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone:
393-6263
Fax:
393-3718
7
Mr. Chris Eldon
Stainton Don (Protections)
P. O. Box SS-5405
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone:
322-8219
Fax:
322-8160
8
Private Fire & Protection Limited
P. O. Box FH-4666
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone:
393-4089
Sells and services portable fire extinguishers only
9
Bull’s Eye Protectors & Distributors
Village Estates
Adderley Enterprises
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone:
394-8734
10
Mr. Warren L. Chandler
International Lifesafety & Security Limited (I.L.S. Limited)
11 Queens Highway
P. O. Box F-4923
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Telephone:
(242) 351-1106
Fax:
(242) 351-1109
Nassau Office:
Telephone:
Fax:
October 2006
(242) 323-4311
(242) 323-4315
INVESTMENT INCENTIVES
FOR HOTEL AND RESORT DEVELOPMENT
HOTELS ENCOURAGEMENT ACT
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
CECIL WALLACE-WHITFIELD CENTRE
P.O. BOX N-3017
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
Benefits Available to Investors
1.
Customs Duty Exemption
2.
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Exemption from payment of customs duties in respect of all materials
necessary for the equipping and furnishing of a new hotel in order to
allow the facility to open for business.
-
These concessions are also offered for the rehabilitating, reequipping
and extending of a hotel operation, or one that was not constructed
under the Act.
Right to Import Construction Plant
The right to import the construction plant, including heavy duty machinery, free of
duty on a Customs bond, with the obligation to re-export it by a given date
3.
Tax Exemptions
A ten-year exemption from Real Property Tax with a minimum taxation per bedroom
of $20.00 beginning in the eleventh year until a twenty year period occurs from the
date that the hotel opened. Exemption of Real Property Tax may be for further
periods up to ten years with payment of $250 per bedroom per annum in New
Providence and Paradise Island and $100 per bedroom per annum in the Family
Islands.
4. Other
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The same restrictions, regulations or conditions which are applied to
one hotel will be applied similarly to other hotels.
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All other matters regarding type of hotel and location must meet
the requirements of the Government.
How To Obtain These Benefits
In order to obtain the benefits under this legislation an individual or company must
apply to The Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance, P.O. Box N-3017, Nassau, The
Bahamas.
Each application is considered on its own merit. It is necessary that an investor take
the following steps in order to comply with specific requirements of the Act. These
need not be done in order; in fact it is recommended that they are done
simultaneously.
1.
Apply to the Ministry of Finance to enter into an Agreement under the Act.
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The project proposal should be in the form of a formal letter addressed to
the Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance.
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This letter will be considered as a proposal to enter into an agreement with
the Government. It should be accompanied by the proposal for the new
hotel indicating its current status. It should contain the items and costs of
the entire project itemizing those which are for the overall project, and
those for which the investor expects customs duty exemption. The
applications should also be accompanied by proof of ownership of the
property where proposed hotel is to be located.
2.
Submit plans to the Department of Physical Planning of the Ministry of
Works/Local Town Planning Committee to obtain an Approval in Principle.
3.
Obtain a Building Permit
This must be obtained from the Ministry of Works/Local Board of Works
which will review the plans and provide the permit once the plans meet their
specifications. This procedure applies to new hotels as well as rehabilitation
or renovation of an operating hotel.
These plans will then be discussed by the Ministries of Works and Health. This
allows the necessary inspections to take place at the appropriate times. A
copy of the approved plans including a site plan must accompany the
application. In the case of existing buildings photographs of the interior and
exterior should also accompany the application.
Special Considerations
Before submitting a formal application the following additional points should be noted:
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In addition to submitting a written application, the investor may wish to meet with
the Financial Secretary of the Ministry of Finance to discuss the project.
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No application is granted automatic approval. This decision is made after joint
consultations with other agencies of Government as well as with the Project
Coordinating Committee.
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An investor should take steps to plan well ahead of his ta rget date for
commencement of construction as the decision making process may be lengthy.
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Any materials imported/purchased prior to the grant of the approval in principle will
not be exempted from payment of customs duty. An understanding of this is crit ical
as investors have often proceeded to advance a project without having obtained
the necessary approval.
It is recommended that investors engage the services of a local lawyer to assist in
the preparation of the legal documents which will be necessary for execution by the
Government. A lawyer would also be useful in helping to communicate with the
various government agencies on pertinent licenses.
-
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The final decision on applications for the approval in principle is made by the
Minister responsible for Hotels Encouragement. Then a formal legal Agreement is
prepared and executed between the Government and the Investor.
The Hotels Encouragement (Customs Duties Exemption) Regulations, 1999 will be
closely followed when applications are made.
SHORT CHECK LIST ON REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION
1.
Letter of application addressed to the Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance.
2.
List of items to be imported duty-free including amounts and costs.
3.
Proof of ownership of property i.e. copy of conveyance/lease agreement.
4. Copy of approved architectural plans, including site plan, for new projects
and additions and/or photographs of interior and exterior for existing buildings.
5. Source of funding must be stated and verified, i.e. mortgage; letter of credit;
personal savings or deposit for business purposes.
EXEMPTIONS NOT ALLOWED
BUSINESS LICENCE
The Act does not allow exemption from payment of Business Licence fees. All
businesses in The Bahamas must obtain a Business Licence to operate.
HOTEL LICENCE
All hotels must apply for a Hotel Licence in order to operate and receive
concessions under the provisions of the Act.
STAMP TAX
Stamp Tax exemptions are not normally granted under the Act. Special
considerations may apply for hotels developed in the Family Islands.
Items NOT ALLOWED – Duty Free Concessions
Maintenance Equipment
Lawn mowers, Brooms, Mops, Brushes, Floor polishers, Vacuum cleaners, etc.
Vehicles
Cars, Trucks, Boats, Golf carts, Aircraft, etc.
Consumables
Soaps, Detergents, Fuels, Lubricants, Acids, Chemicals, Medicines, Foodstuffs,
Toiletries, Fertilizers, Bottled water, Light bulbs, etc.
Live Animals and Plants
No living organisms.
Hand Tools
Drills, Saws, Hammers, Sanders, etc.
Cement Blocks
Mattresses
Box springs
Pillows
Draperies
Bedspreads
Artwork (prints/reproductions)
Mirrors (not decorated)
Uniforms
Pottery
Planters, Vases, Urns, Ashtrays
Wastebaskets, Soap and Tissue holders (non-fixed)
Paint: All types of paint - House, Marine, Industrial Architectural, Primers, Sealers,
Texture Coatings, Roof Coatings; Including Elastomeric Wall Coatings, Hydraulic
Cement Sealers, Water Proofing Compounds, Joint Compounds, Concrete Bounding
Agents, Paint Strippers, Spackling Paste, Glazing Compound, Putties, Heat Resistant
Paints, Sand Texture Masonry Sealant, Masonry Patching Compound, Bitumastic
water proofing compound, Varnish & Stains; Both Water & Solvent Borne Alkyd
Primers/Undercoaters, Road Marking, Patio & Tennis Court Paints, Swimming Pool
Paints, Metal Primers, Sanitary Sterile Wall Coating.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
GUIDELINES FOR HOTELIERS
Management of the environment is the key element in sustainable tourism development and
hoteliers are now expected to be more environmentally conscious and apply environmentally
sound practices and green management in their hotel operations.
"Green Management" can be defined as the implementation of environmentally responsible
practices that include the commitment of management, staff and guests to minimize waste
production, water pollution and energy use.
Many hotel guests understand and appreciate environmentally sound practices, and most are
sensitive to the impact these practices have on resources. In fact, many visitors are seeking out
those accommodations that are environmentally friendly and whose operators are proactive
participants in the management of the environment.
Hotels environmental programs can be a marketing opportunity. Increasingly, hotels are being
advertised as being environmentally friendly and are promoting their environmental assets as
part of their package.
All aspects of hotel operations impact upon the environment and these guidelines are intended
to assist hotel owners and operators with practical steps towards implementing sound
sustainable development and environmental practices in their operations.
More details can be obtained from the book entitled "Environmental Management Tool Kit for
Caribbean Hotels" (cost $25.00) at the following address:
Caribbean Hotel Association
Attention: C A S T (Caribbean Association for Sustainable Tourism) 18 Marseilles St.
Suite 2B
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907
Telephone: (787) 725-9139
Facsimile: (787) 725-9166
Planning
During the preliminary planning, design and construction stages, operators should work closely
with local conservation groups and special interest groups to identify mutual interests.
Staff Training
Ensure that all staff are aware of the values and importance of environmental awareness and
green management.
Architecture
Architectural building design must meet the Bahamas Building Code standard.
Site Design
1. Protect all major landscape features and indigenous specimen trees.
2. Locate all buildings to ensure minimal disruption of landscape features.
3. Design paths and walkways in such a way as to minimize landscape disturbance.
4. Locate buildings and recreational facilities in locations that do not disturb wildlife movement.
5. Use signs to identify indigenous vegetation.
6. Install sensitive site lighting that enhance the landscape values.
Construction Activities
7. Organize construction activities to minimize alteration to the landscape.
8. Conserve all top soil and restore native vegetation following project completion.
9.
Minimize the use of heavy equipment and use as reasonably possible only non-toxic and
recycled material during construction.
10. Erect construction fences to protect all landscape features outside the construction site.
Landscaping
Give priority to using indigenous trees, shrubs and plants.
1. In low rainfall areas choose trees, shrubs and plants which require little care or will
thrive on limited water.
2. Plant trees wherever possible; they cool and cleanse the air.
3. Mulch plants with cuttings and use compost or organic manure.
4. Place local and biological names beside plants where possible for guest
information.
5. Preserve natural vegetation as much as possible.
6. Plant birdfeeder trees to attract birds.
7. Place bird baths in your gardens.
8. Try and use paths to discourage walking on grass.
Waste Management
1. Avoid all excessive packaging, especially the use of plastics and styrofoam by buying
supplies in bulk.
2. Install waste compactors in the hotel/ restaurant.
3. Implement a kitchen-composting program with the resulting material being used for
agriculture or landscape
4. Use cloth or material in preference to paper towels.
5. Eliminate the use of plastic bags in favour of canvas or paper.
6. Use paper towels or cloth hand towels instead of hot air hand dryers.
7. Purchase items with a longer life span for greater efficiency and cost saving.
8. Use mugs in preference to paper or Styrofoam cups. Try selling mugs with hotel logo or
environmental logo; guests may keep them for use.
9. Reuse computer paper as notepads.
10. Substitute reusable glass bottles for plastics.
Garbage Management
1.
2.
Garbage containers must be leak proof, easily cleaned, pest proof and durable. Plastic
bags may be used to line these containers.
Containers kept outdoors or in food preparation areas must have tight fitti ng lids.
3.
Garbage must not be allowed to accumulate anywhere but in regular garbage containers.
4.
Garbage should be removed from food preparation areas as soon as possible and should
be disposed of often enough to prevent formation of odour and the attraction of pests.
5.
Recycling opportunities should be identified.
Pest Control
1. Leave no containers lying around to collect water.
2. Clean drains regularly.
Water Conservation
1. Use low flow toilets including double flush units for either liquid or fecal waste.
2
Install limit flow shower fixtures and low-flow aerators on all faucets throughout the
property. This may also include the installation of timers or spring loaded showers
3.
Install water conservation measures in kitchen and laundry areas.
4.
Inform visitors and encourage them to participate in your water conservation initiatives.
5. Check toilets for leaks regularly.
6. Install water tanks with catchments to trap rainfall.
7. Water lawn in the morning to reduce evaporation
Administration
1. Use scrap paper for notes.
2. Use refillable pens and toner cartridges.
3. Separate and store reusable materials.
4. Buy recyclable and recycled goods where possible.
5. Use recycled paper for stationary and re-inkable ribbons.
Energy Conservation
1.
Use natural light, except when it interferes with temperature. Switch off all lights and other
equipment when not in use.
2.
Use watt-saver or watt miser fluorescent lighting instead of incandescent bulbs.
3.
Use rechargeable batteries where possible.
4.
Use natural light and ventilation where possible.
5.
Buy energy efficient equipment sensors.
6.
Install timer switches for low-use areas such as maids' closets; and for bathroom exhaust
fans and heat lamps.
7. Provide options to guests and invite them to participate in the conservation program by
suggesting that towels could be laundered daily or every third day.
8. Place tent cards, leaflets, and transparent stickers in rooms encouraging guests to conserve
and advising them of hotel's environmental protection measures.
9. Reduce domestic water temperature to 120 degrees at water heater.
10. Establish and police a regular schedule for cleaning lighting fixtures. Fewer and/or smaller
lamps will often do just as good a job if they're kept clean.
11. Check electrical sockets and appliances regularly.
12. Ensure that rugs, draperies or furniture do not obstruct cooling vents. The motor will use
more energy.
13. Paint with light colours which reflect light; this reduces wattage needed to provide adequate
working light.
14. Feel the outside of refrigerators and freezers for cold spots; they indicate insulation failure
where they occur.
15. Turn off ice machine from late evenings until early mornings. If the insulation an d gasketing
are efficient, temperature change will be minimal.
16. Eliminate unnecessary opening of freezers and refrigeration units.
17. Fully load dishwashers before turning on.
18. Install solar heating units wherever possible.
19. Use stickers on light switches to remind staff and guests to 'switch-off' when not in use.
Chemicals
1. Use non-aerosol products and replace with pump sprays as far as possible.
2. Use non-phosphate detergents and cleaners. Help protect your sewerage system and your
groundwater supplies.
Housekeeping
1.
Check room waste baskets for recyclable materials; put bottles, tins and newspaper in
recycling bins.
2.
Use sliver of soap. Mix warm water to make soapy insect spray for indoor and outdoor
plants
3.
Check all plumbing fixtures and report leaks and dripping faucets, also sink and bathroom
stoppers which do not fit properly.
4
If room is being cooled close all open doors or windows unless special ventilation is
required.
5.
Draw draperies and blinds when the room is empty but open them when the daylight is
adequate to light the room for cleaning. Turn up thermostats when rooms are empty.
6.
After making up guest rooms, close draperies and shades to prevent loss of cooled air.
7.
Turn off all lights when leaving maid's closets, linen rooms and storage rooms.
8.
Set refrigerators in vacant rooms on low if a new guest is expected; otherwise,
disconnect and leave door ajar.
9. Turn off television sets and radios when rooms are being made up and when guests are not
in the rooms.
Air Conditioning
1. Ensure that all vents are functioning efficiently.
2. Do not place furniture or any other obstruction in front of cooling vents.
3. Keep all windows and outside doors closed when air condition equipment is on.
4. Keep outdoor portions of cooling systems clear of plants, vines and other obstructions to
air flow. Eliminate any condition that would cause warm air to circulate back into the air
conditioner.
5. Clean all air condition equipment and filters regularly.
Fans
Ceiling fans pull warm air down from the ceiling to provide constant air circulation in a room.
Relatively inexpensive to buy and operate, they can enhance the decor and improve cooling
efficiency of air conditioning units
Laundry
1.
Sort dirty clothes according to type of fabrics and level of dirt. Wash with minimum cycle
necessary.
2.
Wash only full loads.
3.
Add vinegar to rinse water as softener. Avoid chemical commercial products where
possible.
4. Clean lint traps at least twice a day.
5. Run irons as little as possible and heat to minimum temperature needed.
Food and Beverage
1. Buy in bulk and eliminate wasteful packaging for dining rooms, restaurant, bars and kitchen.
Buy fresh food and use as much local food as possible.
2. Use refillable containers e.g. sugar, creamer, etc.
3. Replace plastic or paper cup serving with bottle or can where possible.
4. Use washable flatware.
5. Establish a schedule for cleaning and sanitizing equipment, utensils and food preparation
areas.
6. Prevent toxic substances such as pesticide and cleaning agents from coming into contact with
food.
Beach Management
1. Keep beach clean and free of garbage and debris.
2. Monitor the beach to prevent removal of sand
3. Retain trees, shrubs and grass as far as possible so as to hold sand dunes.
4. Do not use heavy equipment on beach unless absolutely necessary.
5. Protect off-shore coral reefs, sea grasses and marine life.
6. Provide garbage containers at strategic points along the beach
7. Jet skis and motor boats should not be allowed within swimming areas.
Protect your investment.
Enhance your image
Protect your resources
Save Planet Earth
Stay in Business!
Source: Caribbean Hotel Association
Environmental Management Tool Kit
CHA ENVIRONMENTAL CHECKLISTS
"without a checklist you notice only the large items.
You miss the small items that add up to significant savings."
Peter H. Grell
Caribbean Hotel Association
THE CARIBBEAN CARES
CHA ENVIRONMENTAL CHECKLISTS
SOLID WASTE - MANAGE SOLID WASTE
YES
Do you know what happens to the waste from your hotel?
Are the types and amount of waste generated by the hotel
monitored?
Are opportunities to reduce wastage identified and acted
upon?
Do systems exist to minimize waste, reduce and recycle
where possible?
Do you recycle or reuse most:
bottles?
waste paper?
cans?
Is organic waste composted?
Does the hotel use disposable toiletries and toiletry containers?
Is solid waste safely disposed of to an official site?
Is a register kept of hazardous wastes?
NO
CHA ENVIRONMENTAL CHECKLISTS
CONSERVE WATER.
YES
Do you have an adequate supply of water in your area?
Have there been any specific actions to save water in the
last 12 months?
Is water use monitored?
Is the water system regularly checked for leaks,
surges in consumption?
Are staff encouraged to save water?
Are towels and bed linen in guest rooms changed only on request?
Have spray taps been fitted in the guest bathrooms?
Have flow restrictors been fitted to water pipes?
NO
CHA ENVIRONMENTAL CHECKLISTS - MANAGE POLLUTANTS
YES
Do you know how your sewage and waste effluents are treated?
Are you aware of all legislation pertaining to hotel emissions
and effluents?
Has your hotel been free of complaints about noise, odours and
pollution in the last year?
Is the hotel building free of asbestos?
Do all hotel vehicles have catalytic converters?
Are air and water quality in your area considered to be good?
Does a register of hazardous substances, used in the hotel, exist?
NO
CHA ENVIRONMENTAL CHECKLIST
CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS
YES
NO
Does the hotel have a policy of purchasing environmentally
friendly products where possible?
Do you buy recycled or recyclable products where possible?
Do you avoid (where alternatives exist):
products made with tropical hardwoods?
chlorine bleaches or bleached linen?
heavily packaged products?
leaded petrol?
halon fire extinguishers?
Does the hotel purchase mainly fresh food (as opposed to
frozen or heavily packaged food)?
Do you take environmental considerations into account
when deciding to employ a contractor?
Have you ever evaluated the performance of ecofriendly products?
Source: Caribbean Hotel Association
Environmental Management Tool Kit