IHG Journey to Tomorrow
We know that sustainability is as important to you as it is to us - and that's why we've made it easy for you to stay at a hotel that shares your values.
IHG's Journey to Tomorrow is a 10-year action plan involving all IHG Hotels & Resorts in more than 100 countries around the world. As part of IHG, Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach is proud to work towards a series of ambitious new commitments to make a positive difference for our people, communities and planets.
Guided by IHG's purpose to provided to True Hospitality for Good, we will work side by side with those who stay, work and partner with us, to help shape the future of responsible travel - supporting our people and making a positive difference to our local communities, while preserving our planet's beauty and diversity long into the future.
You can learn more about IHG Journey to Tomorrow here.
Our goal is to become the leading sustainable hotel in Coogee.
IHG GREEN ENGAGE SYSTEM
Green Engage is an innovative program which allows IHG to design, build and run even more sustainable hotels.
Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach uses this platform to understand our energy, water and waste usage and takes recommended actions to make the property even more sustainable.
In collaboration with EP&T Global and Schneider Electric, we have successfully implemented strategies to reduce our hotel's carbon footprint. Between 2018 and 2022, Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach was able to reduce electricity usage by 18%, gas usage by 22% and water consumption by 32%. We are targeting a further reduction of 4% in each category in 2023.
IHG 'GREENER STAY'
Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach has activated a 'Greener Stay' initiative to encourage IHG® One Rewards members to opt out of housekeeping services and decrease their impact on the environment. In return, IHG® One Rewards members will receive 500 IHG One Rewards points for every night they opt out of housekeeping services. Should a non-member guest express interest, they can enrol into the IHG® One Rewards Loyalty program via the Front Desk to opt in to 'A Greener Stay'.
HEALTHY & SUSTAINABLE FOOD
Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach and Shutters Restaurant and Estate Coogee, our on-site restaurants, prioritize preparing all our menu items from scratch and in-house to reduce on-site packaging, transport carbon emissions and waste materials. By offering guests healthy meals made from fresh, unprocessed produce and using what's in-season to support local producers and suppliers, we are able to support local economies in an eco-friendly way, as well as contribute to guest well-being.
Other sustainable practices we are committed to include: the exclusive use of fair trade coffee & chocolate, as well as the recycling of used cooking oil to make biodiesel fuel. In order to combat food-waste, we separate and recycle all waste to reduce landfill. In 2022, we are proud to have achieved a reduction rate of 40%.
Our two restaurants are true ambassadors of best practice in food sustainability.
From plastic straws to the complete elimination of single-use plastics, Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach has successfully phased out all single-use plastic straws and single-use stirrers, as well as the removal of plastic water bottles from our conference rooms. Instead, we have installed premium filter & carbonation water systems to replace single-use still & sparkling water.
Upon check-in, our hotel guests are given an eco-friendly alternative to classic plastic hotel cards - we use key-cards completely free from plastic and made entirely from recycled bamboo. Unlike plastic, wood is a renewable and biodegradable resource.
We're committed to enriching lives by making a positive impact on our people and communities.
At Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach we:
- Foster a workplace where diverse team members are represented, heard and belong
- Empower underrepresented groups
- Provide underprivileged local talent career opportunities and development
- Support and encourage community outreach initiatives
- Inspire team members and others to do good
We are proud sponsors of Randwick Rugby Club, as part of this sponsorship, we hope to build goodwill within the community, as well as promoting the positive impacts of team sports in creating a sense of belonging and community.
As part of our efforts to acknowledge and celebrate our local indigenous communities, Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach is excited to work with indigenous artist, Shane Youngberry, in the creation of a mural within the hotel. With this mural, we hope to connect our hotel with the indigenous land.
To ensure we operate thoughtfully and grow sustainably, Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach is continuously working towards implementing new approaches to care for our people, communities, and planet.
Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming Cared for by Coogee projects:
- We are close to launching the ability for event planners to offset their carbon footprint for their events ranging from day meetings to large multi-day conventions.
- Hotel garden and food waste to fertilizer program
- Sponsoring and collaborating with more local community partners that share our values and are communicated to sustainability