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Classic Hotels & Resorts Partnership with 1% for the Planet

Classic Hotels & Resorts proudly partners with 1% for the Planet, a globally-recognized alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment, as the network’s first ever hotel management company to join.

As part of Classic’s ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, their portfolio of hotels implement a number of green initiatives on-property, including the following:

  • Partnership with Proud Source Water
  • Compostable drink straws
  • Resort-wide compost & recycling education initiatives
  • Significant reduction of single-use paper/plastic products
  • Partnership with Clean the World
  • Bulk soap and shampoo dispensers in guest rooms
  • Water conservation practices
  • Tesla charging stations for electric cars
  • Local area shuttle services
  • Trip reduction program for associates
  • Recycling of obsolete electronic equipment (via ER2, over 2.5 tons to date)

“We feel it our duty to take a greater responsibility for the cost of environmental impact and our partnership with 1% for the Planet recognizes this focus.  We are the first hotel management company to do so, and hope that this commitment compels fellow management companies to follow suit.

As owners and operators of over 1,300 hotel rooms in 3 states, we have a unique opportunity to achieve measurable impact through the magnification of our initiatives. With over 900 associates, and hundreds of thousands of guests each year, we are poised to make a sizeable impact in both financial contribution to our selected beneficiaries and increased awareness by our guest and associates, alike.”

John Grossman, President of Classic Hotels & Resorts


1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. Through business and individual memberships, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. They advise on giving strategies, certify donations, and amplify the impact of the network.

Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, a new and expanding core with hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Visit to learn more.

Classic Hotels & Resorts – 2018 Beneficiaries

Plastic Pollution Coalition Plastic Pollution Coalition is a growing global alliance of individuals, organizations, businesses, and policymakers working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals, waterways and oceans, and the environment.
Climate Ride Climate Ride is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that organizes life-changing charitable biking and hiking events to raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes.
The Sage School The Sage School creates a thriving environment for students through a challenging, authentic curriculum centered on human ecology and engaging experiences designed specifically to promote self-awareness, community responsibility, and a sense of place.


…quality, flexibility, customer-centric solutions and independent thinking…

Dave Gabri, President, Associated Luxury Hotels International

I admire Classic’s exceptional ability to anticipate and capitalize on shifting market conditions.

Tom Littleton, President, LMG Data Mining

Write a book for other hotels to follow!!

Maria Webster, Meeting Planner, InterDent, Inc