Sustainability at Fairmont Century Plaza

Fairmont Century Plaza is committed to driving change towards positive hospitality. We have implemented a number of sustainable initiatives to support the environment, both locally and globally, and reduce the impact of our activities.

To combat food waste and implement enhanced recycling measures, Fairmont Century Plaza has an ORCA digestive unit on site, which takes food waste and converts it into water waste, reducing the hotel’s landfill contributions.

Fairmont Century Plaza is registered with the US Green Building Council’s LEED® green building program, which is the preeminent third-party program used for validating holistic integration of sustainable strategy in the design, construction, and operation of the built environment. Built to LEED® Silver standards, Fairmont Century Plaza features include a rooftop green area, water-efficient landscaping, state-of-the-art recycling and composting programs.

Operational waste is reduced through onsite composting, e-waste recycling, and hazardous waste collection (such as batteries and paint).

We are proud to partner with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for their public-private Pacific Coast Food Waste Initiative. The goal of this partnership between British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and several North American cities is to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 percent by 2050.

We actively participate in philanthropic events and initiatives, including clothing drives, beach clean-ups, linen donations, fundraisers, and blood drives. We are proud to have a dedicated sustainability committee composed of members from all departments who meet bi-weekly to establish objectives and track progress for sustainability practices.

Fairmont Century Plaza has eliminated nearly all single-use plastics from the guest experience, including moving to wood-based guest key cards and large format toiletries like shampoo and conditioners.

Fairmont Century Plaza is ideally situated within walking distance to an extensive number of amenities including restaurants, entertainment venues, grocers, and neighborhood essentials. Designed for walkability, the site features paseos, plazas, parkland, and activated facades. The property’s location provides direct access to mass transit, taking passengers to more than 1,000 daily destination options.