May 28, 2019
Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe’s leading boutique hotel, today announced the elimination of single-use plastic straws at its hotel and signature restaurant, The Anasazi Restaurant. To reduce its environmental footprint, the hotel will begin offering biodegradable, plant-based straws as a high-quality and environmentally friendly alternative to plastic straws. The decision to eliminate single-use plastic straws is the latest effort in a string of green initiatives that the hotel has enacted to promote positive environmental change.
Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi and The Anasazi Restaurant will begin serving all drinks with Agave-based straws produced by spirits company Código 1530 Corporation. Created from Agave fibers known as bagasse that remain as byproducts of the tequila production process, the Código 1530 Agave-Fiber Straws are FDA-approved and 100% bio-degradable. The high-quality Agave-based straws do not affect the flavors of beverages and hold their shape in both hot and cold drinks after extended periods of time, unlike paper straws. Código 1530 Agave-Fiber Straws can be disposed of in standard trash and will begin decomposing after a 12-month period.
“Every year, billions upon billions of single-use plastic straws are discarded. These straws take centuries to break down and pose a serious threat to our global ecosystem,” said Lutz Arnhold, managing director at Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi. “We believe small actions can lead to immense changes, and we’re proud to offer an alternative to single-use plastics for our guests. We hope the the Código 1530 Agave-Fiber Straws will encourage our guests to take collective action against the issue of plastic pollution and hope that others in Santa Fe will reduce their usage of single-use plastics.”
Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi’s latest effort to reduce single-use plastics are a testament to its commitment to environmental stewardship. In 2018, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi partnered with Clean the World, a global health organization, to recycle discarded soaps at the hotel and collaborated with The Humble Co. to replace all plastic toothbrushes at the hotel with Humble Brushes, an environmentally friendly alternative crafted with biodegradable, sustainably-grown bamboo. Last year, the hotel also phased out print newspapers and magazines and instead offered guests access to publications through a digital subscription service in order to reduce paper waste.
About Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
Located in downtown Santa Fe, steps from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi ® is an intimate world-class vacation retreat and New Mexico’s most lauded hotel. Since it was established in 1991, the Inn has set the standard for luxury and service among small city hotels. The 58-room boutique hotel unveiled a full guestroom reimagination in 2014 to embrace a more modern, sophisticated aesthetic, while still celebrating the enduring creative spirit of the region’s Native Americans. The guestroom design beautifully complements the Inn’s legendary décor and architecture, including works by local artisans, massive hand-carved doors, sculptured stairways and sandstone walls that whisper of prehistoric Pueblo living. The world-renowned Anasazi Restaurant boasts a chic design as well as an inviting lounge area and dedicated tequila table. The restaurant’s menus epitomize modern Southwestern cuisine, featuring the strong ingredients and flavors of the Southwest. Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi has been honored four times with the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond Award, the highest accolade presented by AAA to hotels and restaurants based on facilities, amenities and service. Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi has additionally been recognized as the best hotel in Downtown Santa Fe in Forbes Travel Guide’s 2019 Star Ratings List and was named one of the “Top Hotels in the Southwest and West” by Condé Nast Traveler.
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