Sustainability

“Actions taken on a daily basis form a sequence of events that define a company. OTO cares passionately about our team members, customers, and the communities in which we operate. Whether designing environmentally friendly new hotels or helping others in our communities, we intend to be an active participant in efforts to make the world a better place.”

Corry Oakes, President and Chief Executive Officer of OTO Development, LLC


Environmental Responsibility

Our focus on the environment and sustainability begins during the design and construction phase of each hotel, when company architects and development managers work with brand partners to incorporate resource conservation, waste minimization, and environmentally-friendly systems into every project. Examples of “green” design and construction features include rain sensors, low flow plumbing and white roofs. With 14 properties LEED certified, OTO Development is committed to develop each new hotel moving forward with LEED or local state green certification status. 

Our commitment continues in Operations, where our team’s commitment to sustainability shines in processes and procedures that support the environment while providing a superior guest experience. Teams focus on responsible use of cleaning and maintenance chemicals, reviewing procedures and exchanging ideas in daily huddles. Examples of “green” operational practices and processes include light-touch room cleaning for stay over guests, recycling stations, compact fluorescent lighting and seasonal thermostat settings. We strive to seek a green certification or energy star rating at a majority of the hotels we own and manage. 


Success Story: SpringHill Suites - Irvine, CA

Springhill Suites Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County certified "Irvine Green" hotel. Read More

Success Story: Residence Inn - Gainesville, FL

Residence Inn Gainesville I-75 developed on rehabilitated "bownfield" property. Read More

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