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The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa At Beaver Creek Mountain
126 Riverfront Lane, PO Box 9690 · AvonColorado81620 · United States  • Phone: (970) 790-6000 · Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8099
Local Time: 3:38 PM • Weather: Overcast, 36 °F
Westin Green Initiatives



“We are committed to reducing environmental impacts by engaging our associates, owners, guests and community through the use of responsible products and sustainable practices.”


Front of House

  • Low flow/efficient water fixtures in all public restrooms
  • Preferred parking spaces for low emitting and fuel efficient
  • Paperless check in
  • Express check out

Hotel Rooms

  • Active participation in Westin’s Make a Green Choice Program
  • 100% non-smoking
  • All rooms outfitted with recycling bins
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Low flow/efficient water fixtures in all guest rooms
  • Temperature control upon check-in & check-out
  • Digital in room thermostats, centrally controlled from front desk
  • Passive participation in conserving water, detergent and energy
    by opting not to change bed linens daily
  • Towels re-hung to indicate that they will be used again
  • Guest information explaining hotel’s efforts for sustainable &
    environmental responsibility
  • Recycled content carpet
  • Energy efficient lighting

Back of House

  • Formation of property EcoCare team — the Westin Green
  • Incentives for employees to carpool and use alternative
  • Cardboard and single stream recycling
  • Recycling bins in office and at every desk
  • Use of recycled paper and soy based inks
  • Use of energy efficient LEDs and CFLs


  • Active participation in the “Clean the World” Program
    recycling all used amenities, soaps, etc.
  • Recycle batteries. Separate trash from recycling with
    biodegradable recycling liners
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Micro fiber cleaning cloths to improve effectiveness and use
    less chemicals
  • Utilization of environmentally friendly dry cleaning service


  • Restored and preserved wetlands
  • Water efficient landscaping
  • Native vegetation
  • Light pollution reduction
  • Saline pool to reduce the amount of chlorine needed
  • Open space adjacent to the building has been allotted equal
    area as the footprint of the building

LEED Construction

  • Recycled roofing materials
  • Low VOC wood, paint, and adhesives
  • Erosion and sediment control
  • Utilization of local materials in construction (drywall is from
    Gypsum plant)
  • HVAC&R systems do not contain CFC-based refrigerants




  • Recycle glass, plastic and paper products
  • Menus and service documents printed with soy-based ink
  • To-go containers chosen for their biodegradability, recycled
    content, unbleached fabrication, and non-petroleum based
  • Bio-degradable straws used in all beverages
  • Kitchen oil byproducts, after being used, filtered and partly
    recycled, are utilized as biofuel
  • Wooden serving platters made from salvaged (either fallen or
    cut) black acacia wood from the Urban Forest (planted trees
    in urban areas), by Paul Discoe of Joinery Structure in San
  • Energy-efficient light bulbs in BOH work spaces
  • Provide re-usable and washable glasses and mugs in meeting
  • Buy sustainable meats and fish
  • Cooking oil free of transfat
  • Use of unbleached kitchen paper towels with part recycled
  • Composting program
  • No Styrofoam — all BOH dining ware is reusable and washable
  • 100% non-smoking
  • Fair Trade coffee
  • Kitchen ice machine is water cooled
  • Low flow dish spray valves – 1.6 gpm’s


  • Flooring made of sustainable bamboo
  • Bamboo sheets and robes — a sustainable fiber made with
    minimal pesticides and fertilizers
  • Muslin towels and sheets instead of plastic
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Recycled plastic slippers
  • Discount to those who bring back empty skincare bottles for a
  • All treatment products are 100% organic without harmful or
    synthetic ingredients
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products used in the spa and fitness
  • All products in the retail shop are sustainable and eco-friendly