voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley ditches paper and plants trees as it ‘treads lightly’

voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley and voco Gold Coast have extended their ‘tread lightly’ philosophy with all-new paperless check-out initiatives.

From today, the hotels have pledged to further reduce paper with a paperless check-out experience, including all receipts, invoices and IHG Rewards Club points updates issued via email.

In addition, voco Kirkton Park has rolled out PRESSHUB for guests across the estate, enabling them to log in and access newspaper and magazine content digitally. The complimentary access has resulted in a significant reduction of paper throughout the hotel and guestrooms.

voco Kirkton Park has also unveiled its ‘Trees for Bees’ program to offset the carbon footprint from meetings and events. Based off an average 70-person event, Australian organisation Carbon Neutral has estimated the expected emission is 44.25 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (COe) – or, simply, one tree per delegate.

The hotel will now plant one tree per event to support local biodiversity and reduce the environmental impact of events held at the hotel. voco Kirkton Park has reduced its carbon emissions by 20 per cent, water usage by 13 per cent and increased recycling by 26 per cent in the year to date.