HOTEL VALLEY HO AND SANCTUARY ON CAMELBACK
BECOME FIRST IN ARIZONA TO PARTICIPATE IN CLEAN THE WORLD PROGRAM
A little soap goes a long way.
Scottsdale, AZ - Hotel Valley Ho and Sanctuary on Camelback have become the first properties in Arizona to join the Clean the World program, which recycles guest room soap and other items for use in developing countries around the world.
In most hotels, partially-used soap, shampoo, lotion, body wash, and other similar items are simply thrown away. Hotel Valley Ho and Sanctuary will now be recycling all of these items through Clean the World, a non-profit charity organization which collects the items and then re-packages them to be distributed around the world. Before being re-packaged, the soap undergoes processes which remove all pathogens and make it safe for use.
The soap is a huge humanitarian aid. Millions of children die each year due to pneumonia and diarrheal disease, and as many as 65% of these deaths could be prevented simply through hand washing with bar soap. Between 1 and 1.5 million bars of soap are thrown away in the U.S. each day, and these bars, along with shampoo and other products, contaminate groundwater and end up in landfills. Recycling these products reduces waste, prevents the spread of disease, and even saves lives.
Through Clean the World, soap and other hotel amenities are distributed to over 50 countries worldwide including Zimbabwe, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Mali, Mongolia, Uganda, Honduras, and Romania. Items are also distributed domestically to homeless shelters and missions. Over 170 hotels are currently participating in the Clean the World program.
Westroc Hotels and Resorts, the local company which manages both Sanctuary and Hotel Valley Ho, is very proud to be the first in the state to participate in this environmentally-friendly and philanthropic program.
About Hotel Valley Ho: Hotel Valley Ho is the legendary hip hotel in downtown Scottsdale. Originally opened in 1956 and reopened in 2005 after an $80 million rehabilitation, this 193-room urban retreat blends old with new: classic mid-century modern design with conveniences like wireless internet access throughout, flat screen televisions, and a state-of-the-art exercise facility. There’s also VH Spa for Vitality + Health, Café ZuZu, the legendary Trader Vic's, and the tower, the seven-story, artful, luxury hotel within a hotel. Long known for its connection to Hollywood, the Valley Ho has been a resting stop for Bing Crosby, Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Jaime Foxx, Luke Wilson, and countless others. Hotel Valley Ho can be found at 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, at the intersection of Indian School Rd. and 68th Street.
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