Carteret County’s First Full-Service Green Hotel

The Beaufort Hotel is proud to be designated as a North Carolina GreenTravel business.

The NC GreenTravel Initiative has been created to recognize those businesses in the travel industry in North Carolina that have established and adhere to a set of guidelines that protect the environment. The initiative has been developed through a partnership of the North Carolina Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service; The Center for Sustainability at East Carolina University; Visit North Carolina and the Waste Reduction Partners program.

“This wonderful boutique hotel achieved the highest sustainability score of all the 80+ lodging establishments in our NC GreenTravel Initiative!”
— Tom Rhodes, North Carolina GreenTravel Initiative Manager.

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Our Practices

Shower Amenities

Shower amenities that come in either dispensers or biodegradable bottles

Conscious Energy-saving Practices


Water-Conservation practices used in cleaning and landscaping

Personal Care Bath Products

Personal care bath products which are paraben and synthetic free and use essential oils instead of artificial chemicals

LED Lighting

LED lighting wherever possible, using current technology to preserve lighting quality

Guestroom Recycling

Laundry Detergents

Laundry detergents made from plant-based products and minimum amounts of harsh chemicals

Optional Linen

Optional linen service for guests

Regional Initiative

One Straw for a Cleaner World!

The Beaufort Hotel is proud to be recognized as an Ocean Friendly Establishment with a Plastic Ocean Project. This is a self-regulated initiative, and restaurants are encouraged to ensure servers are educated and adhering to the initiative.

To reduce plastic pollution, owners and managers of certified Ocean Friendly Establishments have agreed to only serve straws upon request. Please help us as we only offer straws upon request.

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Global Initiative

Our management company, Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, recognizes the responsibility to support our broader community, serving others on a local, national and global scale.

The hotel company has partnered with Clean the World, a global organization that recycles and reuses complimentary toiletry items like shampoo, conditioner and soap that guests leave behind. These supplies help reduce the spread of deadly diseases like cholera and pneumonia that are preventable with proper hygiene.

Since 2009, this global initiative helps to save the lives of the 9,000 children who die each year due to illness, as well as sparing our landfills from more than 75,000 tons of waste.

It all started in 2009 with an organization called Clean the World, a new social enterprise with the mission of saving lives around the world by distributing recycled soap and hygiene products from hotel partners to families in counties with a high death rate due to pneumonia and cholera.

Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company led the social responsibility charge and was one of the program’s early adopters.

Today, more than 96% of Concord’s portfolio participates in the Clean the World program and together they have diverted more than 60 tons of waste away from landfills, created an estimated 500,000 bars of soap and saved more than 100,000 lives.

The Beaufort Hotel NC is proud to be participating in this program.

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Other Green Initiatives

LEED Certification

Concord extends its sustainability mission to its development projects. All new construction projects are designed, constructed, operated and maintained to meet the strict Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines.

Green Power Partnership Program

Several of Concord’s properties are also members of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership, a voluntary program that assists organizations with procuring electricity generated from renewable sources.

Green Hotel Global Program

All Concord hotels are registered with Green Hotels Global, a metric-based system that focuses on collecting information about the environmental footprint of hotels. This information is populated into an interactive software system that allows each property to quantify, reduce and report on its economic impact.

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