Monday, November 18, 2013

Actual Hotel Information Card

I am always amazed during our overseas adventures, of how many pieces are translated SO POORLY. I do not understand this. If you are going to translate something into English, how hard is it to find an English speaker (Ummm ... ME!) to tell you that things do not make sense or are worded incorrectly.

JB and I stayed at a hotel on the island quite a few months ago, and I kept this paper specifically to share it on my blog. But then I forgot about it until I was cleaning my office yesterday and found it. Folks you HAVE to read this. I have taken the heading off to protect the hotel from embarrassment. I've also retyped the wording below the scanned picture.

I am serious. This is actually something that was sitting in our room for us when we checked in. On official letterhead and everything. 

At your arrival at this hotel, we would like you to know that we are developing an Environmental Management System. As we believe the Environment is from all of us to all of us, we try our best to preserve it as far as we can.

For this particular reason, we want to share with you some of our good environmental practices and procedures, as well as inviting you to share them with us.

When stepping by along corridors all over the hotel, you will notice that some lights turn on automatically. According to our saving measures -- master switch sensors equipment -- we will necessarily save some energy.

When getting inside the room, please introduce your key card in order to turn on the lights and get it back whenever leaving the room or when you have no more need of it.

In the bathroom, if you want to save water, you can stop the flow just by pressing the top of the button.

All bath towels are changed daily after being used. Anyway, we want you to know that this procedure can be changed if you find it unnecessary which means detergent, water and energy consumes. For this specific reason there is the chance of being changed whenever you want it. Please read the instruction we have close to the lavatory carefully.

In this hotel we do separate all the waste and we guarantee the right address for it, according to the country determinations. If you wish to help us in this job, please consider that paper, glass, cans, plastic and metal are carefully separated to the right areas following our Waste Management procedures.

Your collaboration will be important for us and for the environment!

The commitment of our guests, with the aim of implementing our best environment practices will improve for a best environment consciousness.

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