Coakley & Williams Partners with Clean the World

Summary: Hospitality management firm anticipates collecting, recycling and distributing soaps and bottled amenities from guest rooms at 24 properties throughout the United States


Coakley & Williams, a Maryland-based hotel management company,  announces a corporate partnership with Clean the World, an Orlando-based social enterprise and the largest global recycler of hotel amenities, to collect, recycle and distribute soaps and bottled amenities from 24 hotel properties in the United States.

Soon the soaps and amenities enjoyed by guests at Coakley & Williams-affiliated hotels will be sanitized and recycled for distribution to children and families in disadvantaged communities around the world.

The partnership incorporates 24 hotel properties from a variety of well-known hotel brands, such as Best Western, Crowne Plaza, Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn, Hilton, Holiday Inn and many more. Soaps, shampoos, conditioners, body lotions and gels will be collected daily from 3,396 guest rooms in 10 states and Washington, D.C.  These properties are projected to provide 162,933 bars of soap and 343,152 bottled amenities to Clean the World annually.

The reason for the agreement is simple: Soap saves lives. Coakley & Williams, through its partnership with Clean the World, hopes to expand its corporate commitment to sustainability and social responsibility by reducing hotel waste and recycling lifesaving hygiene products for communities where soap is a scarce and essential commodity.

Each day 9,000 children around the world die from diseases such as acute respiratory illness and diarrheal diseases that can be prevented by washing with bar soap. Clean the World has a mission to put soap in the hands of people who need it most to improve hygiene and sanitation conditions and to lessen the impact of disease and promote better hygiene and living conditions worldwide.

“We first learned of Clean the World during their relief efforts following the Jan. 2010 earthquake in Haiti,” says Mark Williams, director of development at Coakley & Williams. “We donated some soap at that time to help the relief efforts and have been impressed with Clean the World’s growth since that time. With so many major hotel flags and brands embracing the soap recycling concept, we knew the time was right for Coakley & Williams to form a partnership and join the global hygiene revolution.”

In just three years Clean the World has collected, recycled and distributed 10 million bars of soap to children and families in the United States, Canada and more than 45 countries, including 2 million soap bars to Haiti since the earthquake.

“Having the support of hotel management companies such as Coakley & Williams helps solidify our global presence for good in the hospitality industry,” says Shawn Seipler, CEO and co-founder at Clean the World. “We welcome the passionate participation of Coakley & Williams properties in our program and encourage guests to stay at these properties so everyone can play a part in saving lives with soap.”

Clean the World has more than 1,300 hospitality partners throughout North America, representing more than 280,000 guest rooms in 50 states, Washington, D.C., 10 Canadian provinces,  Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

About Coakley & Williams
Coakley & Williams is a privately owned hotel management firm with roots in the construction industry dating back to 1926. In 1971, the firm entered a new and prosperous era with the development and construction of its first hotel, The Ramada Hotel in Lanham, Maryland, which it owned and operated until its sale in 1993. Coakley & Williams Hotel Management Company is managing an impressive portfolio of more than 24 hotels with a client list of individual owners and corporations. The company has extensive experience in all phases of the hotel business and property management. It is a full-service hotel management company offering a broad range of services in operations, marketing and sales, accounting, human resources, and programs designed to benefit all of its clients. For more information visit: www.cwhotels.com
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