Adding on to this, Davies says it is true that the hotel has plugs available at reception, but this is for the elderly and other guests (including parents of infants) who are physically unable to use the showers.
"Our reception staff knows to discuss the water crisis with guests before providing a plug and they appeal to our guests to keep water usage to a minimum. Every request for a plug is recorded so that we are able to fetch the plugs the next day," he adds.
"The water saving collateral we place in rooms is 'unmissable', it explains the water crisis and requests that short showers be used instead – and every room has a shower timer provided for this purpose."
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According to Protea spokesperson, Sean Maher, Senior Regional Director, Protea Hotels by Marriott & African Pride Hotels, the Protea hotels shares the concern of Capetonians about the severe shortage of water affecting the city.
"Hotels have implemented a number of initiatives geared to limit the use of water, and we have introduced a proactive approach to educating our guests about the situation so that they understand the severity of the problem and co-operate with the measures we have introduced to restrict water usage," says Maher.
"Protea Hotels by Marriott remains committed to strictly adhering to the city’s Level 5 restriction requirements for all commercial properties, to reduce their consumption by 20% compared to the previous year."
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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, says each of its six hotels, namely, Radisson RED, Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel, Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands and Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore are actively participating in the water saving initiatives and are also taking every opportunity to educate and encourage guests to save water too.