June 14, 2017

The Boston Harbor Hotel

Case Study

By Vivreau Advanced Water Systems

Case study

In-room Dining

The Boston Harbor Hotel is Boston’s only Forbes Five-Star waterfront hotel with unparalleled service and world-class dining. The Hotel was looking for a sustainable water program for their In-Room Dining that could also be utilized in their Meritage Restaurant at no additional cost.

Previous Daily Bottled Water Profile:

  1.  In-Room Dining: Provided an average of 27.4 bottles per day at a cost of $1.09 per bottle.
  2.  Previously provided Fiji (1 liter) and Acqua Panna (750 ml) as amenity for In Room Dining
  3.  Provided an average of 27.4 bottles per day at a cost of $1.09 per bottle. Program cost per day = $29.87 ($10,901.10 per year)
  4.  10,000+ bottles of annual waste


  1.  Reduce annual cost to provide trucked-in, pre-bottled waters, as amenity for guests
  2.  Minimize or eliminate all, one-time use vessels
  3.  Demonstrate that the VIVREAU Program will pay for itself.
  4.  Once VIVREAU Program is implemented, pour every bottle of water for Meritage Restaurant at a net zero cost, resulting in 100% retail profit

VIVREAU Water Program at Boston Harbor Hotel:

1. Installed 1 Countertop Bottling System

2. VIVREAU Program cost per day = $12.11 ($4,420 per year)


  • Annual Savings: $6,481
  • Program Saving Percentage: 60%
  • Bottles Saved Annually from Waste: 10,000+