Award Date

Spring 2012

Degree Type

Professional Paper

Degree Name

Master of Science in Hotel Administration


Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Curtis Love, Chair

Number of Pages




The purpose of this study is to explore the extent to which Las Vegas integrated resorts apply measurement framework for sustainability. It will scrutinize and explore the existing sustainability strategies and practices, and look into several plausible ways to improve the sustainability movement that the companies in hospitality industry currently have. The paper will also look into the tracking and measuring system in consuming resources and the equivalent common actions taken by the management of the hospitality companies. From there, the paper will discuss the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guideline and establish if the companies have aligned their efforts with the given parameter. Lastly, it will tackle and identify means worth turning into action, and the suggestions as to how sustainability efforts can be accelerated and implemented well.


Hospitality industry – Environmental aspects; Nevada – Las Vegas; Resorts; Sustainability


Environmental Health and Protection | Hospitality Administration and Management | Sustainability | Technology and Innovation