Embrace and Sustain


Hope and Action

At Hotel Spero at Union Square, we seek to be a positive change in the world around us. Through our sustainable and philanthropic initiatives, we aim to nurture our environment and enrich our community, creating a better tomorrow for future generations.   


Updated 12/27/2019


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Magic Water

Instead of traditional cleaning products, we utilize Tersano – or magic water, as we like to call it. By infusing tap water with ozone, the water transforms into a stabilized aqueous ozone, effectively eliminating germs, odors, mold, and mildew; while also killing viruses and bacteria such as E.coli, salmonella, and more. By using just water and oxygen, we reduce chemical residue and toxic waste from our environment.

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Be Kind Toiletries

Here at Hotel Spero at Union Square, we strive to “be kind”, which is why we partner with BeeKind products for our guestrooms.

  • Be kind to ourselves: BeeKind products contain no parabens, phthalates, or artificial colors.
  • Be kind to the environment: BeeKind donates a portion of profits to UC Davis’ Honeybee Research program for the support of honey bee and sustainable pollination research.


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Management and Conservation

  • We as a hotel, have replaced single-use shampoo, conditioner, and bath gel containers with larger, pump-topped bottles, keeping around 144,000 tiny plastic bottles out of landfills each year.
  • By partnering with Recology, we achieve 75% waste diversion through recycling and composting programs. We also safely recycle electronic waste. As of February 2020, the reduced carbon and electricity efforts at Hotel Spero at Union Square have saved 245 acres of forest!
  • The entire hotel is outfitted with LED lightbulbs, which utilize up to 80% less energy and last up to 25 times longer than traditional incandescent lightbulbs.  
  • By using low-flow toilets, faucets, and showerheads, we save 1.1 million gallons of water each year. To date, Hotel Spero at Union Square's water conservation and sustainability efforts have saved the equivalent of 75 months of water usage for a typical American family; that’s 25 years’ worth of water!
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The Giving Rack

Distributing gently used items can make a positive impact on the livelihood of those in need. As part of our philanthropic efforts, we invite our guests to participate in The Giving Rack. Simply leave any spare clothing items on the luggage rack, and our team will collect and donate the items to St. Anthony’s Foundation, a local non-profit organization committed to help San Franciscans in need and provide for our most vulnerable community members.

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Pet Welfare

Our pet-friendly hotel not just welcomes furry friends but advocates for the welfare of animals in need. A portion of our pet fee is donated to a local animal shelter that supports the rescue and care of homeless animals.

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the spero team wearing orange vests in the city

Team Spero Goes Volunteering

Hotel Spero at Union Square is committed to spreading hope and giving back to our community. As one of our company’s core culture and values, our team shares our positivity by organizing and participating in various volunteering events. Our past volunteering initiatives include partnering with St. Anthony’s Foundation for a shoe donation drive, beach clean-up day with San Francisco Surfrider Foundation, and tree-planting with the Tenderloin Community Benefit District.