11/09/2009

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Becomes Georgia’s First Hotel to be Green Globe Certified

 

ATLANTA /PRNewswire/ – The Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, Atlanta's leading hotel on the city's Northern rim, recently announced its certification by Green Globe, the premier international brand for sustainable travel, tourism and related green businesses.

Guido Bauer, Green Globe Certification CEO, welcomed Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia into the select group of certified hotels that have chosen to have their green achievements verified against international sustainability standards.

"Green Globe recognizes that true sustainability is a journey, and Crowne Plaza Perimeter at Ravinia, its management and staff have committed to improving their environment and growing their contribution to the local community," says Bauer.

"We have been engaged in a sustainability program for quite some time following the lead of our management company, Crestline Hotels & Resorts, which rolled out its own signature EarthPact program last year,” adds Craig Hillyard, general manager of The Crowne Plaza. “EarthPact, as well as Green Globe, allow us to institute good business practices, facilitating an extensive recycling and composting program, energy and water conservation practices and environmentally friendly purchasing policies that proactively impact the hotel, our guests and the community."

Sustainable features include Green Meetings, linen reuse program, low-flow showerheads and sink faucets in all guestrooms, and biodegradable cleaning chemicals. Energy efficient lighting was installed in 2008 in all public space, with guestrooms currently on schedule to be converted. The hotel donates partially used guestroom amenities, discarded linen and furniture to local charity organizations.

About The Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia
The Crowne Plaza Ravinia is managed by Crestline Hotels & Resorts, one of the nation's largest independent hospitality management companies. The hotel offers recently renovated 495 guestrooms and suites, lobby, restaurants, lounges, and 32,000 square feet of meeting space. For more information or reservations, visit www.cpravinia.com or call (770) 395-7700.

About Green Globe
Green Globe Certification provides independently validated sustainability certification in compliance with ISO 17021. Green Globe International has been admitted as an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. For more information on the company and its programs, visit www.greenglobeint.com or call (310) 984-6807.

Source: The Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia (www.cpravinia.com)

For additional information on Crowne Plaza Ravinia, contact Gayle Macintyre of Global Ink Communications: (404) 643-8222, gaylemacintyre@aol.com; or for Green Globe inquiries, contact Guido Bauer at (800) 915-7920, or Skype: gbauerusa1125.

 

 
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