Stowe Mountain Lodge Awarded Governor‚Äôs Award for Environmental Excellence
Luxury Vermont Hotel Awarded Highest State Environmental Honor
Stowe Mountain Lodge, a Destination Hotels & Resorts property, was recently awarded the prestigious Governor‚Äôs Award for Environmental Excellence.¬† Stowe Mountain Lodge, the centerpiece of environmentally conscience Stowe Mountain Resort, was the only hotel to be recognized this year.¬† The award considers seven crucial environmental factors including benefits to the environment, health and safety benefits, use of innovative approaches, techniques and technology, level of commitment and leadership, transferability, economic efficiency and advancement of environmental education.
The Vermont Governor‚Äôs Awards were established in 1993 to recognize the actions taken by Vermonters to conserve and protect natural resources, prevent pollution, and promote environmental sustainability.¬† The recipients of the coveted award significantly contribute to protecting the environment, conserving energy and reducing the production of greenhouse gases.¬† The category of Environmental Stewardship and Resource Protection acknowledges projects with measurable and direct benefits to air, soil or water resources protecting ecosystems including those of fish, wildlife and human communities.
‚ÄúThe Lodge‚Äôs commitment to ‚ÄėDestination Earth‚Äô and your staff‚Äôs willingness to go beyond the basics stands out as a model that is an inspiration to the hospitality community and all Vermonters to find effective approaches to conserve natural resources and energy, prevent pollution before it is generated, and reduce waste, thus safeguarding human health and the environment,‚ÄĚ states Secretary of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources on behalf of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.
Since opening its doors in 2008, Stowe Mountain Lodge has been dedicated to practices and programs that pay respect to, and lessen the property's footprint on, the changing environment.¬†As a key participant in Destination Hotels & Resorts‚Äô Destination Earth program, Stowe Mountain Lodge is constantly evolving its environmental initiatives and striving to uphold the highest possible standards for environmental excellence.¬† Boasting a multitude of initiatives that impact every aspect of the lodge, Stowe Mountain Lodge has kept the environment at the forefront of their planning and development.¬† The luxury lodge has spared no expense, investing in products that save energy and recourses over time including a state-of-the-art lighting and climate control system that adjusts automatically depending on the number of people using any particular public space of the hotel, low-flow toilets and showerheads in all our guest rooms and use of micro-fiber sheets which use less water to wash and less energy to dry.¬† ‚ÄúStowe Mountain Lodge established a strong community-wide commitment to sustainability and carbon footprint reduction, with over 80 initiatives implemented,‚ÄĚ reads the acknowledgement for the award.
Through the lodge‚Äôs aggressive environmental efforts, led by Destination Earth champion Andr√© Blais, the luxury mountainside hotel was able to obtain several environmental awards in its short 3 year existence.¬† The lodge was named ‚ÄúFavorite New Green Retreat‚ÄĚ by Travel + Leisure, deemed an Audubon International Sanctuary and was awarded 5 Green Keys, the highest level of achievement, by Green Key Global.¬† Additionally, Blais was named ‚ÄúSustainability Star‚ÄĚ by Successful Meetings, one of the most venerated meetings and events publications in the country.¬† Blais has implemented and led a variety of the lodge‚Äôs environmental programs including a waste composting program which has successfully diverted a high percentage of the hotel‚Äôs waste.
For more information on Stowe Mountain Lodge‚Äôs environmental efforts, please visit http://www.stowemountainlodge.com/vermont-traveling-green.php
About Stowe Mountain Lodge
Stowe Mountain Lodge is the centerpiece of Spruce Peak at Stowe Mountain Resort, the pinnacle of New England skiing and outdoor recreation and a $400 million alpine neighborhood that has been in planning and development stages for the past 16 years.¬† As part of this new community, guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge will enjoy unparalleled service, 312 guest rooms, a 21,000-square-foot spa and wellness center, ski-in/ski-out access to over 100 legendary trails, exclusive access to Stowe Mountain Club, an 18-hole mountain golf course designed by Bob Cupp, and a heated outdoor pool. The property offers more than 12,000 square feet of indoor event space, with access to 420-seat Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, slated to open in December 2010.¬† The Lodge offers farm-to-table cuisine in Solstice restaurant and Hourglass bar, high-end retail boutiques and access to limitless on-mountain recreational options.¬† In December 2010, Stowe Mountain Lodge will open an additional 173 guest rooms, bringing the total count to 312.¬† In addition, 34 fractionally-owned condominium units are available for vacation home ownership in the Lodge‚Äôs Front Four Private Residence Club.¬† Special lodging offers and packages available by calling (802) 253-3560 or (888) 4-STOWE-VT or by visiting www.stowemountainlodge.com. For real estate inquiries, please call (888) 403-7739 or (802) 253-0320.
About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the 2has developed a variety of initiatives to better serve its communities, stakeholders and customers including Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program, and the Destination Delivers guest loyalty program, which provides the best available offers to members. Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.¬† For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com or to join Destination Delivers, visit www.destinationdelivers.com.
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