Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 21, 2008
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center "Green Lodging" certification, making it one of only 159 properties to be designated in the state.
Florida's Green Lodging Program establishes guidelines for hotels and other tourist destinations seeking green status, which encompasses water and energy conservation to name a few. "Adopting effective eco-practices is a winning combination for everyone," stated Tim Pyne, director of sales and marketing at the World Center Marriott Orlando Resort & Convention Center. "Collectively our guests, meeting planners and staff are all participants in making a positive difference to preserve the environment while saving resources and money."
To become a designated member of the Florida Green Lodging Program, hotels must implement a variety of green practices. These practices include, but are not limited to, water conservation measures through low flow plumbing fixtures and a linen reuse program, and energy efficiency achieved by installing ENERGY STAR® appliances and programmable thermostats in each Orlando hotel accommodation. The waste reduction criteria are met by providing the opportunity to recycle, purchasing items in bulk, purchasing recycled materials and by recycling ink and toner cartridges. All designated members of the Florida Green Lodging Program must also use green cleaners and high efficiency air filters, and clean air handler units frequently. (SOURCE: Florida Department of Environmental Protection)
About Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center
Encounter true enchantment at this magnificent Orlando resort hotel nestled on over 200 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center. Enjoy a luxurious Florida golf and spa resort that includes 18 challenging holes of championship golf, a million gallons of refreshing fun in six swimming pools, award winning restaurants, and an exquisite spa experience. As the largest Marriott in the world, this impressive resort in Orlando, Florida features the utmost in comfort, convenience, and thoughtful amenities in each of the 2,000 hotel rooms and suites. Located less than two miles from Walt Disney World and minutes from SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Studios, and Discovery Cove, this Orlando luxury hotel is where adventure and excitement become a part of an exhilarating vacation. It's all waiting for you at the World Center Marriott Resort, offering the convenience of an Orlando Hotel and the indulgence you would expect from a superior Orlando, Florida resort. The Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center is a World beyond compare, so please call 407-238-8888, or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mcowc for more information or to make a reservation.