Luxury Providence, Rhode Island Hotel Goes Green

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The Green Revival: Renaissance Providence Hotel Recently Certified as Eco-Friendly.

Plants aren't the only things turning green this spring. The Renaissance Providence Hotel, an upscale, full-service hotel affiliated with the Marriott portfolio of branded luxury hotels, has received a Green Certification from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management in conjunction with the Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association on Earth Day.

The Green Certification recognizes the Renaissance Providence Hotel for excellence in voluntarily abiding by green performance standards, implementing best management practices, and complying with environmental regulatory requirements. The hotel is among nearly a dozen in the state that received the certification at the ceremony that took place on Earth Day.

"The Renaissance Providence Hotel is proud to be recognized for the initiatives we have taken to become a green luxury destination in Providence," says Angelo De Peri, general manager of the Renaissance Providence Hotel in Rhode Island. "Moving forward, we will strive to find additional innovative ways to be environmentally conscious while providing quality service to our customers."

Throughout construction and since its opening last year, the Renaissance Providence Hotel has taken many steps to be eco-friendly. The hotel installed energy-efficient windows and light fixtures, as well as water-conserving faucets, throughout the hotel. By using only Green Seal certified cleaning products, the hotel has been committed to using biodegradable detergents and cleaning supplies. One of the hotel's largest environmentally conscious initiatives is found in all of their Providence accommodations, where biodegradable liquid soap, shampoo and hair conditioner can be used by guests every day.

About Renaissance Providence Hotel
The Renaissance Providence Hotel, in Providence, R.I., is an upscale, full-service hotel affiliated with the Marriott International, Inc. portfolio of branded luxury hotels. The hotel features 272 guest rooms, 10,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, an independent destination restaurant and lounge, and fitness center. The $100 million historic restoration of the once incomplete Masonic Temple into the Renaissance Providence Hotel is the most ambitious historic restoration in the history of Rhode Island. In recognition of its status as a masterpiece of Neo-Classical architecture, the Renaissance Providence, Rhode Island Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The primary historic facades of the building have been fully retained and meticulously restored, while the interior has been transformed with the modern elegance and state-of-the-art technology demanded by today's top-tier hotel guests and event planners. Guests are welcome to use their Marriott Rewards for an enhanced experience at the Renaissance Providence Hotel. For more information, visit http://www.renaissanceprovidence.com.

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