Sheraton Safari Hotel & Suites Helps Guests and Meeting Planners Go Green with State of Florida Green Lodging Designation

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded the Sheraton Safari Hotel & Suites Lake Buena Vista the Green Lodging designation for surpassing the stringent guidelines to adopt green savings initiatives to reduce waste and save environmental resources.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded the Sheraton Safari Hotel & Suites Lake Buena Vista the Green Lodging designation for surpassing the stringent guidelines to adopt green savings initiatives to reduce waste and save environmental resources.

"It is exciting to be officially designated by the State of Florida for our conservation and energy saving programs. All of our guests and clients can feel good about staying with the Sheraton Safari while doing their part for the environment," said Jeff Brinda, general manager. "In addition, the State of Florida now requires that state agencies and departments use only designated hotels for meetings and conferences, so meeting planners now have the choice of holding their meeting or event at the Sheraton Safari."

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, a linen reuse program, energy efficiency achieved by installing ENERGY STAR® appliances and programmable thermostats.

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 properties must also use green cleaners and high efficiency air filters.

About the Sheraton Safari Hotel & Suites Lake Buena Vista
Featuring a sophisticated African-safari theme that is highlighted by stylish jungle accents adorning the lobby and 489 guest rooms including 96 spacious two-room suites consisting of a sleeping room and a parlor in a separate suite building, the Sheraton Safari Hotel & Suites, a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel, also has a 79-foot python waterslide which twists into the swimming pool. The hotel boasts 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting space that can accommodate up to 500 people.

Located 1/8 of a mile from the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, the Sheraton Safari Hotel & Suites offers an oasis of fun and adventure for both vacationers and business travelers. The hotel offers complimentary scheduled transportation to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. Just 15 minutes from downtown Orlando and 25 minutes to Orlando International Airport (MCO), the Sheraton Safari offers guests a surprisingly refreshing change of pace. Visit the hotel on-line: http://www.sheratonsafari.com/.

The Sheraton Safari Hotel & Suites Lake Buena Vista is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the nation's largest independent hotel management company. For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts, visit the company's Web-site: http://www.ihrco.com.

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