Arlington's Hilton Arlington Awarded the Prestigious Green Eco-Leaf Rating

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Hilton Arlington has earned a 2 Green Eco-Leaf Rating this week by completing a 70 point comprehensive eco-audit survey administered by iStayGreen.org - the online social network of environmentally friendly travel.

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Simple changes helped Hilton Arlington earn their 2 Green Eco-Leaf Rating and become one of 1st lodging properties rated. It's great to see they're intent on insuring a more sustainable future in travel.

Hilton Arlington becomes one of 1st lodging properties in Arlington, TX to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Currently Hilton Arlington is first of the hotels in Arlington (istaygreen.org/getcityus.cfm/city/Arlington/st/TX) to complete the comprehensive environmental audit administered by iStayGreen.org. The property earned 2 Green Eco-Leafs, which is a "Good" rating.

All Green Eco-Leaf Rated properties are committed to environmentally friendly initiatives Green Key Eco-Rating Program - levels. Richard Varner, founder of iStayGreen.org states: "Simple changes helped Hilton Arlington earn their 2 Green Eco-Leaf Rating and become one of 1st lodging properties rated. It's great to see they're intent on insuring a more sustainable future in travel."

To insure a more sustainable future some of the eco-initiatives put in-place at the property include: an on-site Green Team has been created - energy efficient lighting is installed when replacing old lighting - sheets reuse option for multiple night stays - towels reuse option for multiple night stays - eco-initiatives are actively promoted to the public - compostable disposable service items are utilized - recycled paper products (bath tissue, facial tissue, paper towels, napkins, etc) are utilized - environmentally friendly chemicals are used in cleaning - plus much more. The complete audit can be viewed at Hilton Arlington Environmental Self-Audit(istaygreen.org/ecoaudit.cfm/hid/10000511).

Hotels in Texas are becoming progressively greener. In addition to the Hilton Arlington 6 other hotels have recently earned the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Texas lodging properties that have recently been awarded the Green Eco-Leaf Rating include The Westin La Cantera Resort, Best Western Schulenburg Inn and Suites, Super 8 Garland Rowlett East Dallas Area, Best Western Llano, Best Western NE Mall Inn Suites, and America’s Best Value Inn.

The lodging industry recognizes the need to create a sustainable future for travel. While the Hilton Arlington is one of 1st Arlington lodging properties to achieve the Green Eco-Leaf Rating, it is anticipated that many other properties in the area that are promoting eco-friendly initiatives also will seek to be rated. This eco-rating allows the public to know the specific environmental initiatives in place at a property, which enables the environmentally conscious traveler to make informed lodging decisions.

For additional information about Hilton Arlington contact them at 817-640-3322 or visit hiltonarlington.com. To find out how a property can earn the Green Eco-Leaf Rating, contact Richard Varner at 602-864-5553 or visit iStayGreen.org.

About iStayGreen.org:
With iStayGreen's rapidly growing searchable directory of 100,000 lodging properties and over 4,500 already Green Eco-Leaf Rated, it's easy for anyone to quickly locate and compare "Green" lodging worldwide. To earn a Green Eco-Leaf Rating, hotels must complete a thorough self-audit, and then are rated based on their eco-initiatives. The site also provides an effective way for hotel owners and operators to promote all of the good "Green" things they are doing. Visitors to the site can create their own profiles, add friends, recommend properties, upload photos, form groups, create and respond to forum threads, make reservations, and add comments and reviews to hotel profiles.

Contact:    Richard Varner
602-864-5553
rvarner(at)istaygreen(dot)org

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