Sage Hospitality Teams with Clean the World to Donate Toiletries to Impoverished Nations

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Sage properties put sustainability and responsibility into practice with non-profit effort to recycle bath products into sanitizing soap for impoverished populations.

The Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

The Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel and Sage Hospitality have partnered with Clean the World

“We’re very excited to be working with an organization as socially aware as Clean the World,”
- Walter Isenberg, CEO of Sage Hospitality.

Who knew the spare piece of soap could be an effective weapon in the war against hygiene-related illness? Hotel management group Sage Hospitality has teamed with the non-profit organization Clean the World to put leftover guest bath products to good use, stopping the spread of preventable diseases in impoverished populations around the globe. The partnership is the latest example of the culture of sustainability and corporate social responsibility that have long been a focus of Sage Hospitality.

In the lead-up to Earth Day, 40 of Sage Hospitality’s properties nationwide, including Denver’s The Curtis – a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel and the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, have joined in the effort with Clean the World. The non-profit provides Sage hotels with bins for housekeeping staff to deposit used soap and shampoo bottles, which are picked up weekly and recycled into 2-ounce bars of soap for distribution to local homeless shelters and impoverished nations. The earthquake-stricken nation of Haiti, for example, is channeled for direct distribution.

“We’re very excited to be working with an organization as socially aware as Clean the World,” said Walter Isenberg, CEO of Sage Hospitality. “We at Sage are devoted to philanthropic and environmental issues and look forward to partnering with this cause.”

Since launching its effort in 2009, Clean the World has eliminated more than 340 tons of waste: That’s 5 million bars of soap and 35.5 million tons of shampoo and conditioner now reused for human benefit.

Among Sage Hospitality’s other recent socially responsible initiatives are the “Best In Class” school partnership program encouraging employee volunteerism at at-risk and urban schools and the Green Choice program enabling guests to reduce their carbon footprint by declining daily housekeeping. The hotel group holds an annual conference to honor properties and employees that are models of such responsibility.

For more information on Sage Hospitality’s sustainability and corporate social responsibility efforts, please visit http://www.sagehospitality.com.

Hotels participating in the promotion include:

Arizona:
Sheraton Airport Hotel Tempe in Tempe, Ariz.; Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites in Tucson, Ariz.

California:
Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Monrovia in Monrovia, Calif.; Homewood Suites by Hilton SFO Airport North in Brisbane, Calif.; Del Mar Hilton San Diego in Del Mar, Calif.

Colorado:
The Curtis, a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, in Denver, Colo.; Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown in Denver, Colo.; Hilton Garden Inn Denver South/Meridian in Englewood, Colo.; JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek in Denver, Colo.; Pueblo Marriott at the Convention Center in Pueblo, Colo.; Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park in Denver, Colo.; Residence Inn by Marriott Denver City Center in Denver, Colo.; TownePlace Suites by Marriott Boulder Broomfield in Broomfield, Colo.; TownePlace Suites by Marriott Colorado Springs in Colorado Springs, Colo.; TownePlace Suites by Marriott Denver Downtown in Denver, Colo.; TownePlace Suites by Marriott Denver Southeast in Denver, Colo.; TownePlace Suites by Marriott Denver Tech Center in Englewood, Colo.; TownePlace Suites by Marriott Denver West Federal Center in Golden, Colo.; The Oxford Hotel in Denver, Colo.; TownePlace Suites by Marriott Littleton Southwest in Denver, Colo.

Florida:
Coco Key Hotel and Water Resort in Orlando; Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld International Center in Orlando;

Georgia:
Doubletree Hotel NE/Northlake in Atlanta, Ga.; Glenn Hotel in Atlanta, Ga.

Illinois:
Hilton Garden Inn Hoffman Estates in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Massachusetts:
Crowne Plaza Boston North Shore in Danvers, Mass.

Michigan:
Courtyard by Marriott in Brighton, Mich.

Minnesota:
Fairfield Inn Duluth in Duluth, Minn.

Mississippi:
Courtyard Biloxi North/D’lberville in D’lberville, Miss.

Nevada:
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Las Vegas Airport in Las Vegas, Nev.

North Carolina:
Charlotte Marriott Executive Park in Charlotte, N.C.

Ohio:
The Crowne Plaza Hotel Cleveland City Centre in Cleveland, Ohio

Oregon:
Courtyard by Marriott – Portland City Center in Portland, Ore.

Pennsylvania:
Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Texas:
Hilton College Station and Conference Center in College Station, Texas

Utah:
Marriott Ogden Hotel in Ogden, Utah

Washington:
Courtyard Seattle North Lynnwood in Lynnwood, Wash.; Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Seattle Kent in Kent, Wash.; Holiday Inn Seattle – Renton in Renton, Wash.

Wisconsin:
Residence Inn by Marriott Milwaukee Downtown in Milwaukee, Wis.

About Sage Hospitality
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality has strategically grown into one of the largest privately held hotel management and development companies in the nation operating a variety of large, full-service hotels and extended stay and select-service properties. Sage Hospitality's comprehensive management portfolio includes major international brands for Marriott, Starwood, Hilton and IHG as well as the independent boutique hotels. Sage Hospitality has further differentiated with the creation of the Sage Restaurant Group, which has created and is managing 10 unique restaurant concepts including the acclaimed Mercat a la Planxa restaurant in Chicago. For more information, please visit http://www.sagehospitality.com.

About Clean the World
Clean the World is committed to reducing the waste created by discarded soap and shampoo products and collects these items from hotels to be recycled and distributed to domestic homeless shelters and impoverished people worldwide, helping to prevent deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses. Clean the World Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) tax-exempt charitable organization. For more information visit: http://www.cleantheworld.org. Text CLEAN to 20222 to donate $10 to help Clean the World.

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