Bonita Springs, FL (PRWEB) June 21, 2011
The AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida is the recipient of the 2011 Chrysalis Award for the category of ecoinnovation.
The award, which is bestowed upon local individuals and businesses by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, was presented to General Manager Joe Murgalo at the second annual Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon and Trade Show on May 19.
Chrysalis Award recipients were selected based upon the following criteria in their respective categories: how they have distinguished themselves in the community, the results of their efforts to promote the destination, their contributions to business and tourism partnerships for the overall benefit of Lee County and their work to foster growth and sustainability. Honorees were recognized for their commitment to excellence in improving community growth, creating job opportunities for Lee County citizens and encouraging more vacationers to visit the destination.
“We are proud to receive this honor, particularly in the category of eco-innovation,” said Murgalo. “We are committed to environmental sustainability on every level to ensure that the natural beauty of Southwest Florida can be enjoyed for generations of travelers to come.” Long considered as a leader in sustainability, the Southern Florida resort was the first resort in the state to receive Florida Green Lodging’s prestigious Three Palm Certification. The property strives to conserve water, save energy and reduce waste through innovative green practices such as paperless check-in at the front desk, a paperless purchase order system, automated temperature control in vacant guestrooms, compact florescent lighting and recycling bins in all public areas, among other efforts.
About Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
Named among Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels, the AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa features world-class golf, a 19,000-square-foot spa, the AAA Four Diamond-rated Tanglewood restaurant and an extravagant series of water features, including multiple pools ranging from 2,700 to 5,000 square feet and a 140-foot corkscrew slide. The 454-room resort, which recently received Florida Green Lodging’s Three Palm eco-friendly certification, is the ideal base camp between Naples and Ft. Myers. Located on 26 acres overlooking the breathtaking Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, the resort offers convenient access to both destinations as well as a private island for a more secluded retreat. A 15-minute water taxi ride takes guests to the resort’s private beach on Big Hickory Island. White, soft sand and the brilliantly colored Gulf of Mexico create a restful spot with plenty of open chairs and umbrellas for those looking to relax.
For those guests seeking a more active vacation, the island is a great spot to hunt for sharks’ teeth, collect more than 400 types of seashells, build old-fashioned sand castles or kayak along the beautiful shoreline. Back at the resort, guests can relax and rejuvenate with pampering treatments at the Stillwater Spa and enjoy a delectable meal at the Tarpon Bay restaurant, featuring fresh, innovative seafood for a truly memorable meal. For information or reservations visit http://www.coconutpoint.hyatt.com or call 239-444-1234.