Albuquerque Hotel Offers New Sustainable Travel Package to Celebrate Earth Day

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Package encourages travelers to take the Rail Runner Train, lower environmental impact.

Hotel Andaluz, recently named one of the top hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveler, is offering a 'Ride the Rails' package that encourages travelers to ditch their cars and travel green. In honor of Earth Day, ten percent of proceeds for ‘Ride the Rails’ bookings for travel between April 19-21, 2013 will be donated to Wild Earth Guardians, an organization that protects and restores wildlife, wild rivers, and wild places in the American West.

“This package is one of many sustainable initiatives at Hotel Andaluz,” said Howard Jacobs, General Manager of Hotel Andaluz. “Wild Earth Guardians is a like-minded organization when it comes to green practices and conservation and we’re thrilled to collaborate on this package to celebrate Earth Day.”

Priced at $239, the package includes deluxe accommodations for two, round trip Rail Runner tickets for two, breakfast, complimentary passes to the New Mexico Sports & Wellness Fitness Center and transportation to and from the Rail Runner station.

Hotel Andaluz has become a leader in sustainable travel. Green features include a rooftop thermal system, an energy management system, fully biodegradable bottled water, state-of-the-art heating and air conditioning, two-stage flushing system, captured rainwater usage and renewable furnishings and accessories. The hotel also partners with local cycle touring company, Routes, Rentals & Tours to offer cycling tours to its guests as another way to reduce environmental impact.

About Hotel Andaluz
A leader in eco-friendly hotels, Hotel Andaluz has a rich history in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. The fourth hotel ever built by Conrad Hilton, Hotel Andaluz was returned to its former glory in 2008 by current owner and local resident Gary Goodman. Hotel Andaluz is the only Historic LEED Gold Certified hotel in the Southwest and the only AAA Four Diamond Hotel in Downtown Albuquerque. With 107 rooms and suites with a variety of meetings, Hotel Andaluz is the only boutique hotel in the City Center and a popular destination for parties, business meetings and weddings.

About Wild Earth Guardians
We believe in nature’s right to exist and thrive. We act on this belief with compassion and courage by working to preserve the wild world. We defend wildness, empower life, seek justice, and stand for healthy, sustainable ecosystems and human communities.

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