Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Announces Its First Mid-Atlantic Green Hospitality Conference Sept. 15 & 16

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The Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and its Dover Conference Working Group (DCWG) will host the Mid-Atlantic Green Hospitality Conference, a first-of-its-kind opportunity to unite food service and lodging facilities, tourism agencies, “eco” product suppliers and consultants around the common cause of maintaining and promoting environmentally friendly lodging and food services practices.

The Mid-Atlantic is poised to cater to millions of green travelers.

The DCWG is an employee collaboration chaired by George Fiorile, General Manager of Hotel Operations at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. The Company's DCWG is comprised of Jerry Lawrence, Director of Purchasing, Doree Kuhn, Director of Hotel Operations, Gordon Basht, Director of Sales and John Doerfler, Hotel Sales Manager. Doerfler is also the in-house Conference Coordinator.

The DCWG has contracted for conference planning and development, HospitalityGreen LLC, outside consultants who were responsible for co-chairing and co-coordinating the highly successful 2014 Green Tourism Conference in April in Callicoon, N.Y.

“The Mid-Atlantic is poised to cater to millions of green travelers,” says George Fiorile. The region’s proximity to multiple major metropolitan areas positions it as an up and coming destination for tourists, meeting planners and conference coordinators seeking environmentally responsible lodging and food service providers. The main goal of the conference is to educate end users on planning for climate resilience and the economic benefits for maintaining a more efficient and eco-marketable property to generate more revenue, and demonstrating true cost savings.

The Delaware State Senate 147th Assembly in a Senate Concurrent Resolution #52 proclaimed September 13th to September 20th as Sea Level Rise Awareness Week. The conference will open September 15th, the Monday of Sea Level Rise Awareness Week at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Del., the State's capital.

On Monday, September 15th, registrants will be hosted with a food and beverage reception showcasing and honoring regionally produced foods and beverages. Tuesday September 16th will be packed with information on developing and improving the marketability of your eco-friendly property, tips and advice from regional green initiatives, expert advice on new green financing opportunities, innovations in new construction and highlights of resiliency and emergency planning for large and small lodging facilities and tourist venues from throughout the region.

Various green training programs, networking opportunities in the vendor exhibition area and a luncheon sourced from local ingredients during which a to be announced key note will provide the background for regional collaboration and for eco-revenue generation for all attending businesses.

Attendees will be able to choose from multiple educational forums designed for the lodging industry, food service operations and emergency preparedness. HospitalityGreen’s Green Lodger’s Training, which provides the necessary staff training requirement for TripAdvisor's GreenLeaders Certification, will be offered. Greening Food Services, an annual certificate training, will also be offered along with a special workshop on Emergency Preparedness for large and small operations.

Conference details, schedules, presenters and new conference information will be made available weekly. Conferees may register and receive a special discounted hotel rate by registering on the conference website. For more information on the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Hospitality Conference, please visit and bookmark

To reach the Conference Coordinator, contact John Doerfler at jdoerfler(at)doverdowns(dot)com or 302-857-2102.

About Dover Downs
Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino® is a premier gaming entertainment resort destination in Delaware. Operations consist of a 500-room, AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel with full service spa/salon and gaming options including slots, tables, poker, online gambling, Keno, professional football parlay betting, nationwide horse racing simulcasts and live harness racing November through April. Amenities include the Rollins Center® ballroom, 41,500 sq. ft. of event space, 13 restaurants/bars/lounges, and retail shops. For more information on Dover Downs, please visit

About HospitalityGreen
HospitalityGreen is a New York based consulting firm specializing in environmental and operations consulting services. For more information on HospitalityGreen, please visit

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