Holiday Inn Palm Springs Earns Green Eco-Leaf Rating For Environmental Initiatives

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

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Simple changes helped Holiday Inn Palm Springs earn their 2 Green Eco-Leaf Rating and become one of 7 lodging properties rated. It's great to see they're intent on insuring a more sustainable future in travel.

Holiday Inn Palm Springs becomes one of 7 lodging properties in Palm Springs, CA to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Currently 7 hotels in Palm Springs have been rated environmentally friendly, and Holiday Inn Palm Springs is one of 7 lodging properties 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. Richard Varner, founder of iStayGreen.org states: "Simple changes helped Holiday Inn Palm Springs earn their 2 Green Eco-Leaf Rating and become one of 7 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: low energy lighting initiatives are in-place - sheets reuse option for multiple night stays - towels reuse option for multiple night stays - eco-initiatives are actively promoted to the public - water conservation initiatives are in-place - water conserving devices are installed when replacing old fixtures - reusable food & beverage service is used in lieu of disposable service items - recycled paper products (bath tissue, facial tissue, paper towels, napkins, etc) are utilized - environmentally friendly chemicals are used in cleaning - environmentally friendly detergents are used for laundry - environmentally friendly chemicals are used for carpet cleaning - the entire property is non-smoking - cotton bedding and towels (non-synthetic) are utilized - low VOC materials (paint, adhesives, air freshener, carpet) are used at the property - plus much more. The complete audit can be viewed at Holiday Inn Palm Springs Environmental Self-Audit.

Hotels in Palm Springs are becoming progressively greener. In addition to the Holiday Inn Palm Springs 7 other hotels have recently earned the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. The 7 lodging properties are Holiday Inn Palm Springs, Renaissance Palm Springs, Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs, 7 Springs Inn and Suites, Best Western Inn at Palm Springs, Travelodge Palm Springs E Palm, and Desert Vacation Villas.

The lodging industry recognizes the need to create a sustainable future for travel. While the Holiday Inn Palm Springs is one of 7 Palm Springs 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 Holiday Inn Palm Springs contact them at 760-323-1711 or visit hipalmsprings.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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