Carolina Beach's Microtel Inn and Suites Carolina Beach Awarded the Prestigious Green Eco-Leaf Rating

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Microtel Inn and Suites a Carolina Beach Hotel has earned a 2 Green Eco-Leaf Rating by completing a 70 point comprehensive eco-audit survey administered by iStayGreen.org - the online social network of environmentally friendly travel.

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Simple changes helped Microtel Inn and Suites Carolina Beach earn their 2 Green Eco-Leaf Rating and become the 1st lodging property rated in Carolina Beach. It's great to see they're intent on insuring a more sustainable future in travel.

Microtel Inn and Suites Carolina Beach becomes the 1st lodging property in Carolina Beach, NC to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Currently they are the only hotel in Carolina Beach that has been rated environmentally friendly, and also the 1st lodging property to complete the comprehensive environmental audit administered by iStayGreen.org. The property earned 2 Green Eco-Leaf, 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 Microtel Inn and Suites Carolina Beach earn their 2 Green Eco-Leaf Rating and become the 1st lodging property rated in Carolina Beach. 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: guests are offered the ability to carbon offset their stay - low energy lighting initiatives are in-place - energy efficient lighting is installed when replacing old lighting - HVAC control system installed - sheets reuse option for multiple night stays - towels reuse option for multiple night stays - eco-initiatives are actively promoted to the public - eco-incentive programs have been created for staff - water conservation initiatives are in-place - water conserving devices are installed when replacing old fixtures - low water consumption landscaping has been installed - recycle containers are located around the property common areas - reusable food & beverage service is used in lieu of disposable service items - compostable disposable service items are utilized - 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 - 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 Microtel Inn and Suites Carolina Beach Environmental Self-Audit.

Hotels in North Carolina and South Carolina are becoming progressively greener. In addition to the Microtel Inn and Suites Carolina Beach 11 other hotels have recently earned the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Some of the lodging properties that have recently been awarded the Green Eco-Leaf Rating include among Ralieigh Hotels the Comfort Suites, Myrtle Beach Hotels include the Holiday Inn Express Broadway and Springmaid Beach Resort, The Francis Marion Hotel and Best Western King Charles Inn are among the Green Charleston Hotels and North Charleston Hotels.

The lodging industry recognizes the need to create a sustainable future for travel. While the Microtel Inn and Suites Carolina Beach is one of 1st Carolina Beach 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. We also anticipate to shortly have Hilton Head Island Hotels, Columbia Hotels, and Greenville Hotels participating in the Green Eco-Leaf Rating program. 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 Microtel Inn and Suites Carolina Beach contact them at 910-458-1300 or visit http://www.microtelinn.com/MicrotelInn/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=29013&brandInfo=MT. 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 3,500 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.

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