New Green Wedding Package in Celebration of World Sea Turtle Day (June 16) From Los Cabos’ 'Hotel with a Heart'

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Marquis Los Cabos offers eco-friendly couples green weddings that feature baby sea turtle releases. Organic food, local wine, sustainable decorations, Green Turn Down service, and accomodations in an Ocean-Front Junior Suite or Private-Pool Casita are also included in the package.

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In celebration of World Sea Turtle Day (June 16), the 237-suite Marquis Los Cabos resort introduces a new Green Wedding Package that includes eco-friendly décor, organic food, local Baja wine selections, Green Turn Down service, and, most excitingly, the opportunity to assist in the release of baby sea turtles. Certified by the state-sponsored PROFEPA agency as a sea turtle watch and rescue site, Marquis Los Cabos protects five species of turtle eggs from laying in June and July to hatching in September and October, when members of the wedding party can participate in this ecotourism initiative. As part of the Green Wedding Package, the eco-conscious couple is provided with a bouquet of local and organic flowers for the bride, natural wedding decorations such as organic centerpieces, an environmentally-friendly bonfire, and Green Turn Down Service, which aims to exclude all environmentally harmful room elements. The wedding reception, three meals per day per person, unlimited international drinks from 11AM to 11PM, and all taxes and fees are also included in the package. Accommodations are available in an Ocean Front Junior Suite for $355 per night or an ocean-view Private Pool Casita for $595 per night.* The Green Weeding package is available from now until December 15, 2012; guests must book by December 15, 2011. The package is available for at least 30 persons or 15 rooms, 2-night minimum. For more information and reservations, please call 1.877.238.9399 or visit our website at http://www.marquisloscabos.com.

*There is a $28 cost per person for hotel-provided décor, or a $500 flat fee should the couple choose to bring their own.    

As part of the Green Hotel Program, the Green Turn Down service at Marquis Los Cabos includes replacing plastic water bottles with glasses, the option of washing the linens and towels and separate organic and non-organic waste baskets. In addition to the Green Turn Down, Marquis implements other eco-friendly practices and recycling programs that reduce the resort’s water, gas, electricity, paper consumption, and waste, including using ecologically safe laundry products from Nopal.

Featured in National Geographic Traveler’s “Hotels with a Heart,” the Marquis Los Cabos donates five percent of the hotel’s annual revenue for the staff’s education and healthcare in its Marquis University. Since 2003, the resort has helped on average 20 employees a year obtain primary schooling and bachelor degrees.

About Marquis Los Cabos
The 237 all-suite beachfront Marquis Los Cabos Resort is located on the southernmost tip of the Baja California península, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, and is minutes from the authentic Old World village of San Jose del Cabo as well as the lively town of Cabo San Lucas. The resort features a 15,000 square foot holistic spa and fitness center, an exclusive gourmet restaurant where a Michelin-pedigreed chef prepares a nightly prix fixe menu and an extensive collection of Latin American sculpture and painting on display in public areas and guest suites. Since its 2003 opening, Marquis Los Cabos has earned the travel industry’s most coveted awards including “World’s Best” (Travel + Leisure); “Gold List” (Conde Nast Traveler); “Best Value” (Conde Nast Traveler); the AAA Four Diamond, and the Five Star Diamond for its Canto del Mar restaurant. Marquis Los Cabos is a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World and the only member of Leading Spas of the World in Los Cabos.

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