Tampa, FL (Vocus) October 7, 2008
Saddlebrook Resort, one of Tampa’s most popular vacation destinations and a premier conference and group facility, is delighted to offer its guests an environmentally-driven resort experience. Recognized by the Florida Department of Environmental Services as a Florida Green Lodging Property and awarded with the “One Palm Certification”, this luxury resort is taking huge leaps in the direction of environmental consciousness. Having undergone a $50 million renovation, Saddlebrook has devoted significant resources to improving environmental efficiencies across the board. Not only is the resort now offering a robust recycling program throughout its property, but it is also implementing recycling stations throughout its affiliate properties including the Saddlebrook Preparatory School, the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy and the Saddlebrook International Tennis Program. Some of the other green policies and procedures are listed below:
- Laundry Treatment Facility: The new laundry service at Saddlebrook features biodegradable detergents and high temperatures without the use of harmful chlorine bleach.
- Guest Room Linens: By providing guests with a customized linen laundry service, guests choose whether or not they’d like their linens changed. This prevents the waste of water in unnecessary washing.
- Active Climate Control: Each room at Saddlebrook is individually computer-controlled to cool only the rooms that need it at exactly the right levels. Similarly, when guest rooms are not being occupied, thermostats are turned down to a setting that keeps the room fresh, but does not cool excessively and unnecessarily.
- Electric Carts: While many properties choose gas powered carts for guest room transportation, maintenance and golf course use, Saddlebrook has elected to use carts with rechargeable electric batteries. This results in less air pollution but also less noise pollution for the benefit of resort guests.
“At Saddlebrook Resort, having a healthy and sustainable environment for our employees and guests is very important to us, and our programs are constantly evolving as new opportunities, companies, and technologies become available for us to do an even better job” said Alberto Martinez-Fonts, Director of Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations at Saddlebrook Resort.
For more information on the green makeover at Saddlebrook Resort, please visit their website at Saddlebrook Resort Environment.
About Saddlebrook Resort:
Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa is a luxury golf and tennis resort ideal for leisure and business travel. Located just 30 miles north of Tampa International airport, Saddlebrook offers an award winning resort setting with luxury accommodations and facilities for corporate events, meetings and conferences, spa getaways, family reunions, kids camp, and Florida golf and tennis vacations. The resort also features a unique Walking Village layout, so that guests can stroll from accommodations to meeting rooms, function space, recreation, restaurants and shops in minutes.