Hampton Hotels Announces Brand's First LEED® Certified Hotel Hampton Inn and Suites Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport achieved LEED® Silver certification, as recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council
emitting (VOC) materials (glues, sealants, woods) were used during the construction.
* Landscaping utilizes native plants, reducing the need for watering.
* The hotel is conveniently located in proximity to a public transportation hub and provides a shuttle to guests to limit the need for car use.
* The hotel provides extensive bicycle parking and a shower facility to encourage hotel employees to ride their bicycle to work.
* The hotel provides preferred parking places for fuel efficient and high occupancy vehicles.
* The hotel provides a high tech storm water filtering devices to reduce the environmental impact of run offs.
All Hampton Hotels take part in the brand's Take Care program. Its mission is "to show the world we Take Care by preserving our environment and enhancing the health and well-being of one another, one caring moment at a time." Hampton has implemented several programs as part of the Take Care initiative, such as optional linen and terry freshening programs and water aerators to reduce the use of water, energy and detergent. There's even a fluffy, durable pillow made from 100% recycled materials. Hampton is also continuing its innovation within the Take Care program with other future product enhancements on the way like CFL bulbs and eco-friendly disposable items in place brand-wide by the end of the year.
As a part of Hilton Worldwide, Hampton is currently rolling out the company's proprietary LightStay™ system. By December 31, 2011, all 3,600 properties within Hilton Worldwide's global portfolio of brands will use LightStay, making the company the first major multi-brand company in the hospitality industry to require property-level measurement of sustainability. LightStay, measures energy and water use and waste and carbon output at Hilton Worldwide properties around the globe. The system also analyzes performance across 200 operational practices, such as housekeeping, paper product usage, food waste, chemical storage, air quality and transportation. The company saved more than $29 million in utility costs in 2009 and the reductions conserved enough energy to power 5,700 homes for a year and reduce carbon output equivalent to taking 34,865 cars off the road.
About Hampton Hotels
The Hampton brand, including Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton, is an award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment. With nearly 1,800 properties globally, Hampton Hotels is part of Hilton Worldwide, the leading global hospitality company. All Hampton Hotels offer warm surroundings and a friendly service culture that share a common "personality" supported by the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. High-quality accommodations, in-room conveniences and the latest technology, combined with numerous locations and consistent offerings, have made Hampton a leader in its segment and one of the fastest growing hotel brands.
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About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 91