Model for Conservation by the State of California
|SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Friday, September 24, 2004 — Kimpton’s San Francisco
based Hotel Triton will be named the model hotel for the State of California's
Green Hotels program. This recognition is in honor of the new California
Integrated Waste Management Board’s initiative, designed to encourage travelers
to stay at “green hotels.” The program promotes patronage of hospitality
establishments that save energy, water, and resources, and divert waste
from landfill disposal through environmentally friendly business practices.
“We are thrilled that the Hotel Triton has been selected as a model for conservation by the State of California,” said Michael Pace, Kimpton Hotels City Manager and leader of Kimpton Hotels Eco-Program. “The Hotel Triton, now a completely ‘green’ and eco-friendly hotel, was the first Kimpton Hotel to introduce eco-rooms. Earlier this year, the Hotel Triton also unveiled new celebrity designed eco-suites by Woody Harrelson, Andy Dick, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Knowing that we are part of a planet—not part of an industry—Kimpton is committed to offering travelers the option of eco-friendly accomodations. Kimpton’s future plans include outfitting each of our 38 hotels with an eco-floor. Making the choice to stay at any one of Kimpton’s eco-rooms provides environmentally conscious guests with a sense of responsibility, appreciation, and care for the planet."
These suites were designed with the assistance of the Spitfire Agency of Sausalito, and 10 percent of the room charges will be donated to a green charity of the celebrity’s choice. Hotel Triton’s eco-fashioned suites and rooms combine sophistication, playfulness, style and comfort with earth-friendly materials, textiles and products.
Secretary for the Environment Terry Tamminen of the California Environmental Protection Agency will help launch the State’s new Green Lodging Program in San Francisco on September 29, 2004, at the Hotel Triton. “Recycling cans, bottles, and plastic bags is commendable—but it doesn’t go far enough,” he said. “The hospitality industry is a vital partner in our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of our day-to-day business operations and the Hotel Triton’s outstanding conservation efforts prove they are committed to being good stewards of the environment and the economy.”
Hotel Triton is recognized as a model of “eco chic” for its commitment
to reducing energy and water consumption, as well implementing numerous
waste reduction practices and emphasizing organic materials. The
Hotel Triton (www.hoteltriton.com) recycles 60 percent of its waste and
exemplifies what it takes to be named to the State’s new Green Lodging
“Patronizing hospitality establishments that go above and beyond the status quo for environmentally aware business operations is something we hope every traveler in California will consider when they access our new Green Lodging Program Web site,” said California Integrated Waste Management Board Member Michael Paparian. “The Hotel Triton is a model Green Lodging facility and we appreciate their voluntary efforts to help California reach zero waste.”
Famous for its environmentally sensitive EcoFloor and designer celebrity suites, the 140-room Hotel Triton is one of San Francisco’s most distinctive hotel properties, reflecting chic, playful and cutting-edge design by local artists. A member of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Triton is located across from the dragon-gate of Chinatown and just three blocks from Union Square. All guestrooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi access, CD players, new Sony Wega televisions, down comforters, new Sealy Plush beds, Frette sheets, plush terrycloth robes, and Nintendo entertainment stations. Hotel Triton is located at 342 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, Calif., 94108.
Kimpton is a San Francisco-based company known for its collection of stylish boutique hotels that are coupled with fine chef-driven restaurants. Founded in 1981, the company currently operates 38 hotels and restaurants across the United States and Canada.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Senior Director of Public Relations
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