News for the Hospitality Executive
July 14, 2010 (Wilson, Wyoming) – Hotel Terra Jackson Hole, the LEED Silver Certified property in Teton Village, announced that 100% of the electric and natural gas power used at the property is offset. Through a partnership with Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) of Portland, Oregon, this is one of Hotel Terra’s ongoing efforts to drive luxury hospitality into more sustainable practices. Through this joint venture, Terra’s Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) will offset the equivalent CO2 emissions of approximately 528 passenger vehicles per year, while its Carbon Offsets are the equivalent emissions a car would expel over 2,676,608 miles. By purchasing RECs and Offsets to account for 100% of its energy use, Hotel Terra is investing considerable funds in the growing clean energy industry, an effort that will reduce the use of polluting energy sources.
Hotel Terra is part of the Terra Resort Group, which is leading a new generation of green hoteliers seeking to minimize their guests’ carbon footprint while assuring distinctive and luxurious hospitality. Among many eco-friendly considerations at Hotel Terra Jackson Hole is use of 100 percent recycled “Eco Shake” roof shingles; 100% organic cotton sheets, towels and robes throughout; 100% organic mattresses; non toxic paints, sealants and adhesives to improve indoor air quality; and water-conservation systems that combine to reduce annual water use by 34 percent.
For more information on eco-conscious efforts or to make reservations at a Terra Resort address, please call (307) 734-8750 or visit http://terraresortgroup.com/.
About Hotel Terra Jackson Hole
On the vanguard of a new generation of boutique eco-hotels, Hotel Terra Jackson Hole is the first green hotel launched by the Terra Resort Group. Opened in 2008, the LEED-Silver certified, AAA Four Diamond property stands out with an innovative commitment to the environment, enabling a luxurious guest experience with minimal eco-impact. Situated along the slopes of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and adjacent to Grand Teton National Park, the six-story property counts 132 guest rooms and suites with contemporary design and European style, most with kitchens and all with high-tech features including: Hi-Def flat screen TVs, a state-of-the-art IP phone system, digital hotel and area guide, gas fireplace, deep-soaking Zuma Airbath, and custom-designed Terra Bed with 100% organic mattress. Il Villaggio Osteria is a lively indoor-outdoor dinner scene with Roman Trattoria fare created from sustainable and locally sourced ingredients, while Terra Café is the spot for breakfast and lunch. On the hotel’s top floor, Chill Spa has six treatment rooms, including one for couples, with enticements that include 100% organic Eminence products, the Sky Lounge with floor-to-ceiling views, a rooftop hot tub and a small infinity pool with big mountain views. In July 2009, the property opened a new East Wing, with additional guest rooms and suites, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and 4,200 square feet of banquet space, including a ballroom, and rooftop terrace - perfect for weddings, meetings and events. Offering a 21st century take on the “western lodge”, Hotel Terra offers a distinctly sophisticated, yet comfortable, luxury alpine experience. www.hotelterrajacksonhole.com.
About the Terra Resort Group
Formed in November 2006, Terra Resort Group boasts a highly credentialed pedigree of operational and business talent led by company President Jamie Yarrow, who works in partnership with Rob DesLauriers, Chairman of Terra Resort Group and the developer of Hotel Terra and Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa. Terra Resort Group offers services for developers and owners that include: asset management, development and operational consulting services, renovation management, and an expertise in the condominium hotel model that covers, HOA structure, real estate sales, operations and association documentation. The group currently includes three Teton Village, WY properties: Hotel Terra Jackson Hole, Teton Mountain Lodge and Spa, the Inn at Jackson Hole as well as the historic Casa Madrona in Sausalito, CA and the iconic Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, VT. www.terraresortgroup.com.
About the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF)
Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) is an entrepreneurial nonprofit that is creating a more sustainable future by investing now in clean energy and fresh water. When customers purchase BEF's independently certified carbon offsets and renewable energy certificates, they support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the development of new renewable energy facilities. Additionally, their purchase supports long-term watershed restoration and renewable energy education for students and communities nationwide because BEF reinvests its net revenue to fund its Model Watershed and Solar 4R Schools programs. Since its inception in Portland, Ore. in 1998, BEF has been a pioneer in helping people and companies become better stewards of the environment. For more information, click www.b-e-f.org.
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