The Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch Resort in Death Valley National Park
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, May 23, 2007 - The Furnace Creek Inn &
Ranch Resort in Death Valley National Park has been accepted into the Environmental
Protection Agency's Performance Track program.
According to the EPA, Performance Track members demonstrate in their
daily business operations that economic prosperity and environmental protection
The Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch Resort is managed by Xanterra Parks & Resorts. Xanterra is a leader in developing environmental programs in the hospitality industry.
The company was selected by the Environmental Protection Agency as the "2006 Performance Track Corporate Leader." Xanterra was the only company to receive the recognition that year and was only the fourth company to receive the designation since its creation in 2004.
Xanterra's environmental management program, called Ecologix, has earned recognition from a variety of industry and environmental organizations for its depth and success. The company uses its own highly refined performance metrics model - called Ecometrix - to define resource consumption on annual per-room night and per-dollar revenue bases. Ecometrix is the tourism industry's first environmental performance metrics. The model defines annual totals of resource consumption and divides that total by total annual rooms occupied and company-wide revenue, allowing Xanterra to focus on environmental goals that are measurable to a high level of accuracy.
The Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch Resort has been welcoming guests since the 1930s. Open from mid-October through mid-May, the Furnace Creek Inn is a AAA Four Diamond-rated property featuring 66 rooms and two suites with a full array of amenities, fine dining, tennis courts and a spring-fed pool. Open year-round is the Furnace Creek Ranch. Situated adjacent to the golf course, the Ranch features 224 rooms in a casual setting, general store, spring-fed swimming pool, tennis courts, horseback riding and the Borax Museum.
Xanterra Parks & ResortsR (consisting of Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Inc. and Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C.) operates lodges, restaurants and other concessions at national parks and state parks and resorts.
Xanterra Parks & Resorts
|Also See:||Three Xanterra National Park Lodges Added to the Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Performance Track Program / February 2004|
|Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Xanterra as a Top Environmental Performer for Voluntarily Going Beyond Compliance with Environmental Regulations / May 2006|
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