~ Four Palm Beach County Hotel Properties Join the List of Florida State Certified Green Properties ~
Palm Beach County, Fla., June 30, 2009 - The practice of eco-friendly sustainable tourism in
Palm Beach County has a positive impact on the environment through the management of resources and
the responsible consumption of energy. Tourism industry partners throughout the County are taking
significant measures to establish green initiatives and embrace environmental policies in accord with the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Green Lodging Program (FDEP). Within this program,
environmental guidelines for hotels have been established to conserve natural resources and prevent
The following review of properties includes hotels already certified under Florida's Green Lodging
Program, and hotels that are practicing sustainable tourism.
? Best Western Palm Beach Lakes Inn* has close proximity to entertainment and exciting activities
in West Palm Beach, and is only minutes away from Palm Beach International Airport.
? The Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center* is just minutes from beautiful beaches, world-class
shopping and restaurants. Hotel amenities include a health club, outdoor pool, and fine dining at the
Absinthe Lounge.
? The Boca Raton Resort & Club's* green initiatives include a recycling program and use of
environmentally-friendly products, such as florescent light bulbs, a linens program to reduce
water, energy and detergents, recycled paper and "green" cleaning products.
? The Breakers Palm Beach* was the first resort in Palm Beach County awarded the Green Lodging
Two Palm certification in August 2008 by the FDEP in recognition of increased energy conservation
and pollution prevention measures since the property's One Palm designation in September 2006. ? Colony Hotel and Cabana Club* reduces water consumption through low-flow faucets and
showerheads, and offers a linen and towel reuse program. In addition, the facility moderates water use
by planting native vegetation to reduce landscaping irrigation.
? The Comfort Inn & Suites* hotel is ideally located off Interstate 95 and the Florida Turnpike, just
four miles from the beachside town of Jupiter. Attractions nearby include the Loxahatchee River
Historical Museum, the Maritime and Yachting Museum, and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and
? The Courtyard by Marriott Boynton Beach* is located across the street from the brand new
Renaissance Commons, full of new shops, restaurants and specialty stores.
? The Crowne Plaza* in West Palm Beach recently underwent a $31 million renovation. Now a
designated Green Lodging property the hotel is only minutes from Palm Beach International Airport
and the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
? The Delray Beach Marriott* is located in southern Palm Beach County. Delray Beach is home to
the shopping and nightlife district on Atlantic Avenue where boutiques & bistros meet the ocean.
? The Doubletree Hotel Palm Beach Gardens* is currently the only hotel in Palm Beach County to
offer PURE rooms through the PURE program. The purpose of the program is to reduce indoor air
pollutants. The program helps lessen allergic reactions caused by dust and other pollutants associated
with indoor environments.
? The Embassy Suites Boca Raton* is the first hotel in the City of Boca Raton, and the 139th in the
state, to be designated by the FDEP's Green Lodging program. The hotel is conveniently located near
beautiful beaches, fantastic shopping and great golfing.
? The Fairfield Inn & Suites, Boca Raton* is near many attractions including the Town Center Mall,
Mizner Park, Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Of course
the beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches of Boca Raton and Deerfield Beach are just minutes from the
? Fairfield Inn & Suites by MarriottĀ® Jupiter* is close to Interstate-95, the Florida Turnpike and
only a few miles to the beautiful beaches of Florida. Hotel amenities include an outdoor tropical pool,
full kitchens in selected suites, complimentary High-Speed Internet and more.? Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach practices green friendly measures including the recycling of office
paper, newsprint and plastics. Also, Executive Chef Darryl Moiles grows his own herbs and flowers
in the on-premise organic garden, which are used in conjunction with organic and pesticide-free
? Gulfstream Manor* is a casual chic retreat just minutes away from the posh shopping district, fine
opera, and grand homes of Palm Beach.
? The Hampton Inn Palm Beach Airport* is an artistic beauty in a coastal paradise. Find a treasure
trove of culture on Florida's "Gold Coast" in West Palm Beach, a community that has evolved into a
sophisticated haven for artistic expression.
? The Hampton Inn & Suites Boynton Beach* is a little piece of paradise. Nestle yourself between
seaside thrills and the splendor of untainted wilderness when you stop in Boynton Beach, a resort
paradise between Palm Beach and Boca Raton.
? Hawthorn Suites West Palm Beach* strives to make travelers feel right at home. This all-suite hotel
is ideal for guest staying for training and meetings, temporary assignments, relocation or family
? Hilton Palm Beach Airport* a resort-style hotel located on scenic Lake Cloud, one mile from Palm
Beach International Airport. Hotel amenities include a fitness center, tennis courts, complimentary
airport and CityPlace shuttles and an abundance of meeting space.
? The Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront Resort* offers the ideal option for a relaxing West Palm
Beach vacation. This spectacular hotel provides a breathtaking locale on a tranquil four-mile stretch
of sandy beach.
? The Hilton Suites at Boca Raton* is an all-suite hotel, conveniently located in the heart of beautiful
Boca Raton among a six-acre lakeside complex surrounded by shopping and dining.
? The Holiday Inn Boca Raton Express* is located near the shopping destinations of Town Center
Mall and Mizner Park.
? Located directly on the Atlantic Ocean, the Holiday Inn Highland Beach* features 115 newlyrenovated guest rooms, full service restaurants, two meeting rooms and beautiful views.