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On-Going Green Practices in Paradise: Paradise Point Resort & Spa is using sound environmental management practices to reduce our impact on the environment, improve our bottom line and satisfy our customer demand for environmentally conscious lodging establishments.

Our team is committed to environmental improvements within both our business and our lives. We believe that every little bit helps, no matter how small the offering. We are committed to trying to make a difference, while ensuring that our commitment to provide our guests with excellent service and product is not compromised.

Below is a current list of Green Practices that we have implemented:

Paradise Point Resort & Spas Housekeeping Department operates with water

conservation in mind, utilizing a standard 3rd day wash cycle for guestroom sheets and pillowcases. Our Housekeeping Attendants only clean with Green Seal Certified bathroom cleaners

and Green Seal carpet care solutions We have implemented a refillable dispenser system in our guestroom bathrooms for

shampoo, conditioner and shower gel to eliminate individual packaging waste. It is estimated that, worldwide, hotels dispose of more than 10 billion partly-used individually-packaged bars of soap and bottles of liquids every year! Our guest baths feature low flow toilets and shower heads

We break down all cardboard boxes and utilize our cardboard baler to bundle the

cardboard and deliver it to a Recycle Center Our green waste is collected separately to be recycled. We encourage Employees to conserve paper by not printing as many reports, property-

wide information, and other documents We use Compact Fluorescent Lighting throughout the Property and limit the use of indoor

and outdoor lighting when possible Our Engineering Team, Bellmen, Guest Recreation Staff and Security Officers utilize

either Electric Carts or Bicycles We are fortunate to be on a 44 acre lush, island paradise with over 450 different types of

carbon-monoxide converting plants and flowers which can only help our environment. While these are just a few examples of our commitment to helping the environment, we are always looking to do more.

We care about the world we live in!


In recognition of the need to preserve the world in which we operate and serve our guests, Destination Hotels & Resorts is dedicated to practices and programs that pay respect to, and lessen our footprint on, our changing environment.

As the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country, we are committed to creating a new benchmark for our hotels and resorts through a series of environmental initiatives, both on the corporate level and at each of our individual properties.



All properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection have implemented over 100 environmental initiatives since the inception of the Destination Earth program in January 2008. The eco-friendly program elements include decreasing energy and water usage, reducing waste, increasing recycling and composting, and purchasing local and organic food and beverages when possible.

Additionally, a Green Meetings program was launched throughout all properties in late 2009 in an effort to maximize waste diversion from meetings and conferences and to increase overall environmental awareness among hotel guests.


Energy Efficiency Energy efficient compact fluorescent lighting or low voltage devices have been installed wherever appropriate, reduction total lighting to only 3 watts per square foot. Dimmers are used in all public areas, and motion detector switches are installed in guest bathrooms and back-of-house areas. Gas appliances and kitchen and laundry equipment are installed where appropriate. Transportation Terranea Resort provides access to public transportation or shuttle services for its guests, and encourages car/van pools for our associates. Hybrid and low emission vehicles are used to reduce our carbon emissions. Staff air travel is "greened" with the purchase of carbon and electrical offset credits, which are also offered to clients, guests, media, and conference attendees for purchase.

Audio/Visual Batteries, light bulbs and printer and copier toner cartridges are recycled. Landscaping Terranea Resort nearly fifteen acres of restored native habitat areas. Strict attention has been paid to reinforcing the biodiversity and integrity of this ecosystem through the native plant pallet. This native plant material is locally cultivated from a Palos Verdes seed bank and grown by the Palos Verdes Land Conservancy. Also, approximately 45 mature trees, remnants of Marineland, were preserved and replanted throughout the property. Of the 102 acres of the site, only 25% is covered by impervious surfaces (i.e., building or paving), leaving roughly 75 acres of green space. Golf Course The golf course's daily flows from irrigation water are treated in vegetated channels called Bioswales. Bioswales are essentially created wetlands which contain plant species known for their ability to remediate polluted water and soil through sedimentation, filtration, absorption, and vegetative uptake. In addition to enhancing water quality, they also provide habitat for many avian and aquatic species. The use of pesticides and fertilizers will be limited to those which are either organic in nature or those which have no residual effect.

We are proud to have a "Destination Earth" taskforce, comprised of leaders throughout the organization and representing hotel and resort operations, to ensure that all departments and associates of Destination Hotels & Resorts are personally involved and committed to the program. Each of our properties has a designated "green team" onsite and has made a commitment to pursuing:

Sourcing environmentally responsible services and products locally, and purchasing

organic, environmentally friendly- and recycled supplies, whenever possible. Purchasing fresh and sustainable foods locally grown, whenever possible.

Creating partnerships with other organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to

preserving the environment. Leading our associates to apply eco-friendly practices in their daily operations. Utilizing environmentally responsible building materials and strategies for new properties

and renovations to reduce environmental impact. Retrofitting existing properties with energy efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems,

as well as water-saving devices. Implementing tools that allow us to continually measure the progress of our individual

properties and support their commitment to preserving the environment through the Destination Earth program. Destination Hotels & Resorts recognizes that our customers, owners and associates all benefit from and desire a healthy, sustainable environment. As we continue on the journey of environmental stewardship, we are committed to maintaining the superior guest experience that our customers expect, while reducing our impact on the earth's natural resources. Throughout our portfolio, our hotels and resorts have received numerous awards, recognitions, certifications, and honors for implementing eco-friendly practices. The following is a sample of sustainable initiatives taking place at our properties:

LEED Certification The Glade Spring Spa at received LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in June 2009. Awards Suncadia was awarded the Environmental Achievement Award by the Pacific Northwest Section of the Air and Waste Management Association In November 2009

Suncadia is a 3 Star Built Green Community and its next phase of development in Nelson Preserve is committed to build only 3 Star Build Green certified or better.


LEED Certification The Sunriver Resort Marina and Sunriver Stables Trail Ride Registration Facility received LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in January 2010. These buildings made history for both the resort and the Sunriver community as these are the first two facilities in Sunriver to accomplish this.


Awards The Embassy Suites at Chevy Chase Pavilion in Washington, D.C. was a runner-up in the American Hotel & Lodging Association's Green Guidelines Challenge. The Challenge urged hoteliers across the country to track and improve their green business operations by taking the AH&LA Green Guidelines Challenge. Hotels used a tracking tool to air their measurement of occupancy statistics, monetary and energy expenditures and return on investment from specific green practices.

The Embassy Suites at Chevy Chase Pavilion has also been recognized as an Energy Start Partner and recently was awarded the 4-Key Award from Green Key which certifies the hotel as a leader in hotel sustainability programs.


Green Certifications InterContinental Tampa is recognized by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as a "One Palm" member of The Florida Green Lodging Program. The Florida Green Lodging Program is a voluntary initiative of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that

designates and recognizes lodging facilities that make a commitment to conserve and protect Florida's natural resources.


Green Certifications Certified as a "Green Hotel in the Green Mountain State".

Received The Audubon Green Leaf certification, with a score of 4 of 5 Green Leaves.

Stowe Mountain Club: The golf course received Signature Sanctuary Certification from Audubon International.


Transportation Participates in Maricopa County's Trip Reduction Program by offering benefits to its employees who commute. The hotel has been noted as one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters for exceeding the national standard of excellence designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Preservation Terranea was meticulously built on the Palos Verdes Peninsula with more than 631,800 square feet of native habitat areas. One example of habitat preservation is that approximately 45 mature trees dating over 50 years were boxed prior to construction and then replanted throughout the site as a tribute to the history of this location. Additional environmental mitigation efforts include, but aren't limited to, protecting and enhancing local water quality. To do this Terranea is implementing a series of environmental best management practices that include wet ponds,

bioswales and storm filters. Bioswales are vegetated channels, essentially created wetlands, which enhance water quality and provide a habitat for many avian species.


Water Conservation All public area restrooms are equipped with sensor toilets, minimizing water flow. In addition, water efficient shower heads have been installed in all guest rooms. A towel and bed linen reuse program is in place and the housekeeping department uses a patented aqua-fusion laundry system that customizes the amount of ozone delivered to each washer. The system reduces hot water usage and overall water use by 30%, decreases energy expenses, shortens wash cycles and reduces linen replacement costs.


Recognitions The Driskill Hotel was recognized by the City of Austin as a "Green Partner" and a Waste Smart business for their efforts to create less waste by recycling and buying recycled products. They were also recognized as a "Partner" with the Clean Air Partners Program in Central Texas. Clean Air Partners assists employers in reducing emissions with a variety of options, while promoting their clean air successes to the community.

GAIA Consulting Group helps us strategically gain maximum value for our sustainable efforts through environmental reporting systems, increased public relations and marketing, and enhancing our brand image. Five Winds International is a sustainability consulting firm and provides important strategic and tactical support to maximize our program's development and success.