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Nearing 140 Years Open, The Palmer House Hilton Takes A Proactive Stance On Green Initiatives
The Historic Property Receives Bronze Level Green Seal Certification
June 05, 2010
CHICAGO - Taking a disciplined approach on eco-friendly matters, Chicago landmark hotel The Palmer House Hilton was recently rewarded for its conscious efforts in improving its environmental performance with a Green Seal Bronze Level certification. The achievement was met after cognizant strides were made to help conserve energy and minimize waste at the historic property.
"The Palmer House Hilton is dedicated to utilizing sustainable practices to create an extraordinary experience for our guests and to impact the environment in a positive way," says General Manager Dean Lane. "It is extremely gratifying for the Palmer House Hilton to be named the largest Green Seal Certified Hotel in Chicago."
Seeking a significant change, The Palmer House Hilton instituted a "Green Team" to help spearhead effective initiatives through its employees and sustain able policies and practices. The coveted seal was earned after a rigorous science-based evaluation and plant visit tested the property in five main areas: excelling in corporate accountability; maintaining aggressive goals on key social and environmental sectors; making effective and accountable supplier-managed practices; enduring in scientific assessments of key product lines; and meeting ambitious requirements for third-party certification of your company's products.
About Green Seal
Green Seal is an independent, non profit organization that utilizes science-based standards in evaluating products and services in over 40 distinct categories. The organization actively advises and assists companies in their efforts to green their purchasing, operations, and facilities management functions.
About The Palmer House Hilton-A Grand Palace Hotel
The majestic, world-class Palmer House Hilton reflects the opulence Potter Palmer designed and built into the original hotel in 1871, starting with its façade and extending to the dramatic, muraled Beaux Arts lobby and gracious guestrooms and event spaces. The Palmer House Hilton remains one of only 26 grand palace hotels remaining in America today, and it's one of Chicago's architectural crown jewels.
The Palmer House Hilton is owned by Thor Equities and operated by Hilton Worldwide. The hotel was named a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Historic Hotels of America (HHA) for maintaining its historic integrity, architecture and ambiance. For additional information, please visit www.palmerhousehiltonhotel.com or call +1 312 726 7500.