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Pointe Hilton Resorts Receives Green Certification
Iconic Phoenix Resorts Officially Recognized For Sustainable Practices And Programs
May 01, 2011
PHOENIX - Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort and Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort are proud to announce that they have received official green certifications from the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the Arizona Office of Tourism.
“We are thrilled to be recognized for our efforts to make an impact in our community,” said Teri Agosta, general manager, Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. “Our team has worked tirelessly to conserve our desert resources and sustain our environment.”
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort excelled in the new “Certified Green Lodging” program, earning a score of 275 points and surpassing the minimum requirement of 150 points. The resort qualified for this recognition by establishing initiatives such as creating an environmental team that monitors environmental programs, waste reduction and recycling, energy and resource conservation, as well as adopting and displaying an environmental policy that commits to pollution prevention.
The lodging recognition, which was adopted this year, created a way for Arizona hotels to designate themselves as leaders in environmental practices and commit to saving energy and water in the Valley. Currently, Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is one of only 20 Arizona resorts to receive this designation.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort joins its sister property, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, which received its green certification in 2010. The Tapatio Cliffs property engages in eco-minded practices such as the use of compact fluorescent light bulbs, low-flow water fixtures and recycling containers throughout the onsite offices.
“It’s exciting to be a part of a forward-thinking group that works to not only provide an outstanding experience for our guests, but does so in eco-friendly ways,” said Ron Simon, general manager, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. “The green initiatives we use to serve guests will continue to sustain our environment long after their stay ends.”
Additionally, the resort established an environmental transformation at its onsite golf club, Lookout Mountain. Ponds were replaced with hazard complexes throughout the course made of bunkers and native desert waste areas. Completed in October, the new design is estimated to save more than 24 million gallons of water, which equates to $140,000 per year.
Both Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak and Tapatio Cliffs properties work in accordance with the Hilton Worldwide mission to operate in increasingly environmentally friendly ways. Recently Hilton launched LightStay, a proprietary system developed to calculate and analyze environmental impact. LightStay has helped reduce energy use, carbon waste and water consumption of over 200 hotel operations from housekeeping to food waste throughout their properties across the globe.
About Pointe Hilton Resorts
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort and Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort are two luxurious, Spanish-Mediterranean-designed, all-suite mountainside resorts in Phoenix. Because Phoenix has the advantage of over 300 days of sunshine per year, guests are able to enjoy the Pointe Hilton Resorts’ acres of refreshing pools, and championship golf year round. Both resorts completed a three-year makeover that includes new guest suite furniture and amenities, updated public spaces and expanded spa and fitness facilities. With award-winning golf, acres of swimming pools, extensive conference space and a variety of restaurants, Pointe Hilton Resorts offer the perfect location for business or rest and relaxation. For additional information on Pointe Hilton Resorts, please visit www.pointehilton.com or call 1-800-947-9784.
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,200 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.