The San Juan Marriott Leaves No Mark Behind

July, 2007

 

First Resort in the Region to Support Carbon Neutral Accommodations

 
Once again, San Juan Marriott Resort is leading the way in eco-friendly initiatives with the introduction of a climate friendly travel program.  The San Juan Marriott has joined forces with Sustainable Travel International (STI) on its pioneering TravelGreen™ program, which will allow them to offer carbon neutral accommodations – the first hotel in Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean, to do so.  Carbon neutral means the point at which greenhouse gas emissions have been identified, measured, reduced where possible, and 100% of the remaining emissions have been offset through high quality renewable energy or energy efficiency projects.
 
TravelGreen™ allows San Juan Marriott guests the opportunity to do something proactive and help offset greenhouse gas emissions.  A typical one-night hotel stay expends approximately 33.6 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.  For just $1.00, guests will be able to pay for a TravelGreen™ Mini-Green Tag, which is equal to offsetting 33.6 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions, equating to 100% of the energy consumption related to one night's hotel stay as an industry average.
 
“Travel is inevitable, however, we don’t have to sit idly and claim there’s nothing we can do about its effects on the environment.  Rather, we are working to counteract its impact, as well as empowering guests to take a personal role in positively impacting the environment,” commented Hans-Georg Rohrbein, general manager.  “It’s a simple, cost-efficient option for those who seek ways to be more environmentally friendly in their travels.”
 
The cost of a Mini-Green Tag (US $1 per room, per night) is charged to guests’ invoices with their consent upon check-in and goes directly toward certified and verified renewable energy projects in North America. If a guest chooses not to participate in the program, they decline at check in or at any time throughout their stay.
 
For more information please visit www.travel-green.org.
 
About the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
The
San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino recently completed a muti-million dollar renovation and provides guests newly designed, luxurious guest rooms and suites, a full casino, invigorating spa, two elaborate swimming pools, meeting facilities, six dining options and a lobby lounge for nighttime entertainment.  Experience a tropical beachfront setting, picture perfect views along the Atlantic Ocean, multiple sundecks packed with palm trees, a swim up bar and so much more.  The San Juan Marriot offers a prime location just five miles from the airport with immediate access to San Juan's fashionable shopping, dining, adventure, nightlife, historical and cultural landmarks.
 
About Sustainable Travel International
Sustainable Travel International is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote sustainable development and eco-friendly travel by providing programs that help travelers and travel-related companies protect the environmental, socio-cultural and economic needs of the places they visit, and the planet at large. STI introduced carbon offsetting into the travel and tourism industry, including custom carbon calculators. For more information visit to www.carbonoffsets.org or contact Peter Krahenbuhl at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

 

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