Press Release – January 24, 2012
Seattle Meeting Hotels
SEATTLE’S CEDARBROOK LODGE TAPS INTO NEW GREEN PRACTICES
Quintessentially Northwest business and leisure hotel announces additions to sustainable commitment
SEATTLE – (January 24, 2012) - Furthering its commitment to sustainable hotel operations and guest services, Seattle’s quintessentially Northwest Cedarbrook Lodge announces additions to its sustainability initiatives, including electric vehicle (EV) charging stations powered by ECOtality, Inc., and freshly filtered and purified drinking water through partnership with Nordaq FRESH®.
“Since its inception, Cedarbrook has strived to be a leader in responsible, ‘green’ hotel operations,” said Scott Ostrander, general manager of Cedarbrook Lodge. “We’re excited to launch several new elements and additions to our extensive sustainability initiatives both on the operational and guest service levels of the property.”
Cedarbrook is the first hotel in Washington state to partner with ECOtality, Inc., and install Blink® Wall-Mount charging stations. The installation is part of the EV Project, a public-private partnership sponsored by the Department of Energy and managed by ECOtality, Inc. Use of Cedarbrook’s charging stations will be available for guests using the hotel’s recently introduced valet service beginning in March.
Through a partnership with Nordaq FRESH, Cedarbrook and Copperleaf Restaurant guests can now enjoy drinking water that has been freshly filtered and purified onsite. The water, available flat and carbonated, reduces waste from bottles and filtration systems, as well as provides the hotel and restaurant with the ability to carbonate water to their specifications.
“It’s incredible how much something as simple as water can heighten the guest experience,” said Roy Breiman, culinary director of Cedarbrook Lodge. “By filtering, purifying and carbonating our own water, guests will be able to taste the difference not only in the water itself, but also see first-hand the impact it has on the entire food and wine experience at Copperleaf.”
The EV charging stations and water filtration system add to Cedarbrook’s extensive list of sustainably focused hotel operations, guest services and amenities. The hotel and restaurant’s other green initiatives include: onsite composting and soil management system; onsite Chef’s garden and mushroom patch; water reclamation pond and recycling system; kitchen grease recycling through General Biodiesel; biodegradable Auto-Chlor Green Kleen® kitchen and Green Seal certified cleaning products; 100-percent biodegradable and compostable to-go food items; environmentally friendly Green Natüra bath products; Greenplus® housekeeping staff uniforms made from 100-percent post-consumer drinking bottles; recycled stock in-room notepads and pens; recycling bins and low-energy HDTVs in guest rooms; 100-percent biodegradable Green Earth renew key cards; and paperless eBrochures for meetings and weddings.
In addition to the many sustainably focused programs at Cedarbrook, the 104-room business and leisure hotel is in the process of becoming a Green Key Member, a designation awarded by the Green Key Eco-Rating Program, as well as earning its Energy Star rating as precursor to LEED Certification.
Cedarbrook Lodge, ranked the No. 1 hotel in the World on the Expedia® 2011 Insiders’ SelectTM List and the No. 1 hotel in the U.S. in the TripAdvisor® 2011 Travelers’ Choice® Awards, is a quintessentially Northwest business and leisure hotel in Seattle. Cedarbrook’s many complimentary guest amenities include plush living rooms featuring comfortable sitting areas, fireplaces, book libraries and 24-hour complimentary snacks; WiFi access; Northwest continental breakfast; and guest shuttles to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, SoundTransit Central Link light rail and Amtrak Tukwila stations.
For more information about Cedarbrook Lodge, visit http://www.CedarbrookLodge.com or call (206) 901-9268.
About Cedarbrook Lodge
Cedarbrook Lodge, rated the No. 1 hotel in the world on the Expedia® 2011 Insiders’ SelectTM List and No. 1 hotel in the U.S. in the TripAdvisor® 2011 Travelers’ Choice® Awards, is located at 18525 36th Avenue South in Seattle, Wash., less than one mile from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Its dining establishment, Copperleaf Restaurant, features quintessentially Northwest farm-to-table cuisine and was named a 2011 Top 10 New Restaurant in the U.S. by Gayot. Nestled on an 18 acre oasis of restored wetlands, Cedarbrook Lodge features the coveted combination of a convenient location, serene setting, exceptional guest services and more than 24,000 square feet of event space ideal for many occasions including social gatherings, weddings, business meetings and conferences. Cedarbrook Lodge is a member of Stash Hotel RewardsTM, a point-based program that allows guests at independent hotels to quickly earn free stays at participating properties. For reservations, call toll-free (877) 515-2176. Contact Cedarbrook Lodge directly at (206) 901-9268 or visit http://www.CedarbrookLodge.com.
About Coastal Hotel Group
Coastal Hotel Group is a privately held, Seattle-based hotel hospitality management company specializing in distinctive luxury hotels, resorts, inns, and lodges. Established in 1987, Coastal Hotel Group has earned a reputation for providing remarkable lodging choices for the discerning traveler. Coastal Hotel Group is a founding member of Stash Hotel RewardsTM, a point-based program that allows guests at independent hotels across the country to quickly earn free nights at any participating property. For more information about Coastal Hotel Group, visit http://www.CoastalHotels.com.