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Bardessono Hotel

July 10, 2012 12:00 ET

Bardessono Hotel & Spa Receives AH&LA Stars of the Industry Good Earthkeeping Award

YOUNTVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) - The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) Stars of the Industry Awards, held Wednesday, June 13, honor standout initiatives at hotel properties. It was announced that Bardessono received the AH&LA Stars of the Industry Award for Good Earthkeeping, Small Property. From the hotel's opening, Bardessono has been a significant national model of green building and operating practices, and has chosen to consistently act on its environmental values to become the first LEED-platinum certified hotel in California.

Bardessono Hotel & Spa in Yountville has developed a working model that shows a hotel can provide a luxurious guest experience and be very green at the same time. Taking care of the environment is one of the Bardessono's core values shown through its implementation of environmental initiatives that are practical, economic, and aesthetic.

The hotel has departed from the norm in the industry by minimizing impacts of construction and design and integrating the most advanced environmental technologies. Examples of a few of the primary sustainable practices that qualified Bardessono for AH&LA's Good Earthkeeping, Small Property recognition are (for a full list of sustainable practices visit

  • An underground geothermal system heats and cools the guest rooms, the spa, and the domestic hot water supply.
  • Almost no offsite energy is used. Hidden on the flat rooftops are 940 solar panels that provide significant amounts of the hotel's electrical demand.
  • All 62 guest rooms are designed to get the maximum use of natural light for heating and cooling.
  • Use of low volatile organic compounds, in finishes, glues, paints, and other products.
  • Wood throughout the hotel is milled from salvaged trees.
  • Organic linens and cleaning supplies and recycling and composting programs are standard.
  • Products in the restaurant and spa are sourced primarily from local organic or sustainable producers.

About Bardessono:
Bardessono opened in February 2009 with 62 guest rooms in Yountville, California, the heart of the Napa Valley. The hotel boasts Lucy Restaurant and Bar with its own culinary garden and a full service spa as well as personalized spa treatment areas in each of its guest rooms. We pledge to care for an uncommon set of priorities: for the environment, for each other, for our guests, for the property and for the community nearby. Together, these priorities represent a vision for unprecedented and attentive service.

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