SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

December 01, 2011 15:39 ET

Crystal Gateway Marriott Part of the Virginia Green Lodging Program

This Crystal City Hotel Practices the Core Green Activities and Much More

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - Promoting an eco-friendly environment in a stylish package, the Crystal Gateway Marriott proudly participates in the Virginia Green Lodging Program doing its share to eliminate pollution and provide guests with a crystal green atmosphere.

As a leader in helping to save the environment through pollution prevention practices, the Marriott's Crystal City hotel has developed practices that meet or exceed the "core activities" required by the Virginia Green Lodging program which encourages all lodging facilities to be aware of the impact their operations have on the environment and take steps to reduce those effects. The Virginia Green Lodging Program provides guidance and resources on pollution prevention techniques that have been proven to reduce environmental impacts in the hospitality industry, with many also proving to be cost effective.

Core activities supported by this impressive Marriott hotel near Crystal City shopping, include

  • Optional linen service: Sheets and towels are not automatically changed every day;
  • Recycling: Guests must have the opportunity to recycle during their stay;
  • Water conservation: a plan in place for minimizing water use;
  • Energy conservation: a plan in place to address energy conservation and efficiency opportunities;
  • Green events, conferences and meetings: facilities should be able to accommodate groups requesting "green" events.

Virginia Green Lodging is part of the statewide Virginia Green program aimed at reducing the environmental impacts of Virginia's Tourism industry. The program is a partnership between the Virginia Development of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Tourism Corporation and the Virginia Hospitality and Tourism Association.

With its distinctive Arlington, VA address and convenient access to area attractions and business destinations, the Crystal Gateway Marriott is a premier choice for the scores of travelers converging on Crystal City hotels near Washington, DC daily. In addition to supporting an eco-friendly environment the hotel surrounds guests with a vibrant, yet relaxing atmosphere and upscale accommodations. Pampering guests with the Marriott's luxurious Revive bedding ensembles, Bath and Body Works toiletries and room service, the hotel's prominent location is ideal for vacationing families, business travelers or those simply seeking a relaxing weekend escape. Located just a mile from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, travelers will find this DCA Airport hotel with shuttle service to include lobby access to the Crystal City Metro Station putting all Arlington and the Washington, DC area have to offer just steps from their door.

About the Crystal Gateway Marriott

The Crystal Gateway Marriott is one of the most sophisticated hotels near the Crystal City Metro and stands prominently in one of Arlington's most well-known urban districts. As guests of this full-service hotel, travelers are welcomed with on-site dining options, a concierge desk and club level accommodations, a full-service business center, Hertz rental car service, a well-equipped fitness center and refreshing indoor/outdoor connecting pool. Surrounded by fine shopping and convenient access to museums, sightseeing attractions and business destinations, travelers will find exceptional comfort at this newly renovated Marriott hotel.

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