SOURCE: Delaware North Companies

Delaware North Companies

January 27, 2012 12:13 ET

Delaware North Companies' Hotel Management Services Team Creates Eco-Friendly Travel Experiences in the World's Most Special Places

BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 27, 2012) - Delaware North Companies' hotel management services extend from the United States and Canada to the far reaches of Australia, touching the lives of millions each year. Through innovative programs, mindful planning and a genuine care and concern for the special places the company serves, Delaware North has managed to not only share these destinations with guests around the world, but protect them as well.

By offering progressive and comprehensive resort management services, as well as GreenPath®, the company's documented and award-winning environmental management system, Delaware North has transformed the eco-travel industry.

"By providing more environmentally friendly options, we've been able to help our guests reduce the impact that travel inevitably has on the environment -- and protect the places we serve," said Deb Friedel, director of environmental affairs and sustainability for Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts. "That said, we don't want to take our practices so far that they alienate guests. Instead, our efforts are subtle, but have a noticeable impact," added Friedel.

In addition to offering local, organic and sustainable dining options and eco-friendly in-room amenities, Delaware North's resort hotel management group provides guests with recycle bins, in-room conservation cards, and disposable, biodegradable coffee cups, when reusable mugs cannot be used. The company also outfits spaces with compact fluorescent light bulbs, environmentally friendly cleaning products and a bevy of energy-efficient technology.

In the years since GreenPath launched, the company has been able to divert thousands of tons from the solid waste stream, save millions of gallons of water, reduce energy consumption and devise new and better ways of doing things. Along the way, Delaware North has also won 50-plus awards and created important partnerships with the National Park Service and several owners of professional sports teams.

In addition to providing industry-leading resort hotel management services, Delaware North Companies also offers expertise in food service, lodging, travel hospitality, retail, sports facilities management, and gaming and racetrack operations. It is consistently ranked among the most admired hospitality management companies in the world -- and earns more than $2 billion in annual revenue.

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is an industry leader providing Stewardship and Hospitality in Special Places (SM), with hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations at historic and scenic properties in North America and Australia. The company operates Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite national parks, including The Ahwahnee and other Yosemite lodges; Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite & the Cottages at Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia; Niagara Falls State Park; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio; Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga; Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, Gray Wolf Inn & Suites and Yellowstone Park Hotel. The company also owns and operates five luxury resorts in Australia: Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort, Wilson Island Resort, Kings Canyon Resort and El Questro Homestead and Wilderness Park. To learn more about Delaware North Companies' hospitality management expertise, visit

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