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Marriott International

July 26, 2011 10:51 ET

Exton, PA Hotel Lends Helping Hand to Clean the World

Aggressive Recycling Program Aimed at Combating Worldwide Disease

EXTON, PA--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2011) - Reaching out with a helping hand to Clean the World, a hotel near West Chester University is taking extra measures to save lives worldwide, one bar of soap at a time.

Joining forces with Clean the World, an organization aimed at helping impoverished people around the world, the Fairfield Inn Philadelphia Great Valley/Exton Hotel is saving all soaps, shampoos, conditioners and hand lotion discarded by guests for a recycling program that is helping fight the spread of disease and infection.

By simply collecting these bath products from guest rooms upon check-out, the dedicated staff at one of Exton's finest hotels near QVC Studio Park quickly fills recycle bins with products that can be sanitized, repackaged and then distributed along with appropriate educational materials to areas of the world in which hand washing is a luxury.

Combating a staggering rate of deaths from hygiene-related illnesses because there is no soap, Clean the World's recycling and distribution process is helping to reduce the spread of disease and infection and prevent needless deaths. According to World Health Organization statistics, more than five million lives are lost each year due to these diseases, with the majority of the deaths among children less than five years of age. Studies have shown that hand washing substantially reduces the spread of disease, but unfortunately millions of people around the globe do not have access to the soap required to properly wash their hands. Thanks to the extra efforts of partnering hotels like the Fairfield Inn, one of the most accessible West Chester hotels near the university and other area destinations, these items and educational materials are becoming more and more available to persons who otherwise would go without.

This recycling process also helps keep unused products out of already overflowing landfills and from contaminating fragile groundwater systems. Taking the lead among hotels near West Chester, PA in partnering with Clean the World, the recycling protocol adopted by the Fairfield Inn helps move this charitable organization one step closer to reaching its goal of saving one million lives each year.

About the Fairfield Inn Philadelphia Great Valley/Exton Hotel

A distinguished hotel property located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, the Fairfield Inn Philadelphia Great Valley/Exton is an oasis for travelers seeking well-kept accommodations, exceptional service and complimentary conveniences. Distinctive among hotels near Iceline Quad Rinks, Oakland and Eagle View Corporate Parks, Siemens and other popular destinations, both business and leisure travelers are pampered with complimentary high speed Internet access, an in-room refrigerator and microwave, thick mattresses and crisp, cotton-rich linens. Conveniently located just off the Pennsylvania turnpike, the hotel also offers guests a heated indoor pool, fitness center and complimentary on-site parking.

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