SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

September 11, 2013 15:22 ET

Hotel in St. John's, Newfoundland Unlocks the Beauty of Being Green

In Recognition of Its Ecological Sensitivity, the Fairfield Inn & Suites St. John's Newfoundland Receives an Impressive Green Key Rating

NEWFOUNDLAND, NL--(Marketwired - Sep 11, 2013) - When it comes to going green, everyone can make a difference. But the biggest impacts are usually made by the biggest players, and the hospitality industry undoubtedly falls into that category. So when a hotel like the Fairfield Inn & Suites St. John's Newfoundland commits to lending Mother Nature a helping hand, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program is ready to recognize its efforts.

Designed to evaluate a hotel's environmental sensitivity and corporate social responsibility, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program is built upon a system of five keys. The more programs in place and successes achieved, the more keys a property earns. In the case of this hotel near YYT Airport, four keys were awarded for its diverse and extensive environmental efforts. Criteria for evaluation may include, among other things, a property's commitment to using eco-friendly products like biodegradable cleaners and Energy Star appliances, its waste-reduction plan (think in-room recycling) and its conservation program for housekeeping, which runs the gamut from linen and towel reuse to utilizing natural light while cleaning.

"We are proud of our efforts to earn this four-key certification from Green Key," said Cyril Russell, the General Manager of this family hotel in St. John's. "Both our management and our staff are committed to doing our part to protect the environment, and we look forward to intensifying our efforts in the future."

Travellers eager to support such environmentally-sound practices will enjoy some of the freshest and most comfortable accommodations in Newfoundland when they book a room or suite at the Fairfield Inn & Suites St. John's Newfoundland. Proving that going green doesn't mean deprivation or discomfort, the hotel offers its guests spacious rooms and suites with free Internet and breakfast, in-room amenities like coffee/tea service and HD televisions. And with a handful of enticing hotel offers, it's never been easier or more guilt-free to visit Newfoundland. Green, it seems, is one impressively appealing color.

About Fairfield Inn & Suites St. John's Newfoundland
Experiencing the diverse attractions of St. John's starts at check-in when travellers stay at the recently opened Fairfield Inn & Suites St. John's Newfoundland. With easy access to both St. John's International Airport and the downtown area, the hotel is convenient to a number of destinations, like business parks, historical sites, Memorial University and breathtaking outdoor activities (think whale watching and touring icebergs). But before visitors take in the sights, they can unwind at one of the area's most comfortable value-added hotels. Complimentary breakfast and Internet access get visitors off on the right foot, while a fitness centre and an indoor pool with a waterslide add a healthy dose of fun to physical recreation. The 148 guestrooms and suites make each stay more comfortable with 42-inch LCD flat-panel HDTVs, microwaves and mini-refrigerators. A number of mobility and hearing-accessible rooms are also available to accommodate a wider range of travellers. The five meeting rooms, meanwhile, boast state-of-the-art technology in pleasant spaces that encourage productivity. Wherever one looks at this contemporary hotel, there are details that add up to get the whole experience "Just right".

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