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Samoset Resort Partners with Sleep Inc. to Recycle Mattresses

Thursday, May 05, 2011
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Samoset Resort, one of New England’s premier resorts, has partnered with Sleep Inc., a forty-year old mattress company with factories throughout the U.S., to utilize a revolutionary new recycling method invented by Sleep Inc. This one-of-a-kind technology was created for and is only used by Sleep Inc. to ensure that old mattresses are 97% recycled (as opposed to a few select parts being reused and the rest becoming trash). The Samoset is the first hotel to take advantage of this unique opportunity to avoid having its old mattresses wind up in landfills.

"Our response to Sleep Inc.’s offer to remove and completely recycle our old mattresses was a hearty yes!" said Connie Russell, general manager of Samoset. "The resort is thrilled to be a part of this cutting-edge technology and we definitely sleep better at night knowing that we’ve kept our old mattresses out of landfills."

The new recycling process, which has been dubbed "Dream Green Recycling" by the company, will completely dismantle and recycle the components of old mattresses for reuse in other industries. Every single part of the mattress that can be legitimately recycled (not reused) will be including the steel, the wood and the foam. Only 3% of unusable parts will be discarded as trash.

"An estimated 3 to 4 million mattresses wind up in landfills each year," said Sleep Inc. representative Mark Savel. "That is why we developed our own technology to use exclusively for our clients. Our main objective is to work in tandem with hotel chains who buy our mattresses to provide a green initiative at no cost to the chain. Our motto is ‘out of sight, PEACE of mind’ when it comes to recycling mattresses."

The Samoset Resort, which is undergoing a major renovation in anticipation for the 2011 summer season, will be debuting new Sleep Inc. mattresses this upcoming summer, along with a new restaurant, brand-new spa and three luxury waterfront cottages. The initiative to recycle their old mattresses is part of an ongoing effort by the resort to be as "green" as possible and thus minimiz e their footprint on the environment.

Sleep Inc. will be exhibiting their new technology to the industry at the 2011 HD Expo Conference in Las Vegas May 18-20 (booth 4966). For more information about Sleep Inc. XX 800-370-8700

For more information and booking, please visit www.samosetresort.com or call 800.341.1650.

About Samoset Resort
Nestled between cosmopolitan Rockland and the Norman Rockwell-like Camden, Maine, the AAA Four Diamond, Samoset Resort crowns a lovely 230 acre waterfront complex at the edge of Penobscot Bay. The spectacular 18-hole PGA championship golf course, complete with an on-site coordinator, ensures guests’ experience will be memorable.

The 178-room seasonal hotel features a state of the art health club, indoor and outdoor heated pools, tennis, basketball, playground and complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the guestrooms and public spaces. The resort will be debuting a brand new restaurant, full service s pa and new cottages in summer 2011.

The Samoset was recently named in Travel Leisure’s 15th Annual World’s Best Awards Readers’ Poll (July 2010). The Samoset ranked #40 in its categories of "America’s Best Family Hotels" and "World’s Best Family Hotels and Cruises." Readers ranked the Samoset based on its rooms, facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value. Also in 2010, The Samoset Golf Course was rated #3 in the Top Five Northern Golf Resorts category by Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 80 Golf Resorts list.

Samoset Resort has been a leading resort choice for over a century for visitors to the coast of Maine seeking the perfect retreat for a r omantic getaway, family vacation or group outing. The Samoset is a member of Preferred Hotels® & Resorts.
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