The JW Marriott Marquis Miami is proud to announce that it has been welcomed by The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to the Florida Green Lodging Program. The voluntary state initiative provides the lodging industry with free technical assistance in an effort to encourage hotels and motels to adopt cost-saving, “green” practices that reduce waste and conserve natural resources.
“It is an honor to be designated into the Florida Green Lodging Program,” said Florencia Tabeni, General Manager of the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. “We pride ourselves in engaging in as many green practices as possible. It is extremely important to us that we respect the environment for future generations”.
To become a designated member of the Florida Green Lodging Program, hotels must implement and sustain a variety of green practices. These efforts include, but are not limited to, using water conservation measures through low-flow-plumbing fixtures and linen reuse programs and through the promotion of energy efficiency through the installation of ENERGY STAR® appliances and programmable thermostats. The waste reduction criteria are met through the provision of recycling opportunities, the purchasing of items in bulk, including recycled materials, and the recycling of ink and toner cartridges. All designated properties must also use green cleaners and high-efficiency air filters.
“It is wonderful to see businesses implement green practices such as water conservation, recycling and energy reduction because these efforts are not only good for business, they are good for Florida’s environment,” said DEP Sustainable Initiatives Director Deas Bohn.
Launched in March 2004, the Florida Green Lodging Program establishes environmental guidelines for hotels and motels to conserve natural resources and prevent pollution. In 2007, then Governor Charlie Crist signed three executive orders regarding state energy-use policies, including one that requires state agencies and departments to hold meetings and conferences, whenever possible, at hotels with Florida Green Lodging Program designations. For more information about the Florida Green Lodging Program, visit www.dep.state.fl.us/greenlodging.
DEP’s Office of Sustainable Initiatives is comprised of three voluntary, non-regulatory programs that assist Florida’s industries and citizens in protecting the environment. The Clean Marina Program, the Florida Green Lodging Program and the Florida Pollution Prevention Program offer a variety of services including on-site assessments, consultations, speakers and workshops, all at no cost to citizens or organizations. The goal of the Sustainable Initiatives programs is to meet the needs of the present population without compromising resources for future generations. To learn more about DEP’s Sustainable Initiatives, visit www.dep.state.fl.us/green/.
The JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami are located at 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Avenue of the Americas, a few blocks from the American Airlines Arena, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Brickell Avenue (Miami’s Financial Center), and just a ten-minute drive from South Beach and the Port of Miami.
For more information on JW Marriott Marquis Miami, visit www.jwmarriottmarquismiami.com.
About JW Marriott Marquis Miami
The JW Marriott Marquis Miami is situated in Miami’s new Metropolitan Miami development. The first-to-market JW Marriott property boasts 313 guestrooms, inclusive of 56 suites, along with a broad array of amenities, including renowned chef-restaurateur, Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne. Offering a diverse setting for business, meeting and pleasure travel pursuits, the 41-story hotel features three concierge levels; 80,000-square-feet of total function space including a 20,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom; and one of the most unique indoor sports, lifestyle and entertainment complexes of any hotel in the U.S. The 50,000-square-foot, two-story indoor facility includes a NBA-approved basketball arena, tennis court, Jim McLean Golf School, virtual bowling alley, billiards, full-service Rik Rak Salon & Spa and more. Owned and operated by Met 2 Hotels LLC, the JW Marriott Marquis Miami is located at 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL. For additional information and booking please visit www.jwmarriottmarquismiami.com.