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DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center Achieves Green Seal Certification

Thursday, December 13, 2012
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The DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center earned the prestigious Green Seal™ Certification - Bronze in recognition of its sustainability and recycling programs, making it the first hotel in Eastern Washington to achieve Green Seal™ certification status and only one of four hotels within the state to have this distinction.

Green Seal™, Inc. presented the award after the hotel successfully met the environmental requirements under the GS-33 Standard for Hotels & Lodging Properties. In order to qualify, the hotel had to demonstrate sustainable practices in over 20 specific areas including waste minimization, reuse and recycling; energy efficiency and conservation; water resource management; and environmentally sensitive purchasing.

“I can’t express how excited we are to receive our Green Seal certification,” said Mike McLeod, General Manager. “What makes this achievement even more special is knowing that every single team member at our hotel, from the Kitchen to Housekeeping to Finance, played a role to make this happen. We are proud to be the first hotel in Spokane County to commercially compost food through a locally-based organic processing facility. Now that we have reached the first level of Green Seal, we will continue to work towards earning our Silver status in the coming year. Our efforts will not stop as we take extra steps to inform our guests about our environmental commitment and engage them to participate at a higher level of sustainability, which we know they will appreciate.”

The DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center is located in the heart of downtown Spokane at 322 North Spokane Falls Court. The hotel features 375 deluxe sleeping rooms with 21,000 square feet of flexible function space and is directly connected to the LEED certified Spokane Convention Center via a scenic skywalk. For more information about the hotel, visit our hotel’s website at www.spokane.doubletree.com or contact us directly at 509.456.9600.

About Green Seal
Green Seal™ is a non-profit, third-party certifier and standards development body founded in 1989. A Green Seal-certified hotel has gone through a stringent process to ensure that it has less impact on the environment and human health, and offers the quality you expect. Certification is awarded for reduced impact throughout the entire life cycle of the operation. All Green Seal standards and certified products and services can be found at www.greenseal.org.

About DoubleTree by Hilton
With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations and more than 320 hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations in 25 countries, DoubleTree by Hilton hotels are distinctively designed properties that provide true comfort to today’s business and leisure travelers. From the millions of delighted hotel guests who are welcomed with the brand’s legendary, warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in to the advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors guest reward program, each DoubleTree by Hilton guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them.

To find out information about any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may visit our website at www.DoubleTree.com or contact their preferred travel professional. Social media users may connect with us at www.facebook.com/doubletree, www.twitter.com/doubletree and www.youtube.com/doubletreehotels. For the latest news, story starters and fact sheets about our brand, reporters and bloggers may visit our DoubleTree by Hilton Global Media Centre at www.doubletreebyhiltonglobalmediacenter.com.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 640,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

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