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PARADISE POINT RESORT & SPA RECEIVES ACCOLADES FOR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

The Green San Diego Hotel is Recognized by Sustainable Brands and The Surfrider Foundation For Efforts in Environmental Protection

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 28, 2013 – As an eco-friendly destination, Paradise Point Resort & Spa is dedicated to conservation and sustainable practices, and this commitment has not gone unnoticed. Sustainable Brands®, an international community of brand innovators focused on understanding and leveraging the role of brands in shaping a sustainable economy, has selected Paradise Point as the host site for their Sustainable Brands 2013 Conference. Additionally, the Surfrider Foundation has recognized the 462-room hotel for their green practices and efforts in protecting oceans, waves, and beaches.

Chosen for its 44-acre tropical island setting on San Diego’s Mission Bay and on-going green hotel initiatives, the Sustainable Brands Conference scheduled for June 3-6 will be attended by more than 900 professionals from companies including Target, Unilever, Coca-Cola, BMW and BASF.  As a green meeting venue in San Diego, Paradise Point offers unique opportunities for fresh perspective and creativity, and will be a hub of innovation for the Sustainable Brands community. Workshops and lectures are devised to inspire innovation in sustainable design and business, and Paradise Point’s eco-friendly hotel practices which include a paperless system, electric transportation, and waste diversion efforts, will provide examples of how businesses can be run successfully without harming the environment. 

Additional recognition for Paradise Point’s green efforts was announced at the Surfrider Foundation’s recent annual fundraiser where Paradise Point received an award for its sustainability and role as one of the largest contributors to the San Diego Chapter of the Foundation.  In 2012, Paradise Point raised more than $9,000 for the San Diego Chapter through an International Surfing Day event and donations of $20 Surfrider memberships to every hotel guest who attends the hotel’s Surf Academy

As part of Destination Hotels & Resorts, Paradise Point actively participates in the company-wide Destination Earth program, which encompasses a series of sustainable initiatives and a Green Meetings program aimed at minimizing waste from conferences. Some of Paradise Point’s top green hotel practices include a paperless system for applications, paychecks, and purchase order forms; linen-less meeting rooms; LED lighting throughout the property; no-water urinals; on-demand water heaters; an irrigation system to prevent run-off into Mission Bay; “Green Seal Certified” cleaning products; electric carts and bikes for local transportation; and an all electric car2go car-sharing program for guest use around San Diego.

For more information on this green San Diego hotel's initiatives and details on the Destination Earth program, please visit http://www.paradisepoint.com/san-diego-green-hotel.php.

About Paradise Point

Paradise Point is a AAA Four-Diamond 462-room bungalow-style resort set on Mission Bay in the heart of San Diego. Established in 1962 by famous Hollywood Director Jack Skirball, this 44-acre island getaway features over one-mile of beach encircling the resort, five swimming pools, a freshwater lake and tranquil lagoon. Among the resort’s various amenities are a luxurious island-themed spa, two waterfront dining venues, an 18-hole putting golf course, private marina, and 14 bonfire rings in the sand. Secluded yet centrally located, the resort is just minutes from top attractions including SeaWorld, Old Town, the Gaslamp District, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. For more information, visit www.paradisepoint.com

Media Contact:

Hilary Townsend Townsend PR (760) 333 - 3385 htownsend@townsendpr.com

For high resolution, downloadable images of Paradise Point to complement this story please visit www.leonardo.com/destination.

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