Friday, May 29, 2009

Greener Getaways: Hotel Solamar in San Diego

June is just around the corner and for many that means it's time to start planning Summer travel. No matter where you're headed you have many options when it comes to selecting a hotel, so why not make a greener choice?

It's great to see that more and more hotel chains are becoming environmentally friendly, and Kimpton is leading the way with their Earth Care Program. Kimpton Hotels officially launched the program in 2005, but began eco-friendly practices back in 1985 when they renovated the Galleria Park Hotel in San Francisco and included a roof-top park in the adjacent building.

California dreamin'? Kimpton's Hotel Solamar in San Diego, California is the ideal destination for the eco-conscious traveler. It is a beautifully designed luxury hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter, just one block from PETCO Park and only 3 miles from the famous San Diego Zoo. (Tip: While there, walk two blocks to the trolley and take a ride to Little Italy or Old Town State Historic Park!)

The hotel seems to leave no stone unturned when it comes to being eco-friendly. Aside from using energy efficient lighting fixtures and conserving water with features like low-flow toilets, showers and faucets, each guest room is cleaned with non-toxic products and has it's own recycling bin. Guests driving hybrid vehicles even receive discounted parking at the hotel!

If San Diego isn't on your itinerary this Summer, it may please you to know that all of Kimpton's properties throughout North America participate in the Earth Care Program. Happy travels!

1 comment:

  1. YAY! You did a green travel segment. I'm sooo excited!