Awards & Certifications
Properties in the Destination Hotels collection have received numerous awards, certifications and recognitions by third‐party organizations for their environmental achievements.Below are a few examples of awards and certifications that our environmentally-friendly hotels and resorts have obtained.
Green Key Eco-Rating Program
The Green Key Eco‐Rating Program is the first of its kind to rank, certify, and inspect hotels and resorts in North America based on their commitment to sustainable "green" operations. The following Destination Hotels properties are Green Key Certified: The Carolina Inn, The Embassy Suites at Chevy Chase Pavilion, L'Auberge Del Mar, Resort at Squaw Creek, Rizzo Conference Center, Stowe Mountain Lodge, Sunriver Resort, Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center, Vail Cascade, and Wild Dunes Resort.
The Glade Spring Spa at Suncadia Resort received LEED® Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in June 2009.
The Sunriver Resort Marina and Sunriver Stables Trail Ride Registration Facility received LEED® Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in January 2010. These buildings made history for both the resort and the Sunriver community as the first two facilities in Sunriver to accomplish this.
Audubon International is one of the oldest, most well‐respected environmental organizations in the world. Based out of New York, the organization helps communities, businesses, new developments and golf courses become more environmentally sustainable. Golf courses in the Destination Hotels collection focus on maintaining their grounds in an eco‐friendly way. Resort at Squaw Creek, Skamania Lodge Golf Course and the Stowe Mountain Club are all golf courses certified by Audubon International.
International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) - Code of Sustainability
The IACC recognizes its members who demonstrate they are leaders in environmental responsibility. Education, awareness, recycling, waste, water, purchasing and energy are just a few of several categories where the IACC encourages members to implement sustainable practices and policies. The Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center, Skamania Lodge and Tempe Mission Palms are members of the IACC's Gold Tier.
Clean the World
Every day in North America, thousands of hotels discard millions of pounds of soap and shampoo. These products often end up in already overflowing landfills and contaminate fragile groundwater systems. Clean the World is an organization that recycles used bathroom amenities from hotels and donates the re‐batched soap to impoverished countries and communities who need it most. Several hotels in the Destination Hotels collection are partners of Clean the World and avoid contributing additional waste to landfills by donating their used bathroom amenities to the organization.