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PARADISE POINT, A DESTINATION HOTEL, HONORED BY 2015 RECYCLING AWARD FROM CITY OF SAN DIEGO

Southern California Green Hotel Adds Outstanding Water Conservation, Recycling and Waste Reduction Programs

SAN DIEGO, Calif. June 15, 2015 Paradise Point, A Destination Hotel, on San Diego’s Mission Bay, has once again been honored by the City of San Diego for outstanding efforts in recycling and sustainable practices among Southern California green hotels. Presenting the 2015 Director’s Recycling Award, the City of San Diego has recognized the resort’s innovative and successful practices to recycle, reduce waste and implement new water conservation programs.

Paradise Point is nestled on a 44-acre tropical island on San Diego’s Mission Bay. Set amongst lush lagoons, gardens and greenery, Paradise Point is a Southern California green hotel that is committed to preserving its natural environment. It has this year implemented a variety of new programs to complement its previously acclaimed conservation efforts. New initiatives include converting 10,000 landscaping sprinklers to low flow heads; replacing almost 175,000 sq. feet of turf with drought-tolerant plants; introducing Energy Star-rated commercial dishwashers and laundry tunnel washers with pulse jet technologies; and upcycling glass and lumber products.

“As a Southern California green hotel with sustainability always top of mind, many of our water-saving initiatives were in place prior to the currently mandated water restrictions resulting from the drought. Since then, Paradise Point has been focused on our ultimate goal of reducing water usage by 87 million gallons, or 35%, year over year,” said David Hall, managing director of Paradise Point.

In addition to these new 2015 initiatives, several of the resort’s previously established and regarded recycling practices include the use of refillable dispensers for guest amenities to eliminate individual packaging waste, the redirection of landfill waste to recycling and composting programs, LED lighting, water irrigation systems, paperless purchase orders, use of "Green Seal Certified" cleaning products and the reuse of landscaping debris as mulch and fertilizer.

All of Paradise Point’s efforts are part of a larger nation-wide eco initiative by Destination Hotels called Destination Earth. This signature sustainability program has garnered multiple honors and has earned the Southern California green hotel an official partnership and recognition from the Surfrider Foundation, an organization dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans, beaches and waterways.

The resort is honored by the City of San Diego’s Director’s Award and eager to continue to uphold a commitment to sustainable practices, water conservation, environmentally conscious hotel accommodations and green meeting facilities.

About Paradise Point Resort, A Destination Hotel

Paradise Point, A Destination Hotel, is a 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, tranquil lagoons, and lush tropical gardens. Among the resort’s various amenities are a luxurious island-themed spa, an 18-hole putting golf course, private marina, beach bonfire pits, and five dining venues including two waterfront restaurants. Secluded yet centrally located, Paradise Point is next door to SeaWorld and just minutes from the airport, downtown San Diego, and top attractions like Old Town, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. For more information, visit www.paradisepoint.com, like Paradise Point on Facebook, or follow @ParadisePointSD on Twitter and Instagram.

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels is the largest owner and operator of independent hotels, resorts and residences in the United States. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Destination is an industry leader with more than 40 years of hospitality management and development experience. Located in premier destinations, the portfolio is continuously growing with more than 40 luxury and upscale properties from coast to coast.

The award-winning company operates 20 golf courses, 19 full-service spas, six IACC-certified conference centers and 105 bars and restaurants. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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