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Get Involved with Clean the World

Did you know that more than 2.3 billion people lack access to basic sanitation?

Due to WASH-related causes (those involving Water, Sanitation, or Hygiene), the leading cause of death for children under five is still hygiene-related illnesses like diarrhea and pneumonia. More children die from WASH-related causes than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined.

These numbers are shocking, but that’s why Clean the World is here to help! As a global social enterprise comprised of two entities, we are working mightily toward a common goal of eliminating these killers, through access to soap and hygiene education programs.

Clean the World collaborates with hotels to recycle their gently used soap and hygiene amenities through our Hospitality Recycling Program. In addition, we offer a corporate social responsibility and team-building program through our Clean the World Hygiene Kit Building Events.

Clean the World Foundation is the vehicle that drives soap distribution and WASH programming to children and families all over the world. Clean the World Foundation delivers the recycled amenities from Clean the World to provide for those in need globally. So far, we have already delivered over 45 million bars of soap across 127 countries.

Clean the World needs your help and support to reach our full potential! In order to successfully combat WASH-related illnesses, action from the global community is imperative. Here’s how you can get involved with Clean the World:

Donate:
At Clean the World, we deeply value and appreciate contributions of any amount! Whether ten, one hundred or one thousand dollars, your donation can make a difference. Donations don’t have to be monetary– visit our Amazon wishlist to see a full list of goods that we need. Some of these items include mops, wastebaskets, first aid kits, paper towels and more!

Build Hygiene Kits:
Companies, clubs, and service organizations can all host hygiene kit building events that give back, build teamwork, and create a renewed focus on the community! Get your friends and family involved by hosting a hygiene kit building event of your own.

Register your nonprofit event online and easily manage your event and additional donations. Distributing hygiene kits in your local community can greatly benefit your neighbors in need. Our hygiene kits utilize recycled soaps and products, which can help your organization meet its sustainability goals.

Volunteer:
In 2017, our volunteers dedicated 48,752 hours of service for Clean the World. Join us to help make our dream where every person has access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene a reality. Volunteer in Las Vegas, Orlando, or Hong Kong. Volunteering is one of the most impactful ways to give back to our global community. Your time is valuable to our mission to address urgent global health needs!

Join Our Hotel Recycling Program:
Do you own or work for a hotel company? Turn your trash into treasure! Depending on the size of your hotel, you probably are throwing away hundreds of bars of soap away daily. A waste reduction program with soap and bottled amenity recycling can protect the environment, preserve natural resources, and reduce costs. Give your discarded soaps and hygiene amenities new life through our recycling program


 

Soapbox and Clean the World Foundation Reach Partnership Milestone To Donate 57 Million Handwashes

In Honor of World Hand Hygiene Day, Clean the World Foundation Celebrates Soapbox as Largest One-for-One Partner

Press Release – Georgetown, D.C. (May 4, 2018) – Clean the World Foundation, a leader in Global Health, is celebrating partner Soapbox on World Hand Hygiene Day. Every purchase of Soapbox’s personal care products, including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, liquid hand soap and bar soap, provides a bar of soap to someone in need around the world. As the largest current retail giveback partner, Soapbox’s donation of 320,000 soap bars to Clean the World Foundation has translated into more than 57 million handwashes to keep children and families healthy.

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New Clean the World Hotel Partners: November and December 2017

Everything we do at Clean the World starts with our amazing hotel partners. Here are the most recent additions to the Clean the World family:

• The Hotel Congress, Tucson, AZ
• Days Inn Austin/University/Downtown, Austin, TX
• Lucky Dragon Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
• Hilton Garden Inn Portland/Beaverton, Beaverton, OR
• Residence Inn Phoenix Mesa, Mesa, AZ
• BRE Timberwolf Property Owner LLC, Boca Raton, FL
• Hampton Inn Cleveland Airport-Tiedeman Road, Brooklyn, OH
• Residence Inn Minneapolis St. Paul/Roseville, Roseville, MN
• Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, NJ
• Residence Inn Portland North/Vancouver, Vancouver, WA
• Courtyard Portland Southeast, Clackamas, OR
• Residence Inn Breckenridge, Breckenridge, CO
• Courtyard Minneapolis St. Paul/Roseville, Roseville, MN
• Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ
• Comfort Suites Clay Road, Houston, Texas
• Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport, Portland, OR
• Sleep Inn & Suites Moundsville, Moundsville, WV
• Comfort Suites-Cordova, Cordova, Tennessee
• H_tel Keppler, Paris, _le de France
• Hampton Inn & Suites Lanett – West Point, Lanett, AL
• H_tel du Cap-Eden-Roc, ,
• Quality Inn & Suites – Edmonton International Airport, NISKU, Alberta
• Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Airport Avion Park Westshore, Tampa, Florida
• Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
• Hotel Indigo Traverse City, Traverse City, Michigan
• River Bluff B&B, ,
• Hampton Inn Suffolk, Suffolk, VA
• Residence Inn Danbury, Danbury, CT
• John Jeffries House, Boston, MA
• The Envoy Hotel, Boston, MA
• Ocean View Hotel, Santa Monica, CA
• The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center, Virginia Beach, VA
• Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Indian Wells, CA
• Hampton Inn Norcross, Norcross, GA
• Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
• Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Fredericton, New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
• Le Bristol Paris, Paris, Ile de France
• Hampton Inn Wichita Falls-Sikes Senter Mall, Wichita Falls, TX
• Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Los Angeles/Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA
• Hampton Inn Danbury, Danbury, CT
• The Stella Hotel, Bryan, Texas
• Hotel Exemple, Ste-Anne de Bellevue, Quebec
• Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center, Georgetown, TX
• Comfort Inn Traverse City, Traverse City, Michigan
• Hampton Inn & Suites Baltimore North/Timonium, MD, Timonium, MD
• Hampton Inn & Suites Sacramento-Elk Grove Laguna I-5, Elk Grove, CA
• Hilton Miami Airport, Miami, FL
• Hampton Inn & Suites Springdale, Springdale, AR
• Capitol Plaza Hotel Topeka, Topeka, KS
• Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center, Atlanta, GA
• Radisson Quad City Plaza, Davenport, IA
• Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, ,
• Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Stamford, CT
• Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, Santa Rosa, CA
• Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Eastgate, Cincinnati, OH
• Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
• Holiday Inn Portland Airport, Portland, OR
• Oklahoma City Renaissance Convention Center Hotel, Oklahoma City, OK
• Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs, Coral Springs, FL
• Capitol Plaza Jefferson City, Jefferson City, MO.
• Holiday Inn Springdale/Fayetteville Area, Springdale, AR
• Tucson Marriott University Park, Tucson, AZ
• Staybridge Suites Corona South, Corona, CA
• World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort, St. Augustine, FL
• Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North, Albuquerque, NM
• Madison Marriott West, Middleton, WI
• Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel, Charlotte, NC
• The Westin Southfield Detroit, ,
• Holiday Inn Springfield – I-44, Springfield, MO
• Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport, Houston, TX
• Holiday Inn University Plaza-Bowling Green, Bowling Green, KY
• SpringHill Suites Modesto, Modesto, CA
• Cedar Rapids Marriott, Cedar Rapids, IA
• Hilton Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO
• Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, ,
• Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center, Long Beach, CA
• Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza, Sacramento, CA
• Ramada Reno Hotel & Casino, Reno, NV
• Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas-Mesquite, Mesquite, TX
• Atrium Hospitality, Alpharetta, GA
• Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, Clearwater, Florida
• Hampton Inn & Suites Lake City, Lake City, FL
• Hampton Inn & Suites Largo, Largo, FL
• International Palms Resort & Conference Center Cocoa Beach, Cocoa Beach, FL
• Hyatt Regency North Dallas, Richardson, TX
• Element Hanover- Lebanon, Lebanon, NH
• Hampton Inn – Tampa Rocky Point, Tampa, FL
• Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Cityview, Fort Worth, TX
• Hilton Garden Inn Orlando International Drive North, Orlando, FL
• Hampton Inn Corinth, Corinth, MS

Welcoming Hundreds of New Recycling Partners to the Clean the World Family

We regularly spotlight new hotel partners in the Clean the World newsletter. However, we have an unprecedented number of hotels joining since Hilton announced that all 750 properties across its All Suites brands will recycle discarded soap and amenity bottles through Clean the World. We want to make sure all our fans, followers, and supporters get a chance to see the parters that have come on board. So please check out this list from just the past few weeks:

• Hampton Inn Haverhill, Haverhill, MA
• Embassy Suites Anaheim – North, Anaheim, CA
• Embassy Suites Anaheim – South, Garden Grove, CA
• Homewood Suites Savannah, Savannah, GA
• Homewood Suites Seattle Convention Center Pike Stree, Seattle, WA
• Homewood Suites Seattle/Tukwila, Tukwila, WA
• Homewood Suites Seattle-Issaquah, Issaquah, WA
• Homewood Suites Shreveport, Shreveport, LA
• Homewood Suites Shreveport / Bossier City, Bossier City, LA
• Homewood Suites Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD
• Homewood Suites Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD
• Homewood Suites Slidell, Slidell, LA
• Homewood Suites Somerset, Somerset, NJ
• Homewood Suites Southington, Southington, CT
• Homewood Suites St. Cloud, Saint Cloud, MN
• Homewood Suites St. Louis Riverport – Airport West, Maryland Heights, MO
• Homewood Suites St. Louis-Chesterfield, Chesterfield, MO
• Homewood Suites St. Louis-Galleria, Richmond Heights, MO
• Homewood Suites Sudbury, Ontario, Ca, Sudbury, ON
• Embassy Suites Anaheim/Orange, Orange, CA
• Embassy Suites Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
• Embassy Suites Arcadia-Pasadena Area, Arcadia, CA
• Embassy Suites Atlanta @ Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA
• Embassy Suites Atlanta/Kennesaw-Town Center, Kennesaw, GA
• Embassy Suites Atlanta-Alpharetta, Alpharetta, GA
• Embassy Suites Atlanta-Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
• Embassy Suites Atlanta-Galleria, Atlanta, GA
• Embassy Suites Atlanta-Perimeter Center, Atlanta, GA
• Embassy Suites Austin-Arboretum, Austin, TX
• Embassy Suites Austin-Central, Austin, TX
• Embassy Suites Baltimore – North/Hunt Valley, Hunt Valley, MD
• Embassy Suites Baltimore-at BWI Airport, Linthicum, MD
• Embassy Suites Baltimore-Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
• Embassy Suites Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA
• Embassy Suites Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
• Embassy Suites Bloomington, Bloomington, MN
• Embassy Suites Boston – at Logan Airport, Boston, MA
• Embassy Suites Boston/Waltham, Waltham, MA
• Embassy Suites Boston-Marlborough, Marlborough, MA
• Embassy Suites Brea-North Orange County, Brea, CA
• Embassy Suites Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
• Embassy Suites Charleston-Historic Charleston, Charleston, SC
• Embassy Suites Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC
• Hilton Garden Inn Homewood Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, MD
• Home 2 Suites Wausheksa Brookfield, Wausheka/ Brookfield, WI
• Home2 Suites Albany Airport/Wolf Rd, Albany, NY
• Home2 Suites Albuquerque / Downtown – University, Albuquerque, NM
• Home2 Suites Alexandria, Alexandria, LA
• Home2 Suites Amarillo, Amarillo, TX
• Home2 Suites Anchorage/Midtown, Anchorage, AK
• Home2 Suites Arundel Mills BWI Airport, Hanover, MD
• Home2 Suites Atlanta Downtown, Atlanta, GA
• Home2 Suites Atlanta South/McDonough, McDonough, GA
• Home2 Suites Augusta, Augusta, GA
• Home2 Suites Austin North/Near the Domain, Austin, TX
• Home2 Suites Baltimore Downtown, Baltimore, MD
• Home2 Suites Baltimore/Aberdeen, Aberdeen, MD
• Homewood Suites Syracuse/Liverpool, Liverpool, NY
• Homewood Suites Syracuse-Carrier Circle, East Syracuse, NY
• Homewood Suites Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL
• Homewood Suites Tampa/Brandon, Tampa, FL
• Homewood Suites Tampa-Port Richey, Port Richey, FL
• Homewood Suites TechRidge Parmer @ I-35, Austin, TX
• Homewood Suites Toledo/Maumee, Maumee, OH
• Homewood Suites Toronto – Oakville, Oakville, ON
• Homewood Suites Toronto Airport Corporate Centre, On, Toronto, ON
• Home2 Suites Baltimore/White Marsh, White Marsh, MD
• Home2 Suites Bellingham Airport, Bellingham, WA
• Home2 Suites Biloxi North/D’Iberville, D’Iberville, MS
• Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL
• Home2 Suites by Hilton HuntsvilleResearch Park Area, AL, Huntsville, AL
• Home2 Suites by Hilton Louisville, Louisville, KY
• Home2 Suites by Hilton Perrysburg/Toledo, Perrysburg/Toledo, OH
• Home2 Suites by Hilton West Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta
• Home2 Suites Canton, Canton, OH
• Home2 Suites Cartersville, Cartersville, GA
• Home2 Suites Salt Lake City/Layton, Layton, UT
• Home2 Suites Salt Lake City/South Jordan, South Jordan, UT
• Home2 Suites Salt Lake City/West Valley City, West Valley City, UT
• Home2 Suites Salt Lake City-East, Salt Lake City, UT
• Home2 Suites Salt Lake City-Murray, Murray, UT
• Homewood Suites Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
• Homewood Suites Boise, Boise, ID
• Homewood Suites Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs, FL
• Homewood Suites Boston/Billerica, Billerica, MA
• Homewood Suites Boston/Brookline, Brookline, MA
• Homewood Suites Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, Arlington, MA
• Homewood Suites Boston/Canton, Canton, MA
• Homewood Suites Boston-Peabody, Peabody, MA
• Homewood Suites Boulder, Boulder, CO
• Homewood Suites Bozeman, Bozeman, MT
• Homewood Suites Bridgewater/Branchburg, Branchburg, NJ
• Homewood Suites Brighton, Brighton, MI
• Homewood Suites Brownsville, Brownsville, TX
• Homewood Suites Buffalo/Amherst, Buffalo, NY
• Homewood Suites Buffalo-Airport, Cheektowaga, NY
• Homewood Suites Burlington, Ontario, Ca, Burlington, ON
• Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Arlington, Arlington, TX
• Homewood Suites Washington DC Convention Center, Washington, DC
• Homewood Suites Washington DC NoMa Union Sta, Washington, DC
• Homewood Suites Washington, D.C. Down, Washington, DC
• Homewood Suites Washington-Dulles Int’l. Airport, Herndon, VA
• Homewood Suites Waterloo/St. Jacobs, Ontario, Ca, Waterloo, ON
• Homewood Suites West Des Moines/SW-Mall Area, West Des Moines, IA
• Homewood Suites Davenport, Davenport, IA
• Homewood Suites Davidson, Davidson, NC
• Homewood Suites Dayton South/Dayton Mall, Miamisburg, OH
• Homewood Suites Dayton/Fairborn, Fairborn, OH
• Homewood Suites Daytona Beach Speedway-Airport, Daytona Beach, FL
• Homewood Suites Decatur/Forsyth, Forsyth, IL
• Homewood Suites Del Mar, San Diego, CA
• Homewood Suites Denton, Denton, TX
• Homewood Suites Denver Tech Center, Englewood, CO
• Homewood Suites Denver West/Lakewood, Lakewood, CO
• Homewood Suites Denver-International Airport, Denver, CO
• Homewood Suites Denver-Littleton, Littleton, CO
• Homewood Suites Detroit/Troy, Troy, MI
• Homewood Suites Dover, Dover, NH
• Homewood Suites Dover (Rockaway), Dover, NJ
• Embassy Suites Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
• Embassy Suites Charlotte – Concord/Golf Resort &, Concord, NC
• Embassy Suites Chicago – North Shore/Deerfield, Deerfield, IL
• Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL
• Embassy Suites Chicago-Naperville, Naperville, IL
• Embassy Suites Chicago-Schaumburg/Woodfield, Schaumburg, IL
• Embassy Suites Cincinnati-Rivercenter/Covingto, Covington, KY
• Embassy Suites Cleveland – Downtown, Cleveland, OH
• Embassy Suites Cleveland-Beachwood, Beachwood, OH
• Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside, Independence, OH
• Embassy Suites Columbia-Greystone, Columbia, SC
• Embassy Suites Columbus, Columbus, OH
• Homewood Suites DuBois, Du Bois, PA
• Homewood Suites Dulles-North/Loudoun, Ashburn, VA
• Homewood Suites Durango, Durango, CO
• Homewood Suites Durham-Chapel Hill/I-40, Durham, NC
• Homewood Suites East Rutherford/Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ
• Homewood Suites Eatontown, Eatontown, NJ
• Embassy Suites Dallas-DFW Intl Airport South, Irving, TX
• Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco/Hotel, Convention Cent, Frisco, TX
• Embassy Suites Dallas-Love Field, Dallas, TX
• Embassy Suites Dallas-Market Center, Dallas, TX
• Embassy Suites Dallas-Near the Galleria, Dallas, TX
• Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach – Resort & Spa, Deerfield Beach, FL
• Embassy Suites Denver – Tech Center, Centennial, CO
• Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center, Denver, CO
• Homewood Suites Edgewater (NYC Area), Edgewater, NJ
• Homewood Suites El Paso-Airport, El Paso, TX
• Homewood Suites Erie, Erie, PA
• Homewood Suites Fairfield, Fairfield, CA
• Homewood Suites Lubbock, Lubbock, TX
• Homewood Suites Lynnwood Seattle Everett, Lynnwood, WA
• Homewood Suites Macon-North, Macon, GA
• Homewood Suites Mahwah, Mahwah, NJ
• Homewood Suites Manchester/Airport, Manchester, NH
• Homewood Suites Markham, Ontario, Ca, Markham, ON
• Homewood Suites McAllen, McAllen, TX
• Homewood Suites Medford, Medford, OR
• Homewood Suites Melville, Plainview, NY
• Homewood Suites Memphis/Germantown, Germantown, TN
• Homewood Suites Memphis-Hacks Cross, Memphis, TN
• Homewood Suites Memphis-Poplar, Memphis, TN
• Homewood Suites Miami Dolphin Mall, Sweetwater, FL
• Homewood Suites Miami Downtown/Brickell, Miami, FL
• Homewood Suites Miami-Airport/Blue Lagoon, Miami, FL
• Homewood Suites Miami-Airport/West, Miami, FL
• Homewood Suites Minneapolis/St. Louis Park at West, Saint Louis Park, MN
• Embassy Suites Los Angeles – Int’l Airport/North, Los Angeles, CA
• Embassy Suites Los Angeles – Int’l Airport/South, El Segundo, CA
• Embassy Suites Los Angeles-Glendale, Glendale, CA
• Embassy Suites Louisville, Louisville, KY
• Embassy Suites Louisville-Downtown, Louisville, KY
• Embassy Suites Lubbock, Lubbock, TX
• Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach – Hotel & Resort, Oxnard, CA
• Embassy Suites McAllen Convention Center, McAllen, TX
• Embassy Suites Memphis, Memphis, TN
• Embassy Suites Miami- International Airport, Miami, FL
• Embassy Suites Milpitas-Silicon Valley, Milpitas, CA
• Homewood Suites by Hilton Henderson South Las Vegas, ,
• Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston – Woodlands, ,
• Homewood Suites by Hilton Irving-DFW Airport, ,
• Homewood Suites by Hilton Lansdale, ,
• Homewood Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City-Bricktown, Oklahoma City, OK
• Homewood Suites By Hilton Phoenix Tempe ASU Area, Tempe, AZ
• Homewood Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach, ,
• Homewood Suites Calgary-Airport, Calgary, AB
• Embassy Suites Orlando-International Drive South/Co, Orlando, FL
• Embassy Suites Orlando-Int’l. Dr/Jamaican Crt, Orlando, FL
• Embassy Suites Orlando-North, Altamonte Springs, FL
• Embassy Suites Palm Desert, Palm Desert, CA
• Embassy Suites Palmdale, Palmdale, CA
• Embassy Suites Parsippany, Parsippany, NJ
• Embassy Suites Philadelphia – Valley Forge, Wayne, PA
• Embassy Suites Philadelphia-Airport, Philadelphia, PA
• Embassy Suites Philadelphia-Center City, Philadelphia, PA
• Embassy Suites Phoenix – North, Phoenix, AZ
• Homewood Suites Toronto Vaughan, Ontario, Ca, Vaughan, ON
• Homewood Suites Trophy Club Fort Worth North, Trophy Club, TX
• Homewood Suites Tucson/St. Philip’s Plaza University, Tucson, AZ
• Homewood Suites Tulsa-South, Broken Arrow, OK
• Homewood Suites Vancouver/Portland, Vancouver, WA
• Homewood Suites Victoria, Victoria, TX
• Homewood Suites Virginia Beach/Norfolk Airport, Virginia Beach, VA
• Homewood Suites Waco, Waco, TX
• Homewood Suites Wallingford/Meriden, Wallingford, CT
• Homewood Suites Warwick, Warwick, RI
• Embassy Suites Convention Center Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
• Embassy Suites Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
• Embassy Suites Crystal City-National Arpt, Arlington, VA
• Embassy Suites Dallas-DFW Airport North Outdoor Wo, Grapevine, TX
• Embassy Suites Denver-Int’l Airport, Denver, CO
• Embassy Suites Laredo, Laredo, TX
• Embassy Suites Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
• Embassy Suites Lexington, Lexington, KY
• Embassy Suites Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
• Embassy Suites Little Rock, Little Rock, AR
• Embassy Suites Lompoc-Central Coast, Lompoc, CA
• Embassy Suites Milwaukee Brookfield, Brookfield, WI
• Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown, Minneapolis, MN
• Embassy Suites Minneapolis-North, Brooklyn Center, MN
• Embassy Suites Monterey Bay-Seaside, Seaside, CA
• Embassy Suites Montgomery Hotel & Conference Center, Montgomery, AL
• Embassy Suites Montreal, Montreal, QC
• Embassy Suites Murfreesboro – Hotel & Conference Ce, Murfreesboro, TN
• Embassy Suites Nashville – at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN
• Embassy Suites Nashville-Airport, Nashville, TN
• Embassy Suites Nashville-South/Cool Springs, Franklin, TN
• Embassy Suites New Orleans-Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
• Embassy Suites Newark – Wilmington/South, Newark, DE
• Embassy Suites Newark Airport, Elizabeth, NJ
• Embassy Suites Niagara Falls Fallsview, Ontario, Ca, Niagara Falls, ON
• Embassy Suites North Charleston – Airport/Hotel & C, North Charleston, SC
• Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel, Spa & Conv, Rogers, AR
• Embassy Suites Oklahoma City-Will Rogers Arpt, Oklahoma City, OK
• Embassy Suites Omaha – Downtown/Old Market, Omaha, NE
• Embassy Suites Ontario – Airport, Ontario, CA
• Embassy Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista Resort, Orlando, FL
• Embassy Suites Orlando/Lake Buena Vista-South, Kissimmee, FL
• Embassy Suites Orlando-Airport, Orlando, FL
• Embassy Suites Orlando-Downtown, Orlando, FL
• Homewood Suites Minneapolis/St. Paul-New Brighton, New Brighton, MN
• Homewood Suites Minneapolis-Mall of America, Bloomington, MN
• Homewood Suites Mississauga, Ontario, Ca, Mississauga, ON
• Homewood Suites Moab, Moab, UT
• Homewood Suites Mobile Airport-University Area, Mobile, AL
• Homewood Suites Mobile-East Bay/Daphne, Daphne, AL
• Homewood Suites Mobile-East Bay/Daphne, Daphne, AL
• Homewood Suites Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Ca, Mt. Tremblant, QC
• Homewood Suites West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
• Homewood Suites Wichita @ The Waterfront, Wichita, KS
• Homewood Suites Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
• Homewood Suites Winnipeg Airport-Polo Park, Mani, Winnipeg, MB
• Homewood Suites Yuma, Yuma, AZ
• Home2 Suites Memphis-Southaven, Southaven, MS
• Home2 Suites Midland, Midland, TX
• Home2 Suites Milton, Ontario, Ca, Milton, ON
• Home2 Suites Milwaukee Airport, Milwaukee, WI
• Home2 Suites Minneapolis Bloomington, Bloomington, MN
• Home2 Suites Nashville Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN
• Home2 Suites Nashville-Airport, Nashville, TN
• Home2 Suites New York Long Island City/Manhattan, Long Island City, NY
• Home2 Suites Oklahoma City Quail Springs, Oklahoma City, OK
• Home2 Suites Oklahoma City South, Oklahoma City, OK
• Home2 Suites Orlando/International Drive South, Orlando, FL
• Home2 Suites Oxford, Oxford, AL
• Home2 Suites Parc Lafayette, Lafayette, LA
• Home2 Suites Philadelphia- Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
• Home2 Suites Pittsburgh Cranberry, Cranberry Township, PA
• Home2 Suites Pittsburgh/McCandless, Pittsburgh, PA
• Home2 Suites Rahway, Rahway, NJ
• Home2 Suites Rochester Henrietta, Rochester, NY
• Home2 Suites Roseville Minneapolis, Roseville, MN
• Homewood Suites Lafayette-Airport, Lafayette, LA
• Homewood Suites Lafayette-Rossville Exit, Lafayette, IN
• Homewood Suites Lake Buena Vista-Orlando, Orlando, FL
• Homewood Suites Lake Mary, Lake Mary, FL
• Homewood Suites Lancaster, Lancaster, CA
• Homewood Suites Lancaster, Lancaster, PA
• Homewood Suites Lansdale, Lansdale, PA
• Homewood Suites Laredo at the Mall del Norte, Laredo, TX
• Homewood Suites Las Vegas Airport, Las Vegas, NV
• Homewood Suites Lawton, Lawton, OK
• Homewood Suites Leesburg, Leesburg, VA
• Homewood Suites Lexington, Lexington, KY
• Homewood Suites Lexington/Hamburg, Lexington, KY
• Homewood Suites Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, IL
• Homewood Suites Little Rock Downtown, Little Rock, AR
• Homewood Suites Montgomery, Montgomery, AL
• Homewood Suites Munster, Munster, IN
• Homewood Suites Nashville Franklin Cool Springs, Franklin, TN
• Homewood Suites Nashville Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN
• Homewood Suites Nashville-Airport, Nashville, TN
• Homewood Suites Nashville-Brentwood, Brentwood, TN
• Homewood Suites Nashville-Downtown, Nashville, TN
• Homewood Suites New Orleans-Downtown (French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
• Homewood Suites New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square, New York, NY
• Homewood Suites Newark, Newark, CA
• Homewood Suites Newark/Cranford, Cranford, NJ
• Homewood Suites Newark-Wilmington South Area, Newark, DE
• Homewood Suites Newburgh/Stewart Airport, New Windsor, NY
• Homewood Suites Newport Middletown, Middletown, RI
• Homewood Suites North Charleston/Airport, North Charleston, SC
• Homewood Suites North Houston/Spring, Spring, TX
• Homewood Suites Oakland-Waterfront, Oakland, CA
• Homewood Suites Ocala at Heath Brook, Ocala, FL
• Homewood Suites Odessa, Odessa, TX
• Homewood Suites Oklahoma City – Bricktown, Oklahoma City, OK
• Homewood Suites Oklahoma City West, Oklahoma City, OK
• Homewood Suites Olmsted Village (Near Pinehur, Pinehurst, NC
• Homewood Suites Omaha/Downtown, Omaha, NE
• Home2 Suites San Angelo, San Angelo, TX
• Home2 Suites San Antonio Airport, San Antonio, TX
• Home2 Suites San Antonio Downtown – Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX
• Home2 Suites Saratoga Malta, Malta, NY
• Home2 Suites Seattle Airport, Tukwila, WA
• Home2 Suites Sioux Falls/ Sanford Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD
• Home2 Suites St. Louis/Forest Park, St Louis, MO
• Home2 Suites Stillwater, Stillwater, OK
• Home2 Suites Tallahassee State Capitol, Tallahassee, FL
• Home2 Suites Tulsa Hills, Tulsa, OK
• Home2 Suites Tuscaloosa Downtown University Boule, Tuscaloosa, AL
• Home2 Suites Waco, Waco, TX
• Home2 Suites West Edmonton, Edmonton, AB
• Home2 Suites Yukon, Yukon, OK
• Homewood Suites Agoura Hills, Agoura Hills, CA
• Homewood Suites Ajax, Ajax, ON
• Homewood Suites Akron Fairlawn, Akron, OH
• Homewood Suites Albany, Albany, NY
• Homewood Suites Albuquerque Uptown, Albuquerque, NM
• Homewood Suites Albuquerque-Airport, Albuquerque, NM
• Homewood Suites Albuquerque-Journal Center, Albuquerque, NM
• Homewood Suites Aliso Viejo – Laguna Beach, Aliso Viejo, CA
• Homewood Suites Orland Park, Orland Park, IL
• Homewood Suites Orlando/Intl Dr.-Conv Center, Orlando, FL
• Homewood Suites Allentown/Bethlehem-Airport, Bethlehem, PA
• Homewood Suites Allentown-West/Fogelsville, Allentown, PA
• Homewood Suites Amarillo, T, Amarillo, TX
• Embassy Suites Savannah-Airport, Savannah, GA
• Embassy Suites Scottsdale Resort, Scottsdale, AZ
• Embassy Suites Seattle-Tacoma Intl Arpt, Seattle, WA
• Embassy Suites Detroit – Troy/Auburn Hills, Troy, MI
• Embassy Suites Detroit-Metro Airport, Romulus, MI
• Embassy Suites Detroit-Southfield, Southfield, MI
• Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach Resort, Dorado, PR
• Embassy Suites Dulles-Airport, Herndon, VA
• Embassy Suites Dulles-North/Loudoun, Dulles, VA
• Embassy Suites Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, NC
• Embassy Suites Flagstaff, Flagstaff, AZ
• Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale-17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL
• Embassy Suites Fort Worth-Downtown, Fort Worth, TX
• Embassy Suites Akron Canton Airport, North Canton, OH
• Embassy Suites Greensboro-Airport, Greensboro, NC
• Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort & Conference, Greenville, SC
• Embassy Suites Hampton Roads – Hotel, Spa & Conven, Hampton, VA
• Embassy Suites Hot Springs – Hotel & Spa, Hot Springs, AR
• Embassy Suites Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX
• Embassy Suites Houston-Energy Corridor, Houston, TX
• Embassy Suites Houston-Near the Galleria, Houston, TX
• Embassy Suites Huntsville – Hotel & Spa, Huntsville, AL
• Embassy Suites Indianapolis-North, Indianapolis, IN
• Embassy Suites Irvine-Orange County Airport, Irvine, CA
• Embassy Suites Jacksonville-Baymeadows, Jacksonville, FL
• Embassy Suites Kansas City International Airport, Kansas City, MO
• Embassy Suites Kansas City/Olathe, Olathe, KS
• Embassy Suites Kansas City-Plaza, Kansas City, MO
• Embassy Suites La Quinta – Hotel & Spa, La Quinta, CA
• Home2 Suites Champaign / Urbana, Champaign, IL
• Home2 Suites Charleston Airport/Convention Center, North Charleston, SC
• Embassy Suites Secaucus-Meadowlands, Secaucus, NJ
• Embassy Suites Springfield, Springfield, VA
• Embassy Suites St. Louis – St. Charles, Saint Charles, MO
• Embassy Suites St. Louis/Downtown, Saint Louis, MO
• Embassy Suites St. Louis-Airport, Bridgeton, MO
• Embassy Suites St. Paul-Downtown, Saint Paul, MN
• Embassy Suites Syracuse, East Syracuse, NY
• Embassy Suites Tampa-Airport/Westshore, Tampa, FL
• Embassy Suites Tampa-Downtown/Convention Center, Tampa, FL
• Embassy Suites Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL
• Embassy Suites Temecula Valley Wine Country, Temecula, CA
• Embassy Suites The Woodlands Hughes Landing, The Woodlands, TX
• Embassy Suites Tucson – Paloma Village, Tucson, AZ
• Embassy Suites Tucson Williams Center, Tucson, AZ
• Embassy Suites Tulsa-I-44, Tulsa, OK
• Home2 Suites Gillette, Gillette, WY
• Home2 Suites Greensboro Airport, Greensboro, NC
• Home2 Suites Greenville Airport, Greenville, SC
• Home2 Suites Greenville Downtown, Greenville, SC
• Home2 Suites Grovetown Augusta Area, Grovetown, GA
• Home2 Suites Gulfport I-10, Gulfport, MS
• Home2 Suites Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
• Home2 Suites Hattiesburg, Hattiesburg, MS
• Home2 Suites Houston Stafford, Stafford, TX
• Home2 Suites Houston Willowbrook, Houston, TX
• Home2 Suites Houston/Katy, Katy, TX
• Home2 Suites Huntsville/Research Park Area, Huntsville, AL
• Home2 Suites Idaho Falls, Idaho Falls, ID
• Embassy Suites Tuscaloosa Downtown, Tuscaloosa, AL
• Embassy Suites Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA
• Embassy Suites Valencia, Valencia, CA
• Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk, Honolulu, HI
• Embassy Suites Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
• Embassy Suites Washington, D.C. George, Washington, DC
• Embassy Suites West Palm Beach – Central, West Palm Beach, FL
• Home2 Suites Charlotte Airport, Charlotte, NC
• Home2 Suites Charlotte I-77 South, Charlotte, NC
• Home2 Suites Charlotte University Research Park, Charlotte, NC
• Home2 Suites Cincinnati Liberty Center, Liberty Township, OH
• Home2 Suites Clarksville/Ft. Campbell, Clarksville, TN
• Home2 Suites College Station, College Station, TX
• Home2 Suites Dallas Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX
• Home2 Suites Dallas-Frisco, Frisco, TX
• Home2 Suites Denver West – Federal Center, Lakewood, CO
• Homewood Suites Cambridge/Waterloo, Ontario, Ca, Cambridge, ON
• Homewood Suites Cape Canaveral-Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, FL
• Homewood Suites Carlsbad-North San Diego County, Carlsbad, CA
• Homewood Suites Cedar Rapids/North, Cedar Rapids, IA
• Homewood Suites Charleston/Mt. Pleasant, Mount Pleasant, SC
• Homewood Suites Charlotte Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC
• Homewood Suites Charlotte/Ayrsley, Charlotte, NC
• Homewood Suites Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA
• Homewood Suites Chattanooga-Hamilton Place, Chattanooga, TN
• Homewood Suites Chesapeake/Greenbrier, Chesapeake, VA
• Homewood Suites Chester, Chester, VA
• Home2 Suites Indianapolis/Downtown, Indianapolis, IN
• Home2 Suites Irving/DFW Airport North, Irving, TX
• Home2 Suites Jackson/Ridgeland, Ridgeland, MS
• Home2 Suites Jacksonville, N, Jacksonville, NC
• Home2 Suites Knoxville West, Knoxville, TN
• Home2 Suites Lake City, Lake City, FL
• Home2 Suites Lehi/Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, UT
• Home2 Suites Lexington Park Patuxent River NAS, Lexington Park, MD
• Home2 Suites Lexington University / Medical Cente, Lexington, KY
• Home2 Suites Little Rock West, Little Rock, AR
• Home2 Suites Louisville East/Hurstbourne, Louisville, KY
• Home2 Suites Lubbock, Lubbock, TX
• Home2 Suites Denver/Highlands Ranch, Highlands Ranch, CO
• Home2 Suites Dover, Dover, DE
• Home2 Suites Downingtown Exton Route 30, Downingtown, PA
• Home2 Suites Durham Chapel Hill, Durham, NC
• Home2 Suites Edmond, Edmond, OK
• Home2 Suites Erie, Erie, PA
• Home2 Suites Fargo, Fargo, ND
• Home2 Suites Farmington/Bloomfield, Farmington, NM
• Home2 Suites Fayetteville, Fayetteville, NC
• Home2 Suites Florence, Florence, SC
• Home2 Suites Florida City, Florida City, FL
• Home2 Suites Fort Smith, Fort Smith, AR
• Home2 Suites Fort St. John, British Columbia, Ca, Fort St. John, BC
• Homewood Suites Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL
• Homewood Suites Chicago-Downtown, Chicago, IL
• Home2 Suites Gainesville, Gainesville, FL
• Homewood Suites Falls Church – I-495 @ Rt. 50, Falls Church, VA
• Homewood Suites Farmington, Farmington, CT
• Homewood Suites Fayetteville, Fayetteville, AR
• Homewood Suites Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN
• Homewood Suites Fort Worth at Fossil Creek, Fort Worth, TX
• Homewood Suites Fort Worth West at Cityview, Fort Worth, TX
• Homewood Suites Fort Worth-Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX
• Homewood Suites Fresno, Fresno, CA
• Homewood Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport and Cruise P, Dania Beach, FL
• Homewood Suites Ft. Smith, Fort Smith, AR
• Homewood Suites Ft. Worth-Bedford, Bedford, TX
• Homewood Suites Gainesville, Gainesville, FL
• Homewood Suites Gateway Hills Nashua, Nashua, NH
• Homewood Suites Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI
• Homewood Suites Greeley, Greeley, CO
• Homewood Suites Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
• Homewood Suites Greenville, Greenville, SC
• Homewood Suites Hagerstown, Hagerstown, MD
• Homewood Suites Halifax-Downtown, Nova Scotia, Ca, Halifax, NS
• Homewood Suites Hamilton, Hamilton, NJ
• Homewood Suites Chicago-Schaumburg, Schaumburg, IL
• Homewood Suites Christiansburg, Christiansburg, VA
• Homewood Suites Cincinnati, Sharonville, OH
• Homewood Suites Cincinnati – Downtown, Cincinnati, OH
• Homewood Suites Cincinnati Mason, Mason, OH
• Homewood Suites Cincinnati/Milford, Milford, OH
• Homewood Suites Cincinnati/West Chester, West Chester, OH
• Homewood Suites Cincinnati-Airport South (Florence), Florence, KY
• Homewood Suites Cleveland/Beachwood, Beachwood, OH
• Homewood Suites Cleveland/Sheffield, Sheffield Village, OH
• Homewood Suites Cleveland-Solon, Solon, OH
• Homewood Suites Clifton Park, Clifton Park, NY
• Homewood Suites College Station, College Station, TX
• Homewood Suites Colorado Springs Airport, Colorado Springs, CO
• Homewood Suites Colorado Springs-North, Colorado Springs, CO
• Homewood Suites Columbia, Columbia, MD
• Homewood Suites Columbia, Columbia, SC
• Homewood Suites Columbia/Laurel, Laurel, MD
• Homewood Suites Columbus/Dublin, Dublin, OH
• Homewood Suites Hamilton, Ontario, Hamilton, ON
• Homewood Suites Harrisburg-East, Harrisburg, PA
• Homewood Suites Harrisburg-West, Mechanicsburg, PA
• Homewood Suites Hartford, Hartford, CT
• Homewood Suites Hartford South-Glastonbury, Glastonbury, CT
• Homewood Suites Hartford/Windsor Locks, Windsor Locks, CT
• Homewood Suites Henderson/South Las Vegas, Henderson, NV
• Homewood Suites Hillsboro/Beaverton, Beaverton, OR
• Homewood Suites Houston Downtown, Houston, TX
• Homewood Suites Houston/Stafford, Stafford, TX
• Homewood Suites Houston-Beltway 8, Houston, TX
• Homewood Suites Houston-Kingwood Parc, Kingwood, TX
• Homewood Suites Houston-Near the Galleria, Houston, TX
• Homewood Suites Houston-Northwest/CY-FAIR, Houston, TX
• Homewood Suites Houston-Westchase, Houston, TX
• Homewood Suites Houston-Willowbrook Mall, Houston, TX
• Homewood Suites Columbus/Hilliard, Hilliard, OH
• Homewood Suites Columbus/OSU, Columbus, OH
• Homewood Suites Columbus/Polaris, Columbus, OH
• Homewood Suites Columbus/Worthington, Columbus, OH
• Homewood Suites Columbus-Airport, Columbus, OH
• Homewood Suites Coralville – Iowa River Landing, Coralville, IA
• Homewood Suites Corpus Christi, Corpus Cristi, TX
• Homewood Suites Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
• Homewood Suites Covington, Covington, LA
• Homewood Suites Dallas – Park Central Area, Dallas, TX
• Homewood Suites Dallas Downtown, Dallas, TX
• Homewood Suites Dallas/Addison, Addison, TX
• Homewood Suites Dallas/Allen, Allen, TX
• Homewood Suites Dallas/Arlington, Arlington, TX
• Homewood Suites Dallas/Irving/Las Colinas, Irving, TX
• Homewood Suites Dallas/Lewisville, Lewisville, TX
• Homewood Suites Dallas/Park Central Area, Dallas, TX
• Homewood Suites Dallas-Market Center, Dallas, TX
• Homewood Suites Houston-Woodlands (Shenandoah), The Woodlands, TX
• Homewood Suites Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
• Homewood Suites Huntsville/Village of Providence, Huntsville, AL
• Homewood Suites Indianapolis Carmel, Carmel, IN
• Homewood Suites Indianapolis-Airport/Plainfield, Plainfield, IN
• Homewood Suites Indianapolis-Downtown, Indianapolis, IN
• Homewood Suites Indianapolis-Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN
• Homewood Suites Irving/DFW Airport, Irving, TX
• Homewood Suites Ithaca, Ithaca, NY
• Homewood Suites Jackson, Jackson, WY
• Homewood Suites Jackson-Ridgeland, Ridgeland, MS
• Homewood Suites Jacksonville Deerwood Park, Jacksonville, FL
• Homewood Suites Jacksonville-Downtown/Southbank, Jacksonville, FL
• Homewood Suites Jacksonville-South/St. Johns Ctr, Jacksonville, FL
• Homewood Suites Joplin, Joplin, MO
• Homewood Suites Kalamazoo/Portage, Portage, MI
• Homewood Suites Kansas City/Overland Park, Overland Park, KS
• Homewood Suites Kansas City-Airport, Kansas City, MO
• Homewood Suites Knoxville-West at Turkey Creek, Knoxville, TN
• Homewood Suites La Quinta, La Quinta, CA
• Homewood Suites Lackland AFB/Sea World, San Antonio, TX
• Homewood Suites London, Ontario, Ca, London, ON
• Homewood Suites Longview, Longview, TX
• Homewood Suites Louisville-East, Louisville, KY
• Homewood Suites Anaheim Resort – Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
• Homewood Suites Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
• Homewood Suites Ankeny, Ankeny, IA
• Homewood Suites Atlanta Airport North, Atlanta, GA
• Homewood Suites Atlanta/Alpharetta, Alpharetta, GA
• Homewood Suites Atlanta/Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
• Homewood Suites Atlanta-Galleria/Cumberland, Atlanta, GA
• Homewood Suites Atlanta-Midtown, Atlanta, GA
• Homewood Suites Atlanta-Peachtree Corners, Norcross, GA
• Homewood Suites Atlantic City/Egg Harbor Township, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
• Homewood Suites Augusta, Augusta, GA
• Embassy Suites Phoenix-Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ
• Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ
• Embassy Suites Phoenix-Tempe, Tempe, AZ
• Embassy Suites Piscataway-Somerset, Piscataway, NJ
• Embassy Suites Pittsburgh – Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA
• Embassy Suites Pittsburgh-Intl Airport, Coraopolis, PA
• Embassy Suites Portland, Portland, ME
• Embassy Suites Portland/Hillsboro, Hillsboro, OR
• Embassy Suites Portland-Airport, Portland, OR
• Embassy Suites Portland-Downtown, Portland, OR
• Embassy Suites Raleigh – Durham/Research Triangle, Cary, NC
• Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport/Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
• Embassy Suites Richmond-The Commerce Center, Richmond, VA
• Homewood Suites Augusta, Augusta, ME
• Homewood Suites Austin/Airport Area South, Austin, TX
• Homewood Suites Austin/Round Rock, Round Rock, TX
• Homewood Suites Austin-Northwest, Austin, TX
• Homewood Suites Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
• Homewood Suites Baltimore-BWI Airport, Linthicum, MD
• Homewood Suites Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA
• Homewood Suites Beaumont, Beaumont, TX
• Homewood Suites Bel Air, Bel Air, MD
• Homewood Suites Bentonville/Rogers, Rogers, AR
• Homewood Suites Billings, Billings, MT
• Homewood Suites Binghamton/Vestal, Vestal, NY
• Homewood Suites Birmingham South-Inverness, Birmingham, AL
• Homewood Suites Birmingham-SW/Riverchase-Galleria, Hoover, AL
• Embassy Suites Sacramento-Riverfront Promenade, Sacramento, CA
• Embassy Suites San Antonio – International Airport, San Antonio, TX
• Embassy Suites San Antonio – NW I-10, San Antonio, TX
• Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk-Downtown, San Antonio, TX
• Embassy Suites San Diego Bay-Downtown, San Diego, CA
• Embassy Suites San Francisco-Airport-Waterfront, Burlingame, CA
• Embassy Suites San Juan – Hotel & Casino, Puerto, Carolina – San Juan, PR
• Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA
• Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel, Spa & Conference C, San Marcos, TX
• Embassy Suites San Rafael – Marin County, San Rafael, CA
• Embassy Suites Santa Ana-Orange Co. Arpt N., Santa Ana, CA
• Embassy Suites Savannah, Savannah, GA
• Homewood Suites Orlando-Maitland, Maitland, FL
• Homewood Suites Orlando-Nearest Universal Studios, Orlando, FL
• Homewood Suites Orlando-UCF Area, Orlando, FL
• Homewood Suites Oxnard/Camarillo, Oxnard, CA
• Homewood Suites Palm Desert, Palm Desert, CA
• Homewood Suites Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
• Homewood Suites Pensacola-Arpt (Cordova Mall), Pensacola, FL
• Homewood Suites Philadelphia/Great Valley, Malvern, PA
• Homewood Suites Philadelphia/Mt. Laurel, Mount Laurel, NJ
• Homewood Suites Philadelphia-City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
• Homewood Suites Phoenix Airport South, Phoenix, AZ
• Homewood Suites Phoenix/Avondale, Avondale, AZ
• Homewood Suites Phoenix/Chandler, Chandler, AZ
• Homewood Suites Phoenix/Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
• Homewood Suites Phoenix-Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ
• Homewood Suites Pittsburgh-Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA
• Homewood Suites Plano, Plano, TX
• Homewood Suites Plano-Richardson, Plano, TX
• Homewood Suites Portland, Scarborough, ME
• Homewood Suites Portsmouth, Portsmouth, NH
• Homewood Suites Princeton, Princeton, NJ
• Homewood Suites Queretaro, Queretaro,
• Homewood Suites Raleigh/Cary, Cary, NC
• Homewood Suites Reno, Reno, NV
• Homewood Suites Richland, Richland, WA
• Homewood Suites Richmond-Airport, Sandston, VA
• Homewood Suites Richmond-Downtown, Richmond, VA
• Homewood Suites Richmond-West End, Glen Allen, VA
• Homewood Suites Rochester Mayo Clinic Area/ Saint Ma, Rochester, MN
• Homewood Suites Rochester/Greece, Rochester, NY
• Homewood Suites Rochester/Henrietta, Rochester, NY
• Homewood Suites Rock Springs, Rock Springs, WY
• Homewood Suites Sacramento Airport-Natomas, Sacramento, CA
• Homewood Suites Sacramento/Roseville, Roseville, CA
• Homewood Suites Salt Lake City-Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT
• Homewood Suites Salt Lake City-Midvale/Sandy, Midvale, UT
• Homewood Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport/Research Tria, Durham, NC
• Homewood Suites Reading, Reading, PA
• Homewood Suites San Antonio Airport, San Antonio, TX
• Homewood Suites San Antonio North, ,
• Homewood Suites San Antonio-Downtown/Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX
• Homewood Suites San Antonio-North, San Antonio, TX
• Homewood Suites San Antonio-Northwest, San Antonio, TX
• Homewood Suites San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA
• Homewood Suites San Diego Downtown/Bayside, San Diego, CA
• Homewood Suites San Diego Mission Valley/Zoo, San Diego, CA
• Homewood Suites San Francisco Airport-North, Brisbane, CA
• Homewood Suites San Jose-Airport, San Jose, CA
• Homewood Suites Santa Fe-North, Santa Fe, NM
• Homewood Suites Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
• Abae Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida
• Comfort Inn & Suites Shawinigan, Shawinigan, QC
• Fairmont St. Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland
• L’Apogog_e Courchevel, ,
• Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Falls Church, Falls Church, VA
• Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, ,
• Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC
• Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Lake Placid, NY

Saluting All Our Fabulous Hotel Room Attendants

International Housekeepers Week is every year during the second full week of September and is sponsored by IEHA. It is dedicated to recognizing the efforts of hard-working custodial staff members. This year we invited some hotel partners to brag about their room attendants.

Elan Hotel in Los Angeles

The team does an amazing job. They pride themselves on being part of the Greystone family of hotels. Blanca Gonzalez (first photo below) has been onboard since 2006 and has learned all of the trades of the job. She is currently our housekeeping supervisor and oversees the housekeeping team when Carlos is not on property.

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Bristol Hotel in San Diego

The Bristol housekeeping team members have been with the company for over 10 years. Two women, Dora Mendoza and Rosie Hernandez, have been with the company for 16 years. Every day they work with a smile and are full of energy.

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King George Hotel in San Francisco

Dieu Ly, the housekeeping room attendant at the King George Hotel in San Francisco, has been with the property since 1995! Dieu moved to San Francisco from South Vietnam and has made it her home. Right now she is learning yoga and spends her time reading anything about Buddha and meditation. Dieu has been at the hotel so long because she considers her co-workers to be her second family.

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Empress Hotel in La Jolla, California

General Manager Joel Majors of the Empress says, “It is because of our great team that we continue to get the good ratings on the Internet and many satisfied return guests. They all deserve a shout-out!”

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The Inn at Union Square in San Francisco

Each of the attendants cares deeply about the Inn and stuck with us through the massive job of renovating the bathrooms. Some of them went to work at sister properties during the renovation. However, they all wanted to come back to see the Inn full of life with happy guests once again.

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Neema Hospitality Embraces Conservation Efforts

Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg SW in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, owned and operated by Neema Hospitality.
Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg SW in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Discarded soap and bottled amenities left behind by guests at all Neema Hospitality hotels now have a second life thanks to the company’s partnership with Clean the World.

Founded as a family business in 1986, Neema Hospitality is a privately held owner/operator of limited-service hotels. Neema’s portfolio includes franchise licenses with Hilton, Intercontinental Hotel Group and Choice Hotels with brands such as Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn, and EconoLodge and Suites. The firm manages properties in multiple states including Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland. It provides complete services including operations, sales and marketing, and revenue management.

“After visiting Costa Rica last summer and seeing all of the conservation efforts that take place in hotels there, I knew I had to come back and help make a difference with our properties. One of our properties found Clean the World through their partnership with Hilton and we decided to roll it out to all Neema Hospitality properties this year prior to Earth Day,” said Sandeep Thakrar, president of Neema Hospitality.

With over a quarter century of experience, Neema Hospitality continues to grow, partner, and create long standing fruitful relationships by developing its staff and employees and focusing on the needs of its customers.

Press Release: Hilton Worldwide, Guest Supply Provide Key Assistance Helping Clean the World With European Expansion

Collaboration Sets an Example for How Companies Can Work Together for Social Good

Just seven years after starting in a small Orlando garage, Clean the World has grown into a worldwide social enterprise with operations on three continents. The organization’s resources are primarily focused on recycling, soap distribution, and hygiene education. Therefore, international expansion would be impossible without the support of dedicated corporate partners, such as Hilton Worldwide and Guest Supply, a Sysco company.

When Clean the World made the move to launch a European operation last year, founder and CEO Shawn Seipler turned to those hospitality icons for advice, collaboration, and assistance.

“Since shortly after we founded Clean the World in 2009, Guest Supply has supported our mission with generous assistance across every area of the organization,” Seipler said. “And when it comes to hotel partners, we have more Hilton affiliates than any other hospitality flag – nearly one thousand Hilton properties. Both Hilton and Guest Supply have a deep commitment to our mission of saving lives through soap, and they reinforced their dedication to corporate social responsibility (CSR) when we approached them about our expansion into Europe.”

Seipler says the innovative three-way partnership between Hilton Worldwide, Guest Supply, and Clean the World not only helped his organization open up a new region, but it sets an example for how companies can work together for social good. “This relationship is the true definition of corporate social responsibility – this is what CSR looks like,” Seipler said. “Hilton and Guest Supply have set the bar high and provided a perfect example of how companies can come together with a social impact organization to drive social change and sustainability.”

That’s exactly what Hilton’s Max Verstraete wanted to accomplish. As Hilton Worldwide’s vice president of corporate responsibility and ADA compliance, he helps his company unite around global issues that connect business to society.

“We are building an integrated sustainability culture and creating programs that drive positive social impact,” Verstraete said. “Many of our employees are on the front lines working directly with collecting discarded soap and amenities for Clean the World. Now we are offering a deeper immersion experience by inviting team members to join us on a Clean the World soap distribution trip to Guatemala as part of our recognition initiative.”

Since 2009, Guest Supply has supported Clean the World’s mission with assistance in areas including logistics, soap donations, manufacturing consultation, sales and marketing support, and by contributing items for hygiene kits. Seipler says the ongoing assistance from Guest Supply is a testament to the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility.

“It is our goal at Guest Supply to help in making the life-saving efforts of Clean the World as successful and far-reaching as possible,” said Paul Xenis, president & COO of Guest Supply. “We have leveraged this sustainability program as a foundation to build a culture of social responsibility and we are proud to partner on this European expansion initiative.”

About Clean the World
Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to the mission of saving millions of lives around the world while simultaneously diverting hotel waste from landfills. The organization collects discarded soap and other hygiene products from more than 4,000 hotel and resort partners and operates recycling centers in North America, Asia, and Europe. Clean the World provides hygiene education and microlending to make hand washing and local soap purchases a lifelong habit in developing regions. Through its hygiene kit program, Clean the World provides personal care items to relief organizations throughout North America. Since 2009, more than 34 million bars of Clean the World soap have been distributed in 100 countries. More information: http://localhost:8888/cleantheworld

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising more than 4,660 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with nearly 765,000 rooms in 102 countries and territories. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including exclusive member rates, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit http://news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

About Guest Supply
Guest Supply, a Sysco company, has been the leading provider of hospitality products to the lodging industry for more than 35 years with more than 30,000 products sold in more than 25,000 well-known chains and independent properties around the globe. As the only global provider to the hotel and lodging industry, the company maintains relationships with leading hotels around the world. Manufacturing, distribution, and purchasing resources are strategically located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, ensuring superior product selection and availability, as well as quick and efficient response to meet virtually every need. For more information, visit https://www.guestsupply.com.

Press Release: Going Green for the Hospitality Industry Just Got Easier

Clean the World and The Super Recyclers, a winning partnership for hotels wanting to reduce their environmental footprint

Montréal, June 13th, 2016—Two innovative recycling teams have joined forces to offer hotels in Canada an easy way to go green. As a team, Clean the World and The Super Recyclers are helping this hospitality service reduce their environmental footprint and at the same time give back to those in need.

“We recuperate all of the soap and amenities, such as shampoo, conditioner and hand lotion, that is left behind by the customers,” says Pierre Daigneault, Chief Sustainability officer at Clean the World (CTW). “CTW then recycles these into new commercial quality products. For example, last year, we produced approximately four million new bars of soap from the used soap we collected. The new products are distributed to people in need in Canada and around the globe. It seems simple but it is a highly logistical operation since we have about 4,000 hotels participating in our program. And it is growing every day.”

So it made sense to Daigneault when he was recently introduced to Marie-Claude Guérin, founder and president of The Super Recyclers—a newly formed Montreal business that collects and recycles fabrics that are no longer used—that they join forces.

“Once collected, the used clothes and textiles get sorted and transformed accordingly and a percentage of the profit is given back in order to finance social projects,” explains Marie-Claude Guérin.

“To begin, we will offer this joint service to our hotels in Canada (more than 20,000 rooms) with whom we currently partner,” says Daigneault. “Eventually, I see this service being offered around the world to all of our hotel partners.”

The process for the hotels is simple: they are provided bins where they dispose of the recyclable items and then the bins are collected. “We have agreements with most of the big flag hotels says Daigneault. “Because we have offices in Orlando, Las Vegas, Canada, Europe and Asia, we are able to fulfill needs worldwide.”

“We are very happy to be teaming up with Clean the World on this initiative,” says Marie-Claude Guérin, president of The Super Recyclers. “Together, we want to offer hotels the peace of mind of going green effortlessly.”

According to Daigneault, the merger is one of a kind. “This is a trend—a shift of thinking in the hotel business,” he says. “The hospitality industry is now more conscious than ever about its impact on the environment. So we offered one solution and we now offer two. We have no doubt it’s the way of the future.”

About The Super Recyclers

The Super Recyclers, a business launched in 2015, aims at fulfilling the needs of the community by mobilizing citizens around an environmentally responsible movement and raising awareness of the benefits of recycling. Every one of our used clothing and fabrics (torn, stained or in good condition) drives help finance a social project that improves the lives of our citizens, according to the total weight of the collected linens. The lot is sorted, then transformed, shredded or redistributed. The Super Recyclers invite the community to a more socially responsible approach, both environmentally and economically. www.SuperRecycleurs.com

About Clean the World—Canada
Clean the World has a three-part mission: Collect and recycle soap and hygiene products discarded every day by the hospitality industry and other sectors that generate environmental waste; prevent hygiene-related illnesses through the distribution of these and other donated products to people in need; and finally, to become the sustainability solution for the hospitality industry by providing expertise and services to our network. www.CleanTheWorld.org

For more info:

Marie-Claude Guérin
President
Super Recyclers
Tel. : 514-813-3861
Email: mcguerin@SuperRecycleurs.com

Pierre Daigneault
Chief Sustainability officer
Clean The World Canada
Tel. : 514-688-9236
Email: pdaigneault@CleanTheWorld.org

Partner Profile: Vision Hospitality Group

vision-hospitality-groupAll properties under the umbrella of Vision Hospitality Group work to further the life-saving mission of Clean the World by recycling soap and hygiene amenities. Vision Hospitality places great emphasis on sustainability efforts, providing a great example to the hospitality industry as a whole. With 38 properties (and counting) recycling soap for Clean the World’s Hospitality Recycling Program, Vision’s recycled materials have resulted in the distribution of over 3,600 bars of soap.

In more ways than one, Vision Hospitality Group aims to preserve the future of our environment for generations to come through sustainability efforts at each and every Vision hotel. Not only do Vision’s properties apply Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) measures to all rooms, but its Hampton Inn & Suites Chattanooga/Downtown was the first Silver LEED Certified Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Vision Hospitality Group does consistently implements new recycling and conservation programs into its business model to aid in reducing the carbon footprint made by the hospitality industry.

Next to sustainability, community service is engrained in the company culture of Vision Hospitality Group. Each Vision property aims to serve and make a positive impact on the surrounding local community. Vision’s staff actively participates in volunteering with local non-profits and charities. By giving back and showing gratitude to the community, they help to create a bright, hospitable future.

Vision’s partnership with Clean the World helps to eradicate the hygiene-related illnesses that result in approximately 6,000 deaths a day among children less than 5 years of age. Every guest who stays at one of these properties is assured quality service and will find comfort in knowing every discarded bar of soap and bottled amenity will help someone in need of hygiene essentials stay healthy, rather than adding to waste in landfills. This partnership saves lives locally and globally while setting a high standard for hospitality sustainability. The company’s motto, “One Team. One Vision” can attest to Vision Hospitality Group’s exemplary work and dedication to making the world a better place, one hotel at a time.

Welcome Our Largest Hilton Partner Property

 

“We are so pleased that a local act as easy
as repurposing our partially used soap
can have a positive global impact!”
– Jo Licata, Community Projects Manager
Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Join Clean the World in welcoming our largest Hilton Worldwide partner property, Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

Why is this so amazing? Hilton San Francisco Union Square is one of the largest Hilton properties in the world. With one of the largest room counts for a Hilton property, this contribution means Clean the World will collect more soap than ever for recycling!

As a company, Hilton fully supports sustainability and implements real-world solutions with real impact. Hilton has contributed to the creation of about 800,000 bars of soap, diverting over 116 tons of waste from entering landfills. This contribution means hundreds of thousands of children have received life-saving soap thanks to Hilton.

Hilton knows it is important not just to create a sustainability plan to better the environment, but also to do greater good in lives worldwide. Through the Clean the World mission of global hygiene, Hilton has its hand in saving lives around the world. According to the World Health Organization hand washing is the simplest and most effective way to prevent illness and disease. Bottom line, soap is vital for healthy living. By providing access to soap and hygiene education, Clean the World helps reduce the mortality rate among children across the globe, in more than 100 countries.

We are pleased to have Hilton as a key partner and are proud to call them a leader in sustainable practices. From Hilton San Francisco Union Square to Hilton Paris Opera Hotel, the hundreds of Hilton properties partnering with Clean the World are passionate about recycling soap and saving lives, a commitment evident in the company’s impact numbers and continued support.

Recycling for a Cause in Canada: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

As a Canadian-based operator of luxury hotels and resorts, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts operates properties in 19 countries including the United States. With the Clean the World program in place at locations from California to New York, even Hawaii, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts has been a key participant in the Global Hygiene Revolution. The Fairmont partnership is paramount to Clean the World.

Fairmont has always been loyal and passionate about its mission to protect the environment and assist those who are struggling. When Clean the World extended north in 2015 with a program that would improve the lives of Canadians in need while diverting hotel waste from landfills, Fairmont jumped at the opportunity.

One remarkable example of commitment to the environment is the recycling program at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. The Chateau has an extensive recycling program including plastics, metals, beverage containers, all paper products, styrofoam, cigarettes butts, natural corks, glass, porcelain, electronics, light bulbs, batteries, chemical hazardous waste, used cooking oil, wood skids, crayons, tires, toner cartridges, and mattresses. Moreover, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is among the first hotels to participate in the Clean the World program in Canada and the only 05 Green Key Hotel in the Banff National Park.

Fairmont’s participation is something to celebrate, as Canada is a significant player in the hotel industry with more than 8,000 hospitality establishments comprising over 440,000 rooms. About 400,000 soap bars end up in Canadian landfills every day, equaling about 150 million bars per year.

In addition to benefitting the environment, Fairmont’s efforts support community and humanitarian organizations throughout the provinces. With nearly 800 food banks in the country and around 3 million Canadians living in poverty, there is a tremendous need for the basic hygiene amenities provided through the Clean the World program. Clean the World reaches a vast amount of the Canadian population through donations to food banks. Up to 23 percent of Canadians use food banks regularly, with a fluctuating homeless population of around 200,000.

Since we launched Clean the World Canada, more than 170 hotels spanning nine provinces have joined the program, with Alberta leading the way. From Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, to the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, all the way to the coast of Newfoundland, you can find hotels engaging in sustainable practices that ultimately benefit the people of Canada.

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts leads the way, meeting its corporate social responsibility goals of reducing environmental impact, and creating long-term sustainability and stewardship by strategically integrating the innovative Clean the World program. Fairmont diverts tens of thousands of pound of waste from North American each year.

Partner Profile: Providence Hospitality Partners

providence-hospitality-partnersBased in Colorado, Providence Hospitality Partners is a prestigious management company composed of various beautiful properties with a common goal, “forge a legacy of corporate excellence and social responsibility”. Providence has been recognized by Forbes Magazine for its 5-star properties and has a reputation for outstanding service. Clean the World is grateful to have the support of Providence in our mission to save lives with soap. The partnership between Providence Hospitality Partners management group and Clean the World means countless lives saved with recycled soap and bottled hygiene amenities.

Unlike most hotels, Providence offers a unique, historical twist to the guest experience. The company has a program called “1883 Hospitality” which takes guests back in time to the late 1800’s for the duration of their stay on select Providence properties. Employees dress in time-appropriate costumes, also taking into account the historical heritage of the surrounding area and place great emphasis on gracious hospitality, respect and genuine concern for the wellbeing of guests. From the moment customers pull up to the property to the last moments of their stay, guests are lead through a time warp to almost 150 years in the past. Details like this set Providence hotels apart from others and create a memorable experience for those involved.

Providence Hospitality Partners work to create a sustainable future and preserve the environment by actively participating in Clean the World’s Hospitality Program. Room attendants collect all used soaps and bottled amenities after each guest’s stay. These materials are stored in recycling bins provided by Clean the World before being shipped off to one of our recycling facilities. These bars of soap and bottled amenities are continuously being diverted from landfills and going to the people who need these hygiene necessities the most. Providence has contributed to the distribution of over 2,000 bars of soap through its partnership with Clean the World. Every bar of soap promotes a healthier lifestyle and wards off preventable diseases that often result in death for children and families that lack the necessary resources to stay clean and well.

With eclectic offerings and sustainable practices, you can be sure Providence Hospitality properties are at the forefront of guest experience. With each stay, you can know you are doing good in the lives of others around the globe while also preserving our precious ecosystem.

Partner Profile: JHM Hotels

PrintClean the World is proud to have JHM Hotels join us on the forefront of corporate social responsibility and sustainability. As a company, JHM Hotels is eager to impact communities both near and far with its time, talents and resources. JHM has a mission to be a responsible steward of corporate resources, thereby directly impacting communities through philanthropic and volunteer endeavors, which the company accomplishes through the Clean the World recycling program.

With after-stay amenity collection, thousands of pounds of waste are diverted from local landfills. These products are recycled and distributed worldwide to those who are affected by hygiene-related illness, fulfilling JHM’s core company values of community outreach, nurturing and encouraging in a tangible way.

JHM’s motto is “Keeping Our Promises.” The company is doing just that by supporting poverty relief and environmental stewardship through its partnership with Clean the World.

Partner Profile: Tahoe Mountain Resorts

Logo for Tahoe Mountain ResortsTahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging offers a fine collection of Lake Tahoe vacation rentals. They provide owners and guests with luxury accommodations as well as unparalleled customer service, professionalism, and hospitality.

The company is committed to reducing environmental impact by engaging associations, owners, guests, and the community in responsible products and sustainable practices. Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging is a proud supporter of the “Green Bucks” program, which contributes to hiking and biking trails, watershed restoration projects, wildlife protection and environmental stewardship programs.

The team at Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging feels privileged to work and live in a beautiful mountain paradise, and are dedicated to preserving it for generations to come.

Partner Profile: Silverleaf Resorts

Silverleaf Resorts logoSilverleaf Resorts is built around four defining qualities: value, variety, convenience and flexibility. The  commitment to those key factors is what made the company a leader in the vacation ownership industry.

Ranked by “Forbes” magazine in the Top 100 of the Top 200 Best Small Business Companies, Silverleaf places great emphasis on providing great vacation experiences from a network of high-quality resorts with country-club style amenities at affordable prices. The Silverleaf team provides s a diverse selection of on-site programs and activities at premiere resort properties strategically located in Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Florida.

 

 

Management Company Profile: NewcrestImage

Planting its roots as early as 1993, NewcrestImage is a privately-owned, Texas-based hotel development, construction, and management firm.

The company’s principals have combined experience of more than 100 years in the hospitality industry. Their collective experience, combined with their single-minded dedication to providing guests with first-rate lodging accommodations and best-in-class guest services, are at the core of the company’s continuing success.

NewcrestImage designs, builds and operates state-of-the-art hotels for the most renowned brands in the hospitality industry. The business is guided by an endless pursuit of excellence, and a set of core principles that defines its culture and character.

• People Come First
• Communications is Knowledge
• Giving is Fun
• Experiences Are Memorable
• RESPONSE-ability is Ours

NewcrestImage currently manages hotels under Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott flags.

Green Key Global Teams With Clean the World

Green Key Global LogoClean The World and Green Key Global recently teamed up for a partnership that will promote soap recycling to hotels in Canada and beyond. The partnership will encourage Green Key Global members to collect and recycle hotel soap and bottled amenities that help fight the spread of preventable diseases.

Green Key Global is a leading environmental certification body with a suite of industry-standard programs and resources designed specifically for the lodging and meetings industries. Its affordable programs help members leverage organizational CSR activities to support sustainable initiatives, and improve overall fiscal performance and community relations.

“Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 25 million bars of soap and nearly 700,000 hygiene kits,” says Clean the World founder and CEO Shawn Seipler. “The exciting partnership with Green Key provides an opportunity to help even more people by introducing hotels to our soap and bottled amenity recycling program.”

Green Key Global managing director Tony Pollard says the partnership complements his organization’s existing sustainability programs.

“Green Key Global is thrilled to be partnering with Clean the World in the promotion of soap recycling to hoteliers,” says Tony Pollard, Green Key Global managing director. “This partnership once again demonstrates Green Key’s commitment to providing hoteliers with sustainable and socially responsible choices.”

Tharaldson Hospitality Supports Clean the World

With properties stretching from Rhode Island to California, Tharaldson Hospitality Management has a diverse portfolio of business-class hotels with an emphasis on superior quality, efficiency and service. We want to welcome Tharaldson to the Clean the World family.

“As a growing hotel company with the best brand partners, we want to make sure that we set a great example in giving back,” says Chief Operating Officer Aimee Fyke, who oversees all operations of the company’s 25 managed hotels. “Partnering with Clean the World provides the opportunity to help those less fortunate in a way that is operationally seamless.”

Since his first hotel acquisition in 1982, founder Gary Tharaldson has owned more than 350 hotel properties throughout the United States. He has been instrumental in developing prototype properties for the likes of Marriott and Hilton, and has received numerous awards from the same highly respected franchise companies.

Tharaldson Hospitality Management LLC, operates a portfolio of business class hotels under franchise license agreements with Intercontinental Hotels Group, Marriott International and Hilton. Our goal is to maximize the operational quality and financial performance of our hotels, grow market share and enhance the performance of our hotels through the constant pursuit of superior levels of quality, efficiency and service.

Spire Hospitality Joins Clean the World Hospitality Recycling Program

Clean the World is proud to welcome Spire Hospitality to the Global Hygiene Revolution.

Formerly known as Lane Hospitality, the Deerfield, Illinois-based management company has earned a reputation for exceptional performance across the board.

As experienced owners themselves, the leadership team at Spire offers outstanding third-party management services to hotel owners and investors. Every member of the Spire team is dedicated to providing a world-class experience for guests

The company has an extensive portfolio of more than 20 branded and lifestyle properties stretching from New York to California, and from Minneapolis to Florida.

Welcoming Urgo Hotels to the Family

We are pleased to announce that Urgo Hotels is now a Clean the World recycling partner. Urgo is a family-owned and operated management company that strives for success while never straying from its core values of honesty, integrity, strong business acumen, and diligence.

Since 1968, Urgo Hotels and its predecessor companies, Urgo Butts and Donald J. Urgo, Esquire, have been leaders in the hospitality industry, specializing in development, ownership, management, and providing expert asset management services across a wide variety of hotel brands and geographic regions. The company was recognized among the top 100 hotel companies by “Hotel Business Magazine.”

Urgo Hotels and its affiliates presently have ownership interest in and/or operate 31 hotels within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

MetWest Terra Property Named Top Holiday Hotel

Guest room at the Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa .
The Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa offers stunning bay views.

Talk about prestigious! A property managed by MetWest Terra was named by Jetsetter.com as one of the Best Christmas Holiday Hotels. According to “Jetsetter,” Hotels around the world offer specials for winter wanderers, but only a few go above and beyond to make holiday guests truly feel at home. They say the The Mansion at Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa in Sausalito, Calif., is one of those places.

The historic Casa Madrona is a boutique bayside retreat combining timeless luxury and impeccable detail in a beautifully appointed private setting. It has unmatched views of scenic Sausalito Harbor, including the vibrant sailboats en route to Richardson Bay, Angel Island and beyond.

MetWest Terra is a premier hotel management company that came on board with Clean the World last summer. The company’s team is made up of a diverse group of capital managers, real estate professionals, and lifetime hotel operators. Executives previously held senior positions with a variety of noteworthy hospitality companies including Kimpton Hotels, Morgans Hotel Group, Sofitel, Wyndham International, W Hotels, and Outrigger Lodging Services as well as financial institutions including Drexhal Burnham, Price Waterhouse, and Bear Stearns.

Thank you, MetWest Terra, for recycling discarded hygiene products from Casa Madrona and your other exclusive properties.

HRIL Implements Amenity Recycling at Managed Properties

Guest room at HRIL's Hyatt Place New Orleans / Convention Center.
Guest room at HRIL’s Hyatt Place New Orleans / Convention Center.

Edward B. Boettner and Pres Kabacoff founded HRI Properties in 1982. The founders were dedicated to the pursuit of revitalizing cities by creating diverse, vibrant and sustainable communities. Through its subsidiaries, HRI has completed 61 large-scale projects including apartments, hotels, and 1.2 million square feet of office and retail space.

After utilizing third party hotel managers for several years, HRI Properties created HRI Lodging (HRIL) in 2000 to achieve the operating standards and financial performance they expected as hotel owners themselves. One of their newest standards is to recycle discarded hygiene products through Clean the World.

Today, HRIL manages properties for multiple owners across the United States and has developed more than $1 billion in hotel projects. The executive team has an average of 25 years of hospitality experience, having operated more than 70 hotels with major brands in first-tier markets.

HRIL currently operates hotels in Alabama, Arizona, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming.

Hotel Evolution Balances Innovation, Common Sense

hotelevolutionIn a dynamic industry with ever-changing tools and technologies, Hotel Evolution is a management company on the cutting-edge when it comes to applying the right resources. For this Norcross, Ga.-based hotel group, that includes implementing Clean the World soap and amenity recycling at 100 percent of its hotels.

With a portfolio that includes Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, and Holiday Inn properties, Hotel Evolution provides a unique perspective. They have a goal of guest appreciation – not simply satisfaction. Although rudimentary in its simplicity, the concept of guest appreciation is an effort for the company to show their gratitude to guests by paying attention to the smallest details and comforts.

That is a philosophy we appreciate and strive for. It’s great to have the Hotel Evolution properties contributing their discarded soap and amenities to help us save lives around the world.

Imperial Investments Implements Recycling Program

imperialinvestmentsFounded in 1980, Imperial Investments Group is a company dedicated to hospitality, service – and recycling with Clean the World. Brands in their portfolio include, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Sheraton, Comfort Inn, Super 8, and Relax Inn. IIG’s hotels are located throughout the Southeastern United States.

Two of the company’s hotels were awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor in recognition of consistently receiving the highest praises from guests. TripAdvisor recognized the Hampton Inn Atlanta-Southlake and Hampton Inn Spartanburg as two of the very best in the business.

Congratulations to Imperial Investments – and thank you for joining our mission!

Peachtree Hotel Group Joins Clean the World Recycling Program

Peachtree Hotel Group is an Atlanta-based management company with approximately 30 properties, primarily in the Southeast. We’ve enjoyed getting to know the team at Peachtree over the last few months. The company has a fully engaged marketing team with a sincere interest in engaging with guests and extending their hospitality through social media.

Through its active online presence, Peachtree connects with guests and engages with the communities they serve. For example, the Facebook page for the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Valdosta, Ga., recently provided information about special rates for theme park visitors, and for students at a local university.

Peachtree is dedicated to excellence and loyalty. We’re excited to partner with a company that is both dynamic and growth-oriented, yet still recognizes the importance of people and community.

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Put Your (Clean) Hands Together for These Partner Anniversaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week we want to recognize Clean the World partner anniversaries for two incredibly supportive management companies: Real Hospitality Group is celebrating two years in our soap and bottled amenity recycling program, andPacifica Hotels has been with us for one year.

Since joining in 2012, Real Hospitality has contributed enough discarded soap for us to manufacture almost 21,000 new soap bars. And we have repurposed more than 5,400 of their amenity bottles into ONE Project hygiene kits. The company adopted Clean the World as part of its corporate social responsibility platform: Real Responsibility.

Pacifica Hotels is the largest owner and operator of boutique hotels on the Pacific Coast. The company strives to reduce waste and operate environmentally friendly properties, which is why they teamed up with Clean the World last year. Since then, we have received enough soap from Pacifica to produce more than 23,000 bars of recycled soap. Their contributions also include approximately 5,500 amenity bottles.

Thank you, Real and Pacifica, for helping us fight hygiene-related illnesses in North America and throughout the world!

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Synergy Hospitality Makes Soap Recycling Part of Company Culture

Based in Suburban Philadelphia, Synergy Hospitality manages hotels throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. They believe the most critical element in enhancing the value of a hotel is to develop a passionate and motivated team that understands and lives by the company’s core values. That culture leads to an extraordinary guest experience.

One of the programs embraced by that passionate team is soap and bottled amenity recycling through Clean the World. To date, the hotels have collected and shipped more than 1,000 pounds of discarded hygiene products. The soap contributed so far by Synergy is enough for us to manufacture and distribute nearly 4,000 bars of recycled soap.
Thanks to Synergy Hospitality for everything they are doing to provide families everywhere with life-saving soap.
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25% of Hyatt Hotels Now Participating With Clean the World

The following press release was issued by Clean the World today:

25% of Hyatt Hotels Now Recycling With Clean the World

Hygiene Products Recycled for Worldwide Distribution to Fight Hygiene-Related Illness

ORLANDO, FL. — (June 26, 2014) – Clean the World today recognized Hyatt Hotel Corp. for reaching a significant milestone. More than 25 percent of Hyatt properties now participate in Clean the World’s soap and bottled amenity recycling program. The soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion and shower gel is recycled with the aim of fighting hygiene-related illnesses and decreasing the company’s environmental footprint.

Hyatt, which is based in Chicago, has contributed 81,000 pounds of soap and 80,000 pounds of bottled amenities to Clean the World’s Global Hygiene Revolution since 2010. Those discarded items translate to 431,000 new bars of recycled soap, and 160,000 bottles that can go into ONE Project hygiene kits.

“I am so proud of the commitment and effort our hotels have shown not only when it comes to recycling but especially when it comes to helping those in need and supporting the health and wellness of others, which is a key tenet of Hyatt Thrive,” said Henning Nopper, Corporate Director of Rooms for Hyatt Hotels. “It is wonderful to see how such a simple and small act can save so many lives, and we look forward to continuing our work with Clean the World for many years to come.”

Clean the World’s simple mission is to recycle hotel soap and save lives. The organization has partnered with more than 2,000 hotel and resort partners to put life-saving hygiene products in the hands of those who need them most. About 2 million children under the age of 5 die every year due to hygiene-related illnesses. Hand washing with soap is a low-cost intervention that can reduce those deaths by almost 50 percent. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 17 million bars of soap in 96 countries.

“Hyatt properties have been essential to the success of our mission,” said Shawn Seipler, founder and CEO of Clean the World. “Ongoing support from major hospitality companies shows large-scale acceptance by the industry, and validates our goal of saving millions of lives with soap.”

About Clean the World
Clean the World Foundation Inc. is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World leads a Global Hygiene Revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 2,000 hotel and resort partners to children and families in countries with a high death rate due to acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera) – which are two of the top killers of children under 5. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 17 million bars of soap in 96 countries. Through the “ONE Project,” Clean the World provides hygiene kits to relief organizations throughout North America. More information: http://localhost:8888/cleantheworld

CONTACT:
John Terry
Clean the World
jterry@ctw2.wpstagecoach.com
407-574-8353

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BBL Hospitality Joins the Global Hygiene Revolution

Homewood Suites, Port Saint Lucie, Fla.

BBL Hospitality is a full-service hotel management company offering hotel owners and developers a single, high-quality source for construction, financing, and management services.The company owns multiple restaurants and 12 top-quality hotels in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Florida. And now the hotels are joining Clean the World’s fight to combat hygiene-related illnesses.

BBL is deeply involved with the communities where they operate. They have always been actively involved in family, sports, health, education, and many forms of aid to those in need. The company actively encourages and support employees in giving some of their energy and talent to deserving causes in their communities. They also are active corporate sponsors for major charities through the BBL Charitable Foundation.

Since BBL properties started coming on board with Clean the World in 2013, they have contributed enough discarded soap for us to manufacture more than 5,400 recycled soap bars. And more than 1,500 amenity bottles from BBL have gone into hygiene kits.

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Company-Wide Implementation by The Forza Group

Based just outside Pittsburgh in Bridgeville, Pa., The Forza Group is a management company operating nine properties in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Forza is implementing Clean the World soap and bottled amenity recycling throughout the company.

Shipments of discarded soap and amenities have already arrived at our Orlando operations center from four of the Pennsylvania properties: the Comfort Inn & Suites in Washington, Comfort Inn Pittsburgh, Holiday Inn Express – Waterford, and the Comfort Suites Monaca.

We look forward to working with all our new partners in the Keystone State and the Buckeye State!

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Summit Hospitality Offers the Best of Daytona Beach

The iconic stretch of sand along Daytona Beach, Fla., attracts sunbathers, cruisers, and curious tourists who are drawn to the World’s Most Famous Beach. And at the end of the day, Summit Hospitality Group has the home away from home they all crave.

Summit recently joined our soap and bottled amenity recycling program, and has already introduced it at the Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront, and the Hampton Inn Daytona Beach-Beachfront. The Daytona Beach-based management company will introduce the program at another hotel later this year when they open the new Doubletree by Hilton-St. Augustine Historic District.

The St. Augustine property is set to open in November. Ideally located in the historic city center, the Doubletree will be within walking distance of the Spanish Quarter. You can expect easy access to many popular attractions, including Castillo de San Marcos, the Fountain of Youth, and Flagler College.

Hampton Inn Daytona Beach-Beachfront

Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront


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Sustainability is a Core Value for Coastal Hotels

The Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle

During its 25 years in business, Coastal Hotels has solidified a national reputation as an innovator in developing, managing and marketing distinctive lodging destinations. The West Coast management company embraced another innovation by selecting Clean the World as its designated soap and hygiene amenity recycling partner.

Today Coastal Hotels manages four independent lodging properties:

     • The Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle, one of the Northwest’s premier destination resorts
     • The Resort at The Mountain in Welches, Ore.
     • The landmark Lodge on the Desert in Tucson, Ariz.
     • The iconic Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, Wash.
     • The Best Western Plus Heritage Inn in Bellingham, Wash.

    Cedarbrook Lodge embraces green practices across all departments, acknowledging that green initiatives are not only environmentally responsible, but economically beneficial too. The food and beverage team’s commitment to sustainability is evident in their decision to use a cutting-edge, 100 percent biodegradable and compostable sugarcane tableware product. Even Cedarbrook housekeeping staff uniforms are environmentally friendly while maintaining a sense of fashion and function. Made of 100 percent post-consumer drinking bottles, the uniform fabric – called Greenplus – saves natural resources and helps keep waste out of landfills.

    Environmental conservation is an essential element of Lodge on the Desert’s mission and vision. The hotel embraces green practices across all departments, including sourcing food from local growers, converting used cooking oil to biodiesel fuels, and implementing paperless guest check-in and check-out.

    The Resort at the Mountain was using sustainable business practices long before there was a global buzz about going green. In 2002, The Resort’s 27-hole golf course became a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, recognized for environmental excellence. With a long history of community leadership in “green” practices, The Resort at The Mountain continues to expand its commitment to sustainability by implementing a wide spectrum of eco-friendly policies. The Resort at The Mountain planted 11,000 new indigenous plants throughout the 300-acre property. The plants improve air quality, conserve water and harbor wildlife.

    Featured in all Semiahmoo Resort guest rooms are ESA (Environmentally Sensitive Amenities) bath products. Certain products are packaged in biodegradable bottles. Hand-crafted vegetable-based soaps contain minimal preservatives and feature post-consumer non-bleached board, soy-based ink packaging.

    It is an honor for Clean the World to work with a company so focused on social responsibility. Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword at Coastal Hotels. It is part of their DNA.

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    Canyons Collection Offers Unique Properties to Suit Your Mood

    If you’ve never considered vacationing in Southern Nevada, we might plant the seed by telling you about a new Clean the World recycling partner in Kanab, Utah.

    The Canyons Collection is a group of unique hotels in the ideal central location for trips to Zion Canyon, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon North Rim, and Antelope Canyon. With its classic elegance, the Victorian Inn is Kanab’s only boutique-style hotel. Canyons Lodge has a rustic flair, and features Western log buildings, relaxing outdoor areas and a fire pit. And the retro cool of Quail Park Lodge comes complete with amazing views of red rock vistas from the deck.

    Welcome to the family, Canyons Collection!

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    Personal, Authentic, Creative: It’s a Broughton Thing

    Hotel Normandie, Los Angeles

    It makes sense that Broughton Hotels operates properties in both California and Chicago, because the company’s values are a refreshing mix of California cool and Midwest warmth. They strive to be personal, authentic, and creative.

    Recycling soap and bottled amenities through Clean the World is a perfect fit.

    For more than 10 years, Broughton has achieved success as a full-service hotel management company for a diverse portfolio of boutique properties. The foundation of their success is built on a “from-the-ground-up” philosophy of developing engaged, enthusiastic teams and responding to each challenge individually. They emphasize honesty, integrity and ethics in all they do – and that includes sustainable business practices and charitable involvement.

    Donating time, money and resources is a cornerstone of Broughton’s company culture. And we are proud to have them as a partner in the Global Hygiene Revolution.

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    SunStream Hotels Join Clean the World

    As the Global Hygiene Revolution continues to spread across North America and the world – we still enjoy welcoming new partners from Florida, which is where it all started. One of our newest management company partners is SunStream Hotels & Resorts, based in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

    SunStream has a collection of unique condominium-style hotels and resorts in Fort Myers Beach, Naples and Daytona Beach. The company embraces a set of core values ensuring strength, stability and success in the future. Their commitment to sustainability has been recognized by the Florida Green Lodging Program, which designated the DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa on Fort Myers Beach, and Bellasera Hotel in Naples, as facilities that make a commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources.

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    Deep in the Heart of Texas

    Clean the World Partner Relations Director Oscar Gonzalez visited San Antonio last week to recognize some of our top hotel partners in the area.
    Attendees at the Concord Hospitality General Managers conference assembled 1,000 ONE Project hygiene kits in just 10 minutes. The kits were donated to the Wounded Warriors Project. Since 2010, Concord has contributed 54,000 pounds of soap to the Global Hygiene Revolution. 
    The Courtyard by Marriott Six Flags at the RIM is the top contributor from Concord Hospitality. GM Troy Chontas will join us on an upcoming soap distribution trip to Guatemala.
    The Mokara Hotel & Spa is the No. 1 participating hotel in San Antonio. They are responsible for the distribution of 18,000 bars of soap. 
    The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa has contributed more than 1,300 pounds of soap and bottled amenities in less than a year!
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    Welcome HDG Hotels to the Global Hygiene Revolution

    Hotel Development and Management Group (HDG Hotels) is a new Clean the World partner in Ocala, Fla. This dynamic, innovative hotel management company operates nine properties on the Florida peninsula, with more in the pipeline.

    The HDG philosophy aligns with our mission because it can be summed up by one word: “sustainable.” For HDG Hotels, this belief has translated to their hotels in terms of an effective preventative maintenance program that ensures equipment and machinery is running efficiently.

    A migration to exterior and interior LED lighting significantly reduces energy consumption. And of course, partnering with Clean the World means soap and bottled amenities are now diverted from landfills to our lifesaving recycling program.

    Well done, HDG. Welcome!

    UPDATE – June 3, 2014: Since coming on board in late 2013, HDG properties have collectively contributed more than 3,000 pounds of discarded hygiene supplies to Clean the World. With their support, we are able to distribute about 15,000 bars of recycled soap and divert nearly 1,000 bottles into hygiene kits.

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    Preferred Hotel Group Adds Clean the World to Alliance Program

    Preferred Hotel Group recently announced our new partnership, in which Clean the World provides soap and bottled amenity recycling through the Preferred Alliance Partner Program.

    The Alliance Program offers partner benefits such as special pricing and extra services not available to individual hotels.

    Preferred Hotel Group is a global collection of independent hotels, destination resorts, city center hotels, luxury residences, and unique hotel groups. The company’s reputation as a leader in the hospitality industry is built on unparalleled service, consistent commitment to excellence, and innovative business solutions.

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    Greystone Joins the Global Hygiene Revolution

    Greystone Hotels is Clean the World’s newest management company partner in the western region. This is an exciting affiliation for Clean the World because of Greystone’s commitment to environmentally friendly hospitality management. The company’s boutique hotels and inns follow eco-friendly business practices and an environmental leadership program to create awareness at the property-level.

    In addition to adopting earth-friendly purchasing, landscaping and water conservation practices, Greystone now recycles soap and bottled amenities through Clean the World. The following Greystone properties currently participate in our Hospitality Partner Program:
         · Hotel Griffon
         · The Bristol Hotel San Diego
         · TownPlace Suites Bend
         · Creekside Inn Palo Alto
         · King George Hotel
         · Inn at Union Square
         · Elan Hotel
         · Fairfield Inn & Suites Bend Downtown
         · Empress Hotel

    The California Green Lodging Association rewarded Greystone’s practices in 2009 by certifying seven of the company’s California properties for sustainability efforts.

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    New Nashville Star: Gaylord Opryland Resort

    Nashville has produced a few overnight sensations over the years – and the latest one is a soap star: The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

    Since adopting our soap and amenity recycling program in April of last year, the housekeeping team has collected 6,204 pounds of soap, which means 33,088 newly pressed bars will be distributed to children and families in need worldwide. They also collected 4,657 pounds of bottled amenities, bringing the total amount collected to 10,861 pounds, or 5.4 tons.
    Thanks, Gaylord Opryland, for the incredible effort!
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    Gaylord Hotels Partners with Clean the World

    Summary: Four Gaylord Hotels properties in the United States will recycle soaps and bottled amenities to stop the spread of preventable diseases worldwide

    Gaylord Palms, Orlando

    Gaylord Hotels, has deepened its commitment to sustainability by partnering with Clean the World to recycle soaps and bottled amenities at all four Gaylord properties in North America — Gaylord National (Washington, D.C.), Gaylord Opryland (Nashville, Tenn.), Gaylord Palms (Orlando, Fla.), and Gaylord Texan (Dallas, Texas).

    Clean the World projects that the entire Gaylord Hotels portfolio, representing 8,050 hotel rooms, will collect nearly 447,000 soap bars (more than 84,000 lbs. of soap) and 62,500 lbs. of bottled amenities (shampoos, conditioners, body washes, lotions and gels) each year for distribution to children and families in domestic homeless shelters, women’s shelters, and rescue missions. The sanitized and recycled amenities will also be included in sustainable hygiene kits for foreign distribution to orphanages, schools, medical clinics, and missions.

    Gilchrist & Soames, a leading hospitality amenities provider, was instrumental in executing this partnership on behalf of Clean the World. All four Gaylord Hotels participating in this agreement feature Gilchrist & Soames amenities in their hotel rooms, which will be recycled after guest use as hygiene supplies for children and families in communities where soap and bottled amenities are in great demand, but short supply.
    Through this partnership, housekeeping staff at each Gaylord Hotel property will collect and ship hotel guest room amenities to Clean the World for recycling and distribution to disadvantaged communities in the United States, Canada, and more than 45 countries. All shipping costs via Clean the World’s corporate partner UPS are included as part of the Clean the World program. Recent distributions of soaps and hygiene kits have been made to communities in Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Nicaragua and Sierra Leone.

    Orlando-based Clean the World Foundation Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization and the largest global recycler of hotel guest-room amenities. Through its sustainable and socially responsible efforts, including a patented method of sterilizing soaps during the recycling process to remove potential germs and pathogens, Clean the World has helped divert more than 1.4 million lbs. of hotel waste from local landfills.

    Clean the World recently achieved a major milestone with the global distribution of more than 10 million soap bars in just three years of operation. The soaps are often packaged as part of sustainable hygiene kits, which include recycled bottled amenities and other hygiene-related items collected from more than 1,400 hospitality partners throughout North America.

    Participation in the Clean the World amenities recycling program complements the Gaylord Hotels GET Green program, which focuses on energy conservation and comprehensive sustainability initiatives at all Gaylord Hotels properties.

    “We are excited about our partnership with Clean the World,” said Andy Mims, vice president of sustainability for Gaylord Entertainment Co.  “The program is an example of sustainability at its very best – we are simultaneously reducing our environmental footprint by eliminating landfill waste, creating a positive social impact and reducing our waste spend.  Further, the program brings attention to the real-world concerns for health and personal hygiene experienced by many people who will never visit our hotels, but will benefit from the generosity of those who have.”

    Each day, 9,000 children around the world die from acute respiratory infection and diarrheal diseases that can be prevented by washing with bar soap. Clean the World has a mission to put soap in the hands of people who need it most to improve and promote hygiene and sanitary living conditions and to lessen the impact of disease.

    “Gaylord Hotels is famous for gorgeous, innovative, and spectacular accommodations that respect and reinforce the value of our natural environment,” says Shawn Seipler, CEO and co-founder at Clean the World. “We welcome them to our global hygiene revolution and are confident that each property will exceed expectations as it collects much-needed hygiene products to help stop the spread of preventable diseases.”


    About Clean the World Foundation Inc.
    Clean the World Foundation Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. The Foundation executes its mission of saving millions of lives around the globe by leading a global hygiene revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products to children and families suffering from high death rates due to the top two killers of children worldwide – acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera). For more information visit: www.cleantheworld.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates on how you can help save lives with soap.


    About Gaylord Hotels®

    Gaylord Hotels® is a collection of four upscale resorts which afford endless opportunities for leisure travelers and conventioneers. The hotel company’s hallmark – “everything in one place” – provides vacationers with diverse dining options, quality spa and fitness center services, top-notch entertainment, onsite shopping and endless activities – all within each resort. A pioneer in the hotel and convention industry with properties in the nation’s most desirable destinations, Gaylord Hotels include Gaylord Opryland® in Nashville, Tennessee; Gaylord Palms® in Kissimmee, Florida near Orlando; Gaylord Texan® on Lake Grapevine near Dallas, Texas; and Gaylord National® on the Potomac in National Harbor, Maryland. Gaylord Hotels is owned and operated by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a leading hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.GaylordHotels.com.

    About Gilchrist & Soames
    Gilchrist & Soames is a leading provider of cosmetic-grade toiletry collections for world-class hotels, exclusive resorts, and distinguished spas, inns, and bed & breakfasts. Specializing in servicing the luxury market, Gilchrist & Soames’ products can be found in discerning properties throughout the world. Gilchrist & Soames is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and Peterborough, London, England. The company is wholly-owned by Swander Pace Capital, San Francisco. For more information, visit
    www.gilchristandsoames.com
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    IHG Partners with Clean the World

    Summary: Participating IHG hotels in the United States and Canada will assist communities in reducing waste and stopping the spread of preventable diseases


    IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], one of the world’s largest hotel groups, announced today a partnership with Clean the World to recycle partially-used soaps and bottled amenities from hotel guest rooms and distribute them in communities with limited access to hygiene products.

    Clean the WorldFoundation Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization that is committed to stopping the spread of preventable diseases by collecting, recycling and distributing hotel guest room amenities to children and families in the United States, Canada and more than 45 countries worldwide. Through its sustainable and socially responsible efforts, including a patented method of sterilizing soaps during the recycling process to remove potential germs and pathogens, Clean the World has helped divert more than 1.4 million lbs. of hotel waste from local landfills.
    Through this partnership, IHG has the potential to add 3,274 properties in the United Statesand Canada, representing 407,840 rooms to Clean the World’s growing list of more than 1,400 hospitality partners throughout North America. IHG brands that can participate in the program include:

    InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts
    – Hotel Indigo®
    – Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts
    – Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts
    – Holiday Inn Express®
    – Staybridge Suites®
    – Candlewood Suites®
    .

    The agreement lends corporate support for all IHG brands to join the Clean the World hospitality partnership program, which provides implementation training, supplies and shipping for guest room amenities collected each day at participating properties. Nearly 70 IHG branded properties are already involved with Clean the World, and have helped collect 268,517 soap bars and divert more than 40.5 tons of hotel waste from local landfills.

    Clean the World aligns well with IHG’s Green Engageprogram, a comprehensive online sustainability system which measures, manages and reports on the conservation efforts of individual properties within the IHG family of brands.  Through Green Engage, IHG has set a goal of reducing solid waste by 50 percent for each participating hotel.  By recycling hotel soaps and bottled amenities with Clean the World, participating IHG properties will make significant progress in meeting this goal, while improving living conditions for communities in need.

    “Through programs like Green Engage and this new partnership with Clean the World, IHG continues to address our sustainability priorities at the hotel level,” says Paul Snyder, vice president, Corporate Responsibility, IHG. “Our hotel owners and guests have made eco-awareness a priority in their lives, and we welcome that kind of social responsibility in all that we do and offer throughout our brand portfolio. This partnership is a great opportunity to leverage our scale to both reduce the impact on the environment and provide a benefit for global communities.”

    Each day, 9,000 children around the world die from acute respiratory illness and diarrheal diseases that can be prevented by washing with bar soap. Clean the World has a mission to put soap in the hands of people who need it most to improve and promote hygiene and sanitary living conditions and to lessen the impact of disease.

    “IHG brings its impressive and well-known portfolio of hotels to our global hygiene revolution,” says Shawn Seipler, Co-founder and CEO at Clean the World. “By recognizing the value of amenities recycling, and encouraging individual IHG properties to join our partnership program, IHG displays tremendous corporate support for social responsibility and a concern for protecting our planet. As a leader in the global hospitality industry, IHG’s embrace of Clean the World will signal to its loyal guests that sustainability is a shared commitment, and that every day is Earth Day when you stay at an IHG hotel.”
    Clean the World recently achieved a major milestone with the global distribution of more than 10 million soap bars in just three years of operation. The soaps are often packaged as part of sustainable hygiene kits, which include recycled bottled amenities and other hygiene-related items collected from Clean the World hotel partners throughout North America. Recent distributions of soaps and hygiene kits have been made to communities in Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Nicaraguaand Sierra Leone.

    About Clean the World Foundation Inc.
    Clean the World Foundation Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. The Foundation executes its mission of saving millions of lives around the globe by leading a global hygiene revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products to children and families suffering from high death rates due to the top two killers of children worldwide – acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera). For more information visit:
    www.cleantheworld.org. Text CLEAN to 20222 to donate $10 to help Clean the World (Messaging and data rates apply). Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates on how you can help save lives with soap.

    About InterContinental Hotels Group
    IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with nine hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, as well as our two newest brands, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 63 million members worldwide.

    IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,400 hotels and more than 658,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories, and has more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline.

    IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 new people worldwide across its estate over the next few years and is committed to gender balance throughout its business. We aspire to continue retaining a minimum of 25% female representation on the Board.

    InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

    Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.priorityclub.com for more on Priority Club Rewards. For our latest news, visit www.ihg.com/media, www.twitter.com/ihgplc or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.



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    Concord CEO’s Call to Action: Clean the World

    We love sharing stories of passionate support and satisfaction from our Clean the World hospitality partners. This blog post by Mark Laport, CEO at Concord Hospitality Enterprise Company provides a great illustration.

    Concord Hospitality manages 83 hotels and 11,000 guestrooms and suites throughout the United States and Canada.

    Laport offers a call to action for all Concord Hospitality properties, encouraging participation in Clean the World’s hospitality partnership program by highlighting the contributions several properties have made since the start of this sustainability partnership less than one year ago.

    The collection of hotel soaps and bottled amenities is having a dramatic impact on hygiene worldwide, and it’s being recognized at the corporate level among Concord Hospitality executives.

    Here’s an excerpt from his blog:
    “Our hotels already have donated enough remaining product to provide a month’s worth of soap to nearly 3,200 children. It takes a little organizing to get the program underway at a hotel, but it is neither costly nor time-consuming. The return on your effort really makes a difference. When you consider that every day 9,000 kids die from diseases that can be prevented by simple, good hygiene; this seems like a no-brainer. Couple that with the knowledge that all those plastic bottles aren’t going to a landfill… how could you not participate?”

    Laport’s support and his ongoing encouragement are infectious. By promoting Clean the World among Concord Hospitality partners, those properties are helping reinforce their commitments to social responsibility on behalf of their loyal guests. Each property also gets an opportunity to reduce contributions to the waste stream, protecting our planet by recycling hotel waste instead of throwing it away, and giving Clean the World an opportunity to turn trash into treasure and help stop the spread of preventable diseases worldwide.

    Again, as Laport writes: “Clean the World is launching a hygiene revolution and we, as an industry, can play a major role in their success. It is not brain surgery, but it does save lives. Won’t you join us?”

    Thanks for helping Clean the World.

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    One Clean Year with Joie de Vivre Hotels

    As we approach Earth Day (April 22), Joie De Vivre Hotels marks its first anniversary as a Clean the World hospitality partner.

    Joie de Vivre Hotels has 28 properties participating in the Clean the World program, most of which are in California. JDV Hotels is California’s largest boutique hotel collection with 27 properties in the state, all of which participate in the Clean the World hospitality partnership program to recycle soaps and bottled amenities and save lives.

    In its first year as a corporate partner JDV Hotels has collected 54,453 soap bars (10,210 lbs.) and 6,751 lbs. of bottled amenities (shampoos, conditioners, body washes, body lotions) to help Clean the World.

    The 28 participating properties (27 in California, one in Arizona) have combined do diver nearly 17,000 lbs. (8.5 tons!) of hotel waste from polluting local landfills.
    As the JDV Hotels website indicates, “Joie de Vivre’s brand personality has a lot in common with the California lifestyle experience: it’s fresh, inventive, casual, and grass-roots oriented.” Participation in the Clean the World program just adds to that wholesome, eco-friendly California experience.

    In just three years of operation Clean the World has collected, recycled, and distributed more than 10 million soap bars from more than 1,400 hospitality partners throughout North America. The soaps have been distributed to children and families in disadvantaged communities of the United States, Canada, and more than 45 countries.

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    Clean the World Forms Licensing Partnership with Clearly Natural

    Summary: Sales of Clearly Natural soaps will directly benefit the lifesaving mission of Clean the World to recycle soap and save lives in disadvantaged communities worldwide

    Clean the World and Clearly Natural, a Beaumont Products Inc., soap brand, have teamed for an easy way to improve personal hygiene and help protect our planet. Now, by simply buying your favorite Clearly Natural soaps you can join the global hygiene revolution to save lives with soap.

    Through a licensing partnership agreement announced in time for the upcoming March 8-11 Natural Products Expo West 2012 in Anaheim, Calif., sales of soaps under the Clearly Natural brand, as well as the specialized Sonoma Soap Company brand, will advance sustainability and social responsibility among customers and within communities around the world.

    Clean the World, a social enterprise based in Orlando, Fla., is committed to saving lives with soap by collecting, recycling and distributing hotel guest room amenities to children and families in the United States, Canada, and more than 45 countries.

    Select products within both Clearly Natural and Sonoma Soap Company brands will feature the Clean the World logo on the packaging. Proceeds from the sale of these products along with donations of soap will support Clean the World’s efforts to aid children and families in disadvantaged communities worldwide who struggle with access to proper hygiene products.

    “The partnership with Clearly Natural adds another essential element to our ever-growing global hygiene revolution,” says Shawn Seipler, CEO and co-founder at Clean the World. “By introducing our Clean the World-branded soaps in a retail setting and encouraging sales to benefit our soap distribution efforts, we are raising the bar on social awareness and personal hygiene, and promoting positive ways to achieve a cleaner, healthier world.”

    These personal care products are sold at a number of retail locations nationwide, including Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Meijer, Safeway and Publix, and range in price from $1.89 to $9.99.

    “This is an opportunity for our Clearly Natural and Sonoma Soap brands to heighten our commitment to an improved environment and embrace the concept of recycling soap to save lives,” says Jeff Picken, president and COO of Beaumont Products. “We believe in and support Clean the World’s mission to stop the spread of diseases with soap, and having that logo on our brands should boost awareness of their mission.”

    Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities with more than 1,300 hospitality partners throughout North America, including Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Caesars Entertainment, and The Walt Disney World Resorts.

    By placing more recycled soap in the hands of people who need it most, Clean the World recently achieved a major milestone with the distribution of more than 10 million soap bars in just three years of operation, while also fulfilling a valuable environmental mission by diverting an estimated 600 tons of hotel waste from polluting landfills in the United States and Canada.

    Recently, Clean the World, through a network of global distribution partners, delivered recycled soaps to Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, and Kenya in addition to frequent domestic distributions to children and families at homeless shelters, women’s shelters, and missions. The soaps are often packaged as part of sustainable hygiene kits, which include recycled bottled amenities (shampoos, conditioners, body washes, lotions and gels) collected from Clean the World hotel partners throughout North America.
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    Hospitality Partner Spotlight: Four Seasons Las Vegas


    Not all Las Vegas hotel properties include gaming, and among those that do not, this prestigious Clean the World partner stands apart.

    Four Seasons Las Vegas was Clean the World’s first non-gaming hotel partner in Nevada to join the hospitality recycling program. Since 2010 Four Seasons Las Vegas has embraced the concept of amenities recycling at its lavish Las Vegas Strip hotel, and the rewards of the partnership may be witnessed in the satisfaction it brings to those who work there.

    “Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is honored to partner with Clean the World,” says Mark Hellrung, general manager. “Since joining the program in 2010, our hotel has collected 4,609 lbs. of soap and more than 7,426 lbs. of bottled amenities. This not only reduces waste, but it helps prevent illness and disease in the U.S. and in impoverished nations worldwide.”

    More than two tons of soap have been collected at Four Seasons Las Vegas, equivalent to nearly 25,000 soap bars distributed to children and families in need.

    Clean the World celebrates the vital and vibrant participation from 22 hotel partners in Nevada with the Feb. 29 grand opening of the Las Vegas Recycling Operations Center. The recycling facility, located in Las Vegas, serves all hotel partners in the Western region, including the Las Vegas strip hotels, a number of hotels and resorts in other parts of Nevada, and the target-rich hospitality environment along the Pacific coastline.

    The opening of Clean the World’s Las Vegas ROC gives greater visibility to soap recycling efforts in the Western region, and greater opportunity for individual properties to shine within the program. And the commitment to sustainability is having a positive impact on guests.

    “We believe the work this organization does is incredibly important and our participation is valued by both our employees and our guests,” says Hellrung. “Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts share the common goal of preserving and protecting the planet. In addition to Clean the World, Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas has employed several other sustainable practices that conserve natural resources and reduce environmental impact. We look forward to a continued partnership with Clean the World as we work toward a common goal of a sustainable future and saving lives at home and abroad.”

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    Loews Hotels Help Save Lives with Soap

    Imagine if you are planning a meeting at a 400-room hotel or resort. Your client has tasked you with creating a positive corporate social responsibility (CSR) experience for the event, and you really want to impress with global impact.

    The solution may be found in a simple bar of soap.

    Clean the World, an Orlando, Fla.-based social enterprise and largest global recycler of hotel amenities, collects, recycles and distributes hospitality industry soaps and bottled amenities to help stop the spread of preventable diseases worldwide.  And the reason is simple: Soap saves lives.

    Each day 9,000 children around the world die from diseases such as acute respiratory illness and diarrheal diseases that can be prevented by washing with bar soap. The hospitality industry wastes more than one million bars of soap each day in the United States alone. Clean the World has a mission to place recycled soaps in the hands of people who need it most to improve hygiene and sanitation conditions worldwide.

    “We take soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions and gels that would otherwise end up in local landfills, and give them new life as hygiene products for people in need,” says Shawn Seipler, CEO and co-founder at Clean the World. “We’re literally turning trash into treasure and saving lives with soap. It’s a win-win situation.”



    The Don CeSar Hotel, St. Pete Beach, Fla.

    Clean the Word also offers meeting professionals an easy way to earn CSR credits while truly helping save lives. While your group is in town, housekeepers will collect gently used soaps and bottled amenities from their guest rooms. Once the meeting or event concludes, the hotel will send the collected amenities to Clean the World.

    The items will be sanitized, rebatched into new soap bars and distributed within 60 days to children and families in need around the world. Your group gets CSR credit for helping Clean the World simply by participating in the meeting planner program.

    Loews Miami Beach Hotel, located in the heart of South Beach, is a participant in the Clean the World hospitality partnership program. Guests there have provided more than four tons (6,102 lbs.) of soap and two tons (4,826 lbs.) of bottled amenities since joining the program. That effort places 32,544 soap bars in the hands of children who would otherwise go without.

    Another Loews property, the luxurious Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Fla., has collected 1,216 lbs. of soap and 1,434 lbs. of shampoos, conditioners, body washes, lotions and gels – nearly 6,500 soap bars and 15,300 bottled amenities to stop the spread of disease.

    Clean the World has more than 1,300 hospitality partners throughout North America, which represents more than 280,000 guest rooms. In just three years Clean the World has collected, recycled and distributed 10 million bars of soap to children and families in the United States, Canada and more than 45 countries.

    If you are interested in joining the Clean the World Meeting Planner Program, please contact Bethanne Doud at bdoud@ctw2.wpstagecoach.com.

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    Coakley & Williams Partners with Clean the World

    Summary: Hospitality management firm anticipates collecting, recycling and distributing soaps and bottled amenities from guest rooms at 24 properties throughout the United States


    Coakley & Williams, a Maryland-based hotel management company,  announces a corporate partnership with Clean the World, an Orlando-based social enterprise and the largest global recycler of hotel amenities, to collect, recycle and distribute soaps and bottled amenities from 24 hotel properties in the United States.

    Soon the soaps and amenities enjoyed by guests at Coakley & Williams-affiliated hotels will be sanitized and recycled for distribution to children and families in disadvantaged communities around the world.

    The partnership incorporates 24 hotel properties from a variety of well-known hotel brands, such as Best Western, Crowne Plaza, Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn, Hilton, Holiday Inn and many more. Soaps, shampoos, conditioners, body lotions and gels will be collected daily from 3,396 guest rooms in 10 states and Washington, D.C.  These properties are projected to provide 162,933 bars of soap and 343,152 bottled amenities to Clean the World annually.

    The reason for the agreement is simple: Soap saves lives. Coakley & Williams, through its partnership with Clean the World, hopes to expand its corporate commitment to sustainability and social responsibility by reducing hotel waste and recycling lifesaving hygiene products for communities where soap is a scarce and essential commodity.

    Each day 9,000 children around the world die from diseases such as acute respiratory illness and diarrheal diseases that can be prevented by washing with bar soap. Clean the World has a mission to put soap in the hands of people who need it most to improve hygiene and sanitation conditions and to lessen the impact of disease and promote better hygiene and living conditions worldwide.

    “We first learned of Clean the World during their relief efforts following the Jan. 2010 earthquake in Haiti,” says Mark Williams, director of development at Coakley & Williams. “We donated some soap at that time to help the relief efforts and have been impressed with Clean the World’s growth since that time. With so many major hotel flags and brands embracing the soap recycling concept, we knew the time was right for Coakley & Williams to form a partnership and join the global hygiene revolution.”

    In just three years Clean the World has collected, recycled and distributed 10 million bars of soap to children and families in the United States, Canada and more than 45 countries, including 2 million soap bars to Haiti since the earthquake.

    “Having the support of hotel management companies such as Coakley & Williams helps solidify our global presence for good in the hospitality industry,” says Shawn Seipler, CEO and co-founder at Clean the World. “We welcome the passionate participation of Coakley & Williams properties in our program and encourage guests to stay at these properties so everyone can play a part in saving lives with soap.”

    Clean the World has more than 1,300 hospitality partners throughout North America, representing more than 280,000 guest rooms in 50 states, Washington, D.C., 10 Canadian provinces,  Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    About Coakley & Williams
    Coakley & Williams is a privately owned hotel management firm with roots in the construction industry dating back to 1926. In 1971, the firm entered a new and prosperous era with the development and construction of its first hotel, The Ramada Hotel in Lanham, Maryland, which it owned and operated until its sale in 1993. Coakley & Williams Hotel Management Company is managing an impressive portfolio of more than 24 hotels with a client list of individual owners and corporations. The company has extensive experience in all phases of the hotel business and property management. It is a full-service hotel management company offering a broad range of services in operations, marketing and sales, accounting, human resources, and programs designed to benefit all of its clients. For more information visit: www.cwhotels.com
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    Clean the World Celebrates Opening of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

    Summary: Clean the World corporate hospitality partner Carlson anticipates collecting, recycling and distributing 16,000 bars of soap annually from this one downtown Chicago hotel

    The stunning, new Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, a Carlson property, marks its grand opening Jan. 26 in Chicago as a proud partner with Clean the World, an Orlando-based social enterprise and largest global recycler of hotel amenities.

    With 334 modern, luxurious and well-appointed rooms, Radisson Blu Aqua, in partnership with Clean the World, is projected to collect, recycle and distribute 16,000 bars of soap and 33,694 bottled amenities to children in need each year.

    Carlson, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, represents 1,067 hotels in 77 countries under four brands: Radisson, Country Inns & Suites by Carlson, Park Inn by Radisson and Park Plaza. The agreement with Clean the World, including Radisson Blu Aqua, has the potential to include soap recycling efforts at 607 properties in North America, representing 69,535 hotel rooms.

    Clean the World presently works with 30 Carlson properties that have contributed more than 10,085 lbs. of soaps (nearly 53,787 soap bars). That’s enough to provide 10,757 children with enough soap for an entire month.

    Each day 9,000 children around the world die from diseases such as acute respiratory illness and diarrheal diseases that can be prevented by washing with bar soap. Clean the World has a mission to put soap in the hands of people who need it most to improve hygiene and sanitation conditions and to lessen the impact of disease and promote better hygiene and living conditions worldwide.
     
    “Carlson is a remarkable corporate partner to Clean the World that emphasizes sustainability in all aspects of the hospitality business,” says Shawn Seipler, CEO and co-founder at Clean the World. “The opening of Radisson Blu Aqua is strong testament to their forward-thinking and attention to detail, which includes an array of social programs that help improve the standard of living and hygiene conditions for communities all around the world.”

    Guests at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel can feel confident knowing that the amenities available to them during their stay will receive new life as desperately-needed hygiene supplies for disadvantaged families at home and abroad.

    “With all the excitement centered on the opening of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, we recognize that there are people who will benefit from the generosity of the guests who stay here,” says Jim Conway, Director of Operations at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. “We’re happy to partner with Clean the World and look forward to filling the rooms so we may provide as many soaps and bottled amenities as possible for children and families in need worldwide.”


    As a gleaming and gorgeous addition to the downtown Chicago skyline, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel serves as a stylish and sustainable reminder that social responsibility is within everyone’s reach.

    About Carlson
    Carlson is a global hospitality and travel company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. Carlson encompasses 1,067 hotels, including Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, Park Inn by Radisson and Park Plaza®; more than 900 T.G.I. Friday’s® restaurants; and a majority stake in Carlson Wagonlit Travel®, the global leader in business travel management. Carlson operates in more than 150 countries and its brands employ about 170,000 people.  http://www.carlson.com

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    Kalahari Resorts Helps Clean the World

    You may not make it to Africa this year, but your soaps may.

    Home to America’s largest indoor waterparks, the authentically African-themed Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center has partnered with Orlando-based social enterprise Clean the World to collect and recycle hotel soaps and shampoos to help fight the global spread of preventable diseases.

    The soaps collected by Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. and Sandusky, Ohio will be shipped to Clean the World for recycling and distribution to communities and countries in greatest need through the efforts of the Clean the World Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

    Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities. In just two years of operation the charitable and philanthropic Clean the World Foundation has distributed more than nine million bars of soap to children and families in the United States, Haiti and more than 45 additional countries worldwide.

    Kalahari Resorts has a combined total of 1,646 rooms, and is projected to provide 88,937 bars of soap and 187,063 bottled amenities to Clean the World annually. The amount is enough to provide hygiene supplies and comfort for 17,792 children for a full year.

    “As a family run company we are always looking for ways to help support the surrounding communities, whether it’s a new high school football field, band instruments or raising money for charitable causes like Andy North and Friends,” said Travis Nelson, Kalahari Resorts spokesman. “That is why we are happy to announce our new partnership with Clean the World, which will allow us to extend our reach and give back to families in need around the globe.”

    Since the first Kalahari Resort opened in 2000, the company has worked to implement several eco-friendly practices both large and small. One example is the use of the resort’s massive fans in the waterparks to push warm air, which has naturally risen to the ceiling, down to the floor, significantly reducing heating costs. The Wisconsin Dells property has also invested in an AquaRecycle® system that recycles 70 percent of laundry water, a savings of 26 million gallons of water annually.

    Clean the World has partnered with more than 1,200 hotel properties in North America to provide soaps and bottled amenities to people in need. While doing so, the organization has also fulfilled a valuable environmental mission by diverting an estimated 1.2 million lbs. (600 tons) of hotel waste from polluting landfills in the United States and Canada.


     

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    Gilchrist & Soames: Spreading Success with Suds

    Gilchrist & Soames, provider of cosmetic-grade amenities for world-class hotels, resorts and bed and breakfasts, has enjoyed a successful relationship with Clean the World since partnering in 2010.

    Through a strategic alliance with Clean the World, G&S representatives help attract properties that use its varied line of amenities products to join the Clean the World program and help save lives with soap. The efforts have been instrumental in helping spread the message and mission of Clean the World to properties large and small, in big cities and small resort towns throughout North America.

    The partnership officially began in June 2010, months after a devastating earthquake decimated much of Haiti. With death tolls rising and the spectre of cholera and other diseases spreading across the country, Clean the World partnered with Gilchrist & Soames to provide relief. Two years after the quake, Clean the World has distributed more than 2 million soap bars into Haiti, and many of those soaps originated with Gilchrist & Soames and its impressive list of partner hotels.

    Since that time G&S properties have contributed  89,347 lbs. of soap and 60,582 lbs. of bottled amenities to Clean the World, which have made their way into the hands of children and families in need in the United States, Canada and more than 45 countries.

    There are 229 individual G&S-affiliated properties presently enrolled in the Clean the World Hospitality Partnership Program, representing more than 41,000 rooms.

    And each G&S property, regardless of room count, location or size, has done its part to help contribute to Clean the World’s mission of recycling soap and saving lives.

    “For me a partnership with Clean the World is a win-win situation,” says Monika Sudakov, innkeeper at The Chestnut Street Inn in Asheville, N.C., who joined the Clean the World program through Gilchrist & Soames. “It solves two big problems: Waste management in the form of discarding used bottles and soaps, and how to help provide a cleaner future to eliminate or lessen the spread of disease. And as a busy innkeeper it is easy. Ship the stuff and Clean the World does the rest. I think it is genius.”

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    LATHER Soap Sales Help Clean the World

    In 1999, LATHER began as a small brand best known for its all-natural olive oil soaps.

    Today, the company (which now offers products for body, face, hair, and home) introduces two new soaps, and announces a partnership with Clean the World, an Orlando, Fla.-based non-profit organization that helps collect, recycle and distribute soap to impoverished people around the globe.

    New Orange Peel and Patchouli soaps ($8.00 each) will round out LATHER’s Olive Oil Soap collection, all made from organic olive oil and other natural ingredients.

    Beginning January 1, 2012, for each bar of Olive Oil Soap sold, LATHER will make a donation to Clean the World, allowing five soap bars to be recycled, sanitized, and distributed.

    Since 2009, Clean the World has collected, recycled and distributed more than 9.5 million soap bars to children and families in need in the United States, Canada and more than 45 countries, with the goal of preventing millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses.

    The full line of LATHER Olive Oil Soaps that will contribute to Clean the World include: Yuzu, Seven Seed Lemon & Rosemary, Rose Tangerine Lavender, Clove, Wild Mint, Lemongrass, Rosemary & Peppermint, Oatmeal Lavender, Honey Almond, Lavender Lime, Orange Peel, and Patchouli.
    LATHER, which also creates amenity collections for hotels and resorts nationwide, has already donated nearly 200,000 bars of hotel soap to help advance Clean the World’s global hygiene revolution. The soaps filled 20 pallets that were received at Clean the World’s Las Vegas recycling operations center in November.
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    Clean the World Teams with Eco Convergence Group Inc.

    Summary: Leading global recycler of hotel soaps and bottled amenities exploring high-tech methods of waste-to-energy processing, “green” construction materials, nano-water processing and fully sustainable hydroponics food production to create a cleaner, healthier world

    Clean the World, an Orlando-based social enterprise dedicated to collecting, recycling and distributing hotel soap to battle preventable diseases and protect our planet, is teaming with a high-technology incubator to fuel a series of socially responsible innovations and sustainable energy projects in the hospitality industry and beyond.
    Looking to expand its recycling and upcycling opportunities worldwide, Clean the World has formed a joint venture with Eco Convergence Group Inc. (ECG), an Orlando-based engineering and technology development company focusing on the sustainability market. The partners are developing several forward-thinking initiatives including advanced mobile waste processors, geopolymer “green” construction materials, hydroponic vertical multi-layer food production and technology for simultaneous removal of nano-particles and gaseous pollutants.
    Goals of the Clean the World-ECG joint venture include limiting the global spread of disease through better hygiene, developing more cost-efficient construction materials, providing healthier, more sustainable food sources, and reducing waste and contamination in landfills and drinking water.
    Some projects in the works include:
            Mobile Waste Processors (MWPs) that will work with hotels and restaurants to provide on-site processing of grease, liquid sludge, and organic waste products into energy and/or biofuels without generating any emissions.
            “Green” construction materials made with geopolymer activators to improve upon and replace ordinary Portland cement and concrete. The materials will have the potential to reduce the CO2 footprint by 80%, while deploying more cost-effective and superior construction materials for industrial use.
            Generating and storing clean energy (waste, hydro/wind, solar/thermal, etc.)  using energy towers, water displacement and vertical transport technology.
            Algae farms-to-Aquacultures-to-Hydroponic closed loop systems targeting indoor vertical growth of organic food products in areas where landscape and environment may hamper healthy farming efforts. Combined with the joint venture’s own “green” construction designs and various methods of producing clean energy, the models are adaptable to any temperature zone, while being fully sustainable from an energy point of view.

    ECG’s Mobile Processing Systems will be deployed first in North America at two Clean the World recycling operations facilities in the United States – Orlando and Las Vegas. Soon thereafter, plans are to add similar systems at Clean the World’s Canadian facilities in Vancouver and Toronto. The four facilities will be outfitted with fixed processing equipment for the recycling of soap, plastics and aluminum collected from the hospitality industry. In addition the facilities will accommodate for the sequestration of CO2 emissions collected from the process with direct feed into algae farms.

    “The opportunity exists to truly transform the way people think about waste and energy production to improve the standard of living for communities all around the world,” says Shawn Seipler, CEO and co-founder at Clean the World. “Our successful soap recycling effort within the hospitality industry is opening doors to broader, bolder sustainable initiatives that hospitality and other industries may embrace to create a cleaner, more efficient and healthier environment.”

    Mobile Waste Processors will be the first and most visible project in the works. The MWP units, roughly the size of small sanitation vehicles, will pull up to a hotel, take its organic waste and other recyclables and process it into gas and electricity.

    Clean the World will leverage its global hospitality industry partnerships in this joint venture with ECG, which in turn will capitalize on strong economic development connections in Europe and Asia to seek investment capital and satisfy global demand for sustainable solutions to solve the world’s energy and efficiency problems through innovative technology.

    ECG envisions broad adoption of the mobile waste processing, especially in Europe, where ECG has been receiving inquiries about this type of project for some time.

    “We’ve been developing this technology for a long time, but when we were introduced to Clean the World and witnessed the success they were having with hotel soap and bottled amenities recycling, we knew this would be a great fit,” says Robert Ramsey, CEO and founder of ECG. “Technology doesn’t wait for opportunity, but when an opportunity presents itself, technology and superior engineering have to be ready to capitalize. That’s what this joint venture is all about.”

    Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities with more than 1,200 hospitality partners throughout North America, including Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Carlson Hotels, Caesars Entertainment, and The Walt Disney World Resorts. In less than three years of operation Clean the World has distributed more than 9.5 million bars of soap to children and families in the United States, Canada and more than 45 countries worldwide, while also fulfilling a valuable environmental mission by diverting an estimated 600 tons of hotel waste from polluting landfills in the United States and Canada.

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    Carlson Establishes Partnership with Clean the World

    Guest room soaps and bottled amenities will  be collected, sanitized and recycled for worldwide distribution to stop the spread of preventable diseases

    Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company,  today announced an agreement between Carlson Hotels and Clean the World Global LLC, a social enterprise committed to saving lives and protecting our planet, to collect and recycle hotel soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions and gels to help fight the global spread of preventable diseases.
    Clean the World presently works with 19 Carlson affiliated hotels that have contributed more than 8,060 lbs. of soap (nearly 43,000 soap bars). The donated soap provides 8,600 children with enough soap for an entire month.
    The agreement, part of Carlson’s Responsible Business program, encompasses 607 hotels in North America and represents a significant new corporate partnership for Clean the World, which presently has hospitality partnerships in place with more than 1,200 hotel properties throughout North America.
    Each day 9,000 children around the world die from diseases such as acute respiratory illness and diarrheal diseases that can be prevented by washing with bar soap. Clean the World has a mission to put soap in the hands of people who need it most to improve hygiene and sanitation conditions to lessen the impact of disease and promote better hygiene and living conditions worldwide.

    “We have a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to lessen the burden of children and families around the world who are struggling with proper hygiene,” says Beathe-Jeanette Lunde, executive vice president, People Development, Safety and Security, and Responsible Business, Carlson. “By partnering with Clean the World to collect our soaps and bottled amenities, we truly have a chance to leverage our resources to improve hygiene and sanitation in disadvantaged communities. It’s the responsible thing to do.”

    Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities, and in just two years of operation has distributed more than 9 million bars of soap to children and families in the United States, Canada and more than 45 countries worldwide. While doing so, the organization has also fulfilled a valuable environmental mission by diverting an estimated 600 tons of hotel waste from polluting landfills in the U.S. and Canada.
    “Carlson has signaled its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility by joining our global hygiene revolution,” says Shawn Seipler, CEO and co-founder of Clean the World. “This corporate partnership will allow individual Carlson   hotel brands and properties in North America to rally around our mission to save lives with soap, and guests can be confident that their amenities, once collected, are part of a lifesaving effort to stop the spread of preventable diseases.”

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    Laguna Beach, Calif. Becomes First to Partner Citywide with Clean the World

    Summary: Guest room soaps and bottled amenities (shampoos, conditioners, lotions and gels) from 22 lodging establishments in Laguna Beach, Calif., will be recycled for worldwide distribution to stop the spread of preventable diseases.

    Now 22 hotels and lodging properties in Laguna Beach, Calif., know that recycling soap to save lives is something they can all agreed to do.

    The Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau (LBVCB) announced today that all of the hospitality industry lodging properties with 20 rooms or more in this picturesque, coastal Orange County city have partnered with Clean the World Global LLC, a social enterprise committed to saving lives and protecting our planet. Hospitality partners here will collect and recycle hotel soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions and gels to help fight the global spread of preventable diseases.

    Laguna Beach has 18 hotel and lodging properties with 20 rooms or more and four properties with less than 20 rooms that have joined the Clean the World hospitality partnership program. Properties include: Aliso Creek Inn; Art Hotel Laguna Beach; Best Western Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel; Capri Laguna on the Beach; Casa Laguna Inn and Spa; Carriage House; Crescent Bay Inn; Holiday Inn Laguna Beach; Hotel Laguna; Inn at Laguna Beach; La Casa del Camino; Laguna Beach Inn; Laguna Cliffs Inn; Laguna Riviera; Montage Laguna Beach; Pacific Edge Hotel; The Retreat; Seacliff Laguna Inn; Sunset Cove Villas; Surf & Sand Resort and Spa; The Tides Laguna Beach; and Travelodge Laguna Beach. The total number of properties represent more than 1,200 guest rooms in Laguna Beach.

    Clean the World has hospitality partnerships with more than 1,200 hotel properties throughout North America, including 143 partners in California. Clean the World’s California hospitality partners have contributed 70,329 lbs. of soap and 67,844 lbs. of bottled amenities since the organization’s founding in 2009. That equates to 375,088 bars (3 oz. apiece), which is enough to provide 75,018 children with enough soap for an entire month.

    The announcement by the LBVCB symbolizes Laguna Beach’s ongoing commitment to environmental stability, the reduction of hotel waste in local landfills, and the benefits of recycling an abundance of hotel soaps and bottled amenities (shampoos, conditioners, lotions and gels) as hygiene products to benefit children and families in need.

    Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities, and in just two years of operation has distributed more than 9 million bars of soap to children and families in the United States, Canada and more than 45 countries worldwide, while also fulfilling a valuable environmental mission by diverting an estimated 600 tons of hotel waste from polluting landfills in the United States and Canada.

    “We’re impressed by the efforts of Clean the World and wanted to show our support in a unique way by becoming the first city-wide program to embrace its lifesaving mission,” says Judy Bijlani, CEO and President of the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau. “Our seaside village is an inviting retreat for art lovers, environmentalists and beach enthusiasts, and the idea of recycling soaps and protecting our planet is something we wholeheartedly support.”

    Each day 9,000 children around the world die from diseases such as acute respiratory illness and diarrheal diseases that can be prevented by washing with bar soap. Clean the World has a mission to put soap in the hands of people who need it most to improve hygiene and sanitation conditions to lessen the impact of disease and promote better hygiene and living conditions worldwide.

    “Laguna Beach is Southern California’s premiere seaside destination, and a city deserving of praise for its promotion of sustainability and social responsibility,” says Shawn Seipler, CEO and co-founder of Clean the World. “Our hotel partners in Laguna Beach should be applauded for their collaboration on this unique partnership and its distinction of being our first municipality to embrace Clean the World’s mission to recycle soap and save lives. I hope the efforts of the LBVCB will inspire other communities, municipalities and cities to do the same.”

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    The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Join Clean the World

    Clean the World recently welcomed The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, both owned and operated by Las Vegas Sands Corp., as hotel partners in the Clean the World hospitality recycling program. The two AAA Five Diamond resorts, which feature a combined 7,000 lavish suites, are featured participants in the Sands Eco 360 Global Sustainable Development Program.

    The Sands Eco 360 Meetings Program includes soap and bottled amenities recycling through Clean the World as a sustainable, socially responsible alternative to discarding unnecessary hotel waste from the brisk convention business in Las Vegas. It’s an eco-friendly attraction for meeting professionals who plan and manage meetings at Las Vegas Sands each year.

    “Las Vegas Sands was instrumental in helping us meet our environmental stewardship goals for our annual sales meeting,” said Jennifer Romo, meeting partner for Genentech. “They also worked with us to pilot the Clean the World program at Las Vegas Sands, and we’re thrilled that it is now a hotel-wide initiative to support the environment and communities.”

    Other Clean the World hospitality partners in Las Vegas include Caesars Entertainment, Wynn/Encore, Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental and Fairfield Inn.

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    Concord Hospitality Helps Clean the World

    Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company has partnered with Orlando, Fla.-based social enterprise Clean the World Global LLC to collect and recycle hotel soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions and gels to help fight the global spread of preventable diseases.
    Concord Hospitality represents 82 properties throughout North America. Some of the top performing properties include The Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel and Marriott West Des Moines, which have contributed 824 lbs. of soaps and bottled amenities to Clean the World. These contributions will provide 785 children with enough soap for a full month. Participating Concord properties have contributed 3,352 lbs. of soaps and bottled amenities since joining the Clean the World program in June 2011.

    Each day 9,000 children around the world die from diseases such as acute respiratory illness and diarrheal diseases that can be prevented by washing with bar soap. Clean the World has a mission to put soap in the hands of people who need it most to improve hygiene and sanitation conditions.

    

    Marriott West Des Moines

     “Recognizing the remarkable demand for soaps worldwide, and the tremendous good they can provide, Concord Hospitality is pleased to partner with Clean the World,” says Mark Laport, president and CEO of Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company. “Our hotels have earned a reputation for sustainability and social responsibility in many areas, and by joining with Clean the World we can better serve global communities with the support and enthusiasm of our loyal hotel guests. It’s a win-win situation for all involved.”

    Clean the World has partnered with more than 1,100 hotel properties in North America to provide soaps and bottled amenities to people in need. While doing so, the organization has also fulfilled a valuable environmental mission by diverting an estimated 1.2 million lbs. (600 tons) of hotel waste from polluting landfills in the United States and Canada.

    “This partnership underscores Concord’s commitment to a cleaner world,” says Paul Till, president and co-founder of Clean the World. “Each individual property within the Concord family has an opportunity to participate in our global hygiene revolution. We look forward to seeing these properties, and the hard-working employees who represent them, recognize the positive impact they are having on the lives of children and families around the globe.”

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    Small Things Make a Big Difference – Wynn/Encore Q&A

    Wynn/Encore is a proud hospitality partner of Clean the World. Since joining the Clean the World program in early 2011, the two Las Vegas resort hotels have combined to provide nearly 20,000 lbs. of hotel soaps and more than 12,703 lbs. of bottled amenities to help children and families in need around the world.

    Brian Gullbrants, senior vice president and general manager of Wynn and Encore, shared his opinions of the productive amenities recycling partnership with Clean the World and what it means to his staff at both properties.

    Q&A with Brian Gullbrants – Senior Vice President and General Manager of Wynn and Encore

    How does Wynn/Encore view the hospitality partnership with Clean the World? All of our ladies and gentlemen at Wynn and Encore are delighted to have the opportunity to give back to such a truly great cause.

    Is Clean the World something that is promoted among the staff and guests? We have highly promoted our partnership with our staff. We have posted information within the employee back-of-house areas and newsletter announcing our exciting partnership with Clean the World and therefore, our staff members understand the various steps we are taking to make a difference in saving lives and the planet, domestically and internationally.

    How important is soap and bottled amenities recycling to your organization? We always want to do the “right” thing, and Clean the World provides us with an easy platform to give back in such a fundamental and seamless way.

    What are the primary goals for Wynn / Encore with this Clean the World partnership? Our primary goals are to help as many children and families in need that we can, while reducing our waste at the same time. Our support of this program will not only keep underprivileged children around the world clean, but it will also save their lives. This is the best possible reason we could imagine and are happy to engage in this impactful program.

    Wynn/Encore has been off to a terrific start in the first few months since implementing the Clean the World program. To what do you attribute this immediate success, and can you keep the momentum going? At Wynn/Encore our success is completely due to the HUGE hearts of our employees. And they will definitely keep this going. I actually don’t think we could stop them even if we tried – they love what we are doing as a team. Our properties have always made an effort to recycle, but we don’t really get to see the final results of those efforts. With this Clean the World initiative, the payoff is very tangible and dramatic. Thousands of lives can be saved each month with this one small, simple step. Ultimately, this overall concept raises awareness about the fact that small things can truly make a very big difference.

    With the opening of the Las Vegas recycling operations center, Wynn/Encore will be able to more effectively take part in the full experience of Clean the World. How will the opening of this facility boost your sustainability and social responsibility initiatives at Wynn/Encore? We are very excited that the Las Vegas facility will soon be operational, which will allow Clean the World to continue to expand within a market that fully engages its mission. We truly support the organization and are pleased to see continued growth and resources come out of Las Vegas.

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    JDV Hotels and Clean the World: ‘A No-brainer’

    Joie de Vivre Hotels, with more than 30 hotel properties based in California, is committed to sustainability and social responsibility. Fortunately for Clean the World, JDV Hotels found a hospitality partner who shares the same passion.

    Marco Perry, general manager of the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach, says when he first heard about Clean the World, he knew it was a perfect fit for his parent company. And the idea was an easy “sell” to the executives at Joie de Vivre Hotels in San Francisco.

    “As part of Joie de Vivre Hotels, the Shorebreak Hotel is very committed to philanthropic efforts, especially with regard to the environment,” Perry says. “Clean the World actually came to us through one of our Shorebreak Hotel employees who brought it to my attention about three months ago. I brought it to the president of our company, who thought it was a great program.”

    Perry says that once the executives at JDV Hotels learned about Clean the World, “they knew it was a no-brainer. “It was just a perfect fit for Joie de Vivre with how they operate and how they give back to the community,” he says. “It’s just an example of how this partnership fits so well with our company.”

    Shorebreak Hotel is located in “Surf City U.S.A.” in an area also known for its profound eco-awareness. A corporate-wide partnership with Clean the World, Perry says, feels like just another great day at the beach.

    “As a member of the board of directors on the Huntington Beach Marketing Visitors Bureau, we’ve taken sustainability efforts for the city very seriously,” Perry says. “All of the hotels are very focused on it. Partnering with Clean the World is just another step in the right direction, to the point where we can advertise to potential clients who come to Huntington Beach that we are a sustainable community.”

    Perry says the housekeeping teams are Joie de Vivre Hotels are particularly excited about participating in the Clean the World hospitality program, saying it gives more meaning to what they do in terms of what they are collecting from the guest rooms.

    “I met with the housekeeping team about two weeks after we launched the Clean the World program to get people’s reactions,” Perry says. “ It was very positive, especially when they learned exactly what the Clean the World program meant. They initially thought it was just a recycling program. But once they heard the details about who benefits from their soap collection efforts – often people from their home countries and communities – you can see that it definitely meant something to them.”

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    Marietta Corporation Partners with Clean the World

    Summary: Hotel soaps and bottled amenities will be collected, recycled and distributed to children and families to help stop the spread of preventable diseases in the United States, Canada and more than 40 countries.


    Marietta Corporation, a leading hotel amenities provider to the hospitality industry worldwide, has partnered with Clean the World Global LLC to help recycle hotel soaps and bottled amenities and stop the spread of preventable diseases worldwide.

    The partnership broadens Marietta’s corporate social responsibility initiatives among its extensive list of hotel partners in North America and extends its eco-friendly portfolio of amenity services, which already include “green” product offerings, such as Aveda, Naturals, PAYA Organics, ProTerra, Sonoma Soap Company, Earth’s Accents, Dispensers and Eco Gallons.

    Orlando, Fla.-based Clean the World, a social enterprise committed to saving lives and protecting our planet, is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities and offers sustainable, socially responsible, and charitable programs and services to the international hospitality community.

    Each day, 9,000 children around the world die from diseases such as acute respiratory infection and diarrheal diseases that can be prevented by washing with soap. Clean the World Foundation Inc., the 501 (c) (3) charitable arm of Clean the World Global LLC, has a mission to provide soap where needed to help improve hygiene and sanitation conditions, to lessen the impact of disease, and to promote better hygiene and living conditions worldwide.

    “Marietta Corporation strives to align itself with companies whose vision and values are similar to our own,” says Donald W. Sturdivant, chief executive officer of Marietta Corporation. “Clean the World has proven itself to be a force within the hospitality industry for soap and guest room amenities recycling, and its hospitality program is rapidly becoming the industry standard for sustainability efforts throughout North America. We are extremely proud to be contributing toward the vital work which Clean the World is undertaking. The knowledge that providing soap to struggling parts of the world not only adds to people’s quality of life, but actually saves lives, is utterly gratifying. ”

    Clean the World has partnered with more than 1,050 hotel properties in North America to provide soaps and bottled amenities to people in need. In just two years of operation, through the efforts of the Clean the World Foundation, the organization has distributed more than 8 million bars of soap to children and families in the United States and more than 40 countries worldwide, including Haiti, Japan, Zimbabwe, Uganda, India, Honduras, Mexico and Albania. While doing so, the organization has also fulfilled a valuable environmental mission by diverting an estimated 1.1 million lbs. (550 tons) of hotel waste from polluting landfills in the United States and Canada.

    “This partnership with Marietta Corporation signifies something remarkable about how the hospitality industry is responding to soap recycling and sustainability initiatives,” says Shawn Seipler, co-founder and chief executive officer at Clean the World. “Having such a well-known, well-respected amenities partner in this industry really validates what we are hoping to accomplish at Clean the World – to save lives by recycling soap. The reward will come in the number of children and families who will avoid death and disease as a result of this partnership, and we’re grateful to all of our hospitality partners who are interested in promoting better health, improved hygiene and a cleaner world.”

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    Joie de Vivre Hotels partners with Clean the World

    Joie de Vivre Hotels, with 34 properties in California, has signed a partnership with Clean the World Foundation.

    Founded in 1987 by entrepreneur Chip Conley, San Francisco-based Joie de Vivre is known for creating some of the most innovative hospitality services and products and designing one-of-a-kind boutique hotels, restaurants and spas. Joie de Vivre currently operates more than 30 boutique hotels under the Joie de Vivre Hotels brand and two affiliate properties, which are slated to join the collection this year.

    Forty-five percent of Joie de Vivre’s hotels are green certified, and the company is working toward environmental certification for all of its properties, a push that will gain impact as the brand expands outside California. Joie de Vivre maintains a “Green Scorecard” online that tracks conservation efforts at each of its properties, giving guests who are interested in sustainability a tool to choose a hotel based on its green achievements.

    “We’re proud to include Joie de Vivre Hotels as members of our growing Clean the World hospitality partnership program,” says Shawn Seipler, executive director at Clean the World. “Their emphasis on ‘green initiates’ and commitment to sustainability make perfect sense as we continue our mission to save lives with soap and create a cleaner world.”

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    Chase Park Plaza helps Clean the World

    St. Louis’ legendary Chase Park Plaza has partnered with Clean the World to collect and recycle hotel soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions and gels to help fight the global spread of preventable diseases. The soaps collected each day from the 338 guest rooms at The Chase will be shipped to Clean the World for recycling and distribution around the world. The Chase Park Plaza anticipates collecting nearly 2,920 lbs. of soap and 2,178 lbs. of bottled amenities each year.

    “We are thrilled to partner with such an outstanding organization by simply donating products that we are no longer able to use,” says Stacey Howlett, director of sales and marketing at The Chase Park Plaza. “The idea that we can help so many others by recycling our soaps has inspired our entire team.”

    Clean the World has partnered with nearly 900 hotel properties in North America to provide soaps and bottled amenities to people in need.

    “The Chase Park Plaza is an historic property and St. Louis and it is real jewel in the crown for our Clean the World hospitality partnership program” says Shawn Seipler, executive director at Clean the World. “Our mission at Clean the World is consistent – we’re recycling soap to save lives – and we welcome the addition of Chase Park Plaza, a Preferred Hotel Group property, to our growing family of hotel partners dedicated to advancing our global hygiene revolution.”

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    W Scottsdale leads green initiatives with soap

    The next shower you take during a hotel night stay at W Scottsdale Hotel & Residences may ultimately save a life.

    W Scottsdale, the first lavish W Hotel in Arizona, has partnered with Orlando, Fla.-based non-profit organization Clean the World to collect and recycle hotel soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions and gels to help fight the global spread of preventable diseases. The soaps collected at W Scottsdale will be shipped to Clean the World’s headquarters in Orlando for recycling and distribution around the world.

    “Our partnership with Clean the World complements our already outstanding efforts to promote sustainability and environmental stewardship,” says Leon Young, general manager at W Scottsdale. “Soap recycling and the elimination of hotel wastes are essential elements to helping create a cleaner world. We aim to use the resources to help provide better hygiene opportunity for people who may never step foot on our property. It’s the joy of giving back that drives our efforts.”

    Clean the World has partnered with nearly 770 hotel properties in North America to provide soaps and bottled amenities to people in need. While doing so, the organization has also fulfilled a valuable environmental mission by diverting an estimated 550 tons of hotel waste from polluting landfills in the United States and Canada.

    “We’re happy to have W Scottsdale become partners in our global hygiene revolution,” says Shawn Seipler, executive director at Clean the World. “The beauty of this property reflects the goodness of the people who work and stay here. We’re honored to be selected as an integral part of W Scottsdale’s ongoing green initiatives and know that by helping Clean the World the guests who choose W Scottsdale will become part of the solution to ending the spread of preventable diseases.”

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    Sage Hospitality helps Clean the World

    The Curtis Doubletree Hotel

    Clean the World recently secured another hotel management group as part of its growing hospitality partnership program.

    Sage Hospitality, with 53 properties in the United States, has partnered with Clean the World in support of its soap recycling program to help save lives.

    “We’re very excited to be working with an organization as socially aware as Clean the World,” says Walter Isenberg, CEO of Sage Hospitality. “We at Sage are devoted to philanthropic and environmental issues and look forward to donating to this cause.”

    The program involves hotel properties in 20 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, and Florida; Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Mississippi; Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon and Pennsylvania; Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

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    Crystal Cruises – Soaps from ships save lives

    Did you know cruise lines can be a valuable resource for soaps and bottled amenities? We did.

    One of our proud partners, Crystal Cruises, has provided 388 lbs. of soap and 1,203 bottles of shampoos and conditioners for distribution to people in need. That’s enough soap for 414 children for a full month.

    “Crystal Cruises is very pleased to partner with Clean the World,” says Bill Boehm, Crystal’s director of safety, environment and training.  “By donating our supplies to those in need, we’re not only
    supporting Clean the World’s life-saving mission, but also helping to keep these products out of landfills and preserve the environment.”
    Imagine if all the cruise ships full of happy passengers in every port of call around the globe would contribute to Clean the World’s mission to promote proper hygiene. Think of the good that could be accomplished.

    How about making it a reality? Contact your local cruise and travel agents and let them know that you appreciate Crystal Cruise lines and its partnership with Clean the World. And if they haven’t heard of Clean the World, please direct them to our website, www.cleantheworld.org, and we’ll take it from there.

    Recycling soap. Saving lives. Even on the high seas. Thanks for helping Clean the World.
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    Hersha Hospitality Management helps Clean the World

    Hersha Hospitality Management, operator of upper-upscale, upscale and mid-scale branded and independent hotels in major metropolitan markets, has partnered with Clean the World to help fight the spread of preventable diseases around the world.

    Hersha’s partnership with Clean the World will provide annual gifts of more than one million bars of recycled soap and 500,000 bottles of shampoos, gels and lotions from more than 10,000 guest rooms.
    The amenities will be prepared by Clean the World for distribution to children and families worldwide. Hersha becomes the largest hospitality management company to partner with Clean the World since its founding in 2009.
    Through this partnership, Hersha plans to annually provide roughly 9,000 children with soap for an entire year and 4,500 children with bottled amenities for a full year. In addition to preventing countless deaths due to poor hygiene, Hersha’s partnership with Clean the World plans to divert approximately 90 tons of waste from landfills annually.
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    B&B Innkeeper soap collection challenge



    Going to the 4th annual Mid-Atlantic Innkeepers Show in Lancaster, Pa. in early March? Don’t forget to bring your soaps and shampoos.

    Innkeeper Patty Harrison of The Hummingbird Inn in Goshen, Va., is offering $100 “cold cash” to the B&B partner who brings the most soap and shampoos (measured by weight) to the conference. All soaps and bottled amenities will be donated to Clean the World to help children and families fight the spread of preventable diseases worldwide.

    “I talked with [Clean the World managing director] Paul Till when Clean the World started two years ago and was immediately taken by the concept,” Harrison says. “When I was at the conference last year handing out collateral materials from Clean the World, I knew we could do something more to help highlight this amazing program.”

    Clean the World, based in Orlando, Fla., enlists nearly 770 hotels and B&Bs in its hospitality partnership program, which allows for the collection and recycling of soaps and amenities that Clean the World distributes to people in need. So far the organization has distributed more than 7 million bars of soap throughout the United States and more than 40 countries.

    Harrison is challenging her fellow innkeepers to make the most of their resources and leverage collective concerns for the environment by contributing soaps and amenities to Clean the World. Doing so, she says, is more than worth the time and effort.

    “I wanted to challenge B&B owners to collect the most soap and see what we could accomplish,” says Harrison. “The $100 provides an incentive that I’m happy to offer for the cause. A little competition makes it worth their while.”

    The conference is scheduled March 6-8 at The Eden Resort in Lancaster, Pa. Nearly 20 B&Bs are expected to participate in the soap collection and recycling challenge. All soaps will be turned in at the registration booth. They will be weighed and set aside. Harrison will announce a winner at the event.

    “This is just a small piece of all the amazing things Clean the World is doing to help people all around the world,” she says. “It may not seem like much, but if each innkeeper contributes a little, we can accomplish big things. I’m grateful to be a part of it.”


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    Toronto’s Turtle Island Recycling helps Clean the World

    Clean the World and Turtle Island Recycling have launched an operational partnership in Toronto.  Our soap recycling operations center is open for business and ready to receive soaps and bottled amenities from Eastern and Central Canada.

    The Clean the World-Turtle Island Recycling facility joins another soap recycling operation in Vancouver, a partnership with Mission Possible, to give Clean the World comprehensive coverage throughout the Great White North.

    Clean the World co-founders Shawn Seipler and Paul Till joined Turtle Island Recycling executive Louis Anagnostakos and environmental specialist Amina Lang-Bismallah for an event to highlight the recycling partnership.

    While there CBC Radio Toronto interviewed Seipler about the founding of Clean the World and its mission to expand a “hygiene revolution” throughout Canada and beyond.

    Western Canada is served by our recycling operations center in Vancouver, B.C., through a partnership with Mission Possible. Here’s how the housekeeping staff at one of our Canadian partners, Lakeview Hotels & Suites, is giving hope with soap.

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    Follow the Bellstar – Major Canadian resorts join Clean the World program

    Canada continues to be a rich and renewable resource for Clean the World and our lifesaving soap recycling program.
    We’re happy to report that Bellstar Hotels & Resorts has joined our growing family of hotel partners, bringing 763 more rooms into our program. The partnership delivers greater opportunities to save lives worldwide by collecting and recycling hotel soaps and bottled amenities. It also brings to 59 the number of Canadian hotel partnerships working with Clean the World.

    Bellstar Hotels & Resorts is a Calgary-based resort management and development company that specializes in boutique resorts through Alberta and British Columbia. The collection currently comprises 12 resorts, with three more under Bellstar’s development, and additional properties under Bellstar’s management opening within the next few years.

    Each of Bellstar’s resorts has its own individual name, collection of services and personality fitting with the destination.

    Resorts that will be participating in the Clean the World soap recycling program include:
    • Adara Hotel (Whistler, BC)
    • Bellasera Tuscan Villas & Piazza (Kelowna, BC)
    • Blackstone Mountain Lodge (Canmore, AB)
    • Lodges at Canmore (Canmore, AB)
    • Mountain Spirit Resort & Spa (Kimberley, BC)
    • Mystic Springs Chalets & Hot Pools (Canmore, AB)
    • Pemberton Valley Lodge (Pemberton, BC)
    • Solara Resort & Spa (Canmore, AB)
    • Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa (Osoyoos, BC)
    The portfolio includes condo-style resorts, boutique hotels and resort clubs throughout the Okanagan Valley (Vernon, Kelowna, Osoyoos), on Vancouver Island (Sidney), in the Kootenays (Kimberley), in the Coast Mountains (Pemberton) and in the Rocky Mountains (Canmore).
    Welcome, Bellstar, to our growing Clean the World family.
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    Silicon Valley Soaps and Clean the World: San Jose Crowne Plaza and San Jose Hilton

    We’ve tapped into the heart of Silicon Valley, thanks to the Crowne Plaza San Jose and the Hilton San Jose.  Both hotels are now hospitality partners in our mission to recycle soap and save lives.  Families in desperate need of soap will get a second chance at disease fighting, the heart of our mission and a bonus for our latest San Jose hospitality partners.

    Now, if you know anything about San Jose, you know that it’s at the heart of the booming technology industry, but did you know that it’s the third largest city in California and the tenth largest in the US? San Jose has a reputation for recycling, too – 64% of the city’s waste is recycled, thanks to an exceptional list of accepted recyclables, including all plastics, aerosol and paint cans, foam packing, aluminum furniture, pots and pans, and clean fabrics. 

    The next time you’re visiting San Jose, whether it’s for a large-scale meeting or event or a visit to the vastly cultural and diverse Bay Area, you can add soap to the recycled list after you book your rooms and stay at the Crowne Plaza or Hilton in San Jose.

    The Crowne Plaza San Jose is right across the street from McEnery Convention Center and only three miles from the San Jose International Airport and Santa Clara Fairgrounds.  The Hilton San Jose is attached to the Convention Center through an enclosed concourse.  Both hotels are centrally located, making the most of travel to San Jose’s premier destinations via a quick walk or ride on the San Jose light rail system.  And, both hotels can add life-saving soap recycling to their rosters of amenities.

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    PRESS RELEASE: The New Yorker Hotel’s Discarded Amenities Now Recycled into Life-saving Tools

    Orlando, FL — Thursday, June 3, 2010 — The New Yorker Hotel, the second hotel in New York to partner with Clean the World, will now provide nearly 400 children annually with desperately needed hygiene tools as part of an innovative program that recycles soap and distributes it to impoverished people worldwide.  The gently-used amenities from the hotel’s 912 rooms will skip a trip to the landfills and instead hit Clean the World’s Recycling Operations Center (ROCs).

    “Now that we have The New Yorker Hotel on board, we are on track to open our New York metro-area ROC,” said Peter Insalaco, Regional Director at Clean the World.  “We are thrilled to have them as part of our program.  We’re ready to bring New York to the forefront of the Clean the World mission.”

    Soap is both difficult to obtain in impoverished areas and crucial to preventing the spread of diarrheal disease and pneumonia, two of the biggest killers of children under age five. 

    With upwards of 75,000 hotel rooms in the New York area, a tremendous amount of waste is generated from discarded hotel soap and amenities.  “We are extremely proud to help lessen needless waste and do it in a way that also has humanitarian purpose,” said Sylvia Lima, general manager of the New Yorker Hotel.

    “The entire housekeeping department, when they heard of this tremendous effort from Clean the World, were very excited to be a part of it,” said Angela Sanchez, director of housekeeping.

    Big-city amenities will continue to be recast with global purpose – just ask Clean the World and The New Yorker Hotel.

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    The Professional Association of Innkeepers International Promotes Clean the World’s Life-saving Soap Recycling Program for B&Bs

    The Bed & Breakfast industry is rapidly becoming a major player in the green movement that is taking place in the hospitality industry by working with the Clean the World Soap recycling program. With the help of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII), Clean the World is spreading the word among green conscious innkeepers.

    As an influential force in the B&B industry, PAII has enormous reach within the B&B community that includes as many as 17,000 inns in the U.S. alone. By promoting the Clean the World B&B Recycling program PAII is moving from educating innkeepers about the green initiative to encouraging action on an industry-wide basis. “This was a no-brainer partnership.  As a guest of B&Bs, I often wondered if there was a better way to discard unused soap, especially after one or two-night stays.  Reuse and recycling are the answer to so many problems, and I’m very glad that Clean the World is part of the B&B world now,” said Jay Karen, PAII’s president and chief executive officer.

    How does it work?
    The gently-used and discarded amenities from the B&Bs participating in the program are shipped to the Clean the World Recycling Operations Center in Orlando. After a sanitization process, the soap is provided to homeless shelters and impoverished people around the world, where hygiene tools are crucial in the prevention of diseases such as acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease. 

    “We believe that the B&B industry will provide a significant amount of amenities to underprivileged people in desperate need of soap, while simultaneously diverting tons of landfill waste,” said Paul Till, managing director of Clean the World.

    Additional PAII Resources:
    Join PAII
    Innkeeping Blog
    Follow PAII on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr

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    PRESS RELEASE: The New York Palace Hotel Adopts Clean the World’s Life-saving Soap Recycling Program

    Orlando, FL — Thursday, May 13, 2010 — Now the luxury amenities used by guests at The New York Palace Hotel will have a second life in third world countries. The luxury Manhattan hotel added to its corporate responsibility initiatives by implementing an innovative soap-recycling program.  “Reducing environmental impact is a priority for us, and Clean the World’s ability to recycle discarded soap was a simple solution for our ‘reduce waste’ team,” said Elvir Dervisevic, Director of Housekeeping.

    With a focus on high ethical standards, engagement with the community, and care for the natural environment, it was a natural fit for The New York Palace and Clean the World to partner together. This is the first hotel in the New York Metropolitan area to join the Clean the World program.

    Whitney Hoover, an independent sustainability consultant, and Cecile Epperson, Director of Wellness and Sustainability for the Palace Hotel, met Peter Insalaco of Clean the World at the GoGreen Expo in March.  “Once we learned that we would not only help prevent tons of waste but also contribute life-saving tools, we were eager to be the first to implement the recycling program in New York,” said Epperson.  “It’s an obvious solution with dual impact.”

    The gently-used and discarded amenities from the hotel’s 813 rooms and 86 suites will be shipped to the Clean the World Recycling Operations Center in Orlando.  After a sanitization process, the soap is provided to homeless shelters and impoverished people around the world, where hygiene tools are crucial in the prevention of diseases such as acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease.  Clean the World estimates that the hotel will provide over 25,000 bars of soap monthly to underprivileged people in desperate need of soap, while simultaneously diverting 28 tons of landfill waste and recycling over four tons of plastic each year.

    Ecological effectiveness couples with humanitarian efforts thanks to The New York Palace’s latest green initiative.

    Additional Resources:
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    About Clean the World, Inc.
    Clean the World is committed to reducing the waste created by discarded soap and shampoo products and collects these items from hotels to be recycled and distributed to domestic homeless shelters and impoverished people worldwide, helping to prevent millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses.  Clean the World Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. For more information visit: http://localhost:8888/cleantheworld 

    About The New York Palace
    The very finest in old-world elegance and new-world opulence can be found just beyond the courtyard gates of The New York Palace Hotel on the corner of 50th & Madison.  With 813 rooms and 86 suites, The Palace is known for unparalleled splendor, spectacular views, sumptuous rooms and exquisite service.  Located in the heart of Manhattan — across the street from St. Patrick’s Cathedral and only steps from Rockefeller Center — the Hotel’s world-renowned courtyard incorporates motifs from several 15th-century Italian cathedrals and has served as the entranceway to the historic Villard Mansion since 1882.  Today, The New York Palace Hotel gracefully blends The Villard Mansion with a contemporary 55-story tower for the guestrooms that was completed in 1980. Guests can book accommodations online at www.newyorkpalace.com or contact reservations at 1-800-NY-PALACE (1-800-697-2522).

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    Play & Stay With One of Clean the World’s Latest Partner

    In honor of the Master’s this week, Clean the World would like to showcase the PGA National Resort & Spa Palm Beach Gardens, as one of our latest hotel partners to join our Hospitality Recycling Program.  We are always excited when a property joins, and this is no exception.  No matter your golf abilities, beginner, amateur, or pro you will easily find plenty to fill your days at The PGA National Resort & Spa  (http://www.pgaresort.com/index.aspx).  Of course for all of the fairway widows, there is no better place to unwind, and get away from it all.
    The PGA National Resort & Spa boasts five tournament ready courses.  These courses have been designed by such legends as Nicklaus, Palmer, the Fazios, and Karl Litten.  These courses are commonly considered among some of the top courses in the sunshine state.  Home to the Honda Classic, played here every year in the spring, there is an atmosphere of greatness that overwhelms you when you step onto the greens.  If your game needs a little work there is always the world class Golf Academy.  With daily clinics, private instruction, and state of the art training anybody can step up their game at The PGA National Resort & Spa.
    If golf is not your game, no worries, The PGA National Resort & Spa offers plenty to satisfy vacationers of all styles.  From the gorgeous 40,000 square foot European Spa featuring a diverse menu of treatments including mineral pools, a beauty salon, café & lounge areas, to a fully functional Health & Racquet Club home to 19 Har-Tru tennis courts, free weights, Pilates, even a ballet studio & personal trainers upon request, to nine (yes nine!) sparkling pools for those that live the life aquatic there is never a dull moment.
    For those of you who are sneaking in the back nine while on business there is nearly 40,000 square feet of meeting and conference space available.  Hosting 23 stylish and modern meeting rooms The PGA National Resort & Spa is prepared to make your next business trip one of your more memorable ones.
    After a long day on the links or by the pool nothing is better than a delicious dinner, and The PGA National Resort & Spa has seven restaraunts and lounges to choose from.  No matter what your particular pallet may be, they have you covered from steak & seafood at the Ironwood Grille to the crisp fare of the Wave Grill.
    So if you are looking for a beautiful place to play & stay stop in and stay with our friends at The PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, FL.  And tell them Clean the World sent you.
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    Lake Quinault Lodge…Answering the Call of the Wild

    As an avid fan of the great outdoors, I am not sure I have ever seen a place as beautiful and majestic as the Lake Quinault Lodge. Surrounded by raw unadulterated wilderness there are few places on earth as tranquil and blissful as Lake Quinault Lodge. Located in the Olympic National Park & Forest, and featured on PBS’ “Great Lodges of the National Parks” Lake Quinault Lodge is a place made for relaxation, warmth, and escape. Clean the World is honored that Lake Quinault Lodge has joined our Hospitality Partnership Program.

    The National Parks by themselves are a fine collection of natural gems, but Lake Quinault Lodge stands out as a truly dazzling specimen. The main lodge was built in 1926, and gives its guests a taste of days gone by. One can truly embrace a sense of charmed history at the lodge. There is a feel of antiquity throughout the entire property, from fireplace rooms to the rugged timber construction. Lake Quinault Lodge offers several styles of rooms, suited to travelers of all tastes; from the cozy fireplace rooms to the Contemporary Lakeside building. The view from anywhere on the property is stunning, but none equals the beauty of The Beverly Suite. The Beverly Suite fills the entire third story of The Boathouse Building, and offers a panoramic breathtaking view of the Olympic National Forest, the Lodge, and Lake Quinault.

    There is plenty to do at Lake Quinault Lodge. You can enjoy a dip in the glistening Lake Quinault, curl up in front of the majestic fireplace in the Main Lodge, canoeing, fishing, and of course grabbing some gear and hiking your way through the Olympic National Forest. There is no reason to leave your favorite family members behind either, as Lake Quinault Lodge is a pet friendly property, which welcomes our furry four legged friends. Imagine your dog romping through the forest, lending an ear to that ever-present “Call of the Wild”. I can imagine Jack London himself giving a nod to the Lake Quinault Lodge. We at Clean the World encourage you to stay at this magnificent property in the Great Northwest, and thank them for caring enough about our planet and all of its beauty to join our Program. But don’t take our word for it, check out Lake Quinault Lodge for yourself at: http://www.olympicnationalparks.com/accommodations/lake-quinault-lodge.aspx .

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    The Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, Old World Meets Clean the World

    The Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi is one of the latest properties to embrace the Clean the World Hospitality Recycling Program. Anasazi is a Navajo word that means “the Ancient People”, and The Rosewood Inn certainly embraces the feeling of days past. Mixing the frontier west with a mix of Native Americain pride, The Rosewood, found here http://www.innoftheanasazi.com/, is a one of a kind property. Walking in the front doors one would feel as if they had been transported to another place in time. Glancing around the lobby you might expect to catch a glimpse of Doc Holliday or Billy the Kid. Don’t be mistaken though, The Rosewood Inn is certainly no sawdust on the floor flophouse. It is a world-class retreat and easily New Mexico’s most lauded hotel.

    Situated in the heart of Santa Fe, surrounded by mountains, deserts, and the kind of sunsets that are usually only glimpsed in paintings, this four star hotel boasts hand carved wooden doors, sandstone walls, and sculptured stairways that all whisper of a people from long ago. The rooms are beautifully decorated with hand crafted furnishings, authentic artwork from New Mexico’s diverse population, and the beautiful geometric rugs indigenous to the area. Another amenity that adds to the feel of the Old West are the gas-lit kiva fireplaces in each room.

    The Rosewood Inn offers many luxury amenities to its’ guests. Concierge service, Valet, In-Room massage & aromatherapy, a business center, and a pet friendly policy are just a few of the perks offered at this rustic escape. Chances are that if you are staying at The Rosewood you have a streak of frontiersman in your heart, and there is plenty to do to feed the hunger for adventure. Golf, skiing, mountain biking, fishing, white-water rafting, hiking and day trips to nearby Taos or Bandelier National park are just a few of the many activities to choose from in this New Mexico vacation destination. Santa Fe is loaded with history. Founded in 1609 by Spanish missionaries the city is in the midst of their 400th anniversary. Within walking distance you will find the cultural heart of the city known as the Plaza Dsitrict, authentic Native shops, museums, and galleries tell the rich history of the city and its people.

    Whether you are on business or pleasure, The Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi has everything you will need to experience the Southwest as it once was. Next time you travel to Santa Fe, be sure opt stay with our friends at The Rosewood Inn, and who knows, you may walk into a saloon and hear someone whisper “I’m your Huckleberry”.

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    Clean the World Showcases A Gem: The Shores Resort & Spa

    The Shores Resort & Spa is the latest Daytona Beach hotel to join Clean the World’s Hospitality Partnership Program, and we couldn’t be more impressed.  If Daytona is your destination, make your reservation at The Shores.  You won’t be disappointed.  The shores has everything to please an guest, whether a family trip to the coast, or a romantic getaway you will walk away with memories that will last a lifetime.

    Besides being located on the “World’s Most Famous Beach” , The Shores is decked out with the finest in luxury accommodations.  The Shores Resort & Spa, is a AAA Four-Diamond resort, and offers luxury guests a surprising Daytona Beach experience which is fresh and spirited.  From four-poster beds layered with luxury linens and wrapped in netting, ocean-side fantasy cabanas and fire Cauldrons to acclaimed spa wraps of seaweed direct from the Atlantic and brocade Teddy Bears on beds, The Shores is truly an experience in luxury vacationing.
    The dining is second to none, with The Azure featuring cuisine with a fresh combination of timeless southern ingredients and French technique – complete with the availability of dinning al fresco amidst the ocean breeze. Touting an atmosphere mix of classy elegance along with the jive and spirit similar to South Beach, Azure creates a dining experience to remember.  And on top of that one of the most unique amenities offered are the “Personalized Picnics” available at The Shores Resort & Spa.  This is a one of a kind dining option for couples or families who enjoy sharing a meal free from the distractions of a busy restaurant atmosphere. Guests are able to select the contents of their picnic basket in advance, which will then be prepared and waiting upon a picnic blanket on the lanai lawn.
    The Shores offers a complete state of the art fitness center loaded with the latest in exercise technology and free weights.  After a nice workout head over to the Rejuvanating Spa where you can enjoy any number of services including, Massage Therapies, Body Wraps and Masks, Facial Care, Nail Care, Tanning Treatments, & much more.  Need somewhere to take care of business?  The Shores offers 12 meeting rooms with over 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor functional adaptable meeting space.  Nothing says work like a meeting with the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop.
    People come to Daytona Beach for all types of reasons: Business, Family Vacations, Bike Week, Spring Break, the Speedway.  Whatever your reason, there is plenty to do outside of the confines of The Shores Resort & Spa.  It’s just a short drive to the greens at the LPGA International Golf Course, or experience the raw power of the Daytona International Speedway.  Heading in the other direction (yes the ocean) you can enjoy a day of deep sea fishing, jet-skis, and even scuba diving.
    There truly is something for everyone at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, FL.  Be sure to visit them at: http://www.shoresresort.com/, and book your next trip to the “World’s Most Famous Beach” with our friends at The Shores, and thank them for helping Clean the World Change History in our Lifetime.

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    Just East of Eden…The Wyndham Garden Hotel Boca Raton, FL

    Part tropical hacienda, part modern hideaway, and all good. We at Clean the World couldn’t agree more. The Wyndham Garden Hotel in beautiful Boca Raton, FL is an exquisite mix of old-world Spanish architecture and new world luxury. From the terracotta tile roof to the stone fountain in the middle of the courtyard, the Wyndham Garden Hotel is as close to paradise as you can get, short of Eden itself. A pristine establishment located in the beautiful resort town of Boca Raton, the recent multimillion-dollar renovations have created a true jewel in South Florida.

    The Wyndham Garden Hotel, http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/FLLBR/main.wnt, is the most recent addition to our life saving, soap and bottled amenity recycling program. Whether you are traveling for business, pleasure, or both you will find everything you need at this palatial resting place. From heated octagon shaped pool in the courtyard, to a 24 hour fitness center for those of you who enjoy the occasional 3am workout, or the 24 hour business center for those last minute proposals are just a few of the luxurious amenities provided at the Wyndham garden Hotel.

    If you are looking for something to do with the family, The Boca Raton Museum of Art is a great place to educate and enrich your children, while enjoying some classic works of art. If fun is what you are looking for then head over to the Everglades National Park, or Boomers!, a local fun spot with bumper boats, laser tag, and go-carts.

    If you are looking for a luxurious, feature rich hotel for your next trip, please consider our friends at The Wyndham Garden Hotel Boca Raton, FL. And be sure to say “Thank you” on your next visit for their commitment to Clean the World!

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    La Quinta in Ardmore, Oklahoma becomes ECO- Clean the World Partner…

    Clean the World is proud to announce our latest partner, La Quinta Inn & Suites Ardmore Central. http://www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?ident=LQ6323&propId=6323  Located in Ardmore, Oklahoma La Quinta has teamed up with Clean the World through a statewide program called ECO (Encouraging Conservation in Oklahoma). This program was initiated to promote, encourage and develop sustainable travel practices within the state of Oklahoma. Clean the World is an ECO Advocate within this dynamic, revolutionary program. To find out more on about this program, please click here: http://travelok.com/eco/index.asp

    La Quinta Inn & Suites offers a cozy, amenity rich experience. A wonderful mix of frontier adventure and modern comfort, La Quinta offers free high speed internet, a business center, as well as a fitness center. Outside of the hotel there is plenty of amazing family adventures waiting to be discovered. Just a short drive from the hotel you will find plenty to quench the explorer within you. Spend the day taking in the natural wildlife at the Arbuckle Wilderness. Or if a good hike is what you’re looking for, pack a daypack and head to Turner Falls for a beautiful day in the foothills of the Arbuckle Mountains. If shopping is more your fancy, you will find plenty of great finds at the nearby Ardmore Commands Mall. Be sure to make it a point to stop by the Windstar Casino and try your luck at some slots, or see if you can take the house in some blackjack. Whatever your fancy, Ardmore, Oklahoma has plenty to offer.

    Next time you find yourself in Ardmore, make sure to stop and stay with our friends at La Quinta Inn & Suites.

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    The Hilton University of Florida is Cleaning the World, Gator Nation Style!

    LET’S GO GATORS!!

    The Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville, Florida is the latest hotel to join Clean the World’s unprecedented Soap and Bottled Amenity Recycling Program. Not only are they the latest to join, but they have the distinction of being the first in the Gainesville area. Situated on the Southwest corner of the University of Florida campus, in the heart of “Gator Nation”, a stay at this beautiful property will find yourself within earshot of Ben Hill Griffen Stadium, otherwise known as “The Swamp”.

    Blending the comfort of Hilton hospitality with the convenience of an IACC Conference Center on campus, the Hilton University of Florida Gainesville, is the perfect spot for conducting essential business without missing out on the pleasure and fun of one of the nation’s top collegiate atmospheres. There is 25,000 square feet of meeting space on the property, and a short drive off to the beautiful Butterfly Rainforest, the Florida Museum of Natural History, and the University of Florida Golf Course.

    Check out the Hilton University of Florida here: http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/GVNCCHF-Hilton-University-of-Florida-Conference-Center-Gainesville-Florida/index.do

    Clean the World is proud to have a partner hotel amongst a sea of blue and orange. We have enjoyed a wonderful reception with other Universities around the country and are excited to be landing in The Swamp. We would encourage you on your next trip through Gainesville to stop and stay at The Hilton University of Florida Conference Center & Hotel. They will be delighted to welcome you as a guest, even if you happen to be a Florida State fan. Who knows, you may even catch a glimpse of the legendary Tim Tebow.

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    The Historic Inn at Ellis Square joins Clean the World’s Hospitality Recycling Program…

    Clean the World is delighted to announce our latest Hospitality Partner, The Inn at Ellis Square. http://www.innatellissquare.com/.  Located in Savannah’s Historic District, it is known as the Grand Lady on Bay Street. This historic hotel in the recently renovated Guckenheimer Building (circa 1851) is steeped in the tradition of Southern hospitality and elegance. An absolute Belle of the South, The Inn at Ellis Square is everything southern hospitality should be. From the cozy Dominique’s Lounge to a leisurely stroll through Savannah’s Historic Riverfront District, it will seem as if you have stepped back in time to the days of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler. If you are looking to slow it down, and enjoy some of the niceties that Southern living has to offer, be sure to book your next trip to Savannah with The Inn at Ellis Square.

    While mastering the art of preserving history, The Inn at Ellis Square has recognized the value of our historic movement. By joining Clean the World’s recycling program, The Inn at Ellis Square will certainly leave yet another footprint in history. This footprint will stretch beyond American history, as this footprint will be seen the world over. Today, lives have been touched as Clean the World hygiene products have been delivered to those in need in Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras. And as far away as Uganda, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Romania and Albania.

    Clean the World is honored to bring on this magnificent hotel in our attempt to Change History in our Lifetime!

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    A Spotlight on Marriott Early Adopters…

    Clean the World’s success within the hospitality industry was no doubt as a result of a few, key meetings and interactions. These interactions involved individuals at hotels that quickly understood our mission and impact and became the “early adopters” of our recycling program. Without these individuals, we would not be where we are today.

    Our very first Marriott property was the Marriot Orlando Airport found here: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mcoap-orlando-airport-marriott.  Because our dear friends Glenn and Roy understood the impact that Clean the World could make in Central Florida and beyond, they brought us to a larger meeting of Marriott properties held by Ron at his beautiful property, the Marriott World Center- http://www.marriottworldcenter.com/.  This first presentation and acceptance launched a string of Marriott properties becoming Clean the World recycling partners in Central Florida. Other notable properties such as the Renaissance Sea World and the Residence Inn Sea World quickly came on board.

    And we are pleased to announce that the latest Central Florida Marriott property to become a Clean the World Recycling Partner is the Ritz Carlton, Grande Lakes. Found here: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Orlando/Default.htm, the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes is a stunning sister property to another beautiful Clean the World partner, J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes.

    And beyond Central Florida, more Marriott properties continue to join the ranks of Clean the World Recycling Partners:

    Our first stop on our tour is the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. Nestled in the beautiful snow covered Rocky Mountains in Avon, Colorado, The Ritz-Carlton is rightfully listed as one of the top 500 Best Hotels for 2010, as determined by Travel & Leisure. That is an understatement to say the least. Beyond the obvious attraction of natural scenic beauty, The Ritz-Carlton boasts 180 guest rooms, 40 suites, exclusive access to the Red Sky Golf Club, and a 21,000 square foot spa. This beautiful location will bring out the adventurer in all who stay there. On your next trip west be sure to stop and spend a couple nights with our friends at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. Book your reservation at: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/BachelorGulch/Default.htm.

    Back in the sunshine state on the gorgeous gulf coast we have three new partners to share with you.

    First up is the Residence Inn St. Petersburg/Clearwater, http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/piecw-residence-inn-st-petersburg-clearwater/.  Just a short drive from the western shore of Old Tampa Bay, The Residence Inn is a must stay for any traveler heading to the Tampa/St. Pete area. Aside from all of the traditional lodging comforts, The Residence Inn has some unexpected services like complimentary grocery shopping and daily housekeeping. You’ll enjoy a beautifully redecorated suite with a full kitchen, a living area big enough for entertaining and a sleeping area with plush new beds and comforters. If you’re heading to the Clearwater/St. Pete area, whether for a Buccaneers’ game, or just a day at the beach don’t forget to stop and stay at this beautiful Marriot Property.

    Our next stop in the Clearwater/St. Pete area is the Courtyard St. Petersburg/Clearwater. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tpapg-courtyard-st-petersburg-clearwater/. The Courtyard St. Petersburg Clearwater is located just 1 mile from the Carillon Business Park and St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport. It is a short drive from both Ft. DeSoto and Caladesi Island and is a great place for business or leisure travelers alike. If you love to shop, take a short drive into Tampa and indulge yourself at the International Plaza or Westshore Mall. Please be sure to book your next trip to the bay at The Courtyard St. Petersburg/Clearwater.

    Finally, a true gem of the hospitality industry. Known as the showplace of the waterfront, the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club is the only luxury St. Petersburg, Florida hotel on the West Coast. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tpasr-renaissance-vinoy-resort-and-golf-club/. With the combination of a private marina, 18-hole golf course and 12-court tennis complex. Ideally situated on the water and just minutes from St. Pete beach, the Vinoy hotel in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida is a fine example of 1920’s Mediterranean Revival architecture that has earned it a National Register of Historic Places designation. If you have a taste for the finer things in life be sure to stay at The Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club the next time you venture to the Gulf.

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    A warm place in my heart for Intercontinental Hotel Group…

    About 11 months ago, I arrived back to Orlando International Airport after another long business trip. I was flying back from Minneapolis, a city I visited frequently during my past business life. When I arrived back on this trip, I did something a bit different compared to my normal arrival routine. I was determined to walk into a nearby hotel to present the very first version of Clean the World’s recycling program.

    I eyed a hotel that was very familiar to me. As a platinum Priority Club member, 90% of my hotel visits were at various Intercontinental Hotel Group hotels such as Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza’s and Hotel Indigo’s. I garnered up enough “guts”, and confidently walked into the Holiday Inn Select- Orlando Airport. I asked for the General Manager. Peter came from around the back of the desk and gave me his time. We spoke for about 15 minutes and the rest, as they say, is history!

    So I get a special warming in my heart when an IHG hotel joins our recycling program. In addition to staying with them so frequently over the last 6 years, it was also a lot of Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza bar soap that was used in my kitchen to experiment with our first recycling processes. (a story for another blog is how I actually got that soap… and I didn’t steal it!)

    We are welcoming three new Intercontinental Hotel Group properties, representing three distinct IHG brands to our family:

    Lets start our IHG- Clean the World tour in Abingdon, Virginia with the Holiday Inn Express, found here: http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/1/en/hotel/abnex. In addition to being environmentally friendly, the Holiday Inn Express in Abingdon features a pet friendly property nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. With all of the clean and fresh features Holiday Inn Expresses are known for, our recycling program is a great fit for this 80 room property. If you are traveling on I-81 be sure to stop by and say “Thank you” to George and Angel for their participation in our Life Saving and Planet Saving recycling program!

    Now southward to the beautiful Treasure Coast of Florida… Lets welcome the Holiday Inn Port St. Lucie to Clean the World Recycling Family. Their web presence is located here: http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hotel/PSLFL.  Located on the historic US 1, the Holiday Inn Port St. Lucie is buzzing now as the New York Mets spring training camp, only minutes away, is ready to go into full swing. In addition, championship golf, deep sea fishing, Jensen Beach, and Hutchinson Beach are right around the corner. The Treasure Coast is rightly named and with four properties in the area now on our recycling program, it is incredibly clear that they are very committed to protecting their beautiful environment, adding to your vacation pleasure. Make sure to book with Lisa on your next visit to Port St. Lucie.

    And now to come full circle, just one light up the road from where our Clean the World journey began 11 months ago, is our newest IHG hotel- one of my favorite brands, the Crowne Plaza- Orlando International Airport. http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/cp/1/en/hotel/mcohn?&stopredirect=true.  A truly beautiful and complete property located minutes from the airport and right in the middle of the Central Florida action is one of our newest partners. With a newly renovated fitness center, gorgeous outdoor pool perfect for catching Central Florida rays, restaurants and lounges both on the property and within walking distance, you will no doubt enjoy the Crowne Plaza experience the hotel brand is kown for. Special thanks to Shawn and Mark for implementing our recycling program and offering your guest yet another quality feature that makes the Crowne Plaza the special hotel that it is!

    And from a special place in my heart for taking care of me for so many years- Thank you Intercontinental Hotel Group properties that are joining Clean the World’s Hospitality Recycling Program!

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    The Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina joins the Clean the World family!

    About as far away as a property in the continental US can get from Haiti, by participating in Clean the World’s bar soap and bottled amenity recycling program, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina is helping those in desperate need in Haiti. Still greatly suffering from the effects of the recent devastating earthquake, this property is committed to helping them and so many others. This stunning 1,053 guest room, 2 tower property, located on beautiful Harbor Island Drive, is committed to Saving our Planet and Saving Lives.

    As the partially used items are collected by housekeepers, they quickly make their way to reusable Clean the World bins. Once delivered to Orlando, Clean the World’s recycling experts and volunteers carefully surface clean, sanitize and sterilize the bars and bottles with an environmentally and hygienically friendly process. After being recycled, bars of soap and amenity bottles are “naked” packaged in an eco friendly way, palletized, and shipped directly to Haiti and other impoverished countries.

    The concept is simply beautiful: A beautiful property, sitting on one of the world’s most beautiful marinas in one of the United State’s most beautiful cities caring so much about their hurting neighbors in need and their local environment that they would take the initiative to adopt and implement the program.
    Ladies and gentleman, this is what it is all about. Take a look at what the Sheraton San Diego has to offer here: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=127.
     
    120,000 square feet of meeting space and only minutes from the San Diego Zoo, Old Town and Balboa Park. And when you lay your head down at night after a long day of fun activities, you will rest on Sheraton Sweet SleeperSM Bed.

    Thank them by booking your next meeting, convention or family vacation at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.

    And a special thanks to Ann and the entire green team for your true commitment to our planet and her precious and beautiful inhabitants.

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    Westgate Resorts Joins the Clean the World Recycling Program

    Orlando, FL. — February 16, 2010 — Westgate Resorts has partnered with Clean the World to recycle all the partially used amenities from their Central Florida hotel rooms. Clean the World sanitizes the soap and shampoo that would have been discarded, ending up in landfills, and distributes these amenities to needy people around the world.

    “By joining our Hospitality Recycling Program Westgate Resorts will help provide even more supplies for those in desperate need,” said Shawn Seipler, co-founder and executive director of Clean the World. Through the Clean the World Hospitality Recycling Program hotels donate a tax-deductible fee in exchange for the collection, recycling and redistribution of partially used amenities to those suffering due to a lack of available hygiene products.

    “We were looking for a way to recycle these products,” said Mark Waltrip, Chief Operating Officer of Westgate Resorts, “When we realized we could also save lives, it became a simple decision to participate in the program.”

    The Westgate Resorts participating properties include:

    • Westgate Blue Tree- Lake Buena Vista, FL
    • Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa- Orlando, FL
    • Westgate Leisure Resort- Orlando, FL
    • Westgate Palace- Orlando, FL
    • Westgate Towers- Kissimmee, FL
    • Westgate Vacation Villas- Kissimmee, FL.

    Haiti Relief Efforts
    In response the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010 Westgate Resorts also donated approximately 6000 pounds of amenities prior to their formal participation in the Clean the World program. Clean the World has stepped up its commitment to provide basic necessities to the impoverished people of the island nation, and has included medical supplies, food, water and other essentials as well. Since January 2010 Clean the World has delivered over 150 tons of supplies directly to Haiti.

    In 2009 Clean the World distributed over 230 tons of hygiene products to countries worldwide. This year they have distributed to even more countries including: Haiti, Mexico, Honduras, Bahamas, Cook Islands Zimbabwe, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Mali, Mongolia, Honduras, Romania, Uganda, and Lesotho, Africa.

    About Clean the World, Inc.
    An Orlando-based charitable organization, Clean the World Foundation, Inc. is committed to the prevention of illness and death caused by acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease in countries across the globe. In an effort to prevent these needless deaths from occurring, Clean the World collects discarded soap and shampoo from hotels and other sources to be recycled and distributed along with appropriate educational materials to domestic homeless shelters and impoverished countries worldwide. In 2009, Clean the World collected, recycled and distributed over 230 tons of soap and other bathroom amenities to impoverished people worldwide. With the donations of these discarded soap and shampoo products, Clean the World is one step closer to reaching their goal of preventing the millions of lives lost each year — and they’re doing it one bar of soap at a time. Clean the World Foundation, Inc is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.

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    ALERT: Clean the World Hotel Partners

    Clean the World is currently mobilizing and organizing several large hygiene product collections that have been committed today in addition to the normal processing and collection we receive because of your commitment to our recycling program. Additionally, we call on all soap manufacturers and amenity providers to donate as much over stock or inventory to Clean the World.

    We will partner with World Vision, Harvest Time International and Feed the Children to send containers of sanitation products into Haiti as soon as they gain clearance to deliver.

    Additionally, Royal Caribbean has graciously offered space on cruise ships this weekend and next weekend to deliver hygiene products into the northern region of Haiti, where Clean the World has direct distribution on the ground. We are coordinating with our partners, Cap Haitien Health Network and Evangelical Church of Haiti (ECH) to provide transportation from the northern region into the impact zone as soon as the items arrive.

    Many Clean the World Partner Hotels have contacted and requested how to help. There are three ways:

    1) Please contact your local media (TV, radio, print, etc) and ensure that Clean the World is listed as an International AID organization with direct relief support to Haiti. We need this awareness to be built at every level

    2) Ensure you are maximizing your current collections. Please make sure every room attendant and house keeper is fully participating so that we can receive as much soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion and bath el as possible.

    3) We are calling on all our Florida AND National Clean the World Hotel Partners to serve as collection points for individuals in your community that want to donate unused, unopened hygiene products. It will work like this:

    a. Individuals in your community should be notified by you and by Clean the World (we will reach out to all local media for all our partners) that you are receiving unused, unopened, new hygiene products that will be distributed directly into Haiti for the relief efforts

    b. Allow your community to drop the items off at your hotel in an area you designate.

    c. Place the donated items in your collection or shipping bins

    d. Clean the World understands that this will increase our pickup frequencies and the number of bins being shipped in from across the US. Today, we received a high number of financial donations that will be used to supplement the additional cost of pickups and shipping due to this program.

    e. There will be NO ADDITIONAL cost to your property to participate.

    f. We anticipate heavy volumes of donations over the upcoming weeks, with donations subsiding some time after.

    If you wish to participate in this local community collection program, please email me directly, copy Steve DeLisle, National Operations Director, sdelisle@ctw2.wpstagecoach.com and Steven Cooper, Operations, scooper@ctw2.wpstagecoach.com

    Again, we will notify the general public and your local media. You should also do the same.

    We are prepared to begin receiving the additional donations immediately. Please consider and email back as soon as possible.

    PLEASE NOTE that because of legal and operational limitations, You must be a current Clean the World Hotel Partner to participate in this program. If you are not yet, please sign up today!

    History has called us to this moment. We are incredibly happy that YOU are part of the Clean the World Hospitality Family!

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    Seralago Hotel & Suites Adopts Clean the World Recycling Program…

    If you are planning your family summer vacation right now to Central Florida, and are looking for a great value and an environmentally conscious and socially responsible property to spend your money at, let me direct your attention to a great hotel for the family this year: The Seralago Hotel & Suites Main Gate East is an affordable Kissimmee hotel located near Orlando’s number one attraction… The Big Mouse as we like to call him in these parts! 🙂

    This 614 room property has everything for the family included 2 heated, Olympic size swimming pools (good for this time of year too) with poolside bar, kiddie pool, playground, fitness center and a food court. Basketball, sand volleyball and tennis accompany the “Dungeon” arcade room. Check out the Seralago Hotel & Suites and everything they have to offer here: http://www.seralagohotel.com/

    With a complimentary scheduled shuttle to Walt Disney World, The Seralago Hotel & Suites offers everything you need to have fun before and after they personally deliver you to the greatest theme park in the history of mankind! Seralago is also part of the Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel Program with details here: (http://disneydestinationsales.com/econfirmations/GNH.html)

    Seralago is not only a good neighbor to Walt Disney but they are a great neighbor to Orlando, our environment, and those less fortunate around the globe receiving life saving, hygiene necessities from Clean the World. Joining our program means every single day after each guest uses their soap and shampoo, this property collects those partially used items, places them in a Clean the World pickup bin, and ensures that they will not end up in a Central Florida land fill, but instead that those items will be recycled and delivered to impoverished people in Haiti, Africa, Mexico or any of the other 50+ countries that have received deliveries of Clean the World soap.

    This is such an incredibly important recycling program on so many levels and so it is incredibly important for Clean the World to tell you about the properties that have made a commitment to our program. Thank Jan, Seralago’s General Manager, by phone, email or by booking your next family vacation to Orlando at their property.

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    From the Adirondacks, The Whiteface Lodge is Making a Difference!

    As many of you know, Paul Till, Clean the World’s co-Founder and Managing Director, manages the Hospitality Recycling Program sign up process. Every single day he is speaking to hotels all around the country, answering their questions, and providing key information for them to join our program. Next week, we will debut a new Clean the World Hospitality Recycling Program presentation that can be emailed by any individual to a hotel General Manager, Director of Housekeeping, or Corporate Officer so stay tuned.

    As I have an opportunity to review the new properties that join Clean the World in a commitment to Save our Planet and Save Lives, I am continually amazed at how beautiful and unique our partners properties are. Today, our newest hotel partner, The Whiteface Lodge located in Lake Placid, New York perfectly fits that billing.

    The Whiteface Lodge, nestled in the Adirondacks, is a Four Diamond, gorgeous resort and spa, rated the #22 Best Resort in the Continental US and Canada. You must go to their site. They even have a great video overview of their lodge when you go to their online photo gallery here: http://www.thewhitefacelodge.com/about/video.php. 

    From skiing in the winter to hiking and relaxing on Lake Placid in the summer, The Whiteface Lodge is a wonderful, natural experience anytime of the year. And their spa experience is incredible- a 5,800 square foot mountain spa hideaway. They are the first resort in the Northeast with a private residence club offering members full and partial ownership throughout 85 magnificent suites. From one-bedroom to three-bedroom suites and Grand Lodge Suites that can accommodate eight guests plus additional space for children, this is indeed an extended stay, family vacation spot.

    Perfect for weddings and meetings, The Whiteface Lodge is also a great spot for retreats featuring numerous teambuilding and relationship building activities that will help renew one’s mind, body and soul. I believe it is in this type of atmosphere and surroundings, enjoying our beautiful land, nature and God’s creation, that we can also truly appreciate the commitment by The Whiteface Lodge and others to our recycling program.

    It starts with a very clear decision to the reduction of waste by preventing the bath bar soap and bottled amenities from finding their way into the trash which will eventually go into a landfill. By collecting those items and sending them to Clean the World, our recycling and re-distribution process ensures that those less fortunate, even dying from a lack of hygiene, receive items that they desperately need. I believe that there is a true sense of the circle of life and goodness of mankind when somebody enjoying the incredible sights and feelings at a beautiful property like The Whiteface Lodge knows that a recycling process with a life saving result is occurring there every single day too. It feels right and after studying and seeing The Whiteface Lodge, it’s a perfect fit!

    The Whiteface Lodge- Thank you for joining Clean the World’s Recycling Program!

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    Spreading the Word about Clean the World & The Hotel Ambassador

    At Clean the World, we often speak or write about “Spreading the Word”. One of the big reasons for our very early and quick success has been because individuals, corporations, friends, family, and hoteliers have been telling others about Clean the World. When this happens a phenomena occurs we refer to as connecting the dots. This is how a new hotel eventually joins our recycling program, or a new distribution charity that is in need of hygiene products contacts us and receives help. This is how a new grant becomes available or an opportunity for Clean the World to be mention within a media venue for more exposure presents itself. It starts with you simply Spreading the Word about this charity that is collecting and recycling hotel soap and shampoo all across the country to save lives.

    One of the areas in 2010 that Clean the World will focus on with respect to Spreading the Word is with local and state agencies and government officials. So many states across the country have two groups that we really need to hear about Clean the World: 1) State Tourism agencies that have access and communication regularly with all the hotels, lodges, and bed & breakfasts in their state and 2) State Environmental agencies that are working hard to promote sustainable and eco friendly practices to organizations in their states, including those in the hospitality industry.

    In 2009, Clean the World officially partnered with the State of Oklahoma on such an initiative. We are an ECO Advocate within the state’s certification program or Encouraging Conservation in Oklahoma (ECO). Clean the World participated in the inaugural press conference launch with state officials, partnered on ways to promote our program to state hotels and lodges, and we are being talked about at various workshops and conferences as the beautiful state of Oklahoma looks for ways to engage and promote all the wonderful practices contained in the ECO program. Here is a great link to all the details on Oklahoma’s ECO program and how they promote it: http://eco.oklatourism.gov/ and here is a great article at Green Lodging News, which we highly recommend you subscribe to as well, that describes the program, its benefits and the Clean the World partnership: http://greenlodgingnews.com/Content.aspx?id=3920.

    We wrote about a new Oklahoma hotel, The Colcord Hotel, several weeks ago. The Colcord joined our recycling program as a result of Oklahoma’s ECO Initiative. Well, in the spirit of Spreading the Word, we are incredibly pleased to announce a second Oklahoma hotel to join Clean the World’s Soap and Shampoo Recycling Program.

    The Luxury Boutique Hotel Ambassador located in the heart of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s uptown, is now a member of the CTW family. This beautiful and indeed luxurious property is reminiscent of an Italian Renaissance villa. This ten story property was introduced by General Patrick Hurley in 1929 as one of the first “extended stay” hotels. It has all the amenities and is perfect for weddings and important business meetings. The photo tour says it all. Check it out here: http://www.hotelambassador-tulsa.com/photo_tour.html.

    The Hotel Ambassador is not only committed to their guest with these luxurious accommodations but they are committed to their beautiful environment by participating in Clean the World’s Advocacy Program within Oklahoma’s ECO Certification Program. The Hotel Ambassador found out about us because of their desires to learn how they can participate in various programs that are intended to protect their land, and we were one of those programs. Isn’t that Fantastic!

    In 2010, we encourage you to contact your state tourism agencies and hotel and lodging sustainability programs about Clean the World. We also encourage you to visit Oklahoma, visit Hotel Ambassador in Tulsa, Colcord Hotel in Oklahoma City, or another fine hotel participating in the wonderful, state led environmental sustainability ECO program!

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    Welcome the Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion!

    Last week it was Christmas in Florida. This week, it’s a White Holiday in our Nation’s Capital! I apologized on the phone this week to an individual for the terrible snow storm that I felt slightly responsible for by blogging about our 70 degree weather here in Orlando. But you know what; a White Christmas is exactly what a lot of the Clean the World family absolutely loves. And so we are happy that you are happy enjoying the white, powder filled Holiday Season!

    And there is no better place to enjoy the snow this year than at the newest Clean the World property: the Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion. Located in the upscale Friendship Heights district and walking distance from the Chevy Chase shopping district, it’s a perfect Holiday destination. The Chevy Chase Pavilion is located right above the Friendship Heights Metro Station which will quickly transport guest to all of Washington D.C.’s attractions, including the National Zoo, federal government buildings, historic monuments and the world’s finest museums. It is also a short ride to the commercial district and the Washington Convention Center.

    And here is a very cool concept: And after a fun day of enjoying the sites of our nation’s capital or attending a conference, relax in your room with a personalized spa treatment by the professionals at Spa O. The fully equipped mobile Spa O will turn your room into a relaxing, Warm Spirit retreat.

    This full service hotel recently completed more than $5.5 million worth of renovations updating all facets of the property, from the guest suites, restaurant to the entrance and health club. They tout excellent service and are dedicated to being your home away from home. Check out all the property pictures at their photo gallery here: http://www.embassysuitesdcmetro.com/photo-gallery.php.

    Remember the name Destination Hotels? Well, the Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion is another Destination Hotel property. This marks the third Destination Hotels property that we have featured… We are very grateful that Destination Hotels are committed to Clean the World’s Soap and Shampoo Recycling Program and making a difference!

    So if you are in the nation’s capital today, enjoy the snow! And if you are planning a visit there soon for site seeing or business, stay at the Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion to show your appreciation.

    Have a great day and, if you are in it, enjoy the snow! 🙂

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    Intercontinental Tampa Joins CTW Family

    We are back after a short break. What an impactful blog written by Paul Till. I was in the room when Paul delivered the depiction of a mother losing her child to diarrheal disease. Paul incredibly brought the entire room to the scene as we witnessed the travesty. If you have not read the blog yet, please do so.

    Did you know that 20% of children deaths under the age of 5 worldwide occur to acute respiratory illness and diarrheal disease? Diarrheal disease has now moved into the #2 spot for child deaths under the age of 5. Compare that to only 2% that die due to HIV/ AIDS. This is not meant to diminish the AIDS deaths but 10 times more die to diseases preventable by bar soap!!!

    And so our opportunity to Change History becomes so much more impactful. There is no doubt that we can do this and that we must do this. The hospitality industry has already given an incredible response- a resounding “YES” to joining Clean the World on our mission to save our planet and to save millions of lives through the collection, recycling and re-distribution of partially used hotel soap and shampoo. These products are distributed domestically to those hurting at home and abroad to those dying to disease.

    We are so happy to announce another hospitality partner that has joined the CTW family on our historic mission. The Intercontinental Tampa joins several West Florida properties that have recently joined Clean the World’s Hospitality Recycling Program.

    The Intercontinental Tampa is a Four Diamond Award property owned and operated by Destination Hotels & Resorts. Remember the name Destination Hotels & Resorts as they are joining our program almost every week. They are truly committed to Saving Lives and Saving our Planet and we plan on featuring them soon as well.

    From the moment you enter the spacious, airy lobby, you will be greeted by our professional and gracious staff. The InterContinental Tampa hotel offers a truly distinctive and warm hospitality experience to all guests, paired with the amenities and services expected by the most discerning travelers.

    Intercontinental Tampa is Tampa’s premier, business hotel located in the Westshore business district. Five miles from downtown and the Tampa Convention Center, it features all the luxurious and necessities the business men and women desire. In the surrounding Tampa area, guest can golf the beautiful Southern Hills Plantation Club or enjoy some down time the Lowry Park Zoo or the Florida Aquarium. If you want exceptional service and a sophisticated styled hotel in Tampa, FL, this is where you stay.

    As far as dining goes, look no further than Shula’s steakhouse. Having dined at Shula’s in the past , I can truly attest to the experience at Shula’s. The atmosphere is wonderful, the service is excellent and the steaks are incredible.

    View their very professional web presence here: http://www.intercontampa.com/  

    This is what it’s all about. A property with sophistication and a commitment to excellence is now participating in a program that is committed to Changing History. With so many professionals making short stays at the property, it just makes so much sense to prevent their soap bars and shampoo bottles from hitting Tampa’s beautiful land, instead being repurposed and delivered to those that need them!

    We are so grateful and appreciative of their commitment. Thank you Intercontinental Tampa for adding Clean the World to your list of exceptional property features.

    Have a great week!

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    Sandpearl Resort Caps Off WONDERFUL Clearwater Beach Week!!

    We have had an incredible Clearwater Beach Week this week. Thank you to every single property that has joined the Clean the World Recycling Program. And for the loyal blog readers, this is a perfect time of year to visit the beautiful beaches and white sands of Clearwater Beach. There are so many activities for adults and children. Click here to see everything Clearwater Beach has to offer: http://www.floridasbeach.com/

    It is fitting that we cap off a wonderful week of new Clearwater properties joining Clean the World’s Soap and Shampoo recycling program with the beautiful Sandpearl Resort, the first new resort built on Clearwater Beach in 25 years.

    This resort sits on 700 feet of Clearwater’s pristine beachfront, features 253 luxurious guest rooms and suites, fitness center, beachfront activities, and a gulf front lagoon-style pool and private cabanas. Perfect for enjoying sunsets!

    Sandpearl also features Caretta on the Gulf, their signature Four Diamond rated, restaurant and lounge. And with a business center and over 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, Sandpearl is a perfect convention and conference location on the beach!

    Sandpearl was event rated #8 in the world in the 2009 Insiders’ Select ranking based on customer satisfaction and value for the dollar! The photos of the Sandpearl Resort on thier site are incredible. Please visit and take a look: http://www.sandpearl.com/.

    And now they welcome a new, fresh recycling program to their property. A recycling program that has a life saving benefits! One where the reduction of landfill waste results in soap being delivered to children living the villages of Lesotho, South Africa and in the overflowing orphanages of Haiti. This is such an important initiative for the hospitality industry to adopt and the Sandpearl Resort, along with so many other Clearwater hotels, is setting a wonderful example!

    As we end Clearwater Beach Week (for now as I think another one is right around the corner 🙂 ) we send a special THANK YOU to all the properties that have joined: Sheraton Sand Key, Shephard’s Resort, Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites and the Sandpearl Resort. Please know this: there is no doubt that your participation in this program will make a difference to those that are hurting and save lives!

    There is a great verse in the Bible- Matthew 25:40 that states: “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’

    You are to be commended for your commitment and the example you have set!

    Have a GREAT WEEKEND!

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    This is Where Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Recycles Soap!

    We are having a fantastic “Clearwater Beach Week”. Clean the World is so incredibly blessed and fortunate to have a wonderful group of hotel partners from America’s #1 rated beach and a top tourist destination, step up the plate to make firm commitments to Saving our Planet and Saving Lives.

    Today, we have another beautiful, beachfront property to introduce you to: The Holiday Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach. If “location is everything”, then the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites on Clearwater Beach has it all!

    Echoing a descriptive theme found on their website (http://www.clearwaterbeachholidayinn.com/), This is Where Mediterranean style accommodations and beautifully crafted facilities meet a perfect location as they sit directly on the Island of Clearwater Beach. This is Where one can go from Jimmy’s Stone Creek Coffee Shop in the morning, to the Kid Zone and top rated beach in the afternoon, to all of the entertainment and music at world famous “Pier 60”, all within minutes walking distance of each other.

    This is Where one can see the most amazing sunsets and natural wildlife as the property can see both Clearwater Beach and Sand Key. It is common to see dolphin, pelicans and exotic shorebirds while enjoying a beautiful Florida West Coast sunset.

    Really, is there anything better than having a loved one and children in hand, meandering on the white, powder-soft sands of Clearwater Beach, watching dolphins swim and a gorgeous sunset? This is Where memories are made!

    This is what it is all about. A hotel committed to their guest satisfaction and enjoyment. Committed to the family and the necessary qualities of the vacation is also, firmly committed to helping those in need. When a guest stays at their property, the soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion will be used. And in most cases, some will be leftover. Why discard it into the trash and then into a landfill when Clean the World can very easily collect, re-purpose the goods with a hygienically and environmentally safe recycling process, and distribute them to people in need here in the United Sates or people in places like Lesotho, South Africa, Freeport, Bahamas or Cap Haitien, Haiti. This is exactly what happens today with Clean the World.

    So today, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites can another item to the long list of their property features. This is Where lives are saved! This is Where the environment matters! This is Where we are committed to helping those that need our help by participating in a program that does that very thing!

    Thank you Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach!!

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    Clearwater Beach Week: Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort Joins CTW Family!

    Nestled right in the middle of “Clearwater Beach Week” is a beautiful beachfront property nestled right in the middle of everything Clearwater has to offer.

    We are very pleased to announce the third Clearwater property to join the Clean the World Hospitality Recycling Program- The Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort, found here online: http://www.clearwaterbeachresort.com/

    Their 416 newly renovated rooms are now participating in a history changing recycling program. People across the US and in impoverished countries desperately need soap and shampoo, in some cases to save their lives. The Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort has recognized that need and committed to helping those that are hurting, and to protecting the beautiful environment they call home in Clearwater Beach, FL. By preventing soap and shampoo waste from hitting landfills and allowing Clean the World to recycle and re-purpose them for those in need, Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort is making a big difference!

    And to show your thanks, you should pay them a visit. And I know they will return the favor by offering so many wonderful vacation treats. They reside on 10 acres of brilliant white-sand coastline, overlooking the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, next to the vibrant Pier 60 and overlooking the beautiful marina.

    They have a newly designed beachside pool complex with a Jacuzzi and restaurant views that look right into the gulf. Beachside fun abounds with parasailing, kayaking and my personal favorite, wave running! Have you ever wave run in the ocean? Talk about the great wide open…. There is nothing funner! (not an official word but when speaking about wave runners, its acceptable)

    The Hilton Clearwater Beach has a cardio room and a full service health club one block from the property. For your meetings and special events, how about 35,000 square feet of space.

    As a father of four, one of the best features a property offers our family are the specialized kids activities. Kids Rule at Hilton Clearwater Beach! Check out their commitment to children having fun at the resort: http://www.clearwaterbeachresort.com/resort_activities/kids_fun_factory.cfm

    What a great combination. Children having fun at the resort and participating in a recycling program that is saving children’s lives abroad!

    Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort- Thank you for your participation in our program… You are truly making a difference and helping CTW Change History in Our Lifetime!

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    Shephard’s Beach Resort Offers Good Times and Responsibilities!

    Day two of “Clearwater Beach Week” and we continue to have a tremendous response from Florida’s Beautiful West Coast. For those of you reading this blog not located in Florida, the weather yesterday was sunny, 79 degrees and beautiful blue skies. I can only imagine how white the Clearwater sands were yesterday and how nice the warm gulf water felt. This is one of the best times of the year to visit Florida’s Clearwater Beach. Want more proof? Check this link out with all the area attractions: http://www.floridasbeach.com/

    Shephard’s Beach Resort is the second Clearwater Beach resort to join Clean the World’s Hospitality Recycling Program. After a quick review of their web site at http://www.shephards.com/default.asp it was very apparent what unique characteristic we would focus on with this resort- Having a Good Time, Day and Night!

    Shephard’s Beach Resort has it all from beautiful beach front rooms and a fitness center inside to jet-ski and parasail rentals outside. Add their world famous Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet from Shephard’s Restaurant in the middle and your 8am – 1pm is accounted for.

    Now how about from 1pm – 2am? First, pickup a tropical drink at Margarita Grill and then head over to Shephard’s Backyard Tiki Bar. Whether you enjoy live reggae or rock & roll, this may be the most entertaining beach side hang spot for a large group of people on Clearwater Beach!

    Next, to the Sunset Lounge, where the Bay area’s best bands play dance hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today! Still haven’t had your good times fill?

    Then we head to The Wave. Take a peak at this incredible looking night club: http://www.shephards.com/wave.asp. Can you picture yourself dancing the night away here? Even though it would be extremely dangerous to my back and muscles, I can and hope to one day soon!

    There is no doubt that this property has a good time written all over it. Yet, they know their responsibilities too. They are Globally Responsible to their beautiful environment in Clearwater Beach by reducing needless landfill waste and protecting precious water systems. And they are Socially Responsible to their hurting neighbor domestically and abroad by ensuring critical hygiene necessities, soap and shampoo, are being re-purposed and delivered to them by Clean the World.

    Thank you Shephard’s Resort for bringing us the fun and enjoyment of wonderful music and good times and also setting a great example of responsibility. And thank you for being our second property to join on Clearwater Beach Week!

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    Giving Thanks: Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa- Jupiter Joins CTW Family…

    Getting ready for Turkey Day tomorrow we usually take this time of year to reflect on how thankful we are for many different things. Loved ones, dear friends, health, jobs, or living in the most wonderful and greatest country in the world! Indeed, we should be thankful for many things.

    There are so many things that the Clean the World is thankful for. What an incredible way we have come since we incorporated in February of 2009. From kitchen to garage to facility, we have grown leaps and bounds in such a short period of time.

    I credit a lot of our progress to something amazing: the incredible commitment by the entire Hospitality Community to global responsibility and social responsibility. At a time when sustainability is the talk of the industry, Clean the World Hospitality Partners have joined the fight to reduce additional landfill waste and to donate items that can be recycled and distributed to improve lives domestically and save lives worldwide!

    Becoming a CTW partner is not easy. We ask for a small monthly cash donation to cover expenses related to materials, pickup, gas, transportation, recycling, repackaging, shipping, tariffs, customs, and distribution. And indeed we are in tough economic times so CTW Hospitality Partners that have stepped up to the plate to support Clean the World through critically important soap and shampoo donations AND monthly cash donations are really walking the sustainability and social responsibility walk. And for that, We are VERY THANKFUL!

    Today, we give thanks for another beautiful property and their commitment to Saving our Planet and Saving Lives! The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa in Jupiter, Florida features Mediterranean- inspired homes on a secluded property just north of Palm Beach.

    These beautiful homes are placed alongside an amazing golf course. This course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and is certified by the National Audubon Society for its environmentally friendly habitat. This course is beautiful and has protected the beauty of mother nature throughout. It is so wonderful to enjoy a golf course when you constantly tell yourself how beautiful surroundings are. Enjoying all the beauty of Mother Nature- now that is something to be thankful for!

    The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa also features tennis courts, a 15,000 square foot spa and fitness center too. They also tout a very professional and wonderful staff. We can attest to that! Our champion, Begum, has been wonderful to work with and is no doubt a reflection of the properties commitment to others!

    The photo gallery on their web site is fantastic. You will no doubt get a great sense of the properties beauty. Please visit them here and be sure to stay with them on your next visit to Jupiter, FL: http://www.ritzcarltonclub.com/ritz-carlton-luxury-resorts/jupiter-luxury-resort.html

    Yes, we have a lot to be thankful for. Clean the World’s Hospitality Partners are the key to our success. And our success means lives are affected.

    Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! (we will be back at it on Friday)

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    Another Diplomat- The Diplomat Golf Resort and Spa, joins the CTW Family!

    The name “Diplomat” is so inspiring and encouraging this week as yet another Diplomat has joined the CTW Family. Thank you to The Diplomat Golf Resort and Spa located in Hallandale, FL for their commitment to Saving our Planet and Saving Lives. The Diplomat Golf Resort and Spa is a luxurious, Four Diamond property, that has dined and entertained the most famous and powerful for over 4 decades. It touts world class service and after a quick review of their online presence: http://www.diplomatgolfresortandspa.com/ it is clearly true.

    Take a look at the photos of this magnificent property. It is so elegant with beautiful stone and grounds outside and European style decor inside. The golf course, managed by world renown Troon Golf, is nearly 7,000 yards, manicured with Tif Eagle greens and rolling Bermuda. The Diplomat Golf Resort & Spa Golf Course is the only 5-Star Rated Golf Course in South Florida.

    If the Spa is your pleasure, it appears you will be very satisfied here as well. They tout an infinitely appealing menu of facial and body services offered within a soothing, welcoming environment. Refined facilities and daily Yoga, Aerobics, Pilates, and Step classes are available.

    From the décor to the saunas to the hot tubs to the par 5’s, The Diplomat Golf Resort and Spa has everything one would want to enjoy while staying at a luxurious, Four Diamond Property. And now, they have a very clear life saving, humanitarian, and eco-friendly trait to tout to their guest. Their participation in Clean the World’s Hospitality Recycling Program ensures that their guests’ partially used bathroom amenities will be collected, recycled with a hygienically and environmentally safe and tested process and then distributed to people hurting at home, finding solace at homeless shelters and missions AND to people dying because of a lack of hygiene in places like Haiti, the Bahamas, South Africa, Guatemala and abroad.

    Thank you Diplomat Golf Resort and Spa for your truly commendable commitment to helping others in need and Saving Lives. We are truly grateful for your participation!

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    The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa joins the CTW Family!

    I cannot express to you how excited I am to write today’s blog. Today, I am incredibly pleased, even giddy, to announce that The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida has joined Clean the World’s Hospitality Recycling Program.

    This beautiful, thousand room property, holds a very special place in my heart. It is one of my most favorite properties of all time. Being a traveler for many years, I have been privileged to stay at so many wonderful hotels and resorts. About 4 years ago, I attended a conference at the Westin Diplomat and remember how incredibly impressed I was with everything the property has to offer.

    First, it is located in Hollywood, Florida, a place close to my heart. My parents had a yearly time share in Hollywood, Florida and I recall spending so many fun vacations there growing up. Hollywood is perfectly nestled between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, minutes from countless number of shops and malls, golf courses, restaurants, night clubs, world famous South Beach and Land Shark stadium where my favorite football team, the Miami Dolphins, reside.

    The Westin Diplomat sits right on the beautiful South Florida beach and has the most unique pool experience I have ever enjoyed. The hotel features two pools, one sitting on top of the other. When I used to travel, I never swam in the pools at the hotels or conferences I attended. That all changed when I saw the Westin Diplomat’s double-decker pool. I had to jump in and I did! You must see it here: http://www.diplomatresort.com/

    I remember my room being so luxurious with the feather-light bed, large roman hot tub and separate shower. The stained glass, deep colored wood, and decorative colors inside the room were amazing and the wall separating the roman tub and bedroom slides open, providing a beautiful and romantic view to the bedroom, balcony and ocean.

    The food was incredible. The staff was warm and so professional. The conference was a great conference with plenty of meeting rooms and trade floor space. I am telling you- I cannot think of another stay at a resort that was better than my time at The Westin Diplomat. It is a favorite and now that they are a member of the Clean the World recycling program, my affection for them grows.

    Cheers to our champion, The Green Queen, Sharon. She is an incredible advocate for so many sustainable programs and initiatives, not only at The Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, but for Starwood properties across the globe. She introduced us to the executive team and has diligently worked on our behalf. It is not an easy task for a property this large, and with such an attention to detail, to add a new program that touches every single room, every single day, but Sharon worked so hard and for its acceptance, and we are so incredibly grateful.

    Trust me on this one: Stay at the Westin Diplomat, even if just for one night. Visit the Westin Diplomat. Eat at the Westin Diplomat. Everybody wants a vacation to South Florida, especially as the colder months set in for our Northern friends. You must pay them a visit and thank them for their commitment to Saving our Planet and Saving Lives.

    Thanks Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa. http://www.diplomatresort.com/  

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    So Much Happening… Welcome Triangle Motel in Alma, Michigan

    My apologies for missing the blog yesterday… With an incredible week of action and pushing our movement forward, I had a lot to catch up on.

    This week we had a wonderful time at the International Hotel/ Motel and Restaurant Show in NYC. We made great connections with equipment providers such as Rational and Torrey. We had outstanding meetings with potential partners and fellow non-profits. And a number of organizations were exposed to Clean the World and our cause. The consensus from every single individual and corporation was the same: Your cause is wonderful, it is a no brainer, keep up the good work and we are behind you!

    Wonderful inroads were made with new friends and existing partners at amenity providers and soap manufacturers, Gilchrist & Soames and Marietta Corp. And we had the pleasure of speaking to so many key executives at major hotel chains about our vision and cause.

    This week, we made great strides towards a very key upcoming event: Changing History in Our Lifetime. We interviewed with several newspapers, including two high schools, University of Central Florida and Florida A&M University. More are scheduled for the upcoming week.

    And, most importantly, we finalized our next trip to Haiti, which will occur next week. And we raised the money for the project. A special thanks to somebody very dear to my heart, a family member, my Uncle Mark, who provided the funding necessary for myself, Pastor Brutus and Bobby to fly to Haiti next week for two days to oversee the next major distribution of Clean the World soap. Approximately 150,000 bars of soap will be distributed to schools, orphanages, churches and the Cap Haitien Health Network. More to come on our distribution process later but a BIG THANK YOU TO UNCLE MARK for making next week possible.

    In these tough times, donating money is very challenging and we understand the commitment behind it. We want to thank every single person that donated to Clean the World this week. We received donations from as far away as Washington, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Many donated online and many through checks. We really need them to keep coming. Thank you to every single person and look for your personal letter from Paul and I very soon.

    And closing out the week, another property has shown their commitment to Saving our Planet and Saving Lives. The Triangle Motel of Alma, Michigan, located close to Alma College, Michigan Masonic Home and Soaring Eagle Casino, has joined the family. They have been American owned and operated for 18 years and by becoming a Clean the World Hospitality Partner, they show their commitment to Americans hurting right now in shelters and missions that need soap and their American spirit to those impoverished abroad that need it too. I cannot stress this fact: It doesn’t matter how big or how small your property is. We need every single one to join this important and unprecedented recycling program! Check out the Traingle Motel here: http://www.thetrianglemotel.com/index.php and say hello the next time you travel to or through Alma, Michigan.

    A huge week ahead includes speaking at Center Pointe Church of the Nazarene tomorrow, Rotary Club on Tuesday, Sheraton Sand Key on Wednesday, the Westin Diplomat on Thursday and back to Haiti on Friday. A wonderful event is being finalized at the Green Lodging Hotel Conference in December in partnership with GMIC. Stay close and stay tuned.
    Have a great week ahead!

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    Beautiful Preservation: The Rivertown Inn in Stillwater, MN…

    One of the most enjoyable moments when I write these blogs about new properties joining the Clean the World Hospitality Recycling Program is learning about the property and identifying the unique features and characteristics the hotel provides.

    The Rivertown Inn in Stillwater, Minnesota is no exception. Built in 1882, the Rivertown Inn is a restored mansion just blocks from the historic downtown of Stillwater, MN. It features European style luxury and elegance, touting a very romantic and private setting. Their online presence is another display of the properties elegance. Find them here: http://www.rivertowninn.com/, view the beautiful photos and read the details on wine dinners, cooking classes, and their gourmet breakfast.

    And here is something very new about this historic property: they are committed to preserving their land and precious water systems in Stillwater, Minnesota by collecting and recycling the partially used bathroom amenities used by their guest instead of throwing them away. And further, they are committed to saving lives across the globe through their participation with Clean the World.

    Isn’t it wonderful to see a property like the Rivertown Inn, so committed to their own beauty and preservation, also committed the beauty and preservation of impoverished people in the US and in countries so far away? Show your support by staying with them when you are planning your next romantic getaway.

    Rivertown Inn- Thank you for joining the family and changing history with us!

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