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Hilton Launches Major Expansion of Industry’s Largest Soap Recycling Program to Help Communities in Need1,370 Hotels Will Now Participate, including All 750 Properties in Its All Suites Brands; Program Has Already Donated more than Four Million Bars of Soap
Through its partnerships with Clean the World and other organizations, Hilton’s hotels have already collected more than one million pounds of partially-used soap, which have been recycled into more than four million new bars of soap. Credit: Hilton.

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced that all 750 properties across its All Suites brands will recycle discarded soap and amenity bottles and donate them to reduce hygiene-related illnesses for communities in need. Marking the first time in the industry this is required as a brand standard, it is a major expansion of what is already the industry’s largest soap recycling program that will now include 1,370 hotels participating across Hilton’s portfolio.

Embassy Suites Charlotte – Concord Recognized with Cabarrus Sustainability Award

The Embassy Suites Charlotte – Concord/Golf Resort & Spa is the recipient of the 2011 Cabarrus Sustainability Award for environmental achievements. Sponsored by the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce and Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation, the awards program recognizes Cabarrus County’s sustainability leaders that solve operational challenges by using innovative and environmentally sustainable practices.

Embassy Suites Hotels Honors Top Brand Performers

Embassy Suites Hotels has announced the winners of its 2010 Brand Performance Awards, which were presented to select properties and their leaders during the brand’s annual conference in New Orleans last week. The conference theme, “Going Up,” was designed to encourage brand leaders to challenge themselves and their teams to rise to new heights, while embodying the brand culture and values of Embassy Suites Hotels.

Embassy Suites Houston-Downtown Opens Doors with Registration for City’s First LEED-Certified Hotel

Embassy Suites Hotels today announced the opening of Embassy Suites Houston-Downtown—a property registered for LEED® certification for its sustainable design, construction and operation as recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the second hotel within the Embassy Suites brand to pursue LEED certification. Once approved by Green Building Council members, it will be the first LEED-certified hotel in downtown Houston. The property is the city’s first privately-developed, full-service hotel built from the ground up in Houston’s Central Business District in 28 years.

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