The Ellis Hotel Goes Green All The Way

Released: May 12, 2009

Atlanta, Ga. – May 12, 2009 - The Ellis Hotel, downtown Atlanta’s newest chic boutique hotel, has been awarded the reputable national Green SealTM, Silver level. In sincere efforts to “go green” and improve the environment, The Ellis Hotel is one of only two hotel properties in the state of Georgia to earn this distinguished declaration of environmental awareness. In celebration of this honor, the hotel is offering guests the opportunity to not only save greenbacks, but to help save the planet. Now through June 30, 2009, The Ellis Hotel offers the “Go Green, Go” program with rates starting at $111 per night.

The Green Seal, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization, which promotes and represents environmental responsibility throughout the United States. The seal can be found among restaurants and hotels across the country, signifying an environmentally friendly establishment who uses green products and follows preset, strict standards. The Silver level is awarded to properties that have substantially reduced their environmental impact and practice at the leadership level of sustainable practices.

In order to attain the Green Seal, Silver level, The Ellis Hotel adopted a number of eco-responsible requirements, including timed light systems installed in maintenance and housekeeping closets to save energy. The surrounding landscape was transformed to plants that do not require artificial watering and the hotel has begun utilizing paper products that contains at least 30 percent post-consumer recycled content or tree-free fiber. In an effort to conserve water, linens and terry cloth towels are washed every three days, unless a guest requests to wash daily.  From the kitchen’s recycling of fryer oils through the Refuel Biodiesel Company to providing better products The Ellis Hotel has certainly earned the honorable recognition of the Green Seal.

“Our entire approach from hotel operations to food & beverage product and service is to provide the utmost experience for The Ellis guests while leaving the smallest footprint possible,” says Stacy Martin, general manager, The Ellis Hotel. “I am proud of our staff for making this a priority and a constant focus.”

In addition to embracing these greener practices, the Hotel gives back to a local charity (Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless) by donating any discarded products that can be reused, including unclaimed Lost & Found items. Continuing local outreach, The Ellis Hotel introduces the newly concepted restaurant, Terrace. Celebrating a unique array of menu items with American heirloom recipes, the restaurant supports local and regional farmers, fisherman and producers. Terrace recaptures the pure simple flavors and tastes of natural and organic ingredients while bursting with delicious flavors and sustainably-sourced ingredients.

As a 1913 Atlanta landmark, formerly the site of the historic Winecoff Hotel, The Ellis Hotel is a member of the National Registry of Historic Places. Blending a legendary past with the plush comforts of tomorrow, The Ellis Hotel features a women’s only floor, 127 guest rooms, 12 junior suites and an executive suite, all adorned with a palette of Georgia-inspired earth tones and sleek designs characteristic of boutique style yet comfy and functional.

Recently honored with Atlanta’s Downtown Design Excellence award and Atlanta’s Urban Design Commission Award for historic preservation, 2008, The Ellis Hotel exudes a perfect blend of southeast sophistication and charm. All rooms include 32” LCD flat screens, plush king size beds with ostrich leather headboards and iPod docking stations and offer a personal honor bar stocked with a variety of treats ranging from Ellis Georgia Peach Cobbler Jam and Terra Chips to Bora Bora Bars and Endangered Species Chocolate Bars.

To save big and “Go Green, Go” at The Ellis Hotel, call (800) 989-0805 or visit www.ellishotel.com for more information.



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