The Ellis Hotel Retains Coveted National Green Seal Recognition
Released: January 13, 2011
ATLANTA, Ga. – Dec. 13, 2010 - The Ellis Hotel, the newest boutique hotel
downtown Atlanta, has retained its reputable national Green SealTM, Silver
level recognition for the second year in a row. In sincere efforts to “go
green” and improve the environment, The Ellis Hotel is one of only four
hotel properties in the state of Georgia to earn this distinguished
declaration of environmental awareness.
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 conscious
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 maintain the Green Seal, Silver level, The Ellis Hotel practices a number of ecoresponsible
requirements, including timed light systems in maintenance and housekeeping
closets to save energy. The surrounding landscape was transformed to plants that do not require
artificial watering and the hotel utilizes paper products that contain at least 30 percent postconsumer
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 efforts by The Ellis Hotel have earned the honorable recognition of the Green Seal
“Our goal has always been to leave the smallest footprint possible,” says Stacy Martin, general
manager, The Ellis Hotel. “I am proud of our staff for consistently making strides to keep this goal
a priority and a constant focus.”
The Ellis Hotel uses Natura® Water filtration system that provides chilled sparkling and still water
while using glass bottles, which are designed to be washed and re-used and are part of a
system that provides an environmentally-friendly alternative to the waste associated with the
manufacture, transport and disposal of conventional bottled water.
In addition to embracing these greener practices, as well as continuing local outreach, The Ellis
Hotel’s restaurant, Terrace offers a modern polish to heirloom recipes made with traditional,
locally grown ingredients. Through its seasonal, farm-to-table menus, Terrace strives to raise
awareness for a more sustainable and organic food culture while working to reestablish a vibrant
sense of community through food.
As the only corporate sponsor of Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market that participates in the
Wholesome Wave program, which doubles food stamp benefits, Terrace at The Ellis Hotel, is
playing a strong role in making local healthy food accessible to everyone.
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, including 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. Now partnering with
Flavours Spa Services, The Ellis Hotel is able to offer its guests a variety of spa treatments in the
comfort of their guestrooms for 30 minutes or hour-long services.
Ranked in the Top 13 Excellent Business Hotels Around the World by Better Business Travel and
rated number one hotel in Atlanta by Priceline.com guests and as a top-five rated TripAdvisor
property for more than a year, 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 Fairywood Thicket, locally-made preserves to KamaSutra Body Paint to
Endangered Species Chocolates.
To learn more about The Ellis Hotel or to save green on an upcoming stay, call (866) 993-1180, or
visit www.ellishotel.com and use ATLH as the booking code.