HISTORIC OMNI PARKER HOUSE HOTEL UNLOCKS GREEN KEY CERTIFICATION

Boston Luxury Hotel to Celebrate Earth Day with Special “100-Mile Menu”

Boston (April 1, 2011) – The historic Omni Parker House , the longest continuously operating hotel in America, has achieved a Three Green Key rating through the Green Key Eco-Rating Program , the leading green hotel certification program in the Americas. A hotel with a Three Green Key rating is recognized for taking significant steps to protect the environment and implement strong environmental programs, management practices, training programs and engineering solutions that benefit the environment and local community.

To celebrate its Green Key status, the Omni Parker House will offer a special Earth Day menu on April 22. Sourced from within a 100-mile radius of Boston, this special “100 Mile-Menu” will celebrate local flavors and fare while supporting sustainable agriculture. Boston residents and guests alike are invited to enjoy a candlelight 100-mile experience in Parker’s Restaurant  at the hotel that features the freshest local produce the region has to offer. Most recently, the hotel recognized Earth Hour on March 26, dimming lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. as part of the largest global climate change movement.

“We strive to provide our guests with the perfect blend of historic charm and modern amenities, which include eco-friendly options for travelers,” said Dave Ritchie area director of sales and marketing for the Omni Parker House. “We thank Green Key for this honor and look forward to a continued tradition of excellence in sustainable and green practices for our guests.” 

Greater Boston is a leader in providing sustainable hospitality services to its community, and green initiatives throughout the city complement the region’s natural beauty, coastal location and outdoor facilities. “Beantown” boasts three green convention centers with recycling programs and energy efficiency achievements, 26 green certified restaurants and 10 Green Key certified hotels.

For more information or to book accommodations, visit omniparkerhouse.com or call 1-800-The-Omni. Travelers can also follow Omni Hotels & Resorts at facebook.com/omnihotels}, at twitter.com/omnihotels .

Omni Parker House 

The Omni Parker House is America’s longest continuously operating luxury hotel and remains one of its most elegant and refined. Located in historic downtown Boston on the Freedom Trail, the venerable Omni Parker House opened its doors in 1855 and offers distinguished décor and thoughtful amenities in each of the 551 luxurious accommodations. 

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Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guests on “A Total Departure” to 47 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations such as J.D. Power and Associates, which ranked Omni as “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upscale Hotel Chains” in its 2010 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study(SM). To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni. 

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