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Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa earns coveted Three Palms designation

Dec 5, 2019 | , ,

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded the Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa the coveted “Three Palm” designation as part of the Florida Green Lodging Program. This prestigious designation signifies their commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources.

“We are honored to have our sustainable efforts and practices recognized by the Florida Green Lodging Program,” said Ed Griffith, General Manager of Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa. “By placing a high importance upon green initiatives, our team strives to lead the hospitality industry in protecting the state’s natural resources with eco-efforts focused on our meetings, events and leisure travelers.”

The Florida Green Lodging Program is a four-tiered designation. Properties obtain different “Palm” levels based on the total number of points received when implementing “green” programs. The Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa joins only 18 hotels with the three Palm Designation in the Southeast region that includes Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties. And with only 64 three Palm properties in the state of Florida, they have joined an exclusive club.

“It is wonderful to see businesses implement green practices such as water conservation, recycling and energy reduction because they are not only good for business, they are good for Florida’s environment,” said DEP Program Coordinator, Sheena Chin-Greene.

The Florida Green Lodging Program is a voluntary initiative offered by the Florida DEP. To achieve a designation under this program, facilities must conduct a thorough property assessment and implement a specified number of environmental practices in five areas of sustainable operations: Communication and Education (customers, employees and public), Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling, Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality.

The Martin County Tourist Development Council (TDC) is proud to recognize properties that are involved with this important program. Properties are highlighted in Discover Martin’s newsletters and on two of the tourism websites – www.discovermartin.com and www.protectourparadise.com.

“Seeing our hotel properties implement green practices is fantastic! It’s good for business and good for Martin County and Florida’s environment. The Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa joins the Hutchinson Island Marriott, another member of the Florida Green Lodging Program,” said TDC Chairman Commissioner Doug Smith.
About the Florida Green Lodging Program
Launched in 2004, the Florida Green Lodging Program is an initiative of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that reviews, designates and recognizes lodging facilities that make a voluntary commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources. The program’s environmental guidelines enable lodging facilities to evaluate their operations, set goals, and take specific action to continuously improve environmental performance. As of November 4, 2019, there are 369 Designated Florida Green Lodging properties. The Florida Green Lodging Program has launched a new web-based interactive GIS Map of all ACTIVE designated properties. For more information about the Florida Green Lodging Program, www.floridadep.gov/osi/green-lodging.
About the Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa offers 178 guest rooms reflecting the ocean’s color spectrum of blues, greens, and pearl. An undiscovered haven, Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa boasts a signature Spa, two pools and cabanas, three resort dining options including Drift Kitchen & Bar showcasing house-made pastas and fresh seafood, and 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space with endless beachside activities. For more information about Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa, please visit www.hutchinsonshores.com or call 877-502-4653. Connect socially with Hutchinson Resort & Spa on Facebook and Instagram.

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