Radisson LAX Hotel Earns 4 Key Rating

Los Angeles, 26 February 2010 - In keeping with its pursuit of environmental stewardship and accountability, the Radisson Los Angeles Airport Hotel has joined the Green Key Eco-Rating Program as a member and registered hotel, and is pleased to announce the achievement of a 4-Key rating. A 4 Green Key rating demonstrates that the Radisson LAX has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide ranging policies and practices.

Green Key Global provides a voluntary and self-administered rating systems designed to recognize hotels that are committed to improving their environmental and fiscal performance. Based upon the results of a comprehensive audit, member hotels are rated on a scale of 1-5 Green Keys, and provided guidance on identifying opportunities to reduce environmental impacts.

“We found the Green Key audit to be a wonderful tool in helping us continue to improve our environmental efforts,” said Cindy Boulton, the hotel Area Managing Director. “The system focused on examining the operational practices of all departments, and provided direction for how we can build upon our existing green initiatives.”

Originating in Canada, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program expanded its operations into the United States in September 2009, partnering with LRA Worldwide. Since opening its rating system to U.S. lodging establishments, 35 properties in the United States have joined as members. The Radisson LAX became the 8th property in California to receive a Green Key Rating.

“Our participation with the Green Key program will continue to enhance our status as a green hotel, as we will be using the member tools and property-specific recommendations to continue to improve upon our operations,” Boulton added.
About Radisson Los Angeles Airport Hotel: Just minutes from beaches, shopping and dining, the Radisson Los Angeles Airport Hotel is the closest hotel to Los Angeles International Airport, with easy access to downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach and Venice Beach. With over 40,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, the 580-room hotel is the perfect venue for successful conferences and events. The hotel achieved Green Seal™ Silver Certification in November 2009, and has attained Leadership Level in the California Green Lodging Program. The Radisson LAX is operated by Portfolio Hotels & Resorts of Oak Brook, IL; the company also manages three other Green Seal™ certified hotels: the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles, The Orchard Hotel and Orchard Garden Hotel in San Francisco. About Greek Key Global:The Green Key Eco-Rating Program is the first of its kind to rank, certify and inspect hotels and resorts in North America based on their commitment to sustainable “green” operations. The program was originally developed for the Hotel Association of Canada by a leading environmental engineering firm with funding from the Canadian Government. Designed specifically for hotel operations, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program is a comprehensive environmental audit that will allow each participating property to benefit on several fronts – cost savings, increased bookings from environmentally conscious consumers and meeting planners and responsible corporate citizenry. In the United States Green Key is a joint partnership between the Hotel Association of Canada and LRA Worldwide, Inc.; for more information, visit GreenKeyGlobal.com. Radisson Los Angeles Airport Hotel is the closest hotel to Los Angeles International Airport, with easy access to downtown, Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Manhattan Beach. Offering 580 rooms and 42,000 square feet of event space, complimentary airport shuttle service, and free internet access.

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