Downtown DoubleTree Hotel Earns Green Commendation For 3rd Consecutive Year

Friday, November 09, 2012

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Downtown/Chattanooga proudly received its three-year recertification of achievement in environmental hospitality practices from the Tennessee Hospitality Association. The hotel continues to demonstrate an ongoing dedication to sustainable practices and a commitment to continued environmental improvement.

The DoubleTree, a Vision Hospitality Group property, was previously awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in pollution prevention and also the prestigious Environmental CARE Award from DoubleTree Hotels Worldwide.

Bill Mish, general manager of the DoubleTree Hotel said that “the recertification of the hotel speaks volumes about the commitment of our team’s members and their ongoing focus to a difference in environmental issues that affect our hotel. I could not be more proud of our staff and the job they have done in the last three years.” 


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