Hilton Austin Airport Awarded National Green Seal, Silver Level Achievement For Environmental Operational Commitment

Hilton Property Becomes Third Hotel In Texas To Earn Green Seal Distinction

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February 25, 2010

AUSTIN, Tex. -  Hilton Austin Airport has been awarded the national Green Seal, Silver Level Achievement for Environmental Operational Commitment. In sincere efforts to "go green" and improve the environment, Hilton Austin Airport is one of only three hotel properties in the state of Texas to earn this distinguished declaration of environmental operational accomplishment.

Green Seal, Inc., of Washington, DC, is a not-for-profit organization, which promotes and represents environmental responsibility throughout the United States. The seal can be found among restaurants, hotels and other institutions across the country, signifying an environmentally friendly establishment which uses green products and follows preset, strict standards regarding purchasing, recycling and general operation. The Silver level is awarded to properties that have substantially reduced their environmental impact and operate at the leadership level of sustainable practices.

In obtaining this certification the Hilton has shown a commitment to conservation and purchasing decisions it makes in regards to the environment. In addition to embracing these greener practices, the hotel gives back to the community by donating food and other nonperishable items to local churches and organizations. Also, the hotel goes beyond "green practices" by seeking to buy and use local produce and meats from local farmers which helps the local economy and reduces the Hotel's overall carbon footprint.

"We put a sizeable effort into our plan for recycling and energy management. Our staff is committed to doing what we can to conserve in Austin, Texas," Jim Sweet, General Manager, Hilton Austin, said.

Sweet stated that the Hilton has a "Green Team" in place at the hotel which monitors the standards required by Green Seal to maintain certification.

Girin Mehta, the Hotel's Executive Controller, oversees the ‘Green Team' along with Co-Chair, Sergio Orozco, Chief Engineer.

Director of Sales & Marketing TJ Pritchard commented that "We are honored to be one of only three hotels in Texas with the Green Seal Certification," said TJ Pritchard, Director of Sales & Marketing, HIlton Austin Airport. "Austin is an environmentally friendly city and we are proud to be involved in these "green" initiatives. We know it's important to the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel and it is our goal to partner with other organizations with similar interest in conservation of our environment."

For more information on the Green Seal program please refer to their website: www.greenseal.org.

Hilton Austin Airport  is a historical building previously utilized by the United States Air Force and served as the strategic air command center during the Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War and Desert Storm. When the hotel opened in January of 2001 it was selected by Texas Construction Magazine as the Outstanding Renovation Project for 2001. Hilton Austin Airport exudes a perfect blend of Texas Hill Country sophistication and charm. All rooms include 32" LCD flat screens, high speed Internet access, large work desk, spacious bathrooms with marble vanities and makeup mirrors, 11' ceilings, and two line phones. Rooms feature the Hilton Serenity Collection including Crabtree & Evelyn's® La Source bath amenities. To learn more about the Hilton Austin Airport please visit www.austinairport.hilton.com.

The Hilton Austin Airport is managed by Boykin-Prospera Management Company out of Pittsburgh, PA. For more information about Boykin-Prospera, please visit: www.prosperahospitality.com.

TJ Pritchard or Jim Sweet, Hilton Austin Airport
+ 1 512 385 6767

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