Florida Green Lodging Program Nearly 100 Members Strong

Bruce Beggs |

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Homewood Suites by Hilton on Friday became the 97th property to be designated for inclusion in the Florida Green Lodging Program.


The voluntary state initiative provides the lodging industry with technical assistance, encouraging hotels and motels to adopt cost-saving “green” practices that reduce waste and conserve natural resources.


“By implementing such green practices as recycling programs, towel and sheet reuse programs, installation of high-efficiency and sensor lighting for energy conservation and using eco-friendly cleaners, Homewood Suites is a leader in environmental protection,” says Deas Bohn, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) director of Sustainable Initiatives.


“As a family-owned and –operated business, we are honored and proud to be designated a member of the Florida Green Lodging Program,” says Kelly Spillet Slay, owner of Tallahassee Homewood Suites by Hilton. “Our designation represents a commitment to protecting the environment for this and future generations, and we are thrilled to set a positive example here in Florida’s capital city of businesses adopting eco-friendly practices.”


Other Florida properties that have received the green designation in recent days include the Hampton Inn and Suites in Tallahassee, the Orlando Airport Marriott, the DoubleTree Guest Suites in Naples and the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs.

About the author

Bruce Beggs

American Trade Magazines LLC

Editorial Director, American Trade Magazines LLC

Bruce Beggs is editorial director of American Trade Magazines LLC, including American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. He was the editor of American Laundry News from November 1999 to May 2011. Beggs has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor and magazine editor since graduating from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.


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