Green Lodgings – California

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The Ambrose- Santa Monica

This award winning sustainable boutique hotel is located in Santa Monica and was created to pamper health minded and environmentally conscious guests. Located very near the the Wilshire business district, the 5 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, and the pedestrian entertainment street this hotel can easily accommodate any type of traveler. "We have integrated various methods of green living into our daily lives and encourage our guests and team members to do the same. We reduce, reuse and recycle. We compost. We continue to search for the most environmentally friendly alternatives in production and clean our guest rooms with the most ecologically – responsible products on the market. We support our neighbors and local merchants and do our best to promote the good work they are doing throughout the community. By blending upscale tranquility with affordable luxury and low impact living practices, we offer our guests a touch of truly holistic hospitality."                                                    - Mission Statement from the website Awards and Certifications: 2008 Energy Star LEED- Existing Building Certified Eco-Rooms & Eco-Suites certified Green Hotel Member Sustainable Works Green Business Program Certification...

The Orchard Garden Hotel San Francisco

This eco-hotel is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, California.This hotel has plenty to offer including a "green meetings package". The Union Square lodging is perfect for business or pleasure.No more that 5 minutes to anything you want from food to fun. Green features here include, in-room recycling, chemical-free cleaning, water efficient bathroom fixtures, individual climate control, CFL lighting, and more. This location is green seal certified, LEED certified, a San Francisco green business, and the in-house restaurant won the best organic restaurant in San Fran....

Gaia Hotel and Spa Shasta

Like it's sister hotel in Napa Valley, this hotel is top of the line in sustainable practices. Gaia means "mother earth" in Greek. This hotel is just minutes from Redding, California but looks into some of California's s most beautiful wilderness areas. This area caters to the outdoor enthusiast. Gaia Shasta is not far from Sacramento making this place good for business travel with sustainable luxuries. The hotel has 6,200 sq ft of flexible meeting and events space that can accommodate up to 400 people. This establishment is silver LEED certified. The hotel has recycling programs in place, they use low flow toilets and shower-heads, much of the building was done with recycled resources, and much of the place is lit with tubular skylights reducing the need for electricity....

Gaia Hotel Napa Valley

The Gaia hotel is leading the way in America when talking about sustainable hotels and accommodations. This is a boutique-style lodging located in the heart of California's Napa Valley wine region. The hotel has great amenities, five meeting and conference style rooms and stat-of-the-art audio/ visual equipment for your event and meeting needs. Within Gaia, you will find a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, full-service spa, complimentary Internet access beauty services, the Gaia Restaurant and much  more. Here are just a few of the many green practices the Gaia employs within their establishment. Chemical Free Landscaping Recycling bins in rooms and around the property Environmentally safe cleaning products 10% of electricity is solar All lumber used in making the hotel is FSC certified This hotel is Eco-Rooms & Eco-Suites certified, Gold LEED Certified, and has a %-leaf rating from the Audobon Green Leaf program....