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Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Raises The Bar For Green Initiatives With The Highest Five Green Key Eco-Rating

The perfect pairing, legendary service meets uncompromising environmental standards at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Having recently been awarded the Five Green Key rating - the highest possible rating for hotels that exemplify environmental and social stewardship - Four Seasons Vancouver was "green with pride" on Earth Day.

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is one of only 30 distinguished hotels worldwide to be recognized as a Five Green Key Hotel. The Green Key program awards hotels a 1-5 Green Key rating based on a comprehensive evaluation of each property's operational areas and sustainable practices, including community outreach efforts. Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is recognized as a leader in corporate social responsibility for its new hybrid heating system, Green Table membership, Eco-Luxury program and numerous community support programs.

The crown jewel of the hotel's industry-leading green initiatives is the installation of a Sempa Hybrid Heating System, which reduces the hotel's green house gas emissions by 20% to 50% per month – that is the equivalent of removing approximately 342 cars from the road per year! The hotel accomplishes this by offsetting steam consumption with electricity and by using an i-Vu building management system that operates the hotel's technology more efficiently.

From a corporate standpoint, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts is no stranger to environmental and social responsibility. Four Seasons' guiding principle is, after all, the "Golden Rule" – to treat others as they, themselves, would like to be treated. Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver takes this corporate value to heart by utilizing a comprehensive recycling program and by newly installing energy-efficient, LED lighting sources designed to last up to 40 years. The hotel also invites guests to participate in Four Seasons' Eco-Luxury program, which allows them to choose how often their bed linens and towels are refreshed. Through this green initiative, guests will enjoy in-room recycling bins and daily newspapers delivered in "eco-chic" reusable canvas bags.

As a certified Green Table member, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver also offers guests sustainable dining options, from catered group functions to private dining in YEW restaurant + bar. Green Table is a recognized food industry agency, made up of "green experts," who set targeted measurements in conservation, preservation and purchasing. Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is an extremely passionate member in the Vancouver community and proudly donates food, shampoos, soaps, bedding and linens to local social assistance organizations and charities. In kind with the BC Children's Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, United Way, Lions Club of Vancouver, Operation Eyesight, and Canadian Red Cross; Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver has raised over $200,000 to date.

As the world's leading operator of luxury hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts currently manages 84 properties in 34 countries. Open since 1976, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver provides a preferred address for both business and leisure travelers, and the highly personalized, anticipatory service that Four Seasons guests expect and value around the world. Recent awards and honors include Condé Nast Gold List and Food & Wines World's Best Places to Eat. Information on the company and on Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver can be accessed through the Four Seasons website at
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