Zephyr Cove, Nev. – Aug. 22, 2013 – Zephyr Cove Resort is proud to announce that it has been awarded a Gold Level GreenLeader designation by TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site. The resort has been lauded for its variety of environmental programs that emphasize reducing the resort’s impact on Lake Tahoe and the surrounding wilderness. TripAdvisor’s GreenLeader award is designed to help travelers identify and patron sustainable properties.
“The TripAdvisor GreenLeader award means our guests can be assured that Zephyr Cove Resort is an exceptional steward of the environment,” said John Kenny, general manager for ARAMARK at Zephyr Cove Resort. “Zephyr Cove Resort is committed to providing exceptional dining and lodging service for Lake Tahoe visitors while adhering to strict sustainable environmental practices.”
Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at the popular travel site TripAdvisor, said, “We are pleased to acknowledge leaders in the hospitality industry such as Zephyr Cove who meet the stringent TripAdvisor GreenLeader standards by giving them the important designation. And we are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online audience of more than 200 million travelers.”
Zephyr Cove Resort’s environmental efforts include:
- Recycling and composting programs that diverted 58% percent of waste from landfills in 2012
- Energy-efficient lighting throughout the resort
- Installation of ENERGYSTAR qualified appliances and windows in cabins
- Low-water use restroom fixtures
- Use of local, organic and fair trade food and beverages and sustainable seafood
Additionally, Zephyr Cove Resort takes part in the “Keep Tahoe Blue” education program organized by the League to Save Lake Tahoe. The resort educates guests on its program and the needs of protecting Lake Tahoe from pollution and runoff. “We are proud of our environmental programs and I am excited that Zephyr Cove Resort was one of our operations recognized by Trip Advisor”, said Allison Gosselin, director of environmental sustainability for ARAMARK Parks and Destinations.
TripAdvisor GreenLeaders have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor with input from expert partners including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR® program, the United Nations Environment Programme, the U.S. Green Building Council, and other sustainability experts.
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About Zephyr Cove Resort and Lake Tahoe Cruises
Managed by ARAMARK Parks and Destinations, Zephyr Cove Resort and Lake Tahoe Cruises operate under a special U.S. Forest Service use permit.
Located on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe just four miles from Stateline, Nev., Zephyr Cove Resort is a historic recreational destination that celebrated its 150th year of operation in 2012, and offers amenities ranging from camping and lakeside cabins to snowmobiling, boating and cruises to Emerald Bay. Zephyr Cove was recognized in the best beach in Nevada by USA Today in 2012.
Zephyr Cove Marina offers a host of boat and watercraft rentals, also serves as a departure point for the M.S. Dixie II, voted “Best of Tahoe.” The Tahoe Queen departs from Ski Run Marina at the heart of South Lake Tahoe. Both boats offer daily sightseeing tours, dinner cruises and specialty cruises.
ARAMARK also manages the bike rentals at Spooner Summit. At nearly 1200 feet about Lake Tahoe, Spooner Lake State Park is 4 miles from the south shore of Lake Tahoe and is the home of the well-known Flume trail.
About ARAMARK Parks and Destinations
ARAMARK Parks and Destinations, a division of ARAMARK, delivers authentic and memorable experiences at national and state parks, national forests, specialty hotels, conference centers, museums and other tourist destinations throughout the United States. In partnership with its clients, ARAMARK Parks and Destinations seek to enhance the guest experience by offering industry-leading hospitality, environmental stewardship, recreational and interpretive programs. For more information, visit www.aramarkparksanddestinations.com or follow @TravelARAMARK on Twitter.
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*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, January 2013
**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, January 2013.