San Jose Hotel Now Offers Eco-Focused Business "Green Meetings"

SOURCE: Marriott

Green Initiatives Help Reduce Environmental Impact

CAMPBELL, CA–(Marketwire – July 27, 2010) – Green is a favored color among successful businesspersons and now with the help of forward-thinking San Jose, CA hotels, businesses can take advantage of the eco-focused “Green Meetings” offered by the Courtyard San Jose-Campbell and share in creating an environmentally friendly work atmosphere.

Joining the focus and aspirations of Marriott International to create “Green Meetings” and help guests and meeting planners reduce their environmental impact, the Courtyard San Jose-Campbell embraced a “Go Green” mentality even before the hotel opened.

“We tried to incorporate as many effective green initiatives during the building process so that when the Courtyard Campbell opened, we would be the leader in our area as a ‘Green’ hotel,” said Toby Cheng, Director of Sales of this Silicon Valley hotel in Campbell.

Some of the initiatives applied at the hotel include:

  • All linens are washed in non-toxic enzymes that require less water.
  • Guest rooms have a linen reuse program.
  • All plastic, aluminum, cardboard and glass are recycled.
  • All light bulbs are green friendly.
  • Heating and cooling units are the newest PG&E green friendly units.
  • Landscaping is drought tolerant which uses less water. No grass!
  • Outside lighting is on a photocell system which uses less electricity.
  • Hotel dry cleaner uses non-toxic cleaning system.
  • Green meeting space with no linens or water bottles; recycled pens and paper used.
  • Carpets made with all recyclable materials.
  • Bistro uses recyclable napkins, plastic cups and recyclable Starbuck’s supplies.

And, last but certainly not least according to General Manager Michael McClintock, “All associates offer non-toxic, earth friendly SMILES” as they welcome guests and offer warm and friendly service.

“When you combine those efforts with the big programs that Marriott as a company develops, you really do get to make a big impact on the topic of the planet and the environment,” added Cheng. “As associates here at the hotel, we feel proud to tell everyone about this wonderful new property and all its great features. As a guest, you can feel good knowing that you too are doing your part to make a difference by choosing the ‘Green’ Courtyard in Campbell.”

The Courtyard hotel near San Jose welcomes guests with a state-of-the-art lobby that in addition to comfortable areas in which to work or socialize, offers complimentary Wi-Fi and access to an interactive GoBoard that provides the latest in news, weather, airport conditions and other local events and attractions. Business travelers will find the hotel offers 1,737 square feet of total meeting space including an executive board room with built-in technology along with a full-service business center, refreshing event menus, and a dedicated staff of hospitality professionals to ensure a successful and eco-friendly event.

With 162 rooms comprised of King Bedrooms that all include a full size pull-out sofa bed, Queen-Queen Bedrooms that feature 2 Queen beds, and 2 room suites, literally every room in the hotel has 2 beds. This makes the Courtyard in Campbell convenient if you’re traveling alone in the Silicon Valley for business or headed to Santa Cruz to enjoy the beach with the family!

About the Courtyard San Jose Campbell Hotel

Distinctive among hotels in South San Jose, CA, the Courtyard San Jose-Campbell Hotel offers guests a fresh new outlook with a Coffee Station offering complimentary coffee during breakfast and dinner hours, a Boarding Pass Station for easy access to flight boarding passes before leaving for the airport, comfortable and personal lobby media pods, as well as the traditional hotel amenities including a heated outdoor pool, whirlpool and on-site fitness center.

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