CINDY YOUR EFQ(environmentally friendly queen) is ecstatic and doing cartwheels through out the whole resort. Why you may ask? We just received the greatest news about our sustainable resort and being “green” that could not wait to share with each and every one of you. It is a prestigous award handed out once a year from the NYS HOSPITALITY & TOURISM ASSOCIATION – STARS OF THE INDUSTRY for a business’s commitment to being green and earth friendly. Our very own Jennifer Holderied went to Albany to receive this award. Enough chatter from this gal (cause I could go on and on and on and on…hehe), read for yourself 1st hand what this award is all about. OH I AM SO PROUD!!!
JENNIFER HOLDERIED ACCEPTING THE AWARD!!! (YOU GO GIRL)
The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort located in Lake Placid, New York, received the “Good Earthkeeping – Stars of the Industry” award from the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association. The award was presented to Jenn Holderied owner of the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort by Dan Murphy, President of the Association and K. William Gunther, Chairman of the Association’s Board of Director’s, on Monday April 27th 2009, at their Annual Conference in Saratoga, New York.
“It is nice to have the Golden Arrow recognized by NYSHTA as one of the most sustainable resorts in New York State. I send out my thanks & congratulations to the members of our Green Team & each member of the Golden Arrow family. Everyone has worked very diligently to ensure that we are always exploring the greener options & making informed decisions. We could not be where we are today without each employee being committed to this cause. They are the ones who are being acknowledged with this award.” Said Jenn Holderied, owner of the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort.
Now in their 15th year, the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association present the “Stars of the Industry” awards annually in recognition of exemplary professionalism and exceptional service from individuals in the hospitality and tourism industry. The Good Earthkeeping award recognizes lodging properties that have developed a culture toward improving everyday operations and the bottom line, while maintaining quality service and meeting guest expectations.
Since the start of their “Green” program in 2005, The Golden Arrow has made significant advances in their Green Initiatives including an in-room recycling program, an allergen free floor & the installation of a green roof. They are a leader in green efforts throughout the State and have set high expectations for other green hotels and resorts nationally in their quest to preserve the valuable resources provided by the lush region of the Adirondack Mountains. The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort recently received the Environmental Excellence Award from New York State DEC. They are the only resort in the United States to have achieved a 4-Green Leaf rating from International Audubon.
Now all of you can see why I am just bounding with excitement over this environmentally friendly award. I want to thank, personally, all the staff and management who have made the Golden Arrow the sustainable resort that it is today. CONGRATULATIONS TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!! It is because of you and all of our guests that we received this great award! Time to hit the green road and think of some more sustainable ideas. Bye for now!!