aloft Tempe is the first hotel in Phoenix Area to officially Go Green

A little local hospitality news to report – this hotel is just a few blocks from my condo! It’s great to see hotels in Arizona go green, yet somewhat ironic at the same time – this has to be one of the most unsustainable cities in the US! Nonetheless, hotels consume massive amounts of energy and resources, so every bit they do to lower thier footprint really ads up. This hotel is also super chic, in a great area (walking distance to In N Out burger & Starbucks – oh yeah!), and really has a lot going for it. There is a nice walkway along Tempe Town Lake that guests can enjoy as well, and don’t forget that its just a few blocks from ASU and downtown Tempe’s famous Mill Avenue District, home of tons of great dining and nightlife options, especially for the younger crowd!

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The aloft Tempe is part of the Starwood Hotels group, where you can earn Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) points. For more information on this new release, check out the official press release courtesy of Green Lodging News below

Arizona’s Aloft Tempe is now officially Tempe’s greenest. Aloft Tempe has been awarded the coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Aloft Tempe becomes the seventh LEED certified property for Aloft brand parent Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

“Environmentally-conscious development has never been more important than in today’s business environment,” said Michael Mahoney, CEO of Triyar Hospitality, the hotel developer. “Our mantra has always been to build into the future and with the Aloft brand and LEED certification, we believe we have achieved that goal.”

LEED is a point-based system where building projects earn LEED points for satisfying specific green building criteria. By using less energy and sustainable products, LEED certified buildings reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community. Across its entire portfolio, Starwood is rolling out initiatives that aim to conserve energy and water, reduce waste and enhance indoor environmental quality for guests and associates alike.

Kudos for going green, aloft!

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