Press Release

Forty White Lodging Properties Accepted into the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ Program

Program helps travelers plan greener trips to their destinations

Merrillville, IN. (May 17, 2013): White Lodging is proud to announce 40 properties have been accepted into the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the United States.

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site.

Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City – Gold

Aloft Chicago City Center – Silver

Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco Airport North – Silver

Hyatt Place Chicago/River North – Silver

Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center – Bronze

Courtyard Austin Northwest/Arboretum – Bronze

Courtyard Dallas Mesquite – Bronze

Courtyard Houston by the Galleria – Bronze

Courtyard Houston Sugar Land – Bronze

Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown – Bronze

Courtyard Philadelphia Valley Forge/Collegeville - Bronze

Courtyard Tampa Brandon – Bronze

Fairfield Inn Chicago River North – Bronze

Fairfield Inn Indianapolis Downtown – Bronze

Fairfield Inn Key West – Bronze

Fairfield Inn San Antonio Airport/North Star Mall – Bronze

Fairfield Inn San Antonio Downtown/Market Square – Bronze

Fairfield Inn Tampa Brandon – Bronze

Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington – Bronze

Hilton Garden Inn Detroit/Novi – Bronze

Hilton Garden Inn St. George – Bronze

Hyatt House Colorado Springs – Bronze

JW Marriott Indianapolis – Bronze

Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/River North – Bronze

Residence Inn Houston by the Galleria – Bronze

SpringHill Suites Chicago Downtown/River North – Bronze

SpringHill Suites Indianapolis Downtown – Bronze

Courtyard Chicago Midway Airport – Green

Courtyard Grand Junction – Green

Courtyard Philadelphia Great Valley/Malvern – Green

Courtyard Phoenix North/Happy Valley – Green

Courtyard Salt Lake City Airport – Green

Fairfield Inn Austin South – Green

Hilton Garden Inn Boca Raton – Green

Residence Inn Indianapolis Downtown on the Canal – Green

Residence Inn Louisville Northeast – Green

Residence Inn Mt. Olive at International Trade Center – Green

Residence Inn Phoenix/Happy Valley – Green

SpringHill Suites Austin South – Green>

SpringHill Suites Salt Lake City Airport – Green

Travelers can now search for accommodations that have a GreenLeaders status on the TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location.

“TripAdvisor GreenLeaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve their environmental footprint,” said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “We greatly applaud these accommodations and are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online audience of more than 200 million travelers.”

The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the United Nations Environment Programme. For more information, please visit

White Lodging Services Corporation - was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid-to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio consists of more than 163 hotels in 20 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Preferred Hotels, Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group and Carlson Hotels Worldwide. For more information about White Lodging, please visit.

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