Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hampton Inn Fort Walton Beach Receives Designation as a Green Hotel by Florida

FORT WALTON BEACH, FL,- May 21, 2009 – The Hampton Inn Fort Walton Beach (top right photo announced today that the property received green lodging designation from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on May 4, 2009.

Florida’s Green Lodging Program certifies hotels that adopt green practices to reduce waste and conserve natural resources.

The Hampton Inn Fort Walton Beach has implemented a variety of green initiatives including water conservation measures, energy efficiency, the use of green cleansers and high efficiency air filters, recycling, and other waste reduction methods.
“We adopted these eco-friendly practices because we are committed to preserving this beautiful coastal area so guests can enjoy it for years to come,” said General Manager Rachel Joyce. “By providing a quality stay, while improving our environment, we can ensure our guests are receiving the very best our property can offer.”

The entire staff supports the hotel’s green efforts by frequently meeting to exchange tips, helping guests dispose of recyclables properly, and sharing these green initiatives with guests. Some guests have even started recycling back home.

“Our beaches are some of the most magnificent in the world,” said Director of Sales Jeniffer Ward. “We want our guests to know how much we want them here, enjoying this beautiful area, while knowing that we are taking steps to protect the environment.”

The hotel will continue to work with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to execute additional eco-friendly practices, including a towel reuse initiative, in the months to come.

The Hampton Inn Fort Walton Beach hotel is located directly on the white-sand beach along Florida’s Emerald Coast. (bottom left photo).

The newly renovated hotel features complimentary daily hot breakfast, local calls and wireless internet access. Other amenities include an outdoor heated pool, exercise room, and waterfront recreation.

For more information about the Hampton Inn Fort Walton Beach, visit

The Hampton Inn Fort Walton Beach is owned by RLJ Lodging Fund II, L.P., an affiliate of RLJ Development, LLC (, and operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts (, the nation’s largest independent hotel management company.

Contact: Jeniffer Ward, Director of Sales, Hampton Inn Fort Walton Beach, Phone: (850) 301-0906. Email:

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