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Seattle Eco-Friendly Hotel Highlights Green Practices For Earth Day 2014

With impressive green practices and award wins, Earth Day is every day at Hyatt at Olive 8

SEATTLE, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While April 22, 2014 is set aside to inspire appreciation for the Earth and bring action towards conserving its resources, Hyatt at Olive 8 participates year round with its dedication to waste reduction and energy consumption. Since opening in February 2009 as downtown Seattle's first and only Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified hotel, the property is continually recognized for its eco-friendly leadership with awards such as the coveted 4 Green Key Eco-Rating and Platinum property by the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program.

Hyatt at Olive 8 Exterior

Hyatt at Olive 8 continues to push the industry standard for green accolades and initiatives, and remains dedicated to offering guests world-class service along with environmentally sound practices. Since opening, Hyatt at Olive 8 has:

  • Saved more than 12 million gallons of water with low-flow plumbing fixtures, chemical mechanical water system and more; that amount of water can fill 18 Olympic-sized swimming pools!
  • Used 23 percent less power than non-LEED certified buildings of similar size and scope
  • Saved up to 90 percent with innovative environmental extras like room key-controlled Watt Stopper, Inc. light switches that keep lights on when the room is in use, and off when it is not
  • Used 29 percent less waste water due to dual flush toilets
  • Generated enough energy from the rooftop wind turbines to power three houses for an entire year

"Every day is really Earth Day at Hyatt at Olive 8 given our day-to-day commitment to being a sustainable property, and it's a great opportunity to celebrate our achievements," said Steve Vissotzky, general manager of Hyatt at Olive 8. "We are truly proud to earn the accolades we do, and recognize that more and more travelers value properties that minimize their environmental impact without sacrificing a contemporary and comfortable atmosphere."

Even before construction began on Hyatt at Olive 8, the developer, R.C. Hedreen Company, realized the value of building a green property that was well designed and sophisticated. During building, the property diverted more than 95 percent of construction debris from landfills by redirecting materials to be reused and recycled, utilized sustainable construction materials, installed green fixtures, and set aggressive goals for energy and water savings. Hedreen wanted to expand the hotel's impact beyond downtown, and donated nearly one million dollars toward the preservation of 284 acres on Sugarloaf Mountain in rural King County, as well as vital salmon habitat.

For more information on Hyatt at Olive 8 and its green practices, visit www.hyattatolive8.com.

About Hyatt at Olive 8
A striking addition to the Seattle skyline, the landmark Hyatt at Olive 8 is Seattle's first – and only - certified "green" hotel, awarded LEED Silver (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) by the U.S. Green Building Council in July 2009, a 4 Green Key Eco-Rating in 2010, and Green Seal certified in September 2012. Co-designed by Seattle architecture firm MulvannyG2 and renowned New York architect Richard Gluckman, the state-of-the-art Olive 8 building features striking design elements, including a sleek glass façade and one of the city's largest living rooftops. A total of 346 luxury guest rooms and suites occupy the 39-story building's first 17 floors (condominiums are housed above), and the world-class property offers a range of on-site amenities, including 11,000 square feet of green meeting space, the eco-conscious Elaia spa, a 65-foot lap pool, a 2,400 square-foot StayFit@Hyatt facility, environmentally sound housekeeping and dry-cleaning services, valet parking and 24-hour room service. Additionally, the ground floor is home to Urbane, a 108-seat downtown Seattle restaurant and bar serving fresh Northwest cuisine to Seattle residents and guests alike. For additional information about Hyatt at Olive 8 or to make reservations, please visit www.olive8.hyatt.com.

About Hyatt
Hyatt hotels are smaller-sized properties conveniently located in diverse business and leisure areas. With hotels typically ranging from 150 to 350 rooms, Hyatt hotels offer guests the opportunity to experience our hospitality in a vibrant environment. Customers include individual business and leisure travelers, and Hyatt hotels can accommodate smaller scale business meetings and social gatherings.

CONTACT:
Jamie Hinz
Duo PR for Hyatt at Olive 8
206-957-8305
[email protected]

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