Paragon Award for Environmental Excellence

DoubleTree by Hilton™ Hotel and Conference Centre Regina Wins Paragon Award for Environmental Excellence

Paragon Award for Environmental ExcellenceSaskatoon, Saskatchewan, April 7, 2016 – The DoubleTree by HiltonTM Hotel and Conference Centre Regina has won the Regina and District Chamber of Commerce’s Paragon Award for Environmental Excellence.

The award recognizes organizations that are environmentally responsible and have demonstrated a commitment in environmental workplace enhancements (e.g. Green procurement), waste management, air quality improvements, reduction in water consumption and improved energy efficiency.

“We have ambitious goals to be an industry leader in sustainability,” says Mike Wurster, General Manager, DoubleTree by HiltonTM Hotel and Conference Centre Regina. “This award is recognition of the entire staff and hotel’s dedication to ensuring we create an amazing guest experience while doing so in an environmentally sustainable way.”

The hotel was praised for its environmental initiatives including the Go Green Room Initiative, which incentivizes guests to forego housekeeping services in an effort to save on overall cleaning chemicals, water, energy and laundry expenses, its partnership with Bullfrog Energy (Canada’s leading green energy provider), the installation of charging stations for Tesla and 11 other electric cars, as well as its program to provide filtered water instead of bottled water for its meeting rooms, SilverBirch Conference Centre and hotel restaurant.

“We’re proud of the leadership role DoubleTree by Hilton™ is taking in the province’s hospitality sector,” says Steve Giblin, President and CEO of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. “It is an honour to be recognized amongst Saskatchewan’s business community as a leader in environmental excellence.”

Since opening in 2013, The DoubleTree by Hilton™ has created a culture driven by sustainability with a corporate goal of reducing energy consumption by 20% by 2020. Their efforts include the introduction of the Hilton’s Lightstay program, which ensures there are a minimum of two actionable sustainability projects occurring at all times.

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About DoubleTree by HiltonHotel and Conference Centre Regina
DoubleTree by Hilton™ Hotel and Conference Centre Regina is located in downtown Regina, just a 10 minute walk from shops, restaurants and business headquarters. The hotel offers easy access to popular Regina attractions, including concert venues and parks and the Regina International Airport is only 15 minutes from this modern hotel.

Guests unwind in comfortable guest rooms equipped with modern amenities designed to help them relax and stay productive, including an ergonomic workstation, complimentary WiFi, a 42-inch TV, a mini-refrigerator and luxury toiletries. This hotel is ideal for a successful social or business event, offering a wealth of MICE facilities, including the SilverBirch Conference Centre®, 11 meeting rooms and a ballroom suitable for 400 guests, a complimentary 24-hour business center and a dedicated team of event staff.  Meeting guests enjoy all-inclusive all day coffee breaks between meetings in the Connections Café® and energize after a busy day with the latest equipment in the complimentary 24-hour fitness center. A variety of delicious, healthy dishes prepared with Saskatchewan influences are available in the Wild Sage Kitchen & Bar® and the relaxed lounge bar is the perfect place to unwind with friends and colleagues.

About SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel operations and asset management companies and manages a large portfolio of full-service, focused service and extended stay hotels across Canada. The company manages hotels operating under major franchise brands, such as Marriott, Hilton and Radisson. www.silverbirchhotels.com

For more information, please contact:

Stacey Morton
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
604.646.8787
smorton@silverbirchhotels.com