FORT MYERS BEACH, FL (Sept. 16, 2015) — Providing a peaceful experience for guests as well as the environment that surrounds them, Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina is proud to announce that it has renewed their Florida Green Lodging Designation.
Being the first resort in Fort Myers Beach involved in the Florida Green Lodging Program since 2008, Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina is now a 2-Palm status property with the program.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection launched the program in 2004 as a voluntary initiative to recognize facilities in the hospitality industry that utilize efforts to conserve and protect the state’s natural resources. To qualify and receive a designation in the program, facilities must implement numerous environmental practices in communication and education (customers, employees and public); waste reduction (reusing and recycling); water conservation; energy efficiency; and indoor air quality.
The state has praised the Fort Myers resort for efforts that include installing a trash compactor and cardboard separator, adding an electric car charging station, implementing nature programs with an on-site master naturalist, planting 10,000 plants on the beach to prevent erosion and hosting a water conservation community event. Pink Shell also recycles all paper, glass, cardboard, electronics, cooking oil and batteries while boasting a green team that meets once a month to discuss ongoing initiatives.
“We are extremely passionate about improving our environmental footprint and constantly looking to find new eco-friendly practices to utilize,” said Alicia Wiley, general manager of Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina. “We are proud of our 2 Palm status and hope our efforts serve as an inspiration to other properties in the area and beyond.”
Located along 12 beautiful acres across the Gulf of Mexico, the Fort Myers Beach hotel is dedicated to protecting its surroundings. In addition to the sugary-white sand beach, the property boasts a 41-slip marina on Estero Bay, ranked in the Top 25 Places to Tie Up in North America.
When not enjoying the stunning outdoors, travelers are invited to retreat to one- and two-bedroom condo-style suites that incorporate eco-friendly practices while providing all of the comforts of home.
About Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina
Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina at 275 Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers, FL sits along a quarter mile of sugary-white sands with 213 beachfront studio and condo-style accommodations overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the barrier islands of South West Florida, Sanibel and Captiva. The resort, a Boykin Management Co. property, was the first on the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel to be designated a Green Lodging Property by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. For information, visit www.PinkShell.com or call 1-888-222-7465. Like Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Facebook, follow the resort on Twitter and add it to a circle on Google Plus.
About Boykin Management Company
Boykin Management Co., a leading hospitality management company with offices in Charlotte, NC and Fort Myers Beach, FL, is consistently recognized for excellence in delivering value-added lodging operations. Since 1958, BMC has been developing, managing and operating hotels, resorts, condominium hotels and conference centers. In addition to BMC’s long-standing relationships with the industry’s leading hotel brands including Marriott, Hilton, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Radisson, Crowne Plaza, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn, BMC has operated numerous independent and resort hotels. BMC has managed more than 20,000 rooms in 23 states since its inception. For information, visit www.Boykin.com
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