SANTA FE, N.M. - July 3, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The historic La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel has been named 2018 "Green Business of the Year" in the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce's annual Business Awards. The program honors outstanding businesses and business practices. This year, more than 80 local businesses were nominated and competed in six different categories.
"We are thrilled to be recognized for our dedication to sustainable operations, which goes hand-in-hand with our mission of historical preservation and community-building," said La Fonda Chairman of the Board Jennifer Lea Kimball. "As a caretaker of Santa Fe traditions, we are responsible for protecting the beauty and viability of our treasured home."
For many years, La Fonda has been implementing green initiatives, with the goal of becoming as environmentally-friendly as possible across all operations. In 2016, Hospitality Green awarded La Fonda a Tier Two Silver Certification and La Plazuela a Tier One Bronze Certification in its Green Concierge Certification® program. Following are some examples of the green initiatives La Fonda has established over the years:
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About La Fonda on the Plaza:
Opened in 1922, La Fonda on the Plaza sits at the terminus of the Santa Fe Trail and is the only hotel on the famous Santa Fe Plaza. Reports of an inn here date back to the 1600s, making La Fonda one of America's most historic hotels. Formerly a Harvey Hotel, La Fonda offers 180 unique guest rooms and suites, including 15 luxury rooms and suites built around a rooftop terrace with breathtaking views of Santa Fe. The hotel's signature restaurant, La Plazuela, and bar, La Fiesta Lounge, are located off the lobby and open all year. The rooftop Bell Tower bar is also open May through October. In Detours at La Fonda, the hotel's signature gift shop, guests will find a curated assortment of New Mexico-made wares. With more than 20,347 square feet of event space, La Fonda is a favorite conference and wedding location. The AAA Four Diamond property is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Historic Hotels of America and was named "Best Historic Hotel" (76 - 200 rooms) at the organization's 2016 Awards of Excellence. For more information, visit lafondasantafe.com.
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