Carlson and Park Plaza announce global environmental initiative

Carlson Hotels Worldwide celebrates 1,000th hotel launch - Radisson St Martin Resort, Marina & Spa - with carbon offsetting donation

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London: opens early 2010
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London: opens early 2010

Park Plaza Hotels is participating in a global environmental initiative to celebrate the launch of parent company Carlson Hotels Worldwide's 1,000th hotel.

The company has pledged a donation of 240,000 Gold Points from its goldpoints plus SM loyalty programme to the Carbon Neutral Company.

The donation equates to a carbon offset of approximately 60 flights.

Carlson is also making an unquantified financial donation.

Elsewhere, the group has guaranteed 1,000 trees will be planted as part of the United Nations Environment Programme's Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree initiative.

The first tree was planted on 16 December at the opening of the 1000th hotel, the Radisson St Martin Resort, Marina & Spa on French St Martin, Caribbean.

Park Plaza Hotels president Boris Ivesha said: "Embracing responsible business is a core principle of our operation and enriches our community."

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London opens in early 2010.

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