Hotels Going Green at Paul Smith’s College

Golden Arrow Roof

The “Green” roof at the Golden Arrow Hotel in Lake Placid

The Paul Smith’s College Hospitality Club is hosting a panel discussion, with four hotel and resort operators who will talk about green and sustainable practices in the hospitality field. Each of the panelists’ properties is certified by Audubon International’s Green Lodging Program, which accredits green hotels and resorts.  “Audubon International has been invaluable to them because they actually came to them and helped ascertain the best way to operate business sustainability and profitability at the same time.” says Jenn Holderied ,owner of the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort in Lake Placid, one of the four panelist.

The Paul Smith’s College Hospitality Club is hosting a panel discussion Wednesday, April 2, with four hotel and resort operators who will talk about green and sustainable practices in the hospitality field.

Each of the panelists’ properties is certified by Audubon International’s Green Lodging Program, which accredits green hotels and resorts. The discussion will address all green and sustainable practices used at these properties as well as the other certification programs that exist.

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The panelists are:

– Jenn Holderied, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Lake Placid

– Ernest Hohmeyer, Lodge at Lake Clear, Lake Clear, N.Y.

– Nicole Brownell, Gauthier’s Saranac Lake Inn, Saranac Lake, N.Y.

– Andre Blais, Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe, Vt.

Registration for the event begins at 6:45 p.m. in the Pine Room, located in the Joan Weill Student Center. The panel discussion runs from 7-8:30 p.m. Panelists will address the following topics:

− What’s going green in hospitality all about?

− Who accredits this?

− What is the marketing value?

− What’s the bottom line?

A question and answer period will follow the discussion. For further information, email Prof. Peter Roland at proland@paulsmiths.edu or call (518) 327-6408. Advanced registration is required. To register,email Victoria Gonzalez at vgonzalez@s.paulsmiths.edu.

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