BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotel construction has come a long way writes Bill Marriott in his corporate blog Marriott on the Move: LEED-ing the Way. Two "green" new-build hotels recently opened their doors as part of an innovative construction partnership with U.S. Green Building Council called the LEED Volume Program. The hotels in Scottsdale and Denver are the first hotel designs to utilize this new way of becoming LEED certified. According to a recent survey in Conde Nast Traveler, 87% of participants say it's important to be environmentally friendly.
In his blog, Bill Marriott writes, "Marriott's architecture and construction team developed a set of pre-approved LEED design plans that allows our owners to build sustainable hotels. The Volume Program makes it easier for our owners to build LEED hotels because it reduces the cost and takes the guesswork out of the process." He goes on to write that this trend to build environmentally friendly hotels is not only the right thing to do, but what our guests are expecting. Bill Marriott opened the first Marriott hotel in 1957 called the Twin Bridges Motor Hotel in Arlington, VA. Marriott International now has over 3700 hotels operating in 74 countries.
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SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.