Waikiki Parc Hotel Receives an ENERGY STAR
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Grants Superior Energy Performance to Waikiki Parc Hotel
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WAIKIKI, HI, January 19, 2012 – Waikiki Parc Hotel, offering a chic urban living alternative and ultra-refined service, announces its receipt of ENERGY STAR certification – a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) symbol that conveys the property’s ongoing success of responsible resourcing and superior energy performance.
“We are proud of our recent ENERGY STAR certification,” said Waikiki Parc Hotel Manager Julie Arigo. “This marks our first major step in our long-term goal to become a green hotel, and reflects our commitment to sustainability and the local and global environment.”
To be considered for ENERGY STAR certification, the property must fall into the top 25 percent for energy efficiency compared to other similar buildings; and must be professionally verified to meet all current indoor environment standards. ENERGY STAR certified buildings typically use 35 percent less energy than average buildings and cost 50 cents less per square foot to operate. They also have higher occupancy rates, increased asset value, and lower carbon emissions.
As part of Waikiki Parc’s strategy to optimize its energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, all of the hotel’s 297 guestrooms feature Hospitality Battery Holders. The installation of Hospitality Battery Holders offer guests a method for replacing conventional disposable batteries with rechargeable batteries. Waikiki Parc Hotel is the first business in its local category to utilize this product.
Sustainabilty is a company-wide philosophy practiced also at Waikiki Parc Hotel’s parent company, Halekulani Corporation, as well as its sister property, Halekulani. Chief Operating Officer Peter Shaindlin of Halekulani Corporation said, “As a responsible corporate citizen, we believe in adopting the best environmental methods wherever possible.”
Other examples of our commitment to the environment include a shift to waterless pedicures at SpaHalekulani, addition of GMO-free dishes at Orchids, and a weekend event dedicated to sustainable architecture.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. EPA’s ENERGY STAR partnership offers a proven energy management strategy that helps in measuring current energy performance, setting goals, tracking savings, and rewarding improvements. EPA provides an innovative energy performance rating system which businesses have already used for more than 200,000 buildings across the country. EPA also recognizes top performing buildings with the ENERGY STAR. For more information, visit: www.energystar.gov.
About Waikiki Parc Hotel
The newly revitalized Waikiki Parc Hotel is the pulse of Waikiki and intertwines contemporary flair and sophistication with chic urban living and ultra-refined service. Home of NOBU WAIKIKI, the Waikiki Parc Hotel envelopes guests in an unmatched stylish experience framed by stunning views of Honolulu city lights and ocean horizons. The Waikiki Parc Hotel is managed by the Hotels and Resorts of Halekulani, a brand management division of the Honolulu-based Halekulani Corporation, which also manages world-renowned sister property, Halekulani. For reservations and information contact your travel planner or the hotel at 808-921-7272 or visit www.waikikiparc.com
About Hotels and Resorts of Halekulani
Hotels & Resorts of Halekulani, HRH, represents a luxury hospitality legacy of unique and iconic properties including Halekulani or “House Befitting Heaven” and the Waikiki Parc Hotel, both on the beach in Waikiki. The HRH philosophy embodies a lifestyle hospitality experience like no other, surprising and delighting guests with its indigenous cultural sensibilities and unparalleled personalized service. Halekulani has welcomed discerning travelers to Waikiki Beach since 1917 and, since its redevelopment in 1983, Halekulani has been consistently ranked and acclaimed as one of the world’s finest hotels. Waikiki Parc Hotel, situated adjacent to Halekulani, was developed by the Halekulani Corporation in 1987 and offers affordable luxury in an intimate contemporary setting. The Waikiki Parc has established a well deserved reputation, as well as state-wide acclaim, for its gracious service. In additional to the management of its two iconic hotels in Waikiki, the Hotel & Resorts of Halekulani is committed to expanding its brand offerings by developing unique properties in select locales, both in the Hawaii and throughout the world. For additional information, visit www.halekulanicorporation.com.