Auberge Resorts Rolls out the Green Carpet, Extending Earth Day Activities Throughout the Month of April
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Auberge Resorts Rolls out the Green Carpet, Extending Earth Day Activities Throughout the Month of April

Mexico City : Mexico | Mar 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM PDT
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www.aubergeresorts.com" title="Earth Day">Earth Day 2012 just around the corner, Auberge Resorts introduced today a range of environmentally minded offerings at each of its luxury resorts across North America that will enable guests to share in the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability. Auberge has consistently been a leader in sustainability among luxury resorts, and the resorts have each developed a new collection of “Earth Month” guest experiences available throughout the month of April.

“Auberge Resorts is committed to being a leader in environmentally responsible hospitality – what we call Responsible Luxury,” said Mark Harmon, CEO, Auberge Resorts. “While much of this takes shape behind the scenes through our operating practices, resort development and overall efforts to protect the natural setting of each resort, we’ve also created a variety of unique ways to showcase this commitment to our guests, who are increasingly curious about the environmental impact of their vacations.”

The celebrations will kick off with “Earth Hour” on the evening of March 31, when guests will be able to experience the romantic benefits of going green. Resorts will set the mood with candlelight massages and fireside turn-down experiences, in addition to other unique programming lit solely by flickering candles and the stars above. A sampling of additional April Earth Month activities at each Auberge resort includes:

  •     New Earth Year Resolutions at Palmetto Bluff (Bluffton, S.C.): Just as people traditionally make resolutions at the start of the new year, Palmetto Bluff invites guests to take part in a “New Earth Year Resolutions” nature walk on Monday, April 23. Participants will take in the spectacular views of the 20,000 acre Palmetto Bluff Conservancy during a two-hour stroll through the maritime forest, while pondering and discussing ways that they can do their own part in preserving the land around them.
  •     “Napa Valley Dream Experience” Package at Auberge du Soleil(Napa Valley, Calif.): Guests can savor the famed vineyards of Napa Valley during the month of April with a two-night stay at Auberge du Soleil and take part in a three-hour “Napa Valley Dream Experience” at Long Meadow Ranch. Guests will visit the winery, frantoio olive oil caves, vineyards and olive orchards before returning to the Logan-Ives House for a seasonally inspired three-course winemaker's menu prepared with a bounty of ingredients from the Long Meadow Ranch farm, current-release and library wines. A private tour and tasting at the nearby organic and biodynamic Quintessa winery is also included.
  •     Olive Tree Sapling Gift from Calistoga Ranch (Napa Valley, Calif.): On Earth Day, Calistoga Ranch invites guests to help support the health of the planet with the gift of an olive tree sapling. The Olea Europa is a hardy plant that can be planted in winter climates down to 10 degrees, makes a great indoor plant on a sunny windowsill and can be moved outside during the summer.
  •     Bamboo & Lemongrass Polish Massage at Solage Calistoga (Napa Valley, Calif.): Bamboo is the symbol of simplicity and rising spring energy, and this special treatment combines a luxurious handcrafted shea butter, bamboo and lemongrass body polish with a therapeutic and rhythmic massage. A deeply relaxing experience for renewing the mind, body and spirit.
  •     Earth Blessing Ceremony at Encantado (Santa Fe, N.M.): Guests can reconnect with the life-giving energy of the Earth by joining Taos Pueblo tribe member Robert Evan Trujillo for a special Earth Day blessing and drumming ceremony at 6 p.m.
  •     Green Cactus Cleansing at Esperanza (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico): Local Nopal cactus is known to have a variety of health benefits – it is high in fiber and aids in digestion, promotes the movement of blood circulation, and it helps to soothe and hydrate the skin. Esperanza’s special spa treatment starts with a body purification ritual and a special salute to Mother Nature, and continues with a body exfoliation followed by the application of a special cactus, pineapple and honey mask. Following a soothing body wrap, a foot and a scalp massage will be performed with rosemary oil, and a full body massage using the resort’s signature desert sage oil will complete the journey.

The company’s ongoing Planet Auberge sustainability efforts – infusing its corporate culture, business strategies, resort construction, operation and maintenance, and dedication to enhancing the well-being of guests, employees and local communities – have led to significant reductions in each resort’s carbon footprint. In 2011, flagship property Auberge du Soleil reduced its overall water consumption by nearly 15 percent, its total energy consumption by 2.5 percent and composted more than 36,000 gallons of food. Sister resort Calistoga Ranch replaced lawnmowers with Babydoll sheep to reduce the resort’s environmental impact and offers complimentary electric car-charging stations for guests (also available at Solage Calistoga). Auberge Resorts was the first hotel company to make a corporate commitment to sustainable spa operations through its involvement in the Green Spa Network – the premiere spa industry association dedicated to bringing greening and sustainability to the health, wellness and beauty community.

For more information on Auberge Resorts’ commitment to responsible luxury, please visit
http://www.aubergeresorts.com/promotions/earth-month.php

About Auberge Resorts
Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif; Encantado, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and Auberge Residences at Mammoth, Mammoth Lakes, Calif., with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit http://www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/3/prweb9286124.htm

 
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