News From The Islands
We’re proud to announce that we’ve been accepted yet again as a as a Gold level GreenLeader into the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps folks like you all around the world plan greener trips by highlighting hotels and B&Bs engaging in environmentally-friendly practices.
TripAdvisor GreenLeaders properties like our Friday Harbor Inn have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel like us has INN place, the higher its GreenLeader level.
Our eco ethos is a critical part of our success. After all, if we’re not taking good care of our planet and Island, then we’re not taking good care of our guests. Naturally, we’re thrilled that TripAdvisor recognizes our commitment to outstanding environmental stewardship!
Travelers can now search for accommodations that have TripAdvisor GreenLeaders status on the TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location.
“TripAdvisor GreenLeaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve their environmental footprint,” said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “We greatly applaud these hotels and B&Bs, and are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online community of more than 260 million travelers who visit the site each month.”
The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in consultation with the United Nations Environment Programme, the U.S. Green Building Council, ENERGY STAR®, and the International Center for Responsible Tourism Canada, among other leading environmental organizations. For more information, please visit www.tripadvisor.com/GreenLeaders.
About the Island Inn at 123 West
The Island Inn at 123 West is located steps from the ferry terminal and docks in Friday Harbor, WA; the best throwback town around with a chill vibe that invites you to stop and smell the ocean. The Inn’s contemporary style nods to maritime gone by. Penthouses are fun for families, groups and splurges, Euros are best if you roll with less and Sweets find that spot right INN between each.
For more information about the newest lodging in the San Juan Islands, visit 123west.com, facebook.com/123west, follow @IslandInn123, ring the Inn’s Experience Ambassadors at 360-378-4400 or write them at email@example.com. The Inn is a proud partner of STASH Hotel Rewards and its building is Silver LEED certified.
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