Travel Green with the Ultimate “Green” Package


It’s Earth Day all summer long at the Orchard Hotels in San Francisco!

Eco-minded travelers to San Francisco this summer can now enjoy The Ultimate ‘Green’ Hotel package. In celebration of all things ‘green’, the package includes eco-friendly hotel accommodations, ‘green’ living tips and optional airport transfers via hybrid cars in addition to ‘green’ city tours aboard propane-fueled 1930s ‘Woodies’ and other classic cars.

Available now through September 30, 2007, the Orchard Hotels—both registered to be LEED certified by the US Green Building Council—offer a deluxe guestroom with complimentary breakfast each morning, Greenopia Guide (the urban dweller’s guide to green living in San Francisco), optional PlanetTran airport transfers in a hybrid Toyota Prius, and an optional San Francisco city tour in one of Mr. Toad’s eco-friendly touring cars.

The Ultimate “Green” package is $179 per night, double occupancy, not including taxes. PlanetTran airport transfers for Orchard guests are an additional $57 (SFO) and $70 (OAK) each way and all-inclusive; Mr. Toad’s 2.5 hour “Postcard San Francisco” Tour is an additional $38 for each adult, $30 for students/seniors, and $20 for children.

The discounted PlanetTran transfers and Mr. Toad’s Tour must be booked separately in advance by the guest. For PlanetTran, guests must register at their website first and use ORCH as the department code when placing the car reservation in order to receive the discounted rate. For Mr. Toad’s Tour, simply visit their website and type ‘EarthDay’ in the special code section to receive the Orchard rates. Direct links to both websites are available at www.theorchardgardenhotel.com.

The Orchard Hotels are centrally located and just a quick walk from Union Square, the Financial District, Chinatown, Embarcadero and Nob Hill.

The recently opened Orchard Garden Hotel is California’s only hotel to be ecologically sustainable from the inside-out and is registered to become the state’s first hotel to earn the coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification for New Construction (LEED-NC) from the U.S. Green Building Council. Each beautifully appointed deluxe guest room includes high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi access, iPod docking station, HDTV flat panel television with DVD player, coffee maker, honor bar, in-room safe, dual-line cordless telephones and luxurious organic bath products. The hotel also offers valet parking and bicycle storage to promote alternative transportation. Roots Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner featuring locally grown and raised products, and cocktails are available in the bar and the restaurant.

Intimate and elegant, the Orchard Hotel offers state-of-the-art technology and a wealth of complimentary amenities for business and pleasure travelers including high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi access, DVD player, dual-line cordless telephones, luxurious organic bath products, fitness center, and an extensive CD/DVD library. Step outside and board the Powell Street cable car or enjoy delicious seasonal cuisine at the hotel’s Vignette Restaurant.

For reservations and details about this package, please visit www.theorchardhotels.com or call toll-free 888/717-2881. The Orchard Garden Hotel and Orchard Hotel are proud members of Portfolio Hotels and Resorts, a collection of signature destination resorts and significant urban hotels. For more information, please visit www.portfoliohotels.com or call 630/366-2018.

PHOTO: Orchard Garden Hotel’s exterior, courtesy of Rien van Rijthoven (www.architecturephotography.org)

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