Make the World a Greener Place with Holiday Packages at the Orchard Hotel

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) – November 15, 2006 – San Francisco’s Orchard and new Orchard Garden Hotel offer holiday revelers a way to make the world a little greener this holiday season with their “Plant A Tree” package. The package includes a one night stay in either of these premier boutique hotels and the choice of taking home a beautifully boxed Colorado Spruce tree seedling ready for planting or joining the hotels’ partnership with Friends of the Urban Forest to plant a tree to make the city greener, healthier and more beautiful. The package is $179 per night, plus taxes, available November 19 to December 30 and includes a European-style breakfast buffet, morning newspaper and more.

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. The new hotel is located just one block from Union Square, steps away from Chinatown’s gates and around the corner from the Financial District. Each deluxe guest room includes high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi access, iPod docking station, LCD 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. The lobby level restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails.

Intimate and elegant, the Orchard Hotel is conveniently located between Union Square and Nob Hill. The 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 or information, please visit www.theorchardhotels.com or call toll-free 888/717-2881.The Orchard Hotel and Orchard Garden 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.

About Friends of the Urban Forest

San Franciscans rely on Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) to help them plant and maintain trees for a healthier and more beautiful city. In 2006, FUF celebrates 25 years and the planting of 40,000 trees (that’s more than all the trees in Golden Gate Park!) since its inception in 1981. FUF also operates a Youth Tree Care Program and offers educational events such as tree tours and pruning workshops. For more information, go to www.fuf.net or call 415/561-6890.

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