We were delighted to learn from our friends at the Washington County Visitors Association that The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport was nominated for TWO 2010 WCVA Tourism Industry Awards: “Top Responders, WCVA Sports Sales Leads” and “Hotel Stakeholders- Group Tour.”
All nominees will be recognized during the WCVA’s annual Stakeholder Appreciation Luncheon and Tourism Awards event in Tigard, OR on Thursday, May 12th. This annual event is held in honor of National Travel & Tourism Week and celebrates Washington County’s tourism community.
Stay tuned! We will keep you posted on the results!
About the Washington County Visitors Association
The Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA) is a non-profit destination marketing organization (DMO), which markets Washington County, Oregon, as a tourism destination.
Visitors to Washington County include: business, leisure and group travelers, meetings, sports and event planners, and tour operators, among others.
Destination marketing outreach includes advertising, public relations, online marketing, tourism research and other activities, as well as stakeholder and tourism development, group, tour and tourism sales, and sports sales, and more.
It has been an exciting month for our sister hotel, The Grand Hotel in Salem! ”The Block” of the Salem Oregon Convention Center, The Grand Hotel in Salem and Bentley’s Grill was recognized for their environmentally sound practices at the 2011 Mid-Valley Green Awards in Salem, Oregon!
“The Block” was named “Large Sustainable Business Of The Year” at the 2011 Mid-Valley Green Awards in Salem, Oregon!
The Grand Hotel in Salem and Bentley’s Grill and The Salem Conference Center is the first hotel and restaurant and conference center in Salem and Marion County to be EarthWISE certified.
We are very proud to be a part of a company that engages in sustainable practices in everyday operations, and strives to do business with other companies who share dedication to “green” business practices. A few of our green operational practices include:
- Use 100% recycled paper for all printed material
- Utilize Earth friendly cleaning solutions
- Installation of earth friendly drainage systems
- Energy Star appliances used throughout the hotel
- Sleeping room towel and linen program
- Recycling in all guest rooms as well as public areas
- Use of compact fluorescent light bulb throughout the hotel