Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva Certified The Green Key Hotel

By The Rezidor Hotel Group, PRNE
Thursday, June 9, 2011

BRUSSELS, June 10, 2011 -

Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva in Vilnius has held onto its Green Key Hotel
status, which it has held since 2004.

The Green Key was created to raise awareness in the tourism and leisure
trade about how to run a environmentally responsible business.

To obtain The Green Key a hotel has to fulfil a long list of
environmental requirements, which in themselves contain a number of criteria.
Apart from purely environmental demands, the criteria also includes
requirements on policy and action plans.

The Hotel in Vilnius (www.radissonblu.com/lietuvahotel-vilnius)
became involved in The Green Key project to ensure it was keeping an eye on
costs to ensure the best prices and maintain a competitive position in the
hotel market as well as to address concerns regarding the health, well-being
and safety of its clients and employees and a concern for the surrounding

The hotel in Vilnius city center (
www.radissonblu.com/lietuvahotel-vilnius) became involved in the
project in a number of ways. These included saving water by washing laundry
less often and installing water saving devices. It also aimed to save heat
and electricity by using low energy light bulbs, installing equipment with a
standby function and installing programmable thermostats. Rubbish is now
pre-sorted so that a large amount of it can be recycled and the hotel started
using eco-friendly materials and products such as non-chlorine bleaches and
phosphate-free detergents.

Finally, the hotel made other changes such as sourcing local food,
providing on-going training for staff about the environmental activities of
the company, informing the public and guests about the environmental
activities of the company and improving the air quality in the hotels.

All these changes will benefits the Radisson Blu hotels in Vilnius
(www.radissonblu.com/hotels/lithuania/vilnius) guests as they will now
receive local food, fresher air, a cleaner environment, and they can get
involved in the process by doing things such as pre-sorting their own rubbish
or using towels for an extra day so they require less washing.

Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva is also taking part in the Rezidor Responsible
Business program. This covers three main fields; taking responsibility for
the health and safety of employees and customers, respecting social and
ethical issues in the company, as well as in the community and reducing
negative impact on the environment.

The hotel also took part in the Lithuanian Environmental cleaning Action
DARMON 2011, and Earth Hour 2011, where it dimmed the lights in the lobby and
sky bar for an hour and switched off the lights in the Riverside restaurant
which the guests ate a candle lit dinner.

About The Rezidor Hotel Group:

The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in
the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 400 hotels in
operation and under development including accommodation in Vilnius
(www.radissonblu.com/lietuvahotel-vilnius/rooms), hotels in London and
hotel rooms in Paris with more than 86,300 rooms in over 60 countries,
including conference centre in Vilnius (

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels
& Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and
Africa, along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel
guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion
house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand
Hotel Missoni.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
Carlson Companies is the main shareholder.

The Corporate Office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels,

    PR contact:
    Christiane Reiter
    Director Corporate Communications
    The Rezidor Hotel Group
    Avenue Du Bourget 44
    B-1130 Brüssel



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