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Pull Up & Plug-in at the Pemberton Valley Lodge

Whistler-area leader in sustainable hotel operations adds EV charging station

First Guest to Charge Up Wins a Free Night Stay

New Electric Vehicle ChargerBe the first guest to show up at the Pemberton Valley Lodge in an electric vehicle and get a night's accommodation free. The lodge is making this offer to celebrate the installation of its new, high-speed Leviton Evr-Green charging station - the first of its kind in the Pemberton-Whistler area. Long recognized as a leader in sustainable hotel operations, the Pemberton Valley Lodge is excited to add this amenity to its program of green initiatives.

"We're pleased to offer our guests the opportunity to recharge their vehicle on-site," says general manger David MacKenzie of the lodge's new free service. "Sales of electric cars are increasing and we feel it's important to stay ahead of the curve."

The new Evr-Green charging station allows for two cars to recharge at the same time, features easy to follow digital instructions and is designed for the North American marketplace. And best of all, with it being a Level 2 station, drivers will be able to fully recharge their vehicles in three to four hours.

Adding the eco-friendly charging station comes on the heels of the lodge being awarded a 5 Green Key rating through the Green Key Eco-Rating Program in September. The honour, shared by fewer than a dozen hotels in B.C. - with the Pemberton Valley Lodge being the only hotel with this designation in the Sea to Sky Corridor - recognizes accommodations with outstanding sustainability practices.

"Sustainability makes sense, for the planet and our bottom line," says MacKenzie. "We're always looking at ways to expand our program, such as adding the EV charging station."

Among the lodge's other green initiatives: comprehensive in-room recycling; water conservation, including low flush toilets and aerated showers; recycling of paper, cardboard, plastic and tin; participation in "Clean the World" project to recycle soap products; LED lighting in guestrooms and common areas; dying used towels for pool towel and donating older linens to shelters in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

"At the Pemberton Valley Lodge all of us are committed to delivering service excellence," says MacKenzie. "Our sustainability program is one way we meet that goal."

About Pemberton Valley Lodge

Pemberton Valley Lodge Stacked 160Two-hours north of Vancouver, you'll find of jaw dropping mountain vistas, a vast array of recreational activities and The Pemberton Valley Lodge. Just 25 minutes north of Whistler, Pemberton is the perfect destination for snowmobiling, golf, horseback riding, hiking, biking and soaring sports.

The Pemberton Valley Lodge is a spacious all-suite hotel with personalized service - it's urban style and comfort meets mountain adventure getaway. The lodge offers a year-round heated outdoor pool and hot tub, a fitness and massage studio and an executive meeting room perfect for small meeting and retreats. For more information on our resort and our environmental commitment visit: www.pembertonvalleylodge.com.

About Green Key Eco-Rating Program

Green Key 5 KEYS Eco-RatingThe Green Key Eco-Rating Program inspects, ranks, certifies hotels and resorts in North America based on their commitment to sustainable "green" operations.

Originally developed for the Hotel Association of Canada by a leading environmental engineering firm, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program is a comprehensive environmental self-assessment that allow participating properties to benefit on several fronts: cost savings, increased bookings from environmentally conscious consumers and meeting planners and responsible corporate citizenry. For more information visit www.greenkeyglobal.com.

For more information contact:
Laura Arnold, Director of Sales & Marketing
Pemberton Valley Lodge
Tel: 604-328-4177
Fax: 604-894-2002
Email: laura@pembertonvalleylodge.com

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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012

Whistler Alternative

When visiting Whistler, consider staying at Pemberton Valley Lodge. We offer several advantages over Whistler hotels…

 1  Only 20 minutes

You can get to the Village faster from our Lodge than you can from some parts of Whistler Resort.

 2  Save money

Whistler hotels typically charge for parking. We don't. And you get bigger rooms for your dollar.

 3  Free ski shuttle

Our free Whistler shuttle bus runs daily from the Lodge to and from Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

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