Hilton Naples and Shula's Steak House Naples Replacing Plastic Straws with Paper Alternative
The move is part of Hilton Naples' commitment to conserving resources and protecting the environment. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection designated Hilton Naples as a Three Palm member of its Florida Green Lodging Program, which establishes environmental guidelines for hotels to conserve natural resources and prevent pollution.
"Hilton Naples and Shula's Naples strongly encourage other Naples hotels and restaurants to help protect our environment and marine life in particular by eliminating the use of plastic straws," said Clark Hill, general manager, Hilton Naples. "While it is certainly not the answer to our pollution problems, it is one of the easiest steps we can take as part of our overall "green" practices."
Mr. Hill noted that the decision for the change in straws is partially based on alarming statistics including the fact that straws contribute to the 5.25 trillion pieces of marine trash that have ended up in the ocean, according to National Geographic, and that he small size of straws makes them dangerous for marine animals.
Hilton Naples is a full-service, four-diamond hotel located 30 minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport, convenient to shopping, dining, attractions and one-half mile from beaches. It is a popular venue for both business and leisure travel, offering 18,000 square feet of meeting space with a complete conference, catering and audio-visual team. Hilton Naples guests enjoy a complimentary beach package, complimentary bicycles, complimentary Wi-Fi, and complimentary on-site garage parking. The hotel is also home to the award-winning Shula's Steak House. For more information on Hilton Naples, please call the hotel at +1 239 430 4900 or visit the hotel's website at http://www3.hilton.com/