Fayetteville Area Hotel Ranked Number 3 in TripAdvisor’s List of Top 10 Highest-Rated Green Hotels in U.S.

Just in time for Earth Day, Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville/Fort Bragg recognized as one of country’s most eco-friendly accommodations

April 2014

The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) today announced the Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville/Fort Bragg was named number 3 on TripAdvisor’s list of the 10 highest-rated GreenLeaders™ hotels in the U.S. The list was based on properties that have achieved the peak “Platinum” status in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders™ program, and are the most popular with travelers according to the TripAdvisor Popularity Index™.

Located in the heart of Cumberland County, the Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, which received a 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor, is a 104-room hotel that carefully monitors its carbon footprint. In addition to using energy efficient appliances and lighting, the landscaping surrounding the eco-conscious property was designed to be self-sustaining and is irrigated using rainwater collected on the roof. One TripAdvisor reviewer comments that the hotel is “…very friendly and it appears to be a strong advocate of environmental practices.”

“We are thrilled that the Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville/Fort Bragg was recognized by TripAdvisor and travelers nationwide for its dedication in being the area’s most sustainable and environmentally-friendly accommodations,” commented John Meroski, President and CEO of the FACVB. “This acknowledgement is another great example of our on-going commitment to providing a memorable visitor experience throughout the Fort Bragg Communities of Cumberland County.”

According to TripAdvisor’s eco-travel survey of more than 2,100 U.S. travelers, 23 percent of respondents have consciously made an eco-friendly travel choice in the past year, and 85 percent said doing so made them feel more positive about their trip. For the complete list of hotels recognized in the top 10 list of highest-rated green hotels in the U.S., please the official press release from TripAdvisor.

Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor, stated: “Not only is seeking out an eco-friendly accommodation good for the environment, but our survey also shows that most travelers find travel experiences more enjoyable when they make greener choices. For those interested in lowering the carbon footprint of their trips, this list of TripAdvisor GreenLeaders showcases properties that have a strong commitment to sustainability and are highly rated by our travel community.”

About Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau:
The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Fort Bragg Communities of Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.visitfayettevillenc.com or call 1-800-255-8217.

Press Contact: Rachel Wells (rwells@therepublik.net), 888-98-HEROES

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