In 1984, Marriott became the first branded hospitality company to enter the timeshare industry, adding its signature quality, service and hospitality expertise to the timeshare industry. Since then Marriott Vacation Club has become a worldwide leader in vacation ownership and continues to lead by example with the “greening” of its resorts in North America and the Caribbean region through the Audubon Green Leaf Eco-Rating Program for Hotels. With 28 resorts currently enrolled, Marriott’s signature time share brand expects to have all 43 resorts in the region participating in the program by next year.
Dirk Schavemaker, senior vice president of resort operations for Marriott Vacation Club commented that “Marriott resorts have been utilizing green practices for years and the Audubon Green Leaf Eco-Rating Program will take it a step further by providing consistency through a respected environmental group like Audubon International.” He went on to say, “by enrolling our resorts in the Green Leaf Program, we’re confirming our enduring commitment to the environment, our communities and our owners and guests who stay at our resorts.”
In order to achieve a “Green Leaf” rating, resorts must meet requirements for water quality, water conservation, waste minimization, resource conservation and energy efficiency. After a review of the environmental checklist, a verification audit is conducted and resorts receive a rating — from one to five “Green Leafs.” In addition to these most recent steps, each Marriott Vacation Club resort has established its own “green team” which manages its environmental efforts.
In 2009, Marriott demonstrated its continued commitment to green operations by implementing recycled key cards, pens and Forest Stewardship Council certified paper for guest arrival packets at its resorts.
Marriott Vacation Club’s green initiatives are a key component to Marriott International’s commitment to protecting the environment. Building on more than 20 years of energy conservation experience, Marriott is committed to protecting the environment.
At Advantage Vacation our goal is to educate the public on the timeshare industry and timeshare resales. If you are interested in purchasing a timeshare resale or selling a time share, the licensed professionals at Advantage Vacation would be happy to assist you, answer your questions and be with you every step of the way – even after the transaction is completed.
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