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KIMPTONíS HOTEL PALOMAR DALLAS & CENTRAL 214 LAUNCH EARTHCARE WEEK

04-04-2011

 

Eco-Inspired April Promos Celebrate Green Efforts Leading Up to Earth Day
 
   DALLAS -  Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Dallas and Central 214 restaurant are joining other Kimpton hotels and restaurants nationwide in bringing Earth Day to new heights with the launch of Kimpton EarthCare Week, from April 15 – 22.  With an exclusive stay rate, “Eco Step Challenge,” lights out wine hour, plus organic menu features and an EarthCare charity patio party, the celebrations highlight Hotel Palomar Dallas’ devotion to environmental responsibility.  Locals and travelers alike can all take part in a variety of Kimpton EarthCare Week activities when they stay, eat and play at Hotel Palomar Dallas:
 
STAY
  • Ride the Rails with DART & Save 25 Percent - Hotel Palomar Dallas guests who use convenient and eco-friendly Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) during their stay will receive 25 percent off the best available room rate through December 31, 2011. Advance reservations are required by entering the rate code RAILS at www.hotelpalomar-dallas.com <http://www.hotelpalomar-dallas.com>  or calling 214-520-7969 and requesting the promotion. Upon checkout, guests simply present their DART Rail Day Pass used during the stay. Guests can visit http://www.DART.org<http://www.DART.org> or call 214-979-1111 to plan their trip on DART. 


  • Eco-Step Challenge – Adventuresome guests (and their pets) will receive pedometers at check-in, challenged to pound the pavement and rack up steps to win playful prizes at the evening wine hour, featuring organic wine selections. 


  • Lights Out Power Hour - The hotel’s wine hour will be hosted by candlelight to conserve energy for two hours on Earth Day, April 22. 


EAT

  • Chef Blythe Beck’s Organic Dinner Feature – Diners at Central 214 will enjoy Chef Blythe Beck’s Organic Beef Meatloaf served with all natural bacon, honey and carrot mash, creamed dandelion greens, and a shiitake mushroom gravy. The dish, available for Kimpton EarthCare Week, April 15-22, features organic, hormone free, and locally grown products. 


PLAY

  • EarthCare Patio Party & Fair – Locals are invited to take part in this fun “green” event benefiting Trust for Public Land and The Nature Conservancy at Central 214 at Hotel Palomar Dallas on Wednesday, April 20, from 5:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m. For a suggested $20 donation, enjoy sustainable wines and Central 214 bites; a Recycled Art Exhibition by Southern Methodist University Meadows’ artist Alisha Driggers (also to be displayed during Kimpton EarthCare Week at hotel Lumen); featured eco-friendly products from Rosemeade Market & Greenhouse, Kiehl’s, Mighty Leaf Tea, and Natura Water; and interaction with green-minded community partners including the Promise of Peace Garden, Cintas, and EcoLab. The event is hosted by Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Dallas, hotel Lumen, Central 214 and Social.


  • Recycle Round-Up - Locals are encouraged to drop-off used computers, cell phones and other electronics for proper recycling, from April 18 – 20, between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. 



“As the first Dallas hotel to receive the prestigious Green Seal certification for our eco-friendly practices, we are especially excited about the activities we have planned for Kimpton’s EarthCare Week,” explained Andrew Wright, general manager of Hotel Palomar Dallas. “The community, diners and hotel guests will be able to join our team in celebrating what we do every day to support our environment.”
 
Kimpton’s innovative EarthCare initiatives date back to the company’s inception in 1981 and include several industry firsts such as in-room recycling bins and the use of non-toxic cleaners brand-wide.  Diners at Kimpton restaurants have access to increased sustainably produced wine selections on menus, can take advantage of in-house purified water through a national partnership with Natura® and enjoy sustainable seafood dishes in accordance with Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program.  In 2010, under the direction of master sommelier Emily Wines, Kimpton introduced a Wines on Tap program at restaurants across the country to provide fresh wine by the glass, strengthen relationships with local vineyards, conserve corks and reduce waste.  New initiatives that were recently added to Kimpton’s more than 100 daily environmental practices include converting certain paper products to Fiberstone, a tree-free, water-free, natural paper alternative and converting to printer ink with a 70/80 ratio of bio-renewable content (higher BRC than soy ink).  To learn more about Hotel Palomar Dallas and Central 214’s Kimpton EarthCare Week events and happenings, please visit www.hotelpalomar-dallas.com <http://www.hotelpalomar-dallas.com>  or www.central214.com <http://www.central214.com> .
 

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EARTHCARE PATIO PARTY 
AT CENTRAL 214, HOTEL PALOMAR DALLAS


WHAT:            EarthCare Patio Party & Fair 

Join the “green” scene at this casual patio event benefiting Trust for Public Land and The Nature Conservancy. Enjoy a variety of sustainable wines and Central 214 bites, a Recycled Art Exhibition by Southern Methodist University Meadows’ artist Alisha Driggers (also to be displayed during Kimpton EarthCare Week at hotel Lumen), featured eco-friendly products and services such as Rosemeade Market & Greenhouse, Kiehl’s, Mighty Leaf Tea, and Natura Water, plus interaction with green-minded community partners like the Promise of Peace Garden, Cintas, and EcoLab. Suggested $20 charity donation at the door. The event is hosted by Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Dallas, hotel Lumen, Central 214 and Social as part of Kimpton EarthCare Week, beginning April 15 and leading up to Earth Day on April 22.
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