Monday, November 16, 2009

The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa joins the CTW Family!

I cannot express to you how excited I am to write today’s blog. Today, I am incredibly pleased, even giddy, to announce that The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida has joined Clean the World’s Hospitality Recycling Program.

This beautiful, thousand room property, holds a very special place in my heart. It is one of my most favorite properties of all time. Being a traveler for many years, I have been privileged to stay at so many wonderful hotels and resorts. About 4 years ago, I attended a conference at the Westin Diplomat and remember how incredibly impressed I was with everything the property has to offer.

First, it is located in Hollywood, Florida, a place close to my heart. My parents had a yearly time share in Hollywood, Florida and I recall spending so many fun vacations there growing up. Hollywood is perfectly nestled between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, minutes from countless number of shops and malls, golf courses, restaurants, night clubs, world famous South Beach and Land Shark stadium where my favorite football team, the Miami Dolphins, reside.

The Westin Diplomat sits right on the beautiful South Florida beach and has the most unique pool experience I have ever enjoyed. The hotel features two pools, one sitting on top of the other. When I used to travel, I never swam in the pools at the hotels or conferences I attended. That all changed when I saw the Westin Diplomat’s double-decker pool. I had to jump in and I did! You must see it here: http://www.diplomatresort.com/

I remember my room being so luxurious with the feather-light bed, large roman hot tub and separate shower. The stained glass, deep colored wood, and decorative colors inside the room were amazing and the wall separating the roman tub and bedroom slides open, providing a beautiful and romantic view to the bedroom, balcony and ocean.

The food was incredible. The staff was warm and so professional. The conference was a great conference with plenty of meeting rooms and trade floor space. I am telling you- I cannot think of another stay at a resort that was better than my time at The Westin Diplomat. It is a favorite and now that they are a member of the Clean the World recycling program, my affection for them grows.

Cheers to our champion, The Green Queen, Sharon. She is an incredible advocate for so many sustainable programs and initiatives, not only at The Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, but for Starwood properties across the globe. She introduced us to the executive team and has diligently worked on our behalf. It is not an easy task for a property this large, and with such an attention to detail, to add a new program that touches every single room, every single day, but Sharon worked so hard and for its acceptance, and we are so incredibly grateful.

Trust me on this one: Stay at the Westin Diplomat, even if just for one night. Visit the Westin Diplomat. Eat at the Westin Diplomat. Everybody wants a vacation to South Florida, especially as the colder months set in for our Northern friends. You must pay them a visit and thank them for their commitment to Saving our Planet and Saving Lives.

Thanks Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa. http://www.diplomatresort.com/  

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How happy I am you enjoyed your stay at the Westin Diplomat, and Diplomat Properties, LP. As far as Saving our Planet and Saving Lives, the only green I can associate with Westin Diplomat, Resort, Spas and assorted other properties owned by Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide, is the green that goes in their pockets.

I consider their recent proposal, Nov. 17, 2009, to rezone the golf course in application # 78-09-PA to include a 500 room hotel,1078 residences, and 3000 sq. ft.of commercial property on a residential street an abomination. This is not using property wisely, never mind in a green fashion. How will and additional 2,656 cars daily on two lane Diplomat Pkwy, Atlantic Shores Blvd., do anything for the environment other than further pollution of the air of everyone walking, and sitting on their balconies and porches? How does the loss of grass and trees, the extra use of water, when we have a chronic water shortfall, and the sewerage problem benefit Hallandale Beach, much less the planet? Everyone should be able to enjoy the sun in Florida- but it is amazing how the tourists and snowbirds with the green $$$ get to enjoy it much more than tax-paying residents. Please rethink your enthusiasm - it is shared with the bank and city government looking for more green - personal as well as investment in a city already built to the maximum.
This is a ploy for Starwood to make more money, at residents expense. The Diplomat is using it's other ploy of LAC [Local Activity Center] to pass the vote - I doubt if I bring 40 indigent children from Overtown, we would be welcome to use the LAC for free. I vote boo! J. Harff

November 29, 2009 at 2:57 PM  

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