And the RCI Green Awards winners are….?

rci logo Leading timeshare holiday exchange organisation RCl recently celebrated the winners of its Green Awards at a glamorous ceremony in Carlsbad, California.

Grand Pacific Resorts was the developer of all three winning properties, with Grand Pacific Palisades Resort, Carlsbad Seapointe Resort and Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa all presented with awards on the night.

Previous Gold RCI Green Award winner, the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort, was presented with the top gong on the night.

The resort won the prestigious Platinum RCI Green Award for 2013, in recognition of its ongoing environmental efforts.

David Brown, co-president of Grand Pacific Resorts, said: “Going Green is not only the right thing to do, it’s fiscally responsible, and our guests expect us to be good stewards of the environment.

“We are continually coming up with great ideas and action plans as we do our part to think and act green.

“These efforts improve our resorts’ bottom line, reduce our environmental impact, and satisfy our owners’ and guests’ expectations for environmentally conscious hospitality practices.”

The Gold RCI Green Award winner, Carlsbad Seapointe Resort, was praised for taking measures to decrease its carbon footprint by implementing a linen/towel exchange program and installing water-saving devices like low-flow showerheads and toilets in guest bathrooms.

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa won the Silver RCI Green Award for its sizeable recycling program and paper conservation initiatives, as well as its installation of motion detectors and energy-efficient light bulbs, and its use of plants native to the local area in landscaping.

Geoff Ballotti, CEO of RCI, said: “It is with a great sense of pride that I meet with the winners of the 2013 RCI Green Awards, who have all made considerable efforts to incorporate sustainability into their daily operations.

“These resorts exemplify how the hospitality industry can play a pivotal role in protecting our environment and their efforts should be commended.”

For more information and details on the RCI Green Awards, visit

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