Syosset, N.Y., October 19, 2018 – Emerald Brand and Hilton Garden Inn Times Square Central, under the ownership of DiamondRock Hospitality Company, are excited to announce their partnership to convert their property to Emerald’s sustainable facility and food service program.

Through their adoption of Emerald Brand’s sustainability program, this property is estimated to save 31 trees, 3,642 pounds of virgin fiber, 174 gallons of water and 412 pounds of plastic material within the first year.

Emerald Brand specializes in providing innovative sustainable solutions at cost neutral or better while measuring meaningful environmental savings to differentiate their clients from their respective competitors. Emerald’s unique offering in food service, facility, and cleaning solutions will further differentiate Hilton Garden Inn Times Square from their competitors and help continue to establish the Hilton Garden Inn as a sustainable hospitality leader.

“Consumers have proven that an organization’s commitment to being environmentally responsible matters and affects the way they interact with a brand,” commented Ralph Bianculli Jr., Managing Director of Emerald Brand. “Never was this more apparent than in the hospitality industry, where guests can see for themselves the very real ways hotel groups live up to their promises. Hilton Garden Inn’s commitment to environmental action is evident in every aspect of their business – we are thrilled to be part of their journey.”

The Emerald™ program kicked off in August of 2018 and The Emerald Brand “Eco-Squad” is hosting an onsite roll-out October 19th, 2018 with giveaways, raffles, and guest education.

“We are so excited to be partnering with Emerald Brand, as we move forward with our Tree-Free™ sustainability initiative, said Rebecca Perry, Director of Marketing for Hilton Garden Inn. “Being environmentally responsible is a core value of our hotel and we look forward to officially committing to sustainability as part of our larger mission of becoming greener and healthier.”

About Emerald Brand:

Family owned and operated since 1997, Emerald Brand produces everyday disposable products made from sustainable, alternative materials at affordable prices. Committed to sustainable and rapidly renewable solutions, Emerald Brand’s innovations in Tree-Free™ technology and petroleum free plastics are revolutionizing packaging and disposables worldwide. Emerald Brand’s growing suite of 250+ sustainable finished products offers the workplace a healthier and more sustainable environment.

In 2017 Emerald Brand’s products and programs saved 19,589 trees, 748,047 pounds of plastic and 5,392,089 gallons of water.

About Hilton Garden Inn, Times Square Central:

Hilton Garden Inn Times Square Central is a contemporary hotel ideally located in the heart of Times Square, surrounded by Broadway theaters and only steps from Restaurant Row, Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Museum of Modern Art and New York City’s best shopping and nightlife. The hotel offers 282 guest rooms and, with 36 floors, is the tallest Hilton Garden Inn the United States. Located on 42nd Street (between 6th and Broadway), the hotel is close to Port

Authority Bus Terminal, Penn Station, major public transportation and Jacob Javits Convention Center, convenient for both business and leisure guests.1

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