Hotel earns certification just nine months after opening along the Southern California Coast
Oceanside CA– SpringHill Suites Marriott Oceanside in San Diego, Calif.announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Silver certification. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
“We are thrilled to receive our official designation as a LEED certified Silver hotel,” said General Manager Kathleen Maola. “We are proud of our commitment to sustainable practices and realize that this is just one step in an on-going drive to lessen our environmental footprint.”
Opened in February 2014, SpringHill Suites Marriott Oceanside achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. It is currently the only hotel in Oceanside to carry the designation and one of only a handful of hotels in San Diego.
The hotel earned top marks for its sustainable building practices including use of recycled materials, connectivity to the community and water efficient landscaping. The property’s access to public transportation, energy efficiency, mitigation of heat island effect through underground parking and storm water management to prevent ocean pollution also helped contribute to the silver certification.
“With each new LEED-certified building, we get one step closer to USGBC’s vision of a sustainable built environment within a generation,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO & founding chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “As the newest member of the LEED family of green buildings, SpringHill Suites Marriott Oceanside is an important addition to the growing strength of the green building movement.”
LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. Over 44,000 projects are currently participating in the commercial and institutional LEED rating systems, comprising over 10.3 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 135 countries.
Oceanside’s newest beach hotel, SpringHill Suites Marriott Oceanside is a stylish, surf-inspired retreat complete with panoramic ocean views and a coastal casual vibe. Guests are within easy walking distance to the beach, Oceanside pier, Oceanside harbor and the array of shops, restaurants, museums and activities in downtown Oceanside. The hotel is also conveniently located just two blocks from Oceanside transit station, which is serviced by Amtrak, Metrolink and San Diego’s local Coaster.
This all-suite hotel stretches six stories high and features 149 spacious guest rooms that are larger than average with outdoor balconies for enjoying coastal views. Separate living, working and sleeping spaces, provide guests with flexibility and functionality.
Indoor-outdoor lounge areas on the first and second floors feature cozy sitting areas, fire pits and oceans views. A rooftop pool and Jacuzzi with panoramic ocean views is the perfect place to relax or play while keeping an eye on the surf. Adding to the fun is a vibrant game room with foosball and a selection of board games. In the lobby,the Market offers convenient 24/7 access to food and beverages and daily breakfast is included in every stay.
For lunch or dinner, visitors can dine at Hello Betty Fish House, the newest restaurant concept from Sage Restaurant Group that is positioned adjacent to the hotel. Boasting a light, airy interior with views of the Pacific, the restaurant serves up fresh seafood and other favorites inspired by the California coastline. The expansive beverage offerings include a solid list of craft beer and specialty cocktails such as the Maverick’s Squeeze and Beach Break Therapy, which capture the town’s unique coastal personality.
For more information, visit www.shsoceanside.com.
About Sage Hospitality
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality has strategically grown into one of the largest privately held hotel management, investment and development companies in the nation operating a variety of large, full-service hotels and extended stay and select-service properties. Sage Hospitality’s comprehensive management portfolio includes many major international brands as well as the independent boutique hotels. Sage Hospitality has further differentiated with the creation of the Sage Restaurant Group, which has created and is managing over nine unique restaurant concepts including the acclaimed Mercat a la Planxa restaurant in Chicago. For more information, please visit www.sagehospitality.com.