Fort Myers Beach, Florida, April 4, 2008 – The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa is officially the first resort on the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, Florida to be designated a Green Lodging Property by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).
“We are excited about being the first Hotel on the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel to acquire this prestigious designation. We really owe this achievement to the staff at the Pink Shell as they are the ones who took this project on with great excitement and desire,” says Bill Waichulis, the General Manager of Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa. “It’s an honor to be able to give back to the environment which has provided us with so much enjoyment. By doing this we help to ensure future visitors and generations to come enjoy the beaches, wetlands and waters around the barrier islands of Southwest Florida”
A Florida Green Lodging Property must implement programs and practices designed to protect and conserve Florida’s natural resources and the environment, while educating their staff and guests about its importance. To be inducted in to the FDEP’s Green Lodging Program, Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa had to meet criteria in the following categories: Communication amongst employees & guests, Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Waste Reduction and Clean Air Practices. The Staff at Pink Shell is committed to protecting & preserving the land and waterways of Southwest Florida and is currently working towards receiving their 2nd palm designation.
The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa, a Boykin Management Company Property, is located on Fort Myers Beach offering 1,500 feet of sugar-white sands, 223 beachfront units, and many recreational activities. For more information visit us online at www.PinkShell.com.