Four-diamond resort at Yosemite encourages guests to join in environmental stewardship by hosting an array of events and Earth Hour specials
FISH CAMP, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2011) – Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite will be celebrating Earth Hour by encouraging guests to shut off the lights in their rooms and head to the lobby for special Earth Hour Events. In addition, The Lodge will be shutting off any non-essential lighting on the premises. Earth Hour is globally celebrated from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

From its inception as a single-city initiative in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global movement where hundreds of millions of people from every continent join together to acknowledge theimportance of protecting our planet.

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite will be hosting a complimentary flashlight hike from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., complete with “Spark in the Dark” Life Savers®. Following the hike, there will be a “Malibu Bike” in the lobby from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., where guests can make their own complimentary blended drinks by pedaling a bicycle to operate a blender. Complete the night with stargazing from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with professional astronomer Steve Harness on the new Terrace, with its expansive views of the High Sierra starry clear skies.

Jackalope’s Bar and Grill will be offering the following Earth Day specials throughout the day: 1) Organic and sustainable heirloom tomato salad with organic watercress and local spiced almonds, served with valley honey-pistachio dressing. 2) Wilted organic spinach topped with trap caught sustainable shrimp, quinoa and local orange-tarragon salsa. Jackalope’s is 100% compliant with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program by responsibly sourcing sustainable seafood to protect the oceans.

The Ascent Spa at Tenaya’s true total well-being philosophy creates and provides a unique integration of therapeutic services that are authentic and mindful of the natural surroundings. Ascent is proud to feature an exclusive line of handcrafted Kimberly Parry Organic, one of the highest-rated certified organic skin care lines available, that offers a combination of natural and sustainable herbal blends indigenous to the Southern Sierra. In celebration of Earth Hour, 5% of all revenue on Kimberly Parry Organic spa products sold will be donated to the Yosemite Conservancy. Additionally, Kimberly Parry will be matching every donation.

For more information or to make reservations for Earth Day Events, call Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite at 888-514-2167, option 3 or visit online at www.TenayaLodge.com

To learn more about how you and your community can get involved with Earth Hour, visit www.EarthHour.org. To learn more aboutTenaya Lodge at Yosemite’s GreenPath® environmental stewardship program visit www.TenayaLodge.com/GreenPath.
About Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is nestled in the Sierra National Forest, just 2 miles from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park. Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite offers easy access to Yosemite’s most alluring attractions and all of the conveniences and services expected of a luxury resort property. For more information, visit www.TenayaLodge.com

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company’s portfolio includes historic properties in North America, such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks; Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake; Holiday InnWest Yellowstone; Gideon Putnam Resort; and the Queen Mary. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ expertise in the hospitality industry, visit www.experiencednc.com.

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 50,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.

About GreenPath®
As one of the most admired, privately held companies in the world, Delaware North Companies is fortunate to do business in many of the world’s most high-profile and treasured places. The company is committed to responsible stewardship of the resources in all these locales, and thus we developed GreenPath®, an environmental management system, to guide us in our pursuit of environmental excellence.

Delaware North fully acknowledges it is essential that all company operations and activities be conducted in strict accordance with sound environmental health and safety practices. Therefore, all company operations will be managed in compliance with all laws and regulations related to environmental responsibility and human health and safety applicable to our business activities. Delaware North is committed to preventing pollution in the areas where we do business, and to continually improving the company’s environmental performance. To achieve these goals, Delaware North will adopt best available practices in environmental matters. For more information, visit www.delawarenorth.com/GreenPath


Rebecca Gardon
Account Executive
Email: rgardon@wrightoncomm.com
Phone: (858) 755-5411
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