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Lloyd District hotel snares national honor for sustainability

DoubleTree by Hilton gets award for green suppliers

The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Portland's Lloyd District won a national Green Supplier Gold Award for 2011, for its leadership in sustainability initiatives.

The hotel, on 1000 N.E Multnomah St., has reduced energy consumption by 32 percent annually since 2006. It also provides public transit subsidies and bike usage for guests.

The DoubleTree, the first Green Seal-certified hotel in Portland, also launched food waste composting and comprehensive recycling, diverting 70 percent of the waste otherwise headed to the landfull.

The award was granted at the annual meeting of the International Meetings Exhibition, also known as IMEX. It's the first single U.S. hotel to win the IMEX Green Supplier Gold Award.