Ridgeline Hospitality Introduces Four-Tiered "Green" Program At Midwest Lodging Investors Summit

Top Quote Dr. Diana Driscoll CEO of Ridgeline Hospitality announces a program to make "Green" LEED initiatives affordable for all hoteliers at the 2010 Midwest Lodging Investors Summit. End Quote
  • Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (1888PressRelease) July 15, 2010 - Dr. Diana Driscoll, CEO of Ridgeline Hospitality LLC spoke at the annual Midwest Lodging Investors Summit, rolling out her four-tiered program for "green" assistance for hotels owners and operators.

    Dr. Diana Driscoll CEO and LEED AP for Ridgeline Hospitality in Keller, Texas was honored to speak at the third annual Midwest Lodging Investor's Summit (MLIS) in Chicago. The session entitled "Is Green Still Relevant?" included an in depth look at the cost of "going green" in a difficult economy for the majority of hoteliers. Jonathan F. Douglas, AIA and managing principal of VOA Associates, Inc. served as moderator of the panel and Nicholas G. Rumanes, VP of Development of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation served as co-panelist.

    Because much of the hospitality segment has suffered in the current recession, a frequent question asked by hoteliers now is "How can we be sure that "going green" is a fiscally good decision?" With this concern in mind, the panel discussed much of the "low hanging fruit" for hoteliers, their return on investment and the numerous incentives and rebates currently available.

    Dr. Driscoll's response to the question of the current relevancy of sustainability to hospitality included a firm "yes", with some caveats. Her message? Go Green Gradually.

    As Dr. Driscoll explained, "Many hoteliers are in survival mode right now and they need the reassurance that money invested in "green" or "sustainable" changes will pay off for them. There are many reasons to begin going green now and many disadvantages to not beginning green initiatives. But learning where to start can be confusing and costly. This is why Hotel Rescue™ , a division of Ridgeline Hospitality, LLC, has begun a four-tiered system of assistance for hotel owners and operators interested in going green.

    To learn more about Ridgeline Hospitality's "Hotel Rescue™" program (and the level-one property evaluation performed for an enticing $499), please contact one of the websites below.

    About Dr. Diana Driscoll, LEED AP

    Dr. Diana Driscoll, LEED AP B, D + C (the LEED AP specialty for Building, Design and Construction), has found her passion in "green" hotel development, and working with other CRE and hotel developers on LEED and social media projects. As CEO of Ridgeline Hospitality, LLC, and the founder of, she heads up a team of experts to offer immediate assistance to hoteliers in this tough economic climate. Her message? "Go Green Gradually!"

    Philanthropy plays a large role in her work, as does public speaking and writing, where you may find her addressing topics from social media to medical research and LEED developments!

    Diana Driscoll, LEED AP, B, D + C
    DDriscoll ( @ ) RidgelineHospitality dot com
    twitter: ( @ ) dianadriscoll ( @ ) HotelRescue
    skype: diana.driscoll1
    1834 Keller Parkway, Suite #400
    Keller, TX 76248

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