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DEL MAR, CA - L’Auberge Del Mar has earned a 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating recently by completing a 70 point comprehensive eco-audit survey administered by – the online social network of environmentally friendly travel. L’Auberge Del Mar becomes one of the 1st lodging properties in Del Mar, CA to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating.  The property earned 3 Green Eco-Leafs, which is a “Great” rating.

All Green Eco-Leaf Rated properties are committed to environmentally friendly initiatives.  Richard Varner, founder of states:  “I think it’s great to see companies creating programs where they continually challenge their properties to look for new and unique ways where they can improve their operations and support their local communities through sustainability efforts.”

To insure a more sustainable future, some of the eco-initiatives put in place at the property include:  an on-site Green Team has been created – guests are offered the ability to carbon offset their stay – low energy lighting initiatives are in place – energy efficient lighting is installed when replacing old lighting – energy sensor initiatives are in place – sheets reuse option for multiple night stays – towels reuse option for multiple night stays – eco-initiatives are actively promoted to the public – water conservation initiatives are in place – water conserving devices are installed when replacing old fixtures – recycle containers are located around the property common areas as well as guest rooms and meeting spaces– reusable food & beverage service is used in lieu of disposable service items – compostable disposable service items are utilized – recycled paper products (bath tissue, facial tissue, paper towels, napkins, etc.) are utilized – environmentally friendly chemicals are used in cleaning – environmentally friendly detergents are used for laundry – environmentally friendly chemicals are used for carpet cleaning – the entire property is non-smoking – cotton bedding and towels (non-synthetic) are utilized – low VOC materials (paint, adhesives, air freshener, carpet) are used at the property – plus much more.

Hotels in California are becoming progressively greener.  In addition to the L’Auberge Del Mar, six other hotels have recently earned the Green Eco-Leaf Rating.  California lodging properties that have recently been awarded the Green Eco-Leaf Rating include Hampton Inn Banning Beaumont, Dinah’s Garden Hotel and Trader, Comfort Inn Moreno Valley, Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara, Comfort Inn Watsonville and Super 8 Ukiah. The lodging industry recognizes the need to create a sustainable future for travel.  While the L’Auberge Del Mar is the first Del Mar lodging property to achieve the Green Eco-Leaf Rating, many properties in nearby La Jolla and San Diego are already Green Eco-Leaf rated.  We recognize that many more properties in the area are also promoting eco-friendly initiatives and anticipate that they will seek to be rated. This eco-rating allows the public to know the specific environmental initiatives in place at a property, which enables the environmentally conscious traveler to make informed lodging decisions.


About L’Auberge Del Mar

Located in the heart of the coastal Southern California village Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean offering a resort experience reminiscent of a private seaside estate. This intimate hotel, presents 121 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a full service beach house-style 5,000-square-foot spa, a private path for easy beach access, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and a peaceful pool area with leisure and whirl pools. An array of dining and drink selections includes the award-winning KITCHEN 1540, Coastline for waterfront al fresco dining, the lively poolside Bleu Bar for libations and nibbles and The Living Room Bar, a hub for socializing and people watching, serving handcrafted cocktails and tasty appetizers. For more information, please visit



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