Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort awarded Green Key Rating

Jan 05, 2017
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CHEROKEE — In December, Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort was awarded a 4-Key Rating by Green Key Global for efforts to reduce waste and conserve resources.

The Green Key rating system recognizes hotel, motels and resorts that are committed to reducing their environmental impact. Based on the results of a comprehensive environmental self-assessment, lodging facilities are awarded a rating from 1 to 5 Keys, 5 Keys being the highest attainable.

“Reaching a 4-key rating is a rare and significant accomplishment," said Ray Rose, regional vice president of resort operations. "I'd like to thank our Hotel and Facilities teams for supporting our Green Key objective of shrinking our environmental impact while we maintain high standards for the quality of our service."

Green Key ratings are based on efforts to reduce utility consumption, waste, emissions, and operating costs. Conservation efforts in 2016 for Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort were highlighted by a 9 percent reduction in laundry use by weight.

Additionally, Harrah's Cherokee Casinos' hotels in Murphy and Cherokee are launching a new Housekeeping Opt-Out program today. The program aims to reward guests for opting out of housekeeping service on multi-night stays, thus reducing linens use and unnecessary cleaning.

For more information on Green Key ratings, click here.