DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge Honored with Two Prestigious Awards for Environmental Sustainability and Business Leadership

17 March 2015
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo., March 17, 2014 – The DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge was recently awarded two DoubleTree by Hilton Awards of Excellence, an ongoing tradition that recognizes hotels that CARE, by creating a rewarding experience for others, and exhibits quality and excellence within the brand.
The first award, the Living Sustainably Environmental CARE Award, was presented to the DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge for displaying outstanding commitment to implementing and demonstrating sustainability and environmental outreach efforts that impact guests as well as the local community.
The DoubleTree in Breckenridge exemplifies environmental stewardship through its everyday commitments to energy reduction, including LED and motion controlled lighting, low-flow shower heads and faucets, reusable linen program and rechargeable batteries for all A/V equipment. Additionally, the hotel has an extensive recycling program for waste, including re-using and recycling all used shampoos, conditioners and soaps for donation to Clean the World. The hotel’s restaurant, 9600 Kitchen, is a farm to table concept featuring locally sourced ingredients as well as herbs grown on-site in the hotel’s greenhouse.
The second award went to Breckenridge local and four-year DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge employee Brandy Sawyer, who was named the Director of Sales/Director of Business Development of the Year. This award is nomination-based and recognizes individuals that best represent the Hilton Worldwide Values of Hospitality, Integrity, Leadership, Teamwork, Ownership and Now. 
“Brandy was nominated for her spirit of teamwork and drive to increase group and transient business to our hotel,” said Chris Torsleff, DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge general manager. “She is a respected leader at Vail Resorts and within our community for her commitment to integrity and community involvement, as well as her strategic approach to growing our meetings and events business at our hotel.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge is owned and managed by Vail Resorts through a franchise license agreement with Hilton Worldwide. Located just minutes from Interstate 70 with easy access to Eagle Regional and Denver International Airports, the DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge is located at 550 Village Road, Breckenridge, Colo. 80424.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is


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