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The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Takes Leadership Position in Sustainable Practices in North America

World’s leading sustainable travel and tourism organization recognizes hotel’s achievements

Published: Friday, April 3, 2015 | 4:03 AM

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is the first luxury hotel on the west coast of the U.S. to achieve the coveted EarthCheck Gold Certification. Gold Certification recognizes five consecutive years of commitment to environmental and social sustainability.

The EarthCheck Program is widely regarded as the world’s most scientifically rigorous and provides a framework, which includes requirements specific to management systems, such as quality, environment, occupational health and safety, risk management, heritage and corporate social responsibility.

Mr. Stewart Moore, CEO and founder of EarthCheck, said that The Langham Huntington continues to be a significant leader in sustainability within California.

Mr. Moore said, “The Langham Huntington is the first luxury hotel in California to achieve this highly sought after recognition. In doing so, it is measuring its performance against best practices and making positive changes to reduce its environmental footprint and improve its social impact.”

The majority of Langham Hospitality Group’s portfolio is currently recognized by EarthCheck. Langham Hotels and Resorts in Auckland, Boston, London, and Mongkok are Gold Certified, while hotels in Hong Kong, Melbourne and Xintiandi are Silver Certified and Toronto and Beijing have Benchmarked Bronze status.

“It is with great pleasure we accept our EarthCheck Gold Certification,” said Alice Cablayan, Green Team Champion and Sustainability Coordinator at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. “This is a direct result of the commitment of our staff, visitors and key stakeholders to reduce, reuse and recycle, and to push the hotel and ourselves to be the best in the field.”

Sustainability is a way of life for Langham Hospitality Group. Through their CONNECT program, Langham aims to strike a balance between continuous business development, environmental protection, and fostering employee relationships and community welfare.

Mr. Moore added, “The Langham Huntington understands that to achieve this recognition, all levels of the organization had to come together. Green team members, like Alice Cablayan, have helped realize the connection between the hotel’s environmental impact and collective responsibility to contribute to the sustainable development of the Pasadena community.”

For additional information or to make a reservation, dial (626) 568-3900 or book here. Fans can follow The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on Facebook , Instragram and Twitter. The hotel is located at 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena.

About The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles

Capturing the grace and elegance of classic Southern California, The Langham Huntington is an iconic landmark hotel located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena. A renowned Pasadena hotel for 100 years, the property features 380 guestrooms including 38 suites, eight cottages, world-class dining and an award-wining Chuan Spa featuring treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine and cutting-edge skin care technology. For more information, visit

About Langham Hospitality Group

As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hospitality brands which include hotels, residential serviced apartments, restaurants and spas, located on four continents. The Group currently owns and/or manages 21 hotels under The Langham, Langham Place and Eaton brands with more than 30 hotel projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation from China through Asia and India to the Middle East. For more information, please contact a travel professional or access the website at

About EarthCheck

EarthCheck is the next generation of environmental certification and benchmarking. It is the culmination of a journey that began in 1987 and continues to this day. Exclusively owned by EC3 Global, the EarthCheck Program is used by more sustainable travel and tourism companies than any other; helping them navigate the path forwards with certainty and peace of mind, while recognizing that the planet deserves more than half measures.



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