ORLANDO, FL, Jun 04 (MARKET WIRE) —
The New Yorker Hotel, the second hotel in New York to partner with Clean
the World, will now provide nearly 400 children annually with desperately
needed hygiene tools as part of an innovative program that recycles soap
and distributes it to impoverished people worldwide. The gently-used
amenities from the hotel’s 912 rooms will skip a trip to the landfills
and instead hit Clean the World’s Recycling Operations Center (ROCs).
“Now that we have The New Yorker Hotel on board, we are on track to open
our New York metro-area ROC,” said Peter Insalaco, Regional Director at
Clean the World. “We are thrilled to have them as part of our program.
We’re ready to bring New York to the forefront of the Clean the World
Soap is both difficult to obtain in impoverished areas and crucial to
preventing the spread of diarrheal disease and pneumonia, two of the
biggest killers of children under age five.
With upwards of 75,000 hotel rooms in the New York area, a tremendous
amount of waste is generated from discarded hotel soap and amenities. “We
are extremely proud to help lessen needless waste and do it in a way that
also has humanitarian purpose,” said Sylvia Lima, general manager of the
New Yorker Hotel.
“The entire housekeeping department, when they heard of this tremendous
effort from Clean the World, were very excited to be a part of it,” said
Angela Sanchez, director of housekeeping.
Big-city amenities will continue to be recast with global purpose — just
ask Clean the World and The New Yorker Hotel.
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About Clean the World, Inc.
Clean the World is committed to reducing the
waste created by discarded soap and shampoo products and collects these
items from hotels to be recycled and distributed to domestic homeless
shelters and impoverished people worldwide, helping to prevent millions
of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses. Clean the World
Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable
organization. For more information visit: http://www.cleantheworld.org
About The New Yorker Hotel
Conveniently located at 34th Street and
Eighth Avenue in Manhattan, across from Madison Square Garden, The New
Yorker Hotel is one of the largest art deco buildings in New York City.
The New Yorker Hotel has completed a massive, comprehensive $70 million
renovation of all rooms and public spaces. The legendary NYC hotel is
well-suited for groups, business and leisure travelers and anyone seeking
a great value in an unrivaled location in Manhattan. The newly-renovated
hotel now features 912 guest rooms (several with terraces and View Rooms
offering spectacular views); 25,000 square feet of meeting space (two
stately ballrooms and 12 meeting and conference rooms); an award-winning
catering department; the 24-hour Tick Tock Diner and Cooper’s Tavern; a
complimentary Fitness Center; and a fully-equipped Business Center.
With a large variety of rooms to suit any traveler needs, the New Yorker
Hotel’s 912 rooms include 23 ADA certified rooms, and 70 luxury suites to
The New Yorker Hotel is conveniently located just minutes from Madison
Square Garden and Penn Station. Down the street are the Empire State
Building and Macy’s, and just five minutes to the Theater District.
Additionally, the hotel is just 2 blocks from the Jacob Javits convention
center, 8 blocks from Times Square and only a 15-minute cab ride from
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For more information about The New Yorker Hotel, contact toll-free in the
U.S. and Canada 866-800-3088 or visit http://www.NewYorkerHotel.com
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