Eco Happy Hour to Benefit Amazon Rainforest Held throughout Summer at JW Marriott Washington, DC Bar

May 01, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Washington, DC May 1, 2010 The JW Marriott Washington, DC, situated at the corner of 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, is proud to support Earth Day 2010. As an extension of Earth Day's celebration, the JW Marriott Washington, DC's Bar 1331 is hosting a happy hour fundraiser with a special menu. This new drink menu consists of refreshing eco-cocktails and organic summer white wines by the glass, to help raise awareness for saving the rainforests. The rainforest fundraiser consists of a special beverage menu that will be available at JW Marriott's Bar 1331, Monday, April 19 throughout the summer months. Cocktails are $12.00 and the organic wines by the glass start at $9.00. In an effort to protect the rainforest, 30% of the proceeds from each beverage on the new menu will be donated. These funds will be used toward the protection and preservation of 1.4 million acres of endangered rainforest in the Amazon, called the Juma Sustainable Development Reserve.

The rainforest benefit Happy Hour menu features Prairie Organic® vodka includes: Strawberry Fields muddled fresh strawberries, basil leaves, simple syrup; Prairie Sage Sour, bruised sage leaves, sage infused simple syrup, and house made sour mix; Prairie Fresh, cucumber and mint leaves muddles with simple syrup. Wines by the glass include: Cartlidge and Browne Sauvignon Blanc, Pacific Rim Organic Riesling, Vida Organica Malbec Rose, and Vida Organica Torrontes.

In addition to the happy hour fundraiser, a $1 contribution to the Juma Reserve helps offset the average carbon generated per occupied guest room per night at the JW Marriott. Patrons of Bar 1331 will also have the option to make an additional $10 donation to their check, to help offset the carbon footprint of 10 room nights.

In April 2008, Marriott announced its environmental strategy to address climate change, which it calls its "Spirit To Preserve." The plan calls for: Greening its $10 billion supply chain; further reducing fuel and water consumption by 25 percent per available room, and installing solar power at up to 40 hotels by 2017; creating green construction standards for hotel developers to achieve LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council; educating and inspiring employees and guests to support the environment; and helping protect the rainforest. Marriott launched "Green Your Hotel Stay," inviting guests to "offset" their hotel stay by making a donation to the Amazon rainforest protection in Brazil when they make a reservation on

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JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today's sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 45 JW Marriott hotels in 19 countries; by 2013 the portfolio will encompass 73 properties in 28 countries.