Inaugural Mid-Atlantic Green Hospitality Conference Sept. 15 & 16 to be Hosted by Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Dover, DE, August 22, 2014 --( In ongoing efforts to promote green awareness, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino will host the first Mid-Atlantic Green Hospitality Conference on September 15 and 16, a first-of-its-kind opportunity to unite food service and lodging facilities, tourism agencies, “eco” product suppliers and consultants around the common cause of maintaining and promoting environmentally friendly lodging and food services practices.

The Conference is the latest in Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s conservation initiatives in connection with its “Green Hotel” designation – the first in Delaware – by Delaware Green Lodging, a joint initiative by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware Hotel & Lodging Association to promote pollution prevention practices in the tourism and hospital industry.

The packed conference schedule includes a reception and a farm-to-fork dinner showcasing and honoring regionally produced foods and beverages; information on developing and improving the marketability of eco-friendly properties, tips and advice from regional green initiatives; expert advice on new green financing opportunities, innovations in new construction and highlights of resiliency and emergency planning for lodging facilities and tourist venues from throughout the region. The conference will open September 15 — the Monday of Sea Level Rise Awareness Week at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Del., the State’s capital.

Various green training programs, networking opportunities in the vendor exhibition area and a luncheon sourced from local ingredients during which a keynoter will provide the background for regional collaboration and for eco-revenue generation for all attending businesses. Attendees may choose from multiple educational forums designed for the lodging industry, food service operations and emergency preparedness.

HospitalityGreen’s, LLC, N.Y., offers Green Lodger’s Training, which provides the necessary staff training requirement for TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Certification, will be offered during the two-day Conference, as well as Greening Food Services Annual Certificate training. The Green Meetings Industry Council will be offering Green Meetings 101 as part of their Continued Education Credits and to help hospitality properties understand what Green-leaning meeting and conference planners are looking for when deciding on a host property.

Conference details, schedules, presenters and new conference information will be made available weekly. Conferees may register and receive a special discounted hotel rate by registering on the conference website at To reach the Conference Coordinator, contact John Doerfler at or 302-857-2102.

Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino® is a premier gaming entertainment resort destination in Delaware. Operations consist of a 500-room, AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel with full service spa/salon and gaming options including slots, tables, poker, online gambling, Keno, professional football parlay betting, nationwide horse racing simulcasts and live harness racing November through April. Amenities include the Rollins Center® ballroom, 41,500 sq. ft. of event space, 13 restaurants/bars/lounges, and retail shops. For more information, please visit
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