“We at the Branson Tourism Center congratulate Myer Hotels on the recent announcement of their recognition by the Missouri State Legislature and Missouri Hotel and Lodging Association for their environmental efforts,” said Tammy Johnson, the Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. “The announcement said that the Missouri State Senate and House of Representatives had recently recognized three Myer Hotel Branson properties, the Comfort Inn & Suites Branson Meadows, Comfort Inn at Thousand Hills and Comfort Inn West for their commitment to environmental initiatives and that they had also received the Missouri Hotel and Lodging Association’s 2010 “Green Lodging Certification,” she continued.
The website of the Missouri Legislature and Missouri Hotel and Lodging Association (MHLA) states that its “Green Lodging Certification” is designed to recognize those lodging businesses which are going beyond existing state and federal environmental regulations to insure that their operation has a much smaller environmental impact on their local communities.” In addition to the Myer Hotel properties, the following Branson properties have also received the MHLA “Green Lodging Certification, the “Hilton Branson Convention Center, Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing, Lynina Inn, and Wyndham Branson at the Meadows.
In commenting on the recognition, Gail Myer, Meyer Hotel Vice President of Operations said, â€œAt Myer Hotels, Godâ€™s environment has always been important to us. The use of green products within our landscaping and housekeeping departments, along with recycling programs at each of our six properties is essential. We were the first Certified Green hotels in Branson, an honor that we take seriously.â€ Myer Hotels has been in the lodging business for 40 years, the Branson hospitality market for 25 years and has received numerous national awards. In 2008, Meyer’s Comfort Inn & Suites was honored by Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB as its â€œSmall Business of the Yearâ€.
Branson Tourism Center’s Johnson said, “The recognition of these fine lodging establishments testifies as to their awareness and concern in preserving and improving the environment as an inherent part of the way they run their businesses. It is also an indication of the commitment that the Branson community has toward protecting the air, water, beauty and natural environment that Branson is blessed with.”