Where We Are Going
3H Group Hotels has established a policy of implementing "green-friendly" methods of operating our hotels. This includes how we develop and build our hotels to the ways we manage them on a day-to-day basis. 3H has executed many "green" initiatives at both the property and corporate level as part of the tremendous effort to go green and reduce carbon emissions. The SpringHill Suites obtained a LEED Silver Certification in October 2012. LEED- an acronym for "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design"- is a rating system which sets buildings constructed in an environmentally conscious way apart in 5 key categories: the use of a sustainable site, water efficiency, materials and resources, energy usage, and indoor air quality. Our other hotels recycle soap, reuse linen, recycle plastics, and use environmentally friendly laundry detergent. In addition, a majority of our Chattanooga hotels are part of the Chattanooga Green Lodging Certification Program.
In September 2011, our Residence Inn by Marriott and Conference Center and Staybridge Suites Downtown Chattanooga added two Level 2 Blink EV Charging Stations, which are complimentary for use to our hotel guests. The stations are part of the EV Project's implemented by ECOtality, a leader in electric transportation. The EV Projects is a public/private partnership funded in part by the Department of Energy, and is aimed at reducing the use of fossil fuels. The EV Stations at Residence Inn and Staybridge are only four of 14,000 Level 2 Stations across 18 cities in the U.S. The Charging Stations recharge vehicles in approximately 4-6 hours and are a great, cost effective way to reduce carbon emissions.
Our Florida properties are also "Green-Certified" by the state, and have earned their palm. The Florida Green Lodging Program is a voluntary initiative of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that designates and recognizes lodging facilities that make a commitment to conserve and protect Florida's natural resources. The program's environmental guidelines allow the hospitality industry to evaluate its operations, set goals and take specific actions to continuously improve environmental performance.
Growth and Development
Since 2000 3H Group has been offering top-of-the-line hotel development. 3H's experience extends to lodging construction, ground up development, and product design. We currently own and operate 18 properties across the Southeastern United States. In 2011, 3H broke ground on the SpringHill Suites by Marriott at Cameron Harbor in Chattanooga, TN. Adjacent to the Tennessee River, this 116-room all suite hotel is the first riverfront property in the Chattanooga area offering deluxe accommodations and picturesque views. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chattanooga Downtown/Cameron Harbor is the first LEED Certified riverfront hotel in Chattanooga- the property opened May 2012.
TownePlace Suites Chattanooga: In early February 2012, the TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Chattanooga project broke ground. The all-suites hotel is adjacent to the Residence Inn by Marriott & Conference Center near Hamilton Place and offer complimentary breakfast, parking, High Speed Internet, and spacious guest rooms. TownePlace Suites opened November 2012.
Four Points by Sheraton Chattanooga Hamilton Place: Re-construction of the recently acquired Clarion Inn in Chattanooga began in early March 2012. The Clarion Inn was transformed into a new and vibrant Four Points by Sheraton. The property has an on-site restaurant and bar, outdoor pool, complimentary WiFi, and free parking. The hotel opened December 2012.
New Hotel: Opening in late summer 2013- Hampton Inn & Suites Altamonte Springs. This new build, currently under construction will have 128 guest rooms, meeting space, and an outdoor pool.
3H Group Hotels is commited to maximizing long term value of the hotels we manage and develop.