SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2013) - Seattle is home to good coffee and flying fish, but it's also home to a community that puts the environment at the top of its priorities. As part of that community, the SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union has made great efforts to put environmentally friendly practices into play. As a result, the South Lake Union Seattle hotel was recently awarded the Energy Star label by the EPA.

The Energy Star label is only given to buildings with energy ratings in the top 25%. Achieving that rating takes a conscious effort, and this hotel near the Seattle Convention Center has devoted itself to tracking its energy consumption through the EPA website's Portfolio Manager.

The interactive energy management tool lets hotels track energy and water consumption, create benchmarks based on past performance, see how much they've improved, monitor energy and water costs and share the data easily with others.

This attention to eco-friendly efforts is indicative of the experience guests can expect with a stay here. From a complimentary hot breakfast to a complimentary shuttle, the SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union provides guests with everything they need for a seamless, comfortable stay.

The spirit of the community also lives on in this downtown Seattle hotel's restaurants, where northwestern cuisine takes center stage at Bistro on Yale and Bistro on Yale Bar. Open for dinner and drinks, the restaurant and bar feature a sleek, modern design with picture windows that let in plenty of sunlight and original work by local photographers. Early evenings host happy hour from 4 to 7pm with discounted small plates from the restaurant menu and $1 off select wine, draft beer and well drinks.

Bistro on Yale Bar is the perfect pre- or post-game spot for hotel guests checking out Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field or exploring the city sights including the Space Needle, Pike's Place Market, Westlake Center, Lake Union and the Waterfront.

About the SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union
From major corporations to major tourist attractions, there are many things that bring visitors to Seattle. The SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union caters to them all, with extended-stay accommodations that meet the needs of modern travelers who crave home-like comforts while on the road. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, this family-friendly hotel is convenient to Seattle's iconic sights including Pike's Place Market and the Space Needle, plus major attractions including the Waterfront, Lake Union, Safeco Field, Westlake Center and the Seattle Art Museum. Those in town for work are close to the convention center and companies including, The Seattle Times, Mirabella and the South Lake Union Campus. Getting around is easy, with convenient light rail access and a complimentary shuttle. To host colleagues, this business hotel offers more than 1,700 square feet of meeting space. Rest easy in an oversized studio, with separate areas for sleeping, living and dining, and amenities including a well-lit desk, complimentary high-speed Internet access, pull-out sofa, luxurious bedding and a kitchenette with sink, mini-fridge, coffeemaker and microwave. Re-energize in the fitness center or relax at the pool. Start mornings with a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Later in the day, grab a casual meal of northwest cuisine at Bistro on Yale; its bar hosts daily happy hour with food and drink specials.

Contact Information:

SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union
1800 Yale Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101