Double Silver LEED Certification Calf. (April 20, 2012) – Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts has earned double Silver LEED certification at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, an all-season resort located just outside of Yosemite National Park in Fish Camp, Calif. Both certifications follow a year long project that expanded Tenaya’s banquet, event and meeting spaces and office area, plus added a destination spa. Delaware North, which owns and operates Tenaya, followed a process laid out by its environmental program, GreenPath, to ensure environmental stewardship and measurable green practices. The company worked with Layton Construction Company and architect Peter Grove of Collaborative Design Studio. AAA Four-Diamond Award Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite has earned AAA's Four-Diamond Award for hotels each year since opening. We are extremely honored to announce that 2010 marks our 20th consecutive year of winning this prestigious award. The Four-Diamond Award represents not only the level of excellence of the property, but also of the staff's commitment to maintaining the highest standards of service for our guests. Northern California Four Diamond Hotel Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite has been recognized by some of today's leading travel industry groups and meeting publications for our commitment to guest satisfaction. Platinum Choice Award Smart Meetings recognized Tenaya Lodge as one of the "Top 100 Platinum Choice Award Winners" in 2010. The Platinum Choice Awards are unique in the meeting planner industry. Smart Meetings selects only 100 venues from among the thousands of those qualified. The magazine assembled a panel of industry experts to choose the awards and then couples the results with that of its reader survey in order to determine a variety of top Western hotels and venues that the professionals feel meet the highest expectations in services and facilities. Best of the West Award Chosen by the readers of Meetings West Magazine, a MeetingsMedia publication. Connoisseur's Choice Award This award from Resorts & Great Hotels magazine is in recognition of extraordinary commitment to the highest degree of hospitality, services, amenities and the overall guest experience. Tenaya Lodge proudly accepted into TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ Program, Gold Level TripAdvisor GreenLeaders have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site. Travelers can now search for accommodations that have a GreenLeaders status on the TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location. “TripAdvisor GreenLeaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve their environmental footprint,” said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “We greatly applaud these accommodations and are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online audience of more than 200 million travelers.” The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the United Nations Environment Programme. For more information, please visit www.tripadvisor.com/GreenLeaders. Tenaya Lodge receives the TripAdvisor® 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award Tenaya Lodge received the 2013 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months. Tenaya Lodge awaraded the Environmentalist Level in the California Green Lodging ProgramTenaya Lodge awarded the Environmentalist level in the California Green Lodging Program. The California Green Lodging Program is an initiative of the California Department of General Servces to promote pollution prevention practices in the tourism and hospitality industry. The program encourages operations to be aware of their impact on the environment and to takes steps to reduce this impacts. Visit the Green Lodging Program website for more information.