A pioneer among eco friendly hotels in Philadelphia, we are the fourth hotel in the city to achieve Green Key Certification – an eco-rating program designed to recognize hotels that are committed to improving their environmental performance. With 4 out of 5 keys achieved, we are proud of his new certification and are committed to continue to make positive strides in our green/eco-friendly initiatives. Visit Green Key's website for information about the certification program and this recognition at www.greenkeyglobal.com.
Clean the World
The Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel takes pride in being the first hotel in Philadelphia to partner with the Clean the World organization, a non-profit that distributes recycled soap products and educational materials to impoverished countries worldwide, as well as domestic homeless shelters.
Impoverished people around the world die every day from acute respiratory infection and disease because they have no soap. Each year more than five million lives are lost to these diseases with the majority of deaths among children less than five years old. Studies show that simple hand washing substantially reduces the spread of these diseases.
The Sheraton Philadelphia University City, along with other hotel partners, are committed to simple soap recycling efforts to make a difference, reducing overflowing landfills and saving lives. Read more about this wonderful organization at www.cleantheworld.org.
Clean the World and Starwood Partnership Press Release
Make a Green Choice
Help us conserve natural resources! The Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel is proudly giving you the opportunity to "Make A Green Choice" by allowing you the option to conserve water, electricity, gas and chemicals. Feel free to participate in the Make A Green Choice program, forgoing your housekeeping for the day.
In exchange for helping us conserve our natural resources, we'll reward you with $5 to use in our restaurant, Sang Kee Noodle House, or 500 SPG Starpoints for each night you participate. To take advantage of this exclusive offer, complete the information below with your current reservation information and we will update your reservation with your participation in the program
Green Choice RFP
The Sheraton now offers a clear bin in our main lobby to recycle used batteries. Help support our on-going green initiatives by dropping your used batteries in the bin to ensure that they do not end up in a landfill. eForce Recycling of Philadelphia has partnered with the hotel to help us and our guests reduce our carbon footprint on the environment.
The Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel has "adopted" the 18th Police District Alex's Lemonade Stand, and the Alzheimer's Association of the Delaware Valley organizations. We look forward to adding more initiatives to our Corporate Responsibility strategy in the years to come.
Each year, in partnership with the 18th Police District, the hotel collects school supplies for children in the local West Philadelphia Community; holds a food drive for families in the local elementary school during the Thanksgiving Holiday; and donates food and volunteers for the Police District's Annual Christmas Party with Santa for local school children.
Our hotel is also a proud partner and raises funds for childhood cancer by supporting the Alex's Lemonade Stand Organization with an annual fundraiser in June. Many hotel team members walk to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association of Delaware Valley's Annual Memory Walk.
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