Mixing Nature and Nurture
The Ambrose pays attention to fend shui and features warm woods and stone both inside and out, adding a feel of nature to your stay. There is a lush Asian-inspired garden with Koi pond, a library with a welcoming fireplace set in a stone hearth, a rec room complete with exercise equipment and ballet bar, and a lounging area with comfortable seating, computer and large glass doors that bring in bright daylight.
The 77 warmly-decorated guest rooms let you select from deluxe to studio, many which feature hardwood flooring. The spacious rooms include:
*Crisp Matteo, Italian bed linens
*Aveda natural bath products
*Frette cotton robes and bath linens
*Unlimited complimentary Wi-fi access
*Complimentary USA Today
*Mini-bar featuring a selection of wine and beer, and healthful refreshments
*DVD/CD Player with Surround Sound
*Professional guest laundry and dry cleaning with same-day service
Service at Its Best
The Ambrose offers organic complimentary continental breakfast and 24-hour in-room dining by Urth Caffe, Starbucks Fair Trade Organic Coffee, secure complimentary guest parking, and an all-concierge staff to help you get the most out of your stay. Its meeting room holds up to 15 persons and incorporates green practices. Speaking of green…
The Ambrose Puts the G in Green
The Ambrose seamlessly blends both modern sophistication and eco-friendliness. The boutique property is the first-ever U.S. hotel to earn LEED-EB certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This prestigious certification required the hotel to meet strict prerequisites in eco-friendly exterior maintenance, water- and energy efficiency, materials and resources, and indoor air quality.
The award-winning green hotel goes one step further by composting, using ecologically-responsible cleaning products, reusing and recycling.
Outstanding green features include:
*Recycling containers in every guest room
*Preferred hybrid vehicle parking
*Paid volunteer opportunities for staff members
*”Green” information available throughout hotel
*Cute “London-taxi” service for guests, powered by bio-diesel fuel
Behind the “Green” Concept
The Ambrose is the flagship property of The Ambrose Collection and the brainchild of founder and president Deidre Wallace. Wallace is a green pioneer, speaker and a leader in the “green” hotel arena, educating the hospitality industry and others on environmental issues. An active member of the Los Angeles and New York committees of Global Green, and the Natural Resource Defense Council’s “Environmental Entrepreneurs”, Wallace brings her knowledge and expertise to organizations and conferences.
If you are looking for the perfect cozy yet environmentally-friendly getaway, close to beaches, culture and fun, give The Ambrose a try.
For more information on the hotel, it’s ecological background, or to make a reservation, visit www.ambrosehotel.com or call (888) 440-6851.