The Lodge At Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa Introduces Eco-Friendly Lawn As Part Of Northern California Water Conservation Initiatives

SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa recently announced the installation of an eco-friendly artificial grass venue as part of their ongoing green initiatives. The renovated wedding lawn was redesigned by San Francisco Company, Heavenly Greens. Wedding planning in Sonoma County now has a new efficient aspect to add to the big day.    

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The resort's director of engineering, John Traynor sat down for a Q&A:

What was the scope of the project?

"We replaced 7,000 square feet of sod in April 2014 at a cost of $8.50 per square feet."

What is the product made of?

"The lawn is made using recycled materials and is fully recyclable at the end of its life."

 What is the projected water consumption savings annually?

"This installation results in a reduction of 15,000 gallons per year in irrigation on site, not to mention the needs of the sod farm."

Do you see any other benefits?

"Yes, this product reduces erosion and improves draining capabilities to traditional lawns. No pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are needed and there is a reduction in gas omissions since we don't have to mow it."

What has the guest response been to date?

"The Feedback on the new lawn has been overwhelmingly positive. People really enjoy the feel,  the consistent  coloration and have even taken their shoes off to walk barefoot through the 'lush lawn.'" 

Are there any more plans to put more Heavenly Grass in?
"We do anticipate incorporating more conversions throughout our seven acre campus."

"We're very proud of our TripAdvisor Green Leader designation," shares Traynor. "This initiative is just one example of our continued effort to help protect Northern California and specifically, Sonoma Valley."

About The Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa
Showcasing the incredible beauty of the Sonoma Valley, The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa expertly combines authentically artisan surroundings with contemporary facilities to create a haven of casual sophistications. A total of 182 guest rooms and suites, multiple dining and entertainment options and an award-winning spa provide a great base from which to explore and discover California's most popular wine country.

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Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to Discover(SM) at more than 150 locations worldwide.   Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination.  At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities.  Signature RLife LIVE entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, RLife LIVE networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions.   At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working; you should discover the world as you go. To discover more visit

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Media Contact:  Lisa Roughley, The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, 1-425-437-0122,

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