Press Release

The Lodge at Torrey Pines Earns Highest Status in
California Green Lodging Program

December 2012

Environmentalist Level Status is awarded to San Diego’s 5-Diamond Luxury Resort

(SAN DIEGO, CA) - The Lodge at Torrey Pines® is dedicated to protecting the environment and has earned the highest level of program participation from the California Green Lodging Program. Environmentalist Level hotels achieved a field survey score of 351 or higher. The program recognizes efforts by the California hospitality industry that focus on program sustainability, minimizing waste, conserving energy and protecting natural resources.

The California Green Lodging Program was developed to steer “green travelers” to eco-friendly hotels and resorts. “Because we are so close to the natural beauty of Torrey Pines Golf Course and Torrey Pines State Reserve, we feel a special obligation to make a commitment to our environment,” said General Manager Dan Fullen. The Lodge earned the Environmentalist Level status by keeping a written environmental policy and by meeting all seven of the program’s criteria: waste minimization, reuse/recycling, energy efficiency, conservation and management, waste management, freshwater resource management, hazardous materials management, plus environmentally and socially sensitive purchasing policies.

“The Lodge overlooks the Pacific Ocean, and the view reminds us every day of the relationship between the environment and our property,” says Fullen. “Our guests stay with us to enjoy the natural beauty of Southern California, and our staff does everything we can to maintain or improve our surroundings. We care about our impact on the environment, and this award recognizes that we are keeping our commitments to our guests and our community.”

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a tribute to the California Craftsman Movement and is modeled after Greene and Greene’s famed Gamble and Blacker houses in Pasadena, California, two of the finest examples of early 1900s Craftsman-style architecture. The Lodge features 170 spacious guest rooms, including 8 suites, more than 13,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, a 9,500 square-foot full-service spa and two restaurants serving contemporary California cuisine. The Lodge is adjacent to the Torrey Pines Golf Course and is within walking distance to the Torrey Pines State Reserve.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is owned and operated by Evans Hotels, San Diego. For hotel reservations call 800-422-8386 or for further information visit