2014 Penn Alumni / Commencement weekend
Reservations for the University of Pennsylvania Alumni and Commencement weekend (May 16-20, 2014) will be available beginning 8:00 AM EST on Monday, May 20, 2013. Reservations can be made on line or by calling 1 800 HILTONS. Suites can be reserved by calling the hotel directly at 215-823-6240.
The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel - Ethical Accommodations near Philadelphia Center City
The recent multi million dollar renovation of Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel, has maintained its focus on environmental responsibility by integrating sustainable features in the guest rooms that are designed to positively impact the guest experience.
Fabrics, wall coverings and bathroom tile contain recycled content; blackout shades and fluorescent lighting support energy efficiency; and WaterSense® showerheads save thousands of gallons of water annually.
Hilton Inn at Penn is also the beneficiary of a $100,000 energy improvement grant to support the installation of the Evolve® guestroom lighting and temperature control system. The hotel is expected to reduce its energy consumption by as much as 30 percent annually with this new technology, which activates in-room lighting, heating and air conditioning upon guest arrival.
The implementation of these innovative features further strengthens the hotel’s ongoing efforts to reduce its overall carbon footprint. Earlier this year, front desk associates received new eco-friendly uniforms that are manufactured from recycled plastic bottles. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 66 percent less energy is required to manufacture materials made from recyclable plastic. The process reduces water usage by 90 percent and also helps eliminate harmful air emissions.