Opened November 1986, The Peabody Orlando is only the second hotel to bear the illustrious Peabody name. The original Peabody is the famous, vintage 1925 Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, where the legend of The Peabody Ducks began. The third Peabody flag has been flying at The Peabody Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas, since 2002. And, like the original Peabody, The March of The Peabody Ducks takes place twice daily, at 11am and 5pm at The Peabody Orlando and at The Peabody Little Rock.
The hotel’s blend of exquisite interior décor, artful hospitality and elegant service combine to make it unique.
But, this hotel has another ace to play: The Peabody Ducks. These beloved mascots delight conference delegates and leisure guests alike. Each day, without fail, at 11am and 5 pm, these “Famous Five,” led by “J. J.” Mallard and his four North American Mallard hens are escorted by their Duck Master, clad in scarlet-and-gold-trimmed jacket, for the world-famous March of The Peabody Ducks.
Our commitment at The Peabody is to pursue a balance between our guests' comfort and an eco-friendly hotel operation. Our hotels analyze their operation and strive for innovative and strategic improvements at the property level via each hotels Community Relations committee and its sub-committees. We solicit feedback from our guests and associates and consider all suggestions for possible implementation. By engaging our guests, colleagues, suppliers, and contractors, our efforts to positively impact the environment will be sustainable.
For our guests, The Peabody Orlando offers water by Brazilian Springs, an eco-friendly bottled water company. 10% of their total gross sales are donated to the Nature Conservancy for the Brazilian Rainforest Preservation Foundation.
In partnership with the Clean the World organization, luxurious Peabody soaps and shampoos are sterilized, re-processed and re-shaped. This effort results in an immediate benefit to Third World peoples, where the simple act of hand washing can greatly reduce the spread of such diseases as acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease. In The Peabody Orlando's inaugural month of partnering with this cause, over 545 pounds of amenities were donated.
Through the Orange County Adopt-a-Highway program, dedicated members of The Peabody Orlando embark on cleaning a one mile segment of a local road. These efforts will result in the removal of an estimated 300 pounds of litter annually.
On June 24, 2009 The Peabody Orlando was recognized as a Green Lodging Facility from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. In order to receive this recognition, it was mandatory to meet minimum requirements in areas of: water conservation, energy efficiency, waste reduction practices, and clean air practices.
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