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BWC Spotlight: Hilton Garden Inn Arlington, Shirlington, VA.

Christopher Ng is the General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn, a select service hotel in the trendy Village of Shirlington in South Arlington County, VA and he shares proudly, “We were the first LEED Certified hotel in Arlington County when we opened in December, 2009.” The commuter benefits program started at once when the hotel was opened. During the hiring process, commuter benefits are highlighted as the most economical and environmentally friendly way to get to and from work. Christopher reports that, currently, 33 team members (out of 48 total) take advantage of the commuter benefits offered.

Elizabeth A. Floyd, Arlington Transportation Partners awarding the Best Workplaces for Commuters certificate to Christopher Ng, General Manager of Hilton Garden Inn Arlington / Shirlington, VA.

Elizabeth A. Floyd, Arlington Transportation Partners awarding the Best Workplaces for Commuters certificate to Christopher Ng, General Manager of Hilton Garden Inn Arlington / Shirlington, VA.

On tips to get more employees to participate, Christopher added, “Team members are always going to be receptive to practices that save them money. Throw in the fact that they are going to eco-friendly and there’s no reason why they wouldn’t participate in your commuter benefits program.”