- Julia Klein, age 11, wins The Hay Adams' first annual, "Why Trees are Important to the Planet" essay contest.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Hay-Adams, one of the world's leading luxury hotels, is pleased to announce Julia Klein, age 11, as the winner of the first annual, "Why Trees are Important to the Planet" essay contest. The prize is a three day and two night stay at the Hotel.
"It is our pleasure to welcome Julia as the contest winner and her family back to The Hay-Adams" says Hans Bruland, general manager of The Hay-Adams. "It is our earnest desire to be conservative stewards of our environment and we believe that creating interactive, educational activities for our young guests teaches them to share this vision."
In her essay, Julia wrote "Trees are important to me because without trees, there would be no oxygen. Also, trees are important to me because they provide paper for me to use in school and on essays like this." She went on to say, "trees are important to the planet because if we had no trees a lot of wildlife would lose their homes. How would you feel living in a world without birds, bears, owls and deer?"
The Hay-Adams announced the essay contest at the end of April and accepted submissions through June 4th. All hotel guests under the age of 12 were invited to participate and reflect on why the environment is important to them. Participants could then earn the chance to come back to the Hotel with their family.
About The Hay-Adams
Located at Sixteenth and H Streets, at Lafayette Park across from the White House, The Hay-Adams is Washington's finest luxury hotel and one of the most historic and celebrated properties in the world. The Hotel offers 144 rooms and suites, many with White House views. It has won numerous awards for its impeccable service and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, an exclusive group of discriminating luxury hotels worldwide. For more information, please visit www.hayadams.com.