The Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai has been awarded international Green Globe Certification (GGC), following an in-depth sustainability audit conducted by Farnek Consulting, GGC’s exclusive partner in the Middle East.
The certification marks another milestone in the success of the 390-room five-star property, “we are truly proud to receive this recognition that reinforces our commitment to the emirates’ transition towards a greener economy,” said Scott Butcher, General Manager.
According to Sandrine Le Biavant, Division Manager, Farnek Consulting, the hotel demonstrated ‘top to bottom’ commitment to the certification process, with team members involved at all levels and across all departments..
“From the simplest step of encouraging team members to switch off computers and office lights when not in use, to the launch of a dedicated waste separation and recycling programme, the Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai team has shown real commitment to achieve certification, with a clear two-year strategy and a well thought-out environmental plan,” she said. “Building on its newly certificated status, the hotel will roll out a number of new carbon footprint-reducing initiatives in 2013 and has also launched an internal forum to generate further ideas and proposals”.
Concerns regarding the substantial impact of tourism on the global environmental footprint are driving the hotel’s green commitment and Butcher stressed that as a major consumer of energy and water, the hospitality industry needs to take sustainability seriously.
“Sustainable practice is an essential part of our long term business strategy, which I firmly believe can be carried out without compromising on guest comfort, or services. For environmentally conscious companies and travellers, the green agenda is a key consideration these days when choosing hotels. People do want to protect the planet by making responsible choices. Now at the Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai they can surely enjoy their stay with a clear conscience.”
GGC is the premier worldwide sustainability stamp for the tourism industry and more than 800 businesses in 50 countries have so far met the 337 exacting standards. Farnek Avireal currently has the exclusive rights to utilise the Green Globe brand, covering tourism properties within 20 different countries throughout the Middle East.GGC certified hotels can also have access to Farnek’s web-based Hotel Optimiser technology, which enables them to track their performance of energy and water consumption as well as non-recyclable waste production, calculate their CO2 emissions and analyse the savings on operational costs.