Taj Palace Hotel, Dubai,is riding high on the staggering success of its environmental management programmeas the hospitality gianthas been awarded the prestigious EarthCheck Silver Certificate for the third consecutive year.
The recognition to Taj Palace Hotel’s commitment to protect environment has come from EarthCheck, the world’s leading environmental benchmarking andcertification agency that provides training, capacity building, and consultancy services used by sustainable travel and tourism operators with more than 1300 clients in over 80 countries.
Mr Ahmed Badawy,Acting General Manager of Taj Palace Hotel Dubai, said, “This incredible achievement is reflective of the hotel’s unwavering commitment to environment friendly policies in keeping with the world’s highest environmental standards.”
“We are truly proud of this accomplishment that reflects our dedication to green and sustainable practices designed to limit our carbon footprint. Heartiest congratulations to the entire team for another remarkable achievement,” said Mr. Badawy
The Taj Palace Hotel, Dubai, was benchmarked in 2010 by EarthCheck on areas that included energy consumption, cleaning chemicals, water saving and waste recycling with a follow up assessment showing significant improvement in all areas. With the help of an EarthCheck coordinator, who was responsible to oversee and guide all activities, the hotel reached the benchmark and won the firstEarthCheck Silver Certificate after 12 months.
Although eco-awareness programmes have made people accustomed to carbon footprinting, this programme also underlines the need to focus on water footprinting. Joining this certification programme completely changed the staff’s thinking and made them realise that hotel and tourism businesses need to have dedicated water management plans, which are successfully implemented. The Taj Palace Hotel’s commitment to the environment was also focused on social sustainability by choosing to hire locally and by buying locally produced products and services.
The Taj Palace Hotel Dubai is conveniently located in the heart of Deira, minutes’ from the international airport, within easy reach of the business and commercial district, touristic sites, shopping malls, leisure and entertainment facilities, the beach and creek, as well as the Dubai Metro line. The hotel features 159 rooms and suites plus 90 apartments as well as superb dining and leisure options. The unbeatable combination of luxury, location, convenience and comfort guarantees true value for money at Taj Palace Hotel Dubai.
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