Hong Kong SAR, China, 18 October 2022 – Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel has successfully achieved EarthCheck’s Gold Certified status for the first time, which marks an important milestone in the hotel’s sustainable development.
EarthCheck is the world’s leading business advisory group for sustainable travel and tourism. The organisation recognised Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel as a leader among sustainable tourism operators (Accommodation – Business Hotel) based on rigorous international EarthCheck Company Standards across key performance areas, including greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, social and cultural engagement, waste management and more.
Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel has a long-standing commitment to sustainability. Since receiving the EarthCheck Bronze status in 2017, the team has continued to ramp up its efforts and dedication toward socially and environmentally sustainable practices. For example, an array of sustainable dishes is served in the restaurants, allowing guests to enjoy delectable food and protect the environment.
“We are honoured to be recognised by EarthCheck as a top performer alongside other global sustainability leaders, and we are very proud of our hotel’s sustainability journey from Bronze, Silver to Gold certification in the past years. With the recovery of the global tourism industry and growth in international visitors, our team will remain committed to maintaining our roles as corporate citizens in the community and environment by contributing to sustainable tourism,” said Mr Dalip Singh, Area General Manager of Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong.
Stewart Moore, CEO and Founder of EarthCheck, said: “Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel has taken a significant leadership position in sustainability. I would like to congratulate the whole team at Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel on their achievement. The hotel is a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference.”
About Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel
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Situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, which earned the 2022 Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award, is part of Harbour City – Hong Kong’s largest shopping complex.
The hotel comprises 665 luxurious guestrooms and suites, many of which offer breath-taking views of the celebrated Victoria Harbour. Within a short walk are landmarks such as the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Cultural Centre and 1881 Heritage. The hotel is also on the doorstep of the Star Ferry terminal and MTR subway stations.
Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool; a gym; a lobby lounge; the all-day dining outlet, Cafe Marco, which features a wide variety of gourmet cuisines from all over the world; and our 2022 Forbes Travel Guide 4-star Italian restaurant, Cucina. The hotel has 14 function rooms, the largest of which can accommodate up to 430 guests, as well as a dedicated and professional Banquet Services Team.
The hotel is part of Wharf Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, a Hong Kong-listed company with core business interests in property and investments in communications and container-terminal operations. Other Wharf Hotels properties include Gateway Hotel and Prince Hotel in Hong Kong as well as hotels in mainland China and the Philippines. Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 500 hotels in 85 countries. Further details on Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel are available at marcopolohotels.com.
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