27 January 2021, Hong Kong SAR, China – With our devoted commitment as a socially responsible organisation, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel has proudly retained its EarthCheck Silver Certification for 2020. This is our third year to be recognised by EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmark for travel and tourism.
The award identifies Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel as a leader among sustainable tourism operators (Accommodation – Business Hotel), all certified to international EarthCheck Company Standards. The average greenhouse gas emissions per-guest night in 2019 performed better than other competitors, while potable water consumption has reduced by 12% when compared to last year, placing the hotel’s performance above average.
Mr Dalip Singh, General Manager of Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong said, “2020 was a challenging year, yet the difficulties did not refrain us from continuously operating our hotel with a social and environmentally responsible approach. Last year, the Hotel Associates initiated new projects dedicated to protect the environment including trekking location cleanups and soap bar recycling. The hotel has also changed all bathroom amenities on standard floors to eco-friendly products from Italy. We’re on target to enhance our global sustainable development goals, maintaining us as corporate citizens in the community and environment.”
About Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel
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Situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, which earned 2020 Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award, is part of Harbour City – Hong Kong’s largest shopping complex.
Comprised of 665 luxurious guestrooms and suites, many of which offer breathtaking waterfront views of 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 Star Ferry terminal and MTR subway stations.
Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, a lobby lounge, an all-day dining outlet, Cafe Marco, featuring a wide variety of gourmet cuisines from all over the world and our 2020 Forbes Travel Guide 4-star restaurant – Cucina, a renowned Italian Restaurant. The hotel has 14 function rooms; the largest venue can accommodate up to 430 guests, with the dedicated service of our 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 570 hotels in 85 countries. Further details on Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel are available at marcopolohotels.com.
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