Hong Kong, 3 September 2018 – In August 2018, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel achieved EarthCheck’s Silver Certification, recognising the hotel’s commitment to making a sustainable impact on our environment and communities.
EarthCheck is the world’s leading environmental management and professional service group for the travel and tourism industry. It helps businesses deliver clean, safe, prosperous and healthy destinations for travellers to visit and live.
Since achieving Bronze Certificate last year, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel has successfully implemented more comprehensive and sustainable operations in every department, such as reducing paper products and water usage, and encouraging greater reduction, reuse and recycling. Furthermore, the hotel partners with Foodlink Foundation, donating unconsumed food from events and restaurants to minimise wastage and to move towards a zero-waste environment. The greenhouse gas emissions per guest night ratings also place Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel’s performance above average according to EarthCheck.
Steward Moore, CEO of EarthCheck, said: “I would like to congratulate Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel on their achievement. Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel is a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference and has taken a significant leadership position in sustainability.”
“Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel has been making every effort to apply best practices in environmental and social sustainability as it aligns with the Marco Polo values of continuously improving with innovation and passion. We will continue to strive beyond regulatory compliance and uphold our long-standing commitment to sustainable development. We have started the No Plastic campaign to avoid ocean pollution. Plastic straws are all replaced by paper straws at our restaurants and bars. We always seek for sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives to build a better world,” added Mr Dalip Singh, General Manager of Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong.
Marco Polo Hotels - Hong Kong
Situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, the three Marco Polo hotels in Hong Kong, namely Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Gateway Hotel and Prince Hotel, form part of Harbour City – Hong Kong’s largest shopping complex with more than 450 shops featuring the world’s leading luxury brands. The three hotels comprise 1,459 well-appointed and spacious guestrooms and suites, all equipped with complimentary handy smartphone and Wi-Fi plus deluxe amenities. Every Marco Polo hotel befits the new-age traveller, whether on business or leisure, with its elegant design, impeccable service and modern comforts. The three Marco Polo hotels in Hong Kong are 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.
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