3 September 2018, Hong Kong SAR, China – 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.
About Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel
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Situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel is part of Harbour City – Hong Kong SAR of China’s largest shopping complex, housing over 450 shops, including the world’s leading luxury brands and a myriad of dining options.
Comprised of 665 luxurious guestrooms and suites, many of which offer breath-taking waterfront views of celebrated Victoria Harbour, the hotel also offers the ultimate in personalised service with The Continental Club. All rooms are well-equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi with deluxe amenities. Within a short walk are landmarks such as the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Space Museum, 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 lobby lounge, a gym, an all-day dining outlet, Cafe Marco on Level 1, featuring a wide variety of gourmet cuisines from all over the world and our renowned authentic Italian restaurant, Cucina. 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.
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