Dubai, 09 February 2014: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company, and member of Dubai Holding, is delighted to announce that two properties have been awarded the Green Globe Certification (GGC) for implementing energy-saving measures throughout the hotels.
The hotels join Burj Al Arab which has also been awarded the internationally renowned certificate. In 2012 Jumeirah Emirates Towers became the first Jumeirah property to receive GGC and this is the third year the hotel has been approved. Jumeirah Emirates Towers’s current Green Globe audit score is 91%, the highest in the UAE and the Gulf region.
Grant Ruddiman, General Manager at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, said: “Since becoming the first hotel within the Jumeirah Group to embrace the Green Globe programme in late 2011, we have made tremendous progress and seen year-on-year results. We have made major improvements and witnessed significant savings in terms of electricity and water consumption. Jumeirah Emirates Towers has positioned itself as a responsible and sustainable hotel and commercial complex which is proven in our recent 2013 audit results where we were awarded the highest score in the GCC.” Click here to watch an interview with Grant Ruddiman.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel was also certified by Green Globe for its outstanding sustainability management plan. The hotel’s green policies have been developed in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Energy-saving measures include an upgraded chiller plant which utilises evaporative cooling systems and waste heat recovery, to reduce electricity consumption by 20%. In addition, environmentally friendly LED bulbs have now been fitted throughout the hotel, resulting in substantial cost and energy savings.
General Manager of Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Mahmoud Sakr, said: “We are delighted to have received this prestigious certification which highlights our ongoing commitment and dedication towards a more sustainable future. The property has ambitious goals for 2014 to continue to focus on environmental sustainability across all departments.”
GGC is the premier worldwide sustainability stamp for the tourism industry and is made up of 337 compliance indicators, applied to 41 individual sustainability criteria. The Green Globe Standard is a structured assessment of the sustainability performance of travel and tourism businesses and their supply chain partners. Also highly commended during the audit was the hotel’s Pavillion Dive Centre’s Disabled Diving Centre, created by Tawasul and Disabled Divers International (DDI). “It is the only such facility in the UAE with professional DDI Instructors and Dive Masters, aiming to promote, develop and conduct disabled scuba diving training programmes for professional and non-professional diving students,” said Sandrine Le Biavant, Director Consultancy, at Dubai-based FARNEK, Green Globe’s preferred partner in the Middle East and the company responsible for carrying out the certification audit.
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- The Burj al Arab impressed in all areas of the operational audit and in particular, the hotel excelled in water usage reduction, grey water recycling, and in managing its energy output and carbon footprint.
- In October 2013, in addition to the recent GGC certification, Jumeirah Beach Hotel was awarded the internationally renowned Blue Flag for both the main beach area and The Pavilion Marina. The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label, awarded to more than 3850 beaches and marinas in 48 countries. This programme works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management and Safety and Other Services.
About Jumeirah Beach Hotel:
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai’s premier lifestyle destination, is located on Jumeirah Beach Road just 15 kilometres from the city centre and 25 kilometres from Dubai International Airport. The hotel is a dynamically-formed 26-storey curved design built in the shape of a breaking wave and offers pristine private beaches with undisturbed views of the Arabian Gulf. Jumeirah Beach Hotel also offers 598 sea-facing rooms and suites, over 15 restaurants and bars, extensive conference and banqueting facilities, the Pavilion Marina and Sports Club, Sinbad’s Kids Clubs and direct, complimentary access to Wild Wadi for all guests. Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a seaside destination for the entire family.
About Jumeirah Emirates Towers:
An architectural masterpiece, Jumeirah Emirates Towers offers luxurious experiences in the heart of UAE’s most dynamic city. Soaring high above the central business and commercial district, Jumeirah Emirates Towers is a dramatic backdrop to Dubai's skyline and a visible statement of the region's growing corporate success. Comprising of two equilateral triangles, this landmark structure is home to an Office Tower, Hotel Tower and shopping Boulevard. The hotel encompasses 400 spacious rooms and suites, 15 world-class restaurants and bars, Talise Fitness, Talise Spa as well as elite shopping and lifestyle attractions at the Boulevard, a unique and prestigious retail destination. Additionally, the award-winning hotel has multiple venues for inspiring events including the grand Godolphin Ballroom seating 500 and 16 Congress and meeting rooms, making it the ideal destination for travellers from all walks of life.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.
For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of External Communications
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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