Kuwait, 26 July 2015: Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa has received the Green Globe certification in recognition of its dedication to sustainable practices.
Energy and water usage at the hotel is monitored on a continual basis and a 3% reduction target has been set. To reduce electricity consumption an in-room management system has been implemented which automatically shuts down power and closes curtains when guest rooms are unoccupied. In addition, energy efficient appliances are used in guest rooms and windows are tinted to lower heat absorbed from sunlight.
General Manager, Hakan Petek, said: “We are delighted to receive this certification which reinforces our commitment to sustainability in Kuwait’s community. Our sustainability management plan encompasses four key areas: environment, corporate social responsibility, quality of economic wellbeing of the community and the health and safety of our guests and stakeholders. Our colleagues across all departments are committed to achieving this plan without compromising the STAY DIFFERENT™ experiences that our guests enjoy when they stay with us.”
In line with water reduction strategies, low flow aerators, motion sensors and dual flush toilets have been installed within specified areas of the hotel. Outside, drought resistant native plants such as cactus, cycas and palms are grown within the gardens and landscaped areas.
An irrigation schedule for sprinklers is confined to designated hours and adjusted with the change of seasons.
To raise environmental awareness among colleagues and within the community, the hotel takes part in environmental initiatives each year. Colleagues previously worked in collaboration with members from the Kuwait Turtle Conservation Project to successfully release an injured green sea turtle back to its natural habitat.
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About Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa:
The Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa is ideally located in a secluded area with easy access to Kuwait’s Central Business District, airport and major attractions. The beachfront resort features 316 rooms and suites, 80 residential suites and 12 villas, six restaurants along with cafés and lounges, a 3 500 m2 ‘Talise Spa’, a 200-metres private beach, two swimming pools and a children’s play area. Additionally, extensive conference and banqueting facilities are available, including a showpiece 1 950 m2 Badriah ballroom.
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 including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
For further information please contact:
Director of PR & Communications
Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa
Telephone number: +965 2226 9656 ext. 7171
Amna Al Jarery
Telephone number: +965 2491 5616