Dubai, 15 January 2015: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, part of Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has retained the Green Globe Certification (GGC) for a second year following a recent sustainability audit.
Retaining the award highlights the continued efforts made by hotel employees who have helped to implement more energy-saving measures throughout the property.
Since the hotel was first accredited, additional energy saving measures have been introduced. Jumeirah Beach Hotel now uses grey water from Dubai Municipality for irrigation purposes which helps conserve water supplies efficiently, responsibly and intelligently.
This change has helped Jumeirah find solutions to environmental issues and achieve lower operational costs. Other changes include installation of room management systems for all 126 renovated rooms, which helps to monitor, manage and control the energy consumed within the rooms.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel was certified by Green Globe in 2013 for its outstanding sustainability management plan that was developed in-line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.
During the audit, Jumeirah Beach Hotel achieved a compliance score of 85% against the Green Globe Standard for Sustainable Travel and Tourism, an increase of eight percentage points or over 10%, from 77% in 2013.
Mahmoud Sakr, General Manager of Jumeirah Beach Hotel, said: “We are very proud to have received this prestigious certification once again which is the result of our commitment and dedication to enhancing our economic, social and environmental sustainability. Jumeirah Beach Hotel will constantly reinforce its focus on ethical and ecologically friendly practices across all departments.”
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, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; 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 LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.
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.
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