Green Globe Certified – Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai

Green Globe Certified – Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai
July 8, 2020 Bradley Cox

Set in the heart of historic Dubai, Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai on Mankhool Road provides the ideal home base for business and leisure travelers. Just minutes away from Dubai International Airport, walking distance to the Khalid Bin Waleed metro station and near The Dubai Mall, Meena Bazaar, The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa.

Green Globe certified Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai for the first time in February this year with the hotel receiving a commendable compliance score of 82%.

Sustainable Meetings

Green Meetings are provided as an option for all business clients. Meeting rooms have motion sensors connected to a smart thermostat to reduce energy consumption. Room cooling is maintained based on physical movement as well as temperatures measured by the number of delegates within the space. As soon as delegates walk into the room, air conditioners start automatically at a set temperature to cool rooms based on the occupancy. Pre-determined temperatures kick in when rooms are vacant. This has helped to keep meeting room cooling at optimum levels and avoid energy wastage in empty meeting rooms during lunch breaks or post closure periods.

Green meeting options include the choice of no table linen or limited linen change, providing digital screens instead of flip charts, potted plant options in place of floral arrangements, recycling bins and wooden pencils have replaced pens. Meeting banquet menus offer sustainable food options such as vegetarian, vegan and anti-biotic free meals.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The property actively participates in, and contributes to other recycling programs conducted by Emirates Environment Groups which is the foremost environmental education and recycling orientated NGO in the region. In addition, the property has a well-established waste segregation system with recycling bins provided in all areas of the property. Four Points is one of the few properties in Dubai that provides segregation bins in guest rooms. Food waste, which is gaining global attention, is taken into consideration at the hotel’s dining establishments as well. All menus have half portion options and restaurants promote these eco-friendly choices with posters and flyers.

Environmentally Friendly Purchasing

Four Points by Sheraton Downtown promotes the purchasing of environmentally friendly consumables including biodegradable garbage bags, paper straws and wooden stirrers with a preference for local products and waste conscious purchasing. Furthermore, in line with sustainable practices, environmentally friendly materials and techniques will be incorporated in any future renovations undertaken at the hotel.