Green Globe certifies Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong and Cosmo Hotel Mongkok, China

Green Globe certifies Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong and Cosmo Hotel Mongkok, China
June 10, 2012 Arton Kabashi

Green Globe announced certification of Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong and Cosmo Hotel Mongkok in Hong Kong, China. The Cosmo Hotels scored 83 percent (Hong Kong) and 85 percent (Mongkok) compliance against the Green Globe Standard for Sustainable Travel and Tourism. Both properties have implemented a variety of initiatives to assume social responsibility and reduce energy and water consumption, as well as waste.
Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong, a Wan Chai hotel situated on the Hong Kong island, and Cosmo Hotel Mongkok, a Mongkok hotel on the Kowloon peninsula, have installed energy-efficient lighting and are re-designing amenities in guests rooms, for example installing soap dispensers to reduce the use of disposable items. The properties encourage guests to reuse towels and linens, and provide a complimentary shuttle bus with various routes to multiple destinations, catering to the needs of both leisure and business travelers. The schedule is based on demand. Both Cosmo Hotels are also 100 percent smoke free to ensure a healthy environment for guests and staff.
To support the local community, both properties provide internship programs, which showcase the hotel industry as a career opportunity. Through the internal “One Family Program,” family members – mostly children or teenagers – of hotel staff can experience the work environment of the respective parent. Furthermore, the Cosmo Hotels offer internships for disadvantaged teenagers in collaboration with Sheng Kung Hui St. Christopher´s home. The short-term trainings give an opportunity to gain insight into different departments of the hotel and include interview sessions in role-play in which the interns can learn and practice job interview skills.

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