Green Globe certifies Desert Island Resort & Spa by Anantara, UAE

Green Globe certifies Desert Island Resort & Spa by Anantara, UAE
May 1, 2012 Arton Kabashi

Green Globe announced certification of Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, United Arab Emirates. Set on the island haven of Sir Bani Yas, just off the coast off Abu Dhabi in the Arabian Gulf, the property is recognized for its environmental, social, and cultural sustainability policies and achievements.

The Desert Island Resort & Spa aims to minimize the use of water through installation of sink aerators and low-flow showers and toilets and to reduce energy consumption by at least 10 percent annually in line with Anantara Group requirements – for example through energy-efficient lighting and mindful use of air conditioning. A waste management plan is in place, and the property also promotes local cultural awareness among guests.

Christian Zunk, General Manager at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, said: “We are actively engaged in our adherence to the Green Globe Standard for Sustainable Travel and Tourism. This recognition highlights Anantara’s sincere commitment to operating in an environmentally, socially, and culturally responsible manner.  Our yearly Guest Satisfaction Survey score remains well above the industry average and shows that our commitment to the environment and the service we provide exceeds guest expectations. Without restricting their comfort in any way, Anantara’s environmental culture also extends to communication on sustainability issues with our guests.”

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