Green Globe Gold Awarded to Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights – Hotel Suites & Apartments

Green Globe Gold Awarded to Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights – Hotel Suites & Apartments
June 10, 2020 Bradley Cox

Mercure Dubai – Hotel Suites & Apartments on Sheikh Zayed Road in Barsha Heights is situated next to Dubai Internet City Metro Station. Mirroring the privacy of a home and offering the conveniences of a hotel, Mercure Dubai Hotel offers a unique hospitality experience for short and long stays at an affordable price.

Green Globe recently awarded Gold status to Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights – Hotel Suites & Apartmentsmarking five consecutive years of certification.

The hotel has made great efforts to ensure that sustainability measures and initiatives make a difference in the overall green performance of the property. Last year, the hotel received Dubai Sustainable Tourism awards for their CSR and Green Procurement practices along with winning ‘Best Sustainable Hotel Apartment’ category at the Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards.

Naseer Thodi, General Manager at Mercure Dubai Hotel said, “At Mercure, we believe that it is crucial to encourage sustainable development and make a positive difference in the communities in which we live. We embrace this goal at all levels and departments of the hotel in a way that every member of staff contributes to these initiatives throughout the year in every way possible.

“Being recognized by Dubai Sustainable Tourism for CSR record holder and Green Procurement Patron motivates our team to continue the ongoing activities and enables us to spearhead more initiatives within the hotel industry. In addition, the entire Hotel Management and Operations Team is equally proud to receive Green Globe Gold Certification in acknowledgement of our many sustainable initiatives over the past five years.”

Our Oasis Project

In December 2019, Mercure Dubai Hotel launched a brand-new eco-responsible project called ‘Our Oasis’. The project aims to replace more than 600,000 single- use plastic bottles with reusable ones by the end of 2020. The Aquasense bottle-free drinking water system introduces an integrated system of water purification and filtration using UV-based processes that reduces water and energy usage. Furthermore, the process eliminates the use of storing, transporting and distributing plastic bottles. To avoid water wastage during the refilling process, the onsite ‘Our Oasis’ plant has a dispenser programmed to fill two one-litre glass bottles every 20 seconds. There is also a dedicated glass bottle washer machine to ensure zero cross contamination.

Sustainable Design

Following eco-friendly interior trends, a captivating green living wall has been designed for the lobby area at Mercure Dubai Hotel. The environmental benefits of moss walls are impressive as they improve air quality and help to stabilise humidity in the hotel interiors. The psychological benefits range from reduced stress and improved productivity while financial benefits such as lower heating and cooling costs are gained through the greening of indoor areas.

Other positive wellbeing effects are experienced by guests and staff alike. The plants absorb CO2 as food and at the same time convert it into oxygen that purifies the air alleviating health complaints including headaches, sore throats and respiratory irritations. In addition, through photosynthesis and the absorption of sunlight, a cooler climate is produced that reduces the need for air conditioning and overuse of energy resources. The living wall also acts as a natural sound barrier reducing noise within the building and creating a quieter, more tranquil environment.

Eco-friendly printers

In their quest to become more environmentally friendly, the hotel management and operations teams decided to change to alternative printing and scanning solutions that are green, affordable, produce less wastage of consumables and use less energy. All printers in hotel departments, front of house and back offices have been replaced with new Epson Workforce models.

Mr. Levent Tasbas, Director of Finance at Mercure Dubai Hotel said, “We are so happy that we opted for Epson Workforce printers as they help us to save time and money and are energy efficient. Now all our office computers are connected to one main printer that prints at great speed and is very user friendly. We find them especially useful for double-sided printing, copying and scanning; all in one. Epson printers exceeded our expectations and we are enjoying fantastic cost benefits.”

Contact

Jenson Samuel
Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights – Hotel Suites & Apartments
Marketing & E-Commerce Manager
PO Box: 500300
Dubai
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
P: +971 (0) 4 381 8804
E: Jenson.Samuel@accor.co
W: mercuredubaihotel.com