Historical InterContinental Genève hotel proudly announces its Green Globe certification

Historical InterContinental Genève hotel proudly announces its Green Globe certification
February 9, 2015 Bradley Cox

The historical InterContinental Genève recognizes its Green Globe Certification as a major achievement and an on-going commitment to the planet. This certification demonstrates the hotel’s vision for both short and long term sustainability on behalf of its community, guests and employees.

“In our esteemed hotel the environmental values are in our minds daily and part of our core values. It is a priority of our hotel, the InterContinental brand, and the city to be proactive in sustainable development. It should not be forgotten that Geneva is among the 9 European cities in the Top 25 Eco Cities worldwide. Our aim is to deliver prosperity while contributing socially and environmentally,” said InterContinental Genève General Manager, Jurgen Baumhoff.

All departments at the hotel are committed and involved in reducing the property’s carbon footprint. To lower the property’s total emissions, an innovative system is employed which uses the water of Lake Geneva for both cooling and heating the hotel facilities. InterContinental Genève is the only business of its kind within the city to use this energy saving technology. In addition the energy the hotel does use is generated from hydroelectric stations making the property a leader in pursuing carbon neutrality.

For a sneak peek of how InterContinental Genève is making history one guest at a time, please watch their film: www.intercontinental-geneva.ch/concierge-tips/hotel-history/

For further information on InterContinental Genève, please visit the hotel’s new website:
www.intercontinental-geneva.ch / Facebook: facebook.com/InterContinentalGva / Twitter: @ConciergeICGVA

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About InterContinental Genève
The InterContinental Genève hotel in Geneva was built in 1963 and opened on the 31st January 1964. Classified among the 5 stars and luxury hotels of the world, the hotel is a franchise of the InterContinental Hotels&Resorts chain. Located in lush parkland, InterContinental Genève lies at the heart of Geneva’s diplomatic district. The hotel is a 3-minute walk from the United Nations and International Centre of Congress CICG, and within a 5-minute drive from Palexpo Exhibtion Centre and Luxury Shopping area. The hotel boasts unrivalled views of Lake Geneva, the Mont Blanc and the Jura Mountains. The 18 story tower holds 16 meeting and event spaces, two dining venues, a bar, The Clarins Institute&Day Spa, a 24-hour fitness facility, and 333 intimate guest rooms, including 49 elegantly furnished suites and seven residences.