- Energy saving and social and cultural projection were part of the factors to join a green seal policy in the travel and tourism industry.
Managua, May 2018. _ Hotel Hyatt Place Managua, Nicaragua joins the new policy of sustainable tourism in the Central American region by achieving the Green Globe certification that accredits it as a lodging destination with a green seal. This after implementing a series of comprehensive sustainability programs, aimed at energy savings and environmental awareness among its employees, guests and community.
Green Globe is the world recognized program to qualify the travel and tourism industry, which meets the sustainability criteria proposed by the United Nations Environment Program. Its certification is based on standards that include 44 basic criteria, backed by more than 380 compliance indicators, which are based on four pillars: sustainable management, social and economic factors, cultural heritage and the environment.
The Hyatt Place Managua certification process, the second of the Hyatt brand in Central America, was the result of implementing a methodology focused on energy saving, water consumption reduction and corporate social responsibility over the course of nine months, among the highlights . “These have been significant, such as the 2% saving in electricity, based on a central air conditioning control system and the use of hot water with solar panels.” In the recycling program, 60% of the total waste generated was separated, explains Armando Gálvez, sustainability manager of Latam Hotels Corporation, an investment firm of the Hyatt brand in the region.
Other efforts to achieve this achievement took into account a work of awareness with the hotel staff that included programs of risk management, control, epidemiological surveillance, social, environmental and tourism sustainability. “One of the activities is the cleaning of the coasts and shores of the beaches of Boquita Casares, in the Pacific, where we involve employees and the community. Additionally, visits were made to the residence of Senior Adult Sr. María Romero, where they actively participated with volunteering, dedicating time and resources to assist the less favored people. “We seek to be inclusive through our different platforms,” said Vanessa González, leader of this process and head of Human Talent at Hyatt Place Managua.
This is an inclusive certification that covers providers, for example, the laundry service, who were evaluated to verify compliance with the indicators, as well as all members of the value chain.
For Juliana Correa, consultant of MGM Innova Consulting, responsible for accompanying the hotel in the certification process, this achievement meant an integral learning in the sustainable management of the tourism company, an action that involved the leadership of each one of the area managers. the organization, under the captaincy of Andrés Rosero, general manager and Vanessa González, director of human talent. “From now on, the challenge is to promote continuous improvement in each of the processes that are being developed, and of course to innovate in new activities and services that lead the Hyatt Place Managua Hotel to move more and more towards a model of sustainable and inclusive tourism, “said Correa.
“It has been an immense achievement, since we are in a country where we begin to take care of the environment. It has been important because we are making a cultural change from our surroundings with our collaborators, with projection to our guests and community, “says González.
“This certification is the result of the consistency of our work teams and demonstrates the continued commitment to operate our hotel in a friendly way with the environment,” said Andrés Rosero, general manager of Hyatt Place Managua.
For Gálvez, it is a pride to certify the second Hyatt Place hotel in Central America, an action that is expected to add the different hotel projects in the region. “It is part of our tourism sustainability policies, in addition to representing a prestigious status with respect to our competitors,” he said.
“We are very happy to certify Hyatt Place Managua, as well as several Hyatt brand hotels in a dozen countries around the world. Central America is known for ecotourism, however, we are very proud of our efforts to incorporate operations and sustainable management in urban properties, such as Hyatt Place Managua, since the impact is more substantial and includes not only leisure, but also travel of business. The inaugural fulfillment score of this hotel is 82%, which is commendable and immediately places it among the winners of our members, “said Guido Bauer, CEO of Green Globe.
About Hyatt Place Managua
Hyatt Place Managua is located on the south side of the Galerías Santo Domingo shopping center, 20 minutes from the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, in the city’s new financial and commercial corridor. It has 140 spacious rooms where it combines style, modernity and comfort for a perfect stay. It has free Wi-Fi internet access in all areas of the hotel, breakfast buffet included, coffee bar and cocktails. In addition, Gallery Menu available 24 hours a day, gym 24/7, outdoor pool, free parking for guests. Contact: (505) 2252-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Green Globe
Green Globe is the global certification for sustainable tourism. Membership is reserved for companies and organizations that are committed to making positive contributions to people and the planet. With members in more than 90 countries around the world, Green Globe represents a truly international membership that upholds the highest standards of sustainability. Through different cultures, nations or languages, our members are united in their commitment and outstanding achievements. greenglobe.com
About Latam Hotel Corporation
Company focused on the development of mixed-use properties building and operating real estate developments and select service hotels for Hyatt Place, as well as lifestyle hotels for Hyatt Centric and recently with the introduction of Latam Hotel as its own brand .
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