InterContinental Carlton Cannes keeps the Green Attitude

InterContinental Carlton Cannes keeps the Green Attitude
December 5, 2013 Arton Kabashi

The InterContinental Carlton Cannes has once again been awarded the prestigious Green Globe certification. The iconic hotel, a recognized actor in the luxury hotel business, has achieved this award based on its initiatives and its performances in sustainable development. In line with the IHG brand promise, the InterContinental Carlton Cannes has demonstrated outstanding corporate responsibility for years.

“We understand that it is important to have an active role in protecting our environment,” said Malya Zaim, Marketing Executive at the InterContinental Carlton Cannes. “Our Environmental Management System not only monitors energy, water and waste consumption, but also provides recommended actions – ‘green solutions’ – to improve energy conservation and our carbon footprint score. It is our mission to tackle environmental and social challenges, creating a truly sustainable business and a better tomorrow for generations to come. Our entire staff is 100% committed to the hotels’ environmental strategy.”

A wide variety of green initiatives are in place at the InterContinental Carlton Cannes, to integrate the sustainable development approach at all levels of the operation. The “Wheel of Success” measures the company’s progress towards their goals, based on four criteria: staff, customer experience, responsible business, and financial returns.

The InterContinental Carlton Cannes is actively involved with the local community and works closely with a number of charitable programs. Projects, such as Les Restos du Coeur are of great importance to the hotel. The “restaurants of the heart” provide volunteer assistance to people, who live below the poverty line, access to free meals, and participating in social and economic integration. Hotel staff dedicates many hours to distribute balanced packed lunches, and to cook hot meals for the homeless – especially during the most critical time of year, the winter season.

All charitable endeavors increase awareness and comply with the IHG approach to make a positive difference to the community. It is part of the business strategy to ensure that donations have the biggest possible impact to create more sustainable communities and better lives.

The IHG Green Engage™ program supports hotels in their effort to become ‘green’ through reducing energy, water and waste consumption. Over 2,300 IHG hotels are enrolled in the program. IHG has worked with Green Globe to develop a streamlined certification process for IHG Green Engage™ hotels seeking third party recognition.

About InterContinental Carlton Cannes
In classic French style, the hotel’s Belle Epoque façade overlooks the Bay of Cannes, a celebrated seaside destination that prestigious guests have enjoyed for centuries. With its own exclusive beach restaurant and pier, offering a number of water sports, this elegant Cannes hotel is ideally located on the Boulevard de la Croisette, famous for the Cannes Film Festival and designer shopping. Luxury suites overlook the Mediterranean Sea, and island boat trips can be easily arranged. InterContinental Carlton Cannes effortlessly combines glamour and sophistication, with first-class facilities. The hotel’s 343 rooms, including 39 suites, offer the highest standard of comfort and privacy, featuring spacious living areas, sumptuous bathrooms, and the latest in-room technology. The artist’s palette of cream, terracotta and gold creates a classic Mediterranean look.

Contact
Malya Zaim
Marketing Executive
Carlton InterContinental Cannes
58 bd La Croisette, CS 40052
06414 Cannes, Cedex
France
Tel +33 (0) 4 93 06 4055
Email: carlton.communication@ihg.com
www.intercontinental-carlton-cannes.com
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About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. For information visit www.greenglobe.com

Contact:
Green Globe Certification
Phone +1-310-337-3000
Fax +1-310-626-9982
prlax@greenglobe.com
www.greenglobe.com