Le Meridien Cyberport, Hong Kong: Cutting-edge technology awarded Green Globe Certification

Le Meridien Cyberport, Hong Kong: Cutting-edge technology awarded Green Globe Certification
January 14, 2013 Arton Kabashi

Jan 10, 2013, Los Angeles, CA – Green Globe announces certification of Le Meridien Cyberport in Hong Kong, SAR. Following the Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ philosophy, Le Meridien Cyberport has been committed to integrating innovative environmental practices and sustainable principles into the core of the business for years. Starwood Hotels & Resorts are dedicated to create environmentally sustainable communities around the globe.

“We are delighted to be certified by Green Globe for our efforts in advocating sustainability,” said Gerhard Aicher, General Manager at Le Meridien Cyberport. “The certification will encourage us to continue the process of implementing more eco-friendly measures into our daily operation. It is our goal to find new ways helping to protect our planet, while enhancing our guest’s experience.”

A long-term sustainability management system is in effect at Le Meridien Cyberport, energy and water reduction goals are strictly monitored. The entire Starwood group is working towards reducing energy consumption by 30%, and water consumption by 20% by the year 2020. Le Meridien Cyberport implemented a wide range of green practices, such as energy conserving double-glazed windows in all areas, waste minimization, recycling, organic waste composting, elimination of styrofoam packaging, alternatives to plastic bottled water, sustainable food and beverage options, elimination of wooden chop sticks and paper mats. The special Green Committee, formed of a group of employees from different departments, monitors the progress of eco-friendly measures, shaping and realizing the property’s environmental goals.

Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, commented, “We are extremely pleased to award certification to Le Meridien Cyberport in Hong Kong. The hotel’s efforts to continuously improve their environmental standards on all levels are impressive. Starwood Hotels & Resorts are known as an industry innovator, and for the past five years the company has reported and publicly disclosed its carbon footprint through the Carbon Disclosure Project Survey (CDP) for all its hotel and corporate offices. In November 2012 Starwood Hotels & Resorts teamed up with The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Building Performance, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors and financial institutions committed to reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions across the global property industry.”

About Le Meridien Cyberport
Chic and pulsing with an urban cool, Hong Kong Southside’s modish hotel Le Méridien Cyberport is a 170-roomed haven of effortlessly stylish and cool design, cutting edge technology with upscale amenities. Expect the unexpected within minutes from the heart of the city. Nestled amongst a backdrop of greenery while overlooking the South China Sea, the hotel is dramatic in décor and chic in design. With five stylish bars and restaurants from outdoor garden to overlooking the panoramic sunset view, spoiling you with choice! Total wireless connectivity throughout the hotel allows you to stay in touch effortlessly, even when you are sipping a Saketini by the outdoor lap pool.
For more information, please visit www.lemeridien.comhongkong

Contact:
Claudia Lam
Marketing Communications Executive
Le Meridien Cyberport
100 Cyberport Road
Hong Kong, SAR
Phone +852 2980 7811
Fax +852 2980 7850
Email Claudia.lam@lemeridien.com
www.lemeridien.comhongkong

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 Foundation. 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