Green Globe member, the Sugar Ridge Resort in St. Mary’s, Antigua, in the West Indies, walked away with two awards at the recent Antigua Hotel & Tourism Awards (AHTA) Gala. The AHTA Tourism Awards recognize examples of excellence in the industry, and this year the merits of two individuals at the Sugar Ridge Resort were acknowledged for their outstanding efforts: Ms. Ava Mason and her Green Team took home the ‘Sustainable Tourism Award 2013”, and Mr. Vorn Johnson, the shuttle driver at Sugar Ridge, was crowned the ‘Tourism Personality of the Year 2013’.
The event was held at Sandals Grand Antigua Resort – nine individuals and three tourism stakeholders emerged of a top of a pool of 57 nominees, to be awarded in various categories. Deserving employees were nominated by the general managers at each resort.
Since its opening in December 2009 this luxury Sugar Ridge Resort has demonstrated a firm commitment to meet the highest international standards in regards to the environment, conservation and corporate social responsibility. Sugar Ridge Resort’s green initiatives did outstanding work, promoting awareness and sustainable practices on all levels.
The Sugar Ridge Resort is actively involved in conserving resources, reducing pollution, conserving biodiversity, ecosystems and landscapes. In conjunction with the Antigua and Barbuda National Solid Waste Authority, the Sugar Ridge Resort is working on a nationwide successful recycling system helping to ensure that recycling in the island becomes part of the social order. The resort implemented a comprehensive reuse and recycle program, and in 2012 a total of 325 pounds of aluminum cans, 1572 pounds of steel cans, 1390 pounds of mixed plastics and 152 pounds of PET plastics was collected.
About Sugar Ridge Resort
The Sugar Ridge Resort is a new luxury boutique hotel, situated on the wonderful west coast of Antigua, nestled into a natural hillside bordered with sugarcane. Its elevated position captures the most stunning and panoramic views of palm-lined beaches, the turquoise Caribbean Sea, and the neighboring islands of Redonda, Nevis and St. Kitts, which sit like gems on the horizon. The resort features 60 rooms that wrap around the property offering panoramic views to the south and west. Guests can enjoy the diversity offerings of the island with many beautiful beaches, and sampling the island culture and cuisine at the hotel’s top-class restaurants. This setting provides authentic Antigua in a most comfortable way with staff ready and trained and committed to delivering the highest quality of service.
Environmental Officer/Green Team Leader
Sugar Ridge Hotel
St. Mary’s, Antigua
Phone: +1 (268) 562 7700
Toll Free USA: +1 866 591 4881
Fax +1 (268) 562 7701
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
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