The Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney won the
Sustainable Operations Award at the 2009 Hotel Investment
Conference Asia Pacific awards ceremony held in Hong Kong earlier
The Sustainable Hotel Awards was launched
two years ago to recognise hotels in the Asia Pacific region that
demonstrate exemplary environmentally sustainable best practices.
The awards aim to recognise the best of the best, with only three hotels
in the entire Asia Pacific region being honoured each year.
The 362-room Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney, operating within a
heritage-listed building in Sydney’s Central Business District was
acknowledged for successfully executing a number of initiatives to
enhance water, waste and energy resource management throughout the
Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney has championed the use
of innovative technology to help improve resource efficiency. In
particular, the hotel was one of the first in Australia to introduce Microfibre Cleaning Technology and in doing so has saved more than
1 million litres of water annually. The hotel also works with
EarthPower, Australia’s first regional waste-to-energy facility
that collects and converts food waste to green energy and nutrient
In addition to the many initiatives already implemented, the
Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney has also partnered with Green Globe;
the global benchmarking and certification programme for
sustainable travel and tourism, achieving silver certification.
“An increasing number of guests are prioritising
environmentally friendly hotels. We are dedicated to making the
right decisions today in creating programmes and policies that
help minimise the negative impact on the environment while
continuing to build customer loyalty,” explained Peter Tudehope,
general manager, Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney.
Plaza Hotel Sydney is also Carlson’s first Asia Pacific hotel to
have attained the Green Globe silver certification. Another seven
Carlson hotels are currently undergoing accreditation.
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