GE Signs MoC with Tune Hotels

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 12 September 2011

General Electric (GE) and Tune Hotels have signed a Memorandum of Collaboration to explore opportunities on sustainable developments.

Under the agreement, GEs role will be to assist Tune Hotels in reviewing, planning and designing properties by contributing its knowledge and expertise in the areas of low-cost operational modeling, sustainable development, cost-saving infrastructure, energy efficiency and green technology.

The collaboration will also help Tune Hotels work towards achieving relevant eco-building certifications such as with Malaysias Green Building Index, the Singapore Building and Construction Authoritys BCA Green Mark and the US Green Building Councils Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.

Stuart Dean, Chief Executive Officer of GE ASEAN, said, Our partnership with Tune Hotels demonstrates GE's commitment to accelerate the development and deployment of innovative technologies through open collaboration. Using our ecomagination & GE Sustainable Cities approach, we have been building sustainable developments certified by various Green Building Certification programs in multiple jurisdictions across the globe, powered by our new technologies and solutions. We hope to contribute and share our expertise across the spectrum of products and services we offer and work with Tune Hotels to achieve the desired impact for its operations.

The agreement will also explore the development and implementation of sustainable energy solutions within Tune Hotels operations and allow them to leverage GEs ecomagination line of products and cutting-edge technologies in creating environmental solutions for both their existing and upcoming projects.

GE already has collaborative agreements with partners in Malaysia including top public and private companies from a diverse range of industries. Some more notable partnerships include NAZA, PETRONAS, TNB, Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, and Sapura.

Tune Hotels Group CEO Mark Lankester said, Tune Hotels has been in consistent pursuit of green technologies and eco-friendly approaches to ramp up our service and business efficiency. Having pioneered the pay-as-you-use concept that has gained huge popularity amongst travellers and holidaymakers from across the world, we are proud to be working with GE on exploring environmentally driven business strategies. This will not only benefit our business but more importantly our guests who can look forward to enjoying further savings and convenience.

Tune Hotels currently has 13 hotels in its global network. Its 10th Malaysian hotel is opening in Kulim, Kedah later this month, on top of 2 hotels in Bali, Indonesia and one in London, England. More Tune Hotels are scheduled for opening in Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, the UK, India and Malaysia from Q4 this year through 2012.

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