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Design Hotels Launches Global Sustainability Program

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Design Hotels has launched a global sustainability program in partnership with EC3 Global and Finding Infinity, an organization employing grass-roots initiatives to promote the use of renewable energy sources.

To kick-start the association, Design Hotels member properties in Mexico will be the first to benefit from EC3 Globals EarthCheck survey during Finding Infinitys expedition throughout the country, which started on Tuesday.

Touring cities and towns around Mexico on a motorcycle powered by recycled vegetable oil, Finding Infinitys initiative aims to help change the way people use energy resources, and encourage societies to be self-sufficient. They will conduct interviews at conventional energy plants, visit low-income homes, schools and communities, and set up Off the Grid events, which are powered using solely renewable energy. During the expedition an EarthCheck survey will be conducted at Grupo Habita hotels from Mexico City to Veracruz.

Design Hotels Founder and CEO, Claus Sendlinger said, Sustainability will not be siloed in our organization; it will influence all our operations and services, extended to our portfolio of member hotels and their communities.

Firm believers in the neighborhood approach, the brand is convinced sustainability needs to permeate into a community as a way of living and become a point of pride. Providing destinations and experiences to responsible global travelers is the only way forward. It is with this vision in mind that Design Hotels has partnered EarthCheck, EC3 Globals benchmarking tool, which is already credited with helping more than 1,300 organizations in over 70 countries to reduce their consumption of natural resources and protect the environment on a neighborhood level.

EC3 Globals CEO, Stewart Moore, said, Design Hotels is an inspirational brand and service provider, who has recognized that by working with EC3 Global they will achieve long-lasting financial and strategic benefits, both for their own operation and their member properties. EarthCheck will help them address risk, meet future compliance requirements and map the companys carbon and water footprint.

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