Published on Thursday, February 24, 2011
Green Globe Certification announces The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica has been certified for its sustainable operations and management as well as its continued environmental conservation efforts. Green Globe is the leading certification program for environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility in the travel and tourism industry worldwide.
"The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort have displayed an incredible dedication in embracing environmentally-conscious practices and continually searching for new sustainable initiatives to be implemented on property," said General Manager, Mr Tony Mira.
"This achievement would not be possible without their extraordinary commitment and enthusiasm for creating a greener environment for our guests and Jamaica. This certification further exemplifies the hotel"s commitment of working towards a more sustainable future by protecting and preserving our island"s natural resources," added Mr Mira.
To be awarded Green Globe certification, the resort implemented a variety of green practices in their daily operations, such as reusing linens, waste reduction, increasing energy efficiency, environmental education and community outreach. Over the course of two years, sufficient data was provided demonstrating consistent and ongoing green initiatives, from utilizing recycled paper to planting an herb garden for use by the culinary department. Sustainable efforts were overseen by The Ritz-Carlton Environmental Action Conservation Team (REACT), who educates all departments on environmental practices designed to minimize the hotel"s carbon footprint.
Mr Guido Bauer, CEO Green Globe Certification said, "We welcome The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, into the elite community of Green Globe certified resorts. And especially, we wish to congratulate our local Caribbean representatives and consultants, particularly Ms Wendy Walker-Drakes, for diligently working on the ground to complete the significant work of documenting the resorts sustainability achievements."
About The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica
Located on 5,000 picture-perfect acres in Jamaica"s exclusive Rose Hall, the 427-room AAA Five Diamond Resort offers the seclusion of a beachfront hideaway, complete with an 18-hole championship golf course, and an additional 36 holes of Championship Golf within the Rose Hall Resort Area. Complemented by a full service Spa, a variety of water sports and recreational activities, the resort boasts five dining outlets and more than 25,000 square feet of meeting and reception space. Conveniently located just 15 minutes from Sangster International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort has brought luxury to the island nation and established itself as one of the Caribbean"s best values.
Area Director of Public Relations, Caribbean
The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica
2700 Tigertail Avenue
Coconut Grove, FL 33327
Phone: (786) 470-3400, ext 3434
Fax: (786) 470-3409
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 is the only certification brand to be an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is partly owned by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and a member of the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) governing council. For information visit www.greenglobe.com
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