The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) presented Dubai Green Tourism Awards designed to encourage the hospitality sector adopt environment-friendly practices.
informs that the judging panel selected 19 winners after evaluating about 1,000 initiatives within the 104 applications received from two- to five-stars hotels, as well as hotel apartments. The ceremony was attended by a host of high-ranking officials.
Director general, DTCM, Khalid A bin Sulayem presented the awards to the winning hotels and hotel apartments at a ceremony at the Arabian Travel Market 2012 (ATM).
More than 300 hotel industry decision-makers and professionals attended the ceremony.
The winners in the Five-Star Hotel categoryare Jebel Ali Golf Resort Spa (first prize), InterContinental Festival City (second prize), and Hyatt Regency Dubai (third prize).
The winners in the Four-Star Hotel category are Novotel Deira City Centre (first prize), Al Manzil and Qamardeen (second prize), and Media One Dubai Hotel (third prize).
The winners in the Three-Star Hotel category are Ibis Al Barsha (first prize), Arabian Park Hotel (second prize), and Regal Plaza Hotel (third prize).
The winners in the Two-Star Hotel category are Holiday Inn Express Airport (first prize), Holiday Inn Jumeirah (second prize), and Hotel Ibis Al Rigga (third prize).
The winners in the Deluxe Hotel Apartment category are Savoy Suites (first prize), Grand Hyatt Hotel Apartment (second prize), and Savoy Crest (third prize).
The winners in the Standard Hotel Apartment category are Savoy Park (first prize), Al Jawhara Hotel Apartment (second prize), and Hyatt Galleria Hotel Apartment (third prize).
Launched in 2009, Dubai Green Tourism Award aims to reduce hotel carbon emissions by 20 per cent. For the year 2011 programme, the award submissions were extended to include two-star hotels and standard hotel apartments.
Hotels and hotel apartments are assessed for a wide range of environmental, economic and social issues, including energy saving, nature conservation and community involvement.
For the 2011 awards programme, assessors from Dubai Municipality and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) were brought on board for the site visits to the shortlisted properties in the emirate to personally examine various features of these properties’ in terms of reducing the CO2 emissions through various initiatives.