Hilton Hurghada Plaza, Egypt awarded Green Globe certification

Hilton Hurghada Plaza in Egypt has recently been awarded with a Green Globe certification.

Hilton Hurghada Plaza is a resort hotel comprising of 220 rooms and spans across 50,000m2 of the shoreline.

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General manager, Hilton Hurghada Plaza, Mehdi Othmani commented on the accolade: “Sustainability and conservation are embedded into the fabric of Hilton Worldwide and my team at Hilton Hurghada Plaza proves its commitment to essential green methods each and every day.

“We are proud to be the first Hilton Worldwide hotel in Europe, Middle East and Africa to be awarded Green Globe certification and, as such, be a standard bearer for environmentally-friendly business practice within the company.”

Vice president, operations – Egypt and Levant, Hilton Worldwide, Christian Muhr added: “The Green Globe certification is testament to Hilton Hurghada Plaza’s success of balancing quality service with new sustainable practices and the real life implementation of these standards. It is a paramount vision that all of our Egypt hotels follow the robust internal and external sustainability measures we have in place for our everyday business.”

Welcoming Hilton Hurghada Plaza to its Green Globe certified hotels and resorts list, CEO, Green Globe, Guido Bauer said: “While Egypt`s tourism sector continues to meet on going challenges, the Red Sea destination allows travellers the chance to enjoy the bio-diverse beauty of the country`s marine sites, alongside the unique landscapes of its deserts.

“From our past experience working with Hilton, we already understood that the hotel group has in place its own Global Sustainability Policy and uses a bespoke sustainability management tool, ‘Lightstay’ to document, benchmark and monitor their hotels’ usage of utilities and waste management practices. It is therefore not surprising that in its first year of certification, Hilton Hurghada Plaza has already achieved 76 per cent against the Green Globe Standard.”