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Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay receives Green Globe Certification

Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay receives Green Globe Certification (Forimmediaterelease.net) LOS ANGELES, California - Royalton Luxury Resorts is pleased to announce that Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay has been awarded Green Globe Certification. Green Globe is the only international program to recognize companies within the travel industry that demonstrate a long term commitment to incorporating sustainable practices within their overall day to day operations.

Established in 1993, the Green Globe organization adheres to ISO 19011 guidelines and employs independent auditors to ensure their rigorous criteria comprising over 330 compliance indicators is met. Their guidelines are revised annually and in order to maintain their Green Globe Certifications hotels must undergo an inspection year on year and demonstrate an improvement each time in their adherence to the recommendations set down by Green Globe.

Green Globe CEO Guido Bauer said, “We congratulate Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay as the first Royalton Luxury Resorts property to be certified Green Globe. This luxury Jamaican resort scored 73% compliance after being independently audited, which is quite an accomplishment for a first time certification.

One of their most notable achievements is their connection to the local community. Royalton is active in bringing on and training local staff as well as incorporating cultural practices as part of their service style. They are also keen to source local products, including cosmetics made from natural ingredients for their spa, through to purchasing seasonal produce for traditional Jamaican dishes in their restaurants.

Green Globe is currently working to certify other properties within the collection, and we commend them for their active and ongoing contribution to sustainable tourism.”

Armando Pizzuti, General Manager for Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay also welcomed the certification as recognition for his team’s ongoing dedication to offer their guests a luxury holiday experience while respecting the local environment. “Throughout our day to day operations we seek to educate our guests on the destination that they are visiting and how they can help keep it pristine. Information on our commitment to the local environment and how our guests can help us during their stay is displayed in each of our rooms. We also have incorporated a number of features within the property that help reduce our environmental impact such as the use of eco-friendly cleaning products, in-room motion sensors to avoid unnecessary lighting and use of air-conditioning and a comprehensive recycling program. Our waste water flows directly into our own our treatment plant where it is irrigated, not into the drains. Moreover, we also regularly monitor the local wetlands close to our resort.”

Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay’s commitment to their local environment also extends to community support. Along with leading weekly clean-ups of the surrounding area, the resort has also been responsible for launching a local tree-planting project and programming a variety of different activities throughout the year to keep care of the local environment front of mind within the local community.

For more information on Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay and Royalton Luxury Resorts visit www.royaltonresorts.com

About Royalton Resorts

Epitomizing sophisticated indulgence, Royalton Luxury Resorts offer All-In Luxury™ vacations in some of the world's most popular tropical destinations, including Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Cuba. Boasting an array of world-class features including premium, handcrafted DreamBed™, unlimited luxury dining, round the clock concierge, complimentary Wi-Fi, in room long distance calling and more, both families and couples are catered to in an elegant beachfront setting.

Media Enquiries: Christine Jamieson, Director of Marketing, Royalton Luxury Resorts, 1-416-679-3741, href="mailto:cjamieson@bluediamondresorts.com">cjamieson@bluediamondresorts.com

About Green Globe

Green Globe 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 is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Green Globe is also a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). For information, please visit www.greenglobe.com

MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Cox, Director Communications, Green Globe Certification, 5959 W. Century Blvd., Suite 610, Los Angeles, California 90045 U.S.A., Tel +1-310-337-3000 , Fax +1-310-626-9982, skype bradleygcox, email: bcox@greenglobe.com , www.greenglobe.com

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