Jumeirah Creekside Hotel continues its green journey
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel has been recertified by Green Globe for the second year in a row and achieved an outstanding compliance score of 87%.
Charles E.M. Clark, General Manager of Jumeirah Creekside Hotel said, “We are proud to be a Green Globe certified hotel for the second year running. This is a true testament to all of our ethical and ecologically friendly practices and achievements. Our team will continue reducing the property’s impact on the environment and contributing to making our world a sustainable place.”
In line with its commitment to sustainability, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is dedicated to improving its environmental footprint with its new Go Green Meeting package. The package offers guests eco-friendly alternatives such as travelling using green transportation (shuttle service or public transportation), paperless meeting options, reusable table decorations in place of fresh flower arrangements and includes a choice of healthy coffee break or lunch options that cater for all dietary requirements including vegan and diabetic friendly menus.
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel has created its own unique community development program in Dubai. The hotel recognizes the importance of education and strongly believes that all members of society can contribute to one’s education. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel proudly supports many initiatives which have a firm foundation in promoting and providing education within the communities they work closely with, and this is the motivation behind launching Maseera.
Maseera, meaning journey in Arabic, is an education based engagement program that aims to take members of the community on a journey of education leading to careers in hospitality. It offers vocational training enabling people to transition into financially sustainable futures that will allow them to develop and later contribute to society.
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel’s eco-friendly resource management efforts continued in 2015 and included the introduction of a new LED Project that involved replacing all public area spotlights, cove lights and guest room lights with LEDs. This initiative saved 2,115,250 KWH units and resulted in a saving of over $290,000 USD on electricity usage compared to the previous year.
Another key project to reduce overall paper wastage within the hotel involved the implementation of IPads and IPods for check-lists used during daily operations in place of the original paper-based format. Furthermore, all printers within the hotel are set to print automatically on both sides of paper and colored ink is seldom used.
About Jumeirah Creekside
Jumeirah Creekside is a luxurious hotel located at the heart of Dubai and overlooking the Dubai Creek, just minutes away of the airport. The Hotel houses a specially commissioned art collection, resulting in a modern and dynamic destination, yet inspired by tradition. Bringing together a fusion of contemporary design and distinct architectural features, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel boasts 292 spacious rooms and suites, The Aviation Club, one of the city’s most popular health club, the award-winning Akaru Spa and a collection of five diverse restaurants which offer a vibrant selection of culinary experiences.
About Jumeirah Group
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels&Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand Venu; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty program. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
About Green Globe Certification
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). For information, please visit www.greenglobe.com
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