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Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort embraces green initiatives

Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort embraces green initiatives (Forimmediaterelease.net) Located along a stretch of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in Punta Cana, Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort is leading the way for exercising sustainable initiatives and has been honored, for the fourth consecutive year, with a recertification from Green Globe, a premier worldwide certification and improvement program designed to improve economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

The multi-resort complex, Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort features two adjacent hotels - 589-room, adults-only Barceló Bávaro Beach and the 1,402-room, family-friendly Barceló Bávaro Palace. Throughout the year, the resort has upgraded their facility with new energy-saving technologies. With new motion sensors in offices and employee bathrooms, timed lights in the hallways, LED lights throughout the property, and heat extractors powered by wind energy, the resort is now operating under considerably more efficient regulations than ever before.

In addition, every year the complex organizes a recycling competition to commemorate World Environment Day. This activity take place within the facilities of the Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort complex where employees from different departments demonstrate their commitment to the environment by undertaking projects with recyclable materials and as well as creativity, the posterior usefulness of their creations played a very important part in the decision made by the jury. This year, due to the effort and dedication shown by the participants, the first place was awarded to all the staff of the hotel Barceló Bávaro Beach Adults Only for their creation of a play park for children, which was subsequently donated to a local school in the area.

This builds on the successful collective recycling program that was integrated in 2012 to decrease the resort’s contribution to local landfills — earning Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort their first Green Globe Certification.

In its commitment to sustainability and respect for the environment, the hotel frames its policy in some fundamental principles: Waste management, energy and water savings, training of employees and clients about environmental sustainability, preserve and mitigate all the consequences of the development of tourism, both in the environmental and social aspects, and help the sustainable development of the region.

“Being environmentally conscious is of key importance to us. Our resort thrives on the beauty and cleanliness of our surroundings; enhancing our green initiatives to preserve what’s most important to us remains a top priority,” said Giovanni Sbrogio, Sales Director of Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort.

In order to achieve a Green Globe certification, a property’s environmental standards must meet a set of criteria as determined through a strict auditing process. Maintaining the certification requires hotels and resorts to pass another audit in the following year that monitors their compliance with modifications required by Green Globe.

Continual recognition from the program is an indication of Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort’s dedication to preserving the environment and embracing the 21st-century paradigm shift of taking care of our planet. Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort is now living proof that success and sustainability can go hand in hand.

About Barceló Bavaro Grand Resort

Located in Punta Cana on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the luxury all-inclusive property is comprised of two adjacent resorts: the 589-room, adults-only Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort and 1,402-room, family-friendly Barceló Bávaro Palace Deluxe Resort. Highlights: 18-hole professional golf course; casino; cigar and rum lounge; sports theatre; 18-hole miniature golf course; water park; nightclub; Vegas-style theatre.

Barceló Hotels&Resorts

Barceló Hotels&Resorts is among the world’s top 25 largest hospitality and travel companies. Barceló was established in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in 1931, first as a transportation provider and then as a hotel and travel company. The family-owned, privately held company has been world-renowned for nearly 80 years for its excellence in service and its innovation within the tourism industry.

The hotel company owns or manages more than 140 properties in 17 countries. Barceló’s hotels and resorts are found in key destinations and cities throughout Europe, North America, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. The company offers a large variety of hotels and resort types to accommodate all travelers, from budget-minded to upscale guests seeking luxurious accommodations. Barceló specializes in all-inclusive resorts that make vacation planning both convenient and affordable, offering one upfront, all-encompassing price. For more information or reservations, visit www.barcelo.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

MEDIA CONTACT: Bradley 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 PRESS RELEASE www.buzz.travel

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