Thu, June 30, 2016
For the second year in a row, The Langham, Auckland has taken home the prestigious New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference Environmental Initiative of the Year Award.
The Langham, which last night hosted the glittering NZ Hotel Industry Conference Awards, was singled out for its commitment to sustainable tourism and the environment for the second year running, having first won the title in 2015.
The hotel began its journey to sustainability back in 2006, when it first partnered with EarthCheck, the world’s leading environmental management and professional services group for the tourism and travel industry. Since then it has introduced a series of sustainability practices, which include measures to save water, lower energy consumption and reduce waste through recycling.
Managing Director Franz Mascarenhas is delighted the five-star hotel has been acknowledged as a sustainable leader in New Zealand tourism, by the premier awards for the New Zealand hotel sector.
“Being recognised by New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference for a second year in a row has consolidated the position of The Langham Auckland as a national leader in sustainability,” says Mr Mascarenhas.
“It is very pleasing to be once again recognised as a business that is taking environmental and social responsibility seriously,” says Mr Mascarenhas. “We feel privileged to play a part in shaping a more sustainable future for tourism in this country – and internationally.”
The Langham recently became a silver member of the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program, which helps travellers around the world plan ecologically responsible trips by identifying hotels engaging in environmentally-friendly practices.
The hotel also stands to receive the prestigious EarthCheck Platinum level of certification within the year if it passes the next audit process with EarthCheck, becoming the first ever Platinum certified hotel in New Zealand and the wider Pacific region, and the first ever Platinum certified hotel in the Langham Hospitality Group.
It will then join an elite group of industry leaders who have consistently demonstrated their commitment to host communities and high standards of environmental management.
About The New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference Awards
The New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference Awards are the premier awards for the New Zealand hotel sector, setting a benchmark of excellence and celebrating success in New Zealand's valuable hotel sector. The Awards are co-hosted by the Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) and Horwath HTL.
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