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Yassat Gloria Hotel & Apartments has been awarded by the leading and one of the world's most prestigious industry publication Green Hotelier

Dubai-based property Yassat Gloria Hotel & Apartments has been awarded by the leading and one of the world’s most prestigious industry publication Green Hotelier, a publication covering sustainable and responsible tourism, at the recently concluded Green Hotelier Awards 2016 which was announced on their official website last 22nd April which marks the Earth Day and the final day of Responsible Business Week

 

Yassat Gloria Hotel and Apartments was among the only four recipients of the prestigious award and is the only Middle East-based property to receive the award. All four winning hotels in four regions around the world represent those which have made the biggest commitments to sustainability with innovative programmes that positively impact their people, their community and the planet.

 

 

Freddy Farid says, “Creating a green property is part of our long term planning, therefore Yassat Gloria Hotel and Apartments along with the rest of all properties under Gloria Hotels and Resorts, are committed to its responsibility in energy and water consumption, total waste production and community commitment while implementing an integrated environmental and social policy. These measures will ensure efficient practices and large cost savings, and to guarantee all our properties including Yassat Gloria Hotel and Apartments a sustainable future for the environment.” 

 

“This new recognition is a true manifestation of our sincere commitment and responsibility in making our world a healthier and greener place to live in.” he added. 

 

 

Yassat Gloria Hotel & Apartments stood out in the category Green Hotelier 2016, Middle East & Africa for its impressive feat in achieving sustainability since its inauguration. Scoring high in each criteria particularly for investments to reduce energy, water and waste. The hotel also received applaud for its continuous participation in the Soap for Hope programme which involves recycling partially used bathroom amenities, as well as a local can collection programme that plants trees, whilst offsetting carbon and doing neighbourhood clean-ups. 

 

By implementing energy reduction measures, the hotel property was able to save AED 4.16 million on electricity and water bills in the process with major improvements in a number of other key indicators including carbon footprint per occupied room, and food and waste reduction through the modification of their recycling programs. 

 

As part of Gloria Hotels and Resorts’ Green Initiatives, Yassat Gloria Hotel & Apartments have recently launched an environment focused promotional package called ‘3G: Go Green with Gloria’. Highlights of the package include a two-night stay for two with breakfast, and having a tree planted in the guests’ name. A one-day NOL card for travel on Dubai’s Metro, trams and buses is also provided to each guest booking the package, as is a AED 10 donation by the hotels to a carbon offset programme. A complimentary themed dinner in the hotel’s The Avenue Restaurant is also included with a 25% discount on all food, beverage and laundry items during the stay.

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