Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya has been awarded Bronze status for 2012 by EarthCheck, the international environmental and certification body for the travel and tourism industry.
The benchmarking data collection period ran from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.
The resort, when assessed by EarthCheck, was found to have a sustainability policy in place, and to have nine of the assessed indicators at or above the baseline level.
Seven of these indicators, namely energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, potable water consumption, water savings rating, waste sent to landfill, cleaning products rating, and pesticide products rating, are at or above the best practice level, which the official report says “is an achievement to be highly commended.”
“Our hotel had been open for just over a year when the data collection started, and so we are delighted to have achieved Bronze recognition so quickly,” said Andre Brulhart, General Manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.
“There has been a tremendous cooperation between management and staff, and literally every single person at the hotel has played a part. We have even had enthusiastic participation from many of our guests, as everyone realizes the importance of these programs.”
Using a science-based approach, EarthCheck helps many of the world’s leading travel and tourism companies address risk, deliver bottom line efficiencies, maximize guest experience, and minimize their environmental footprints.
EarthCheck is used in more than 80 countries across the globe and supports its network of members with a team of dedicated relationship managers, online tools, regular regional workshops, and a suite of training packages.
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, located on Wong Amat Beach in North Pattaya, is a 5-star property and with its Lost World-inspired design is the first truly themed hotel in Thailand. The 18-storey hotel features 555 rooms and suites, all facing the ocean, and is centered upon a lush water park that includes pools, waterfalls, and a lazy river. The hotel is one of the few in Pattaya that has direct access to its own beach.
Centara Hotels&Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 38 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the kingdom. A further 17 resorts in the Maldives; Philippines; Vietnam; Bali, Indonesia; Sri Lanka; and Mauritius Indian Ocean brings the present total to 55 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs. Centara operates 25 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, and the company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens are taken care of. Centara Hotels&Resorts also operates two state-of-the-art convention centers in Bangkok, and one in Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand.