Centara Karon Resort Phuket has been awarded Star Performer status by EarthCheck, the international environmental and certification body for the travel and tourism industry.
The resort, when assessed by EarthCheck, was found to have a sustainability policy in place, and to have eight categories performing at or above best practice level.
The categories are energy consumption, potable water consumption, waste sent to landfill, waste recycling rating, community contributions rating, paper products rating, cleaning products rating, and pesticide products rating.
“Centara Hotels & Resorts has environmental management and conservation as one of its highest priorities across our entire range of activities,” said David R. Good, Vice President for Operations.
“We are delighted that our Karon Resort property has won such a high accolade, as every member of our staff at the resort makes an individual contribution.
“Their enthusiasm is shared by many of our guests, who take an active part in the environment-related events and promotions that are organized at the resort,” Good said.
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 Karon Resort Phuket is a modern mid-rise resort divided into four resort zones catering to individuals, families, couples, and discerning travelers. All zones have panoramic views of Karon Beach and the lush hinterland of hills behind.
The resort has earlier successfully achieved the EarthCheck Certification Bronze Status. To gain this, the resort had to report its environmental footprint to independent auditors and adhere to internationally-recognized standards of best practice.
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.