Thailand’s Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa has received the ‘Asia’s Leading Green Resort’ award at the recent World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia in Dubai.
The World Travel Awards are allocated in three tiers – country, regional and world awards.
Voting is carried out over the year online through a communications campaign inviting global participation, and participation from qualified executives working within the travel, tourism and consumer buyer industry.
Situated over 14 acres of landscaped gardens and pools, the Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa’s sustainable credentials include a commitment to environmental, social and cultural conservation.
A compost program including reuse and recycling of solid waste and the purchase of products that are repairable and able to be recycled, contribute to the reduction of the resort’s landfill.
Hua Hin also reduce energy consumption by the use of low energy lighting and equipment, selectively using air conditioning, and switching off lights, computers and electronic appliances when not in use.
A strong social commitment from the hotel to offer opportunities for local artisans within the hotel, source local sustainable products, promote and integrate indigenous culture amongst hotel guests, and employ and empower local people where possible are amongst the resort’s initiatives to create a sustainable social culture.
Graham Cook, World Travel Awards president and founder said, “These are hotly contested regions for our World Travel Awards, and these winners continue to serve as an example of the most luxurious and innovative brands with unique hospitality products and services. Tonight’s recipients strive to set the highest possible bar to raise the standards of excellence in travel and tourism.”