Sustainability is one of the main themes for Marriott International’s newly launched Chinese hotel, the 282 room Jixian Marriott, which opened its doors to guests this month.
The hotel claims to be the first “low carbon emission hotel” in China that engages its guests to support sustainable tourism with a carbon footprint recording system.
This system reports the CO2 emission of its guests’ activities in the hotel, including their actual energy consumption. A personal carbon emission statement will be provided to guests when they check out.
The hotel has been awarded the three-star certificate of green building design by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China.
Under a long-term management agreement with Saint Light Investment Group, the hotel aims to be a pioneer in Greater China for embracing sustainable tourism.
“I would like to applaud our owner partner Saint Light Investment Group for its vision of building such an exceptional hotel that puts focuses on low carbon footprint and environmental friendliness. Marriott International is a staunch supporter of sustainable tourism, and we are most pleased to work with partners that share the same philosophy,” said Henry Lee, Marriott’s chief operations officer for Greater China.