JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has opened the JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul in South Korea, the first hotel in Seoul to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification.
The 170 guestroom luxury property is the second JW Marriott property in Seoul, but the first to receive the LEED certification.
Mitzi Gaskins, vice president and global brand manager for JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts said, “With every new JW Marriott property, we challenge ourselves to go above and beyond, and opening the first LEED Gold certified hotel in Seoul is a major accomplishment for the brand.”
“Not only is respecting and preserving the environment important to us, it is important to our guests, and we’re excited to bring that to life in Seoul,” said Ms Gaskins.
The LEED program verifies the green credentials of a building. Points of up to 100 are distributed across six credit categories including Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation in Design. Four additional points may be received for Regional Priority Credits, and six additional points for Innovation in Design. Certification levels range from certified, silver, gold and platinum. A gold level LEED certification is achieve through a rating of between 60 and 79 points.