NUWA MANILA, NOBU HOTEL AND HYATT REGENCY MANILA AT CITY OF DREAMS ACHIEVE 2022 ASEAN GREEN HOTEL AWARD
City of Dreams Manila’s three Forbes-rated hotels – Nüwa Manila, Nobu Hotel and Hyatt Regency Manila – bagged the 2022 South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Green Hotel Award at the recent ASEAN Tourism Forum held in Cambodia. An accolade ceremony of the ASEAN Tourism Standards Awards that started in 2008 under the auspices of the region’s national tourism organizations, the ASEAN Green Hotel Award recognizes hotel industry players whose operations are based on the achievement of sustainable tourism through environment-friendly principles, resource consumption reduction and local community involvement.
In acknowledging the ASEAN Tourism Awards bestowed on the hotels and other tourism stakeholders in the Philippines, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat said that the recognition of the Philippine hotels and cities are a reflection of the industry’s commitment to maintain the highest standards of tourism despite the pandemic.
“It is an honor to our commitment to the highest standards of sustainable operations and CSR initiatives that our three hotels are recognized with this prestigious award. Practicing sustainable tourism even during these unprecedented times echoes the ‘Above and Beyond’ vision of our parent company, Melco Resorts & Entertainment (Melco) on our long-term and comprehensive sustainability strategy. We will continue to be a force of good not only within the Philippines and regional tourism industry but also for the planet and the people, as espoused by the ASEAN Tourism Awards,” City of Dreams Manila Property President Geoff Andres said.
The hotels, situated in City of Dreams Manila, undertake various environmental and CSR projects geared towards contributing to a more sustainable future and the upliftment of communities they serve. The luxury integrated resort’s numerous green initiatives are focused on renewable energy and other initiatives on energy efficiency, being the first integrated resort in the country to install solar panels. Water conservation projects including reuse of treated grey water, plastic waste reduction with the replacement of single-use plastic bottles in hotel rooms
with reusable and refillable, convenient pump bottles, and sustainable sourcing in its supply chain, are among the many sustainable initiatives that contribute to its goal of being a carbon neutral and zero waste resort by 2030. A strong spirit of volunteerism fuels the hotel staff along with other colleagues, in various CSR, environmental, health and education programs.
Besides the ASEAN Green Hotel Award, other Philippine winners were presented the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Award, ASEAN MICE Venue Award (Meeting Room), and ASEAN MICE Venue Award (Exhibition Hall) to recognize and honor outstanding ASEAN tourism businesses and destinations that comply with ASEAN Tourism Standards. Apart from the Philippines, the other ASEAN member countries are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Recipients of the the ASEAN Green Hotel Award are recognized for adherence to ASEAN Green Hotel Standard, a certification process that aims to meet a set of 11 criteria that promote sustainable tourism practices, which hotel businesses “should aspire to reach to protect and sustain ASEAN’s natural and cultural resources while ensuring tourism meets its potential as a tool for conservation and poverty alleviation”. The criteria consist of: environmental policy and action for hotel operation; use of green products; collaboration with the community and local
organizations; human resource development; solid waste management; energy efficiency; water efficiency; air quality management (indoor & outdoor); noise pollution control; wastewater treatment and management; and toxic and chemical substance disposal management.
About City of Dreams Manila
The luxury integrated casino resort City of Dreams Manila marks the formal entry of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Melco) into the fast-growing and dynamic tourism industry in the Philippines. Officially opened in February 2015, City of Dreams Manila is operated by Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation, a subsidiary of Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation.
The dynamic and innovative resort complex, located on an approximately 6.2-hectare site at the gateway to Entertainment City in Parañaque and part of the Aseana City township development, includes the ultimate in entertainment, hotel, retail, dining, and lifestyle experiences with aggregated gaming space, including VIP and mass-market gaming facilities.
Melco is the first integrated resort operator in Macau and the Philippines to achieve the esteemed international third-party responsible gaming accreditation RG Check for its Macau properties, and City of Dreams Manila. Developed by the Responsible Gambling Council, RG Check is the world’s most comprehensive responsible gaming accreditation program established and implemented by an independent panel of respected gaming specialists.
Each of the luxury integrated resort’s luxury hotels is awarded with an accolade by Forbes Travel Guide (FTG): Nüwa Manila (Five-Star), also named by FTG in its First Verified List of the World’s Most Luxurious Hotels in 2018, and Nobu Hotel (Four Star) for four consecutive years since 2018, and Hyatt Regency Manila, City of Dreams (Four-Star), for five years in a row. FTG also awarded Nuwa Spa with Five-Star rating for two years running since 2020, the first spa in the country to be awarded with this top rating.
Nuwa Manila is likewise recognized in 2020 with Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED® with Forbes Travel Guide, in compliance with expert-validated best practices that minimize the risk and impact of COVID-19 and potential future public health risks. The three hotels are all Safety Seal-certified and bears the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) by the Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT). The Safe Travels Stamp is the
world’s first safety and hygiene stamp for travelers to recognize businesses that have adopted global health and hygiene standardized protocols.
On property are impressive restaurants and bars, a retail boulevard, health and wellness centers, and distinctive entertainment venues: DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks- themed education-based family entertainment center; and CenterPlay. a contemporary entertainment bar at the focal point of the main gaming floor, with live performances from top local artists.
City of Dreams Manila delivers an unparalleled entertainment and hospitality experience to the Philippines and is playing a key role in strengthening the depth and diversity of Manila’s leisure, business and tourism offering, enhancing its growing position as one of Asia’s premier leisure
For more information, please visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com.
About Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation
Integrated casino developer Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation (“MRP”) is a subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:“MLCO”), the developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia and Europe. MRP’s subsidiary, Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation (“Melco Leisure”), which developed City of Dreams Manila along with SM Investments Corporation,
Belle Corporation and Premium Leisure Amusement, Inc., is responsible for the operation and
management of the luxury integrated resort.
For more information about Melco Resorts and Entertainment Philippines please visit: melco- resorts-philippines.com.
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