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CENTARA RECOGNIZED FOR GREEN INITIATIVES
Three Centara Properties Received Green Hotel Award, Gold Level
Bangkok, Thailand – July 1, 2015 – Centara Hotels and Resorts is honored to announce that three Centara properties – Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin and Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Udon Thani – have received Green Hotel Award, Gold Level from Prime Minister, General Prayuth Chan-o-cha during the opening of the 2015 World Environment Day at the Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon, Bangkok.
In keeping with Centara’s current environmental and sustainability initiatives, the recognition from the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, which launched the Environmentally Friendly Hotel (Green Hotel) project, signifies the hard work, the forward progress and positive direction that Centara is going in.
Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui and Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin have engaged in effective waste management practices by recycling organic waste from the kitchen into effective microorganisms (EM) water, which helps to reduce the sludge in the water and can be used as fertilizer for plants, decreasing the impacts upon the environment. They are also sharing their knowledge about EM water with the local community. Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Udon Thani has developed an educational forum within the local community to help educate about various environmental initiatives. These are just a few of the many sustainable practices that are currently occurring at Centara properties.
“At Centara, we understand that we need to work hard to reduce our impact on the environment and on the local community,” said Centara Hotels and Resorts’ CEO Khun Thirayuth Chirathivat. “It is energizing to see that there is a strong focus on sustainability in the hospitality industry in Thailand and around the world.”