Riyadh: Hana Hussien :
As an important milestone, Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski in Saudi Arabia has achieved Bronze Benchmarking for environmental management and professional services by EarthCheck, the world’s leading and most credible scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for the travel and tourism industry, in appreciation of the hotel’s commitment to preserving its cultural heritage and natural surrounds, such as reducing energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 & 2), potable water consumption, and waste sent to landfill.
Since 1987, EarthCheck have helped businesses, communities and governments to deliver clean, safe, prosperous and healthy destinations for travellers to visit, live, work and entertain. Tourism is a US 1.4 trillion industry which directly affects the destinations it operators within. The environmental values and cultural assets that attract visitors to destinations should be protected and responsibly managed. The tourism industry and its operators are key to creating the required change.
Apart from achieving EarthCheck Benchmarking status, Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski has launched a number of initiatives to get guests, associates and the community involved, such as a guestroom energy conservation system, use of recycled waste materials in hotel items, development of a sustainability webpage, donation of surplus food and promotion of vegetarian menus.
Further, in order to measure the effectiveness of their sustainability practices, Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski engaged with EarthCheck to assess performances in various operational indicators, including energy consumption, waste management, recycling and community engagement.
Stewart Moore, CEO of EarthCheck, said that Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski has taken a significant leadership position in sustainability.
Mr Moore added, “I would like to congratulate the whole team at Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski on their achievement. Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski is a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference.”
By working with EarthCheck, Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski has joined other industry leaders who are taking meaningful steps towards resolving some of the very real issues that face the planet.
About Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski:
Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski is located in the heart of new business and financial district of Riyadh, which combines luxury residences and retail, Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski comprises 23 floors of this vertical compound. Only a 25-minute drive from King Khaled International Airport on King Fahd Road the hotel sits at the heart of Riyadh’s business district. Guests enjoy the best views of the city from its 349 luxury guest rooms and suites and a variety of dining experiences in its three restaurants and three cafés and lounges. Conference facilities and a ballroom can accommodate up to 2000 guests, and two separate spas and wellness centres for men and women offer the best in relaxation and rejuvenation.
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 74 five-star hotels and residences in 32 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.
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Abdulaziz Al Amri
Director of Sales & Marketing
Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski Riyadh
7647 King Fahad Road – Al Sahafa District
Unit 1, Riyadh 13315 – 2174 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Contact: +966 11 511 7777
Email: [email protected]
For more information or reservations, please contact us on +966 11 5117777, e-mail: [email protected] or visit our website: www.kempinski.com/en/riyadh/burj-rafal-hotel/