GREEN GLOBE CERTIFICATION AWARDED TO ENTIRE
IBEROSTAR HOTELS & RESORTS PORTFOLIO IN MEXICO AND JAMAICA
Twelve All-Inclusive Properties Recognized for Commitment to Environmental Protection and Surrounding Communities
Palma de Mallorca, Spain (November 8, 2013) – IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has obtained the esteemed Green Globe certification for the brand’s twelve properties in Mexico and Jamaica, further highlighting the company’s commitment to sustainable development. Green Globe is a leading program focused on sustainability in tourism with an analysis of indicators that include energy management, water and land use, waste management and the social and cultural development of regions.
Managing the company’s carbon footprint is an important initiative for IBEROSTAR. As Green Globe recognized properties, IBEROSTAR hotels in Mexico and Jamaica have established certain policies to efficiently improve economic, social and environmental efforts. In particular, the brand’s hotels in Mexico operate according to the below IBEROSTAR “Think Green” program:
- Reduction of greenhouse gases through technologies that ensure the optimum use of energy resources
- Automation of the electrical system and air-conditioning with motion sensors
- Periodic studies which help to detect areas for possible energy reduction
- Reuse of water through the treatment of waste water; all of the water consumed is treated and used for irrigation
- Use of biodegradable cleaning products
- Management of solid waste and encouragement to recycle among the guests
- Promotion of economic development through the sustainable-purchasing policy
Recognized properties include the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Rose Hall, IBEROSTAR Rose Hall Suites, and IBEROSTAR Rose Hall Beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica, as well as the IBEROSTAR Cozumel, in Cozumel, Mexico; the IBEROSTAR Tucán and IBEROSTAR Quetzal in Playa del Carmen, Mexico; the IBEROSTAR Cancun in Cancun, Mexico and the IBEROSTAR Playa Paraíso Golf & Spa Resort complex in Riviera Maya, Mexico, which is comprised of the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso, IBEROSTAR Paraíso Maya, IBEROSTAR Paraíso Lindo, IBEROSTAR Paraíso Beach and IBEROSTAR Paraíso del Mar.
IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts continues to work on the sustainable development of all of its establishments, a policy which has become an essential and fundamental pillar of the company’s values and vision.
IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts currently offers 18 properties in Mexico and the Caribbean, ranging from the adults-only Grand Collection to couple-and family-friendly Premium Gold and Premium category resorts, together offering a variety of ideal locations for memorable vacation experiences. On December 1st, it will add its first property on Mexico’s west coast, the Premium Gold IBEROSTAR Playa Mita.
About IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts
IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is a family-owned Spanish hospitality company with more than 50 years of experience in the travel industry. IBEROSTAR provides unique vacation experiences, rooted in superior customer service and quality, in the world’s most popular vacation destinations. With more than 100 hotels in 16 countries, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is committed to offering excellence in quality and service and providing personal attention to each guest.
For more information, please visit iberostar.com.