Ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands shines at the ACCOR Hotels General Managers Gala Dinner held at Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra.
Ibis Styles which was up against 23 other hotels in the Economy and Midscale brands within the Sub-Saharan Africa &Indian Ocean region was awarded ,”exceeding expectations for planet 21- Platinum Level”.
The platinum level is the highest on the sustainability meter after achieving the Gold and Bronze levels.
Planet 21 is Accor Hotel’s sustainability commitment to provide a positive hospitality experience by working with its employees, involve its customers, innovate with its partners and work with local communities towards making the community they operate within better.
The sustainable practises and positive results revolve on actions such as waste management, energy conservation, reforestation projects, and protection of children against abuse, supporting local products and participating in causes that improve the community.
The projects that led to the hotels victory include:
Implementing the WATCH programme, which stands for We Act Together for Children. The hotel has stepped up efforts to eradicate the sexual exploitation of children by training the teams on sexual tourism. Ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands is currently supporting the Mary Faith Children’s home that aims to rehabilitate children that have been victims of sexual abuse,
Supporting causes such as Women4Cancer-Breast Cancer awareness and prevention,Rhino Charge-Wildlife conservation in the Aberdare Forest,The First Women only walk that aims to protect against sexual gender based violence.
The hotel encourages long staying guests to reuse bed linen and towels to change after second night use as opposed to daily. This way, there is conservation of water and reduced pollution from the cleaning chemicals used.
Eliminating plastic bottled water and soda, straws and packaging from the hotel restaurants and bars and replacing with biodegradable/recyclable material,Recycling of waste water from the hotel’s reverse osmosis plant that is used to water gardens and is also used for cleaning and separating our garbage into kitchen waste that goes to composting, paper and glass waste that goes to recycling among others.
Do you other hotels should emulate Ibis Style in environment conservation?