On 21 September Fairmont The Palm was awarded with their first Green Key certification during an official ceremony at the hotel. On the occasion, Mr. Mark Sawkins, General Manager, received from EmiratesGBC the plaque informing guests of the hotel’s environmental performance and initiatives to reduce its ecological footprint.
Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of EmiratesGBC, said: ‘Green Key is a prestigious citation that underlines the sustainable energy, water and waste management commitment of hotels, serviced apartments and other accommodation facilities. The hospitality industry plays a key role in the UAE and it is important that the sector recognises their responsibility towards sustainability.’
'Fairmont The Palm has placed strong efforts towards sustainable operations and green awareness activities amongst staff and guests, so it is with great pleasure that we have awarded it Green Key certification, making it the first hotel of the FRHI Hotels and Resorts Group in UAE and also the first hotel on The Palm Jumeirah to be Green Key certified.' Marie-Helene Westholm-Knebel, Green Key National Operator United Arab Emirates.