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Novotel Citygate Hong Kong won 2010 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence

04-18-2011 07:10 PM CET | Tourism, Cars, Traffic

Press release from: Novotel Citygate Hong Kong

Rod Munro, General Manager of Novotel Citygate Hong Kong received the award

Rod Munro, General Manager of Novotel Citygate Hong Kong received the award

Novotel Citygate Hong Kong’s continuous effort and commitment to the environment has been rewarded with the Bronze award for “2010 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence – Hotels and Restaurants”, the most prestigious and reputable award scheme in Hong Kong to identify companies with outstanding environmental performance in various sectors.

Rod Munro, General Manager of Novotel Citygate Hong Kong, “2011 has been a rewarding year for the team of Novotel Citygate Hong Kong. Along with this Award for Environmental Excellence in 2010 we also completed our 2nd consecutive year in achieving Green Globe silver status certification and the hotel was award the highest ranking 4-star hotel in Hong Kong in 2011 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. Our persistence in caring for the environment and the comfort of our guest has really driven this remarkable recognition.”

Our major environmental initiatives in 2010
• Recycle over 24,500 glass bottles for producing 16,300pcs eco-glass paving blocks
• Energy consumption per guest night decreased by 7%, compared to 2009 and 12%, compared to 2008
• Waste to landfill per guest night decreased by 5%, compared to 2009 and 10.5%, compared to 2008, from 12.3 litres in 2008 to 11 litres in 2010
• Recycle waster per guest night increased by 45%, compared to 2008, from 0.11 litres in 2008 to 0.16 litres in 2010
• Replacement of 700 LED bulbs in public areas and saving of 257,000 KWH equals to the electricity consumption of 31,300 fluorescent tubes for a year with daily 8 hours operations and save HK$213,000 on electricity expense

Further green initiatives under immediate focus in 2011:
• Mobilize guest participation includes the placement of green bins in guest rooms for waste separation for recycling, CD and battery collection box in hotel lobby
• Organise ‘Green’ seminars and ‘Green’ workshops to educate the local community and the next generation
• Recycle food waste into dried animal food

“We proactively initiate green actions working closely with neighboring hotels and locally based companies to recycle glass bottles into eco-glass paving blocks. We also plan to work with food waste collection companies who recycle food waste into dried animal food”

“Green actions will never be successful without staff and our guests participate. Whenever possible we will continue to help influence and educate to our staff, guests, families and local communities with our green way” added Mr. Munro.

About Novotel Citygate Hong Kong:
Designed in contemporary minimalist, Novotel Citygate Hong Kong has 440 stylish rooms and suites, featuring four Premier floors, hotel-wide wireless broadband connection and 32” LCD television. Facilities include 3 restaurants and a bar, 7 function rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and 24-hour gymnasium.

About Accor:
Accor, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is present in 90 countries with 4,200 hotels and more than 500,000 rooms.
Accor's broad portfolio of hotel brands - Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, all seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1, hotelF1 and Motel 6, and its related activities, Thalassa sea & spa and Lenôtre - provide an extensive offer from luxury to budget. With 145,000 employees worldwide, the Group offers to its clients and partners nearly 45 years of know-how and expertise.

About Novotel:
As the mid-scale hotel brand within the Accor group portfolio, Novotel offers close to 400 hotels and resorts in 60 countries, situated in the centre of major international cities from business districts to tourist destinations. Novotel’s consistently high standard of service contributes to the wellbeing of both business and leisure travellers: think spacious, modular-design guestrooms, balanced cuisine available 24/7, excellent meeting facilities, attentive staff, dedicated children’s areas and rejuvenating wellness facilities. The Novotel group is a pioneer in sustainable development and all Novotel hotels participate in the EarthCheck worldwide environmental certification programme.
More information at Novotel.com and Accorhotels.com.

Novotel Citygate Hong Kong
51 Man Tung Road, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

Josephine Tang
Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: +852 3602 8813
H6239-SM2@accor.com

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