Phi Phi resort wins back-to-back sustainability awards

business March 29, 2015 01:00

By The Nation

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Zeavola Resort, on Koh Phi Phi, has been honoured for the second time in three months for its commitment to the environment by winning a Five Star award in the category of Sustainable Hotel Thailand at the International Hotel Awards 2015.



 
 
Announced at a ceremony at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, the International Hotel Awards, in association with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, is noted as an important quality benchmark among the hotel industry worldwide.
Zeavola Resort’s achievement follows it being named the World’s Best Sustainable Hotel at the World Boutique Hotels Awards in London last November.
“It’s gratifying but also humbling to receive these back-to-back awards and they are very much testament to the incredible team we have at Zeavola on Phi Phi island,” said Zeavola Resort general manager Florian Hallermann.
Zeavola Resort Phi Phi operates a deeply sustainable approach to hospitality, working closely with the natural environment and ensures a pristine experience for guests. Located on Laem Ton beach, Zeavola’s sustainability plan includes a water- reserve system featuring four deep wells and a reverse-osmosis plant to minimise unnecessary water consumption at the resort - efforts that earned it membership in international ‘green’ hotels group Green Pearls.
Zeavola’s other environmental initiatives include investing heavily to install common electricity on Laem Tong Beach to get away from generator energy, while introducing a key-tag system. The resort also uses energy-saving light bulbs in its gardens and public places and sensor-controlled public lighting.
Zeavola is part of the Green Fins project, which is coordinated by the UN Environmental Programme as part of a global effort to increase public awareness and resort-management practices that benefit the conservation of coral reefs and reduce unsustainable tourism practices