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Farnek facilitates first Green Globe for Armani Hotel, Dubai

Incandescent lights replaced with power saving LEDs and motion detectors have been installed in back office area

(From left to right) Abdul Quddus, director of engineering, Armani Hotel Dubai; Sandrine Le Biavant, director consultancy, Farnek Middle East; Mark Kirby, general manager, Armani Hotel Dubai.
(From left to right) Abdul Quddus, director of engineering, Armani Hotel Dubai; Sandrine Le Biavant, director consultancy, Farnek Middle East; Mark Kirby, general manager, Armani Hotel Dubai.

The Armani Hotel Dubai has been awarded its first Green Globe certification.

Armani Hotel Dubai recently became part of the UAE Food Bank, an initiative announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

To drive the initiative, Armani Hotel Dubai has put in place a structured programme whereby food is delivered fresh to the UAE Food Bank on a daily basis, whenever unused, not displayed and safe surplus food is available.

The hotel has also reportedly installed a food waste recycling machine to achieve a zero food waste goal.

Green Globe’s preferred partner in the Middle East, Farnek, conducted a comprehensive audit of the property to ensure compliance to its set of sustainability criteria.

As part of its focus on enhancing energy and water efficiency, all incandescent lights in Armani Hotel Dubai have been replaced with power saving LEDs and motion detectors have been installed in back office areas.

In addition, water saving devices and water aerators have been fitted resulting in a significant decrease in water consumption.

Green Globe is the hospitality industry’s international standard for sustainability that addresses energy consumption, air quality and waste management, while exploring biodiversity initiatives, green procurement solutions and social responsibility opportunities.

To contribute to local regional development, Armani Hotel Dubai is a certified member of Emirates Environmental Group, a professional working group focused on protecting the environment through education, green programs, and community involvement.

Recently, the hotel donated gift vouchers for distribution to the dedicated volunteers of EEG to encourage further community participation.

The hotel’s general manager Mark Kirby said, “Green Globe certification for Armani Hotel Dubai is a strong testament to our commitment to be a socially and environmentally responsible hotel operator, focused on international best practices in energy and water use efficiency and sustainable development.

“Since inception, we have focused on promoting green initiatives hotel-wide and encouraged the participation of not just our employees but also our guests and partners.

“Through our green programs – from recycling materials to minimising food wastage and supporting environmental campaigns, we have set an industry benchmark in being a green hotel that works to secure a greener future for our coming generations,” added Kirby.

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