Two More Green Destinations for Discerning Global Tourists
The Green Globe initiative recognises and awards corporates in the travel and tourism industry that demonstrate extraordinary eco-friendly approaches, attitudes and practices that help steer their countries and businesses towards a green, pollution-free era.
For discerning global tourists, especially tourists who want to add a dash of greenness to their vacations, here are two more ideal destinations. Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives and Cinnamon Bey Beruwala have once again bagged certifications from the prestigious Green Globe Initiative, in recognition to their adherence to top eco-friendly strategies and global sustainability practices. The two properties showcased how the concept of eco-friendly luxury is the future of the hospitality industry. Interestingly, Cinnamon Bey Beruwala has received its certification for the fifth consecutive year and has been awarded the highly acclaimed ‘Gold’ status by Green Globe. Interestingly, all the hotels in the Cinnamon portfolio have received Green Globe certifications at-least once. And Cinnamon Bey Beruwala happens to be the only Cinnamon property to have achieved ‘Gold’ status, marking thereby a key milestone for the brand in its ongoing quest to operate an environment-friendly operation that conserves energy, minimizes waste and promotes sustainability at every touchpoint.
The Green Globe initiative recognises and awards corporates in the travel and tourism industry that demonstrate extraordinary eco-friendly approaches, attitudes and practices that help steer their countries and businesses towards a green, pollution-free era. Cinnamon Bey Beruwala and Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives- both of them demonstrated their exemplary ability to manage energy consumption, reduce their carbon footprint and achieve sustainable growth that aligns well with national and regional environmental goals. The rigorous certification process required an in-depth review of each hotel’s green practices and after a thorough evaluation, only top-performing properties were granted their certification.
Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts symbolizes the essence of inspired living and represents a vibrant and contemporary take on hospitality. The brand has always been an industry trendsetter. It has relentlessly strived to deliver immersive, engaging and meaningful guest experiences, while managing its impact on its areas of operation and the communities that live in close proximity to each property.
Talking about the new milestone, Hishan Singhawansa, Sector Head, Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, said that they are proud to have achieved Gold status from the Green Globe initiative. This is a meaningful milestone for their brand and it reiterates their commitment to maintaining world-class standards in sustainability. It is their obligation as a responsible industry partner to not only implement environmentally-friendly practices, but to also endorse them persistently to influence those around them, he said, adding that their people and human resources played a significant role in achieving these milestones, ensuring that progressive steps are taken every day to meet daily, weekly, monthly goals towards strengthening their green initiatives and in doing so, securing global recognition for their properties, he said.
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives, set on a private island in the Kaafu Atoll, is a 25-minute boat ride from the island of Male while Cinnamon Bey Beruwala is situated on a picturesque stretch of land flanked by the Indian Ocean and the river. Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is a famed hospitality chain comprising 14 distinct hotels and resorts located in key areas across Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The brand Cinnamon promises holistic and enhanced experiences that are tailor-made to suit the specific interests of the tourists. Cinnamon brand is driven by innovation and excellence and it focuses on delivering memorable holidays and getaways that deliver exceptional standards of service while showcasing the warmth and vibrancy of contemporary Sri Lankan hospitality.