GM’s Desk : Earth Day Special
On Earth day, General Managers from hotels have shared their inputs on how they are setting it right for the future. These hotels will definitely inspire many. Harkaran Singh General Manager ,Hyatt Regency Dehradun Hyatt Regency Dehradun takes
On Earth day, General Managers from hotels have shared their inputs on how they are setting it right for the future. These hotels will definitely inspire many.
General Manager ,Hyatt Regency Dehradun
Hyatt Regency Dehradun takes pride to announce that we are the first hotel in Dehradun to install a water bottling plant, thereby reducing atleast 3.5 lakh plastic bottles usage annually and supporting sustainable tourism.
The on-site bottling plant is our humble contribution to help conserve the environment and protect the rich marine life of India, guided by our purpose of CARE.
The water is alkaline mineralized for the well-being of our guests
Sanjay Kumar Ramanand
General Manager, Sayaji Raipur
Go green and make our mother earth a beautiful place to live (22nd April)
In recognition of Earth Day, Sayaji Raipur is striving to create awareness about how to keep the city clean and reduce pollution from our beautiful Raipur’s environment.
- By replacing plastic bottles with glass bottles
- Converting wet garbage and food leftovers into manure.
- The wastewater can be recycled – as it can be used for washing cars and watering plants
- Switch from regular 50 watt bulb to 90 watt led bulb to reduce electricity consumption.
Planting a tree is best method to reduce pollution –
Each year trees absorb around 50 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Different species of trees grow in different seasons.
Due to deforestation it is estimated that almost 28000 species will become extinct in the next 20-25 years.
Planting trees has quickly emerged as a seemingly simple way to soak up carbon emissions. Everybody likes it: Environmentalists, politicians, and corporations alike are pushing for a rapid expansion of reforestation efforts to help meet climate goals.
The importance of tree plantation is quite significant, as it is associated with our basic need for good food to eat and fresh air to breathe. Apart from these basic necessities, they maintain biodiversity, conserve water, preserve soil, control climate etc.
Today, as the world searches for solutions to global climate change, tree planting has become more popular than ever. It’s a simple and appealing response to an overwhelming, existential crisis, and it makes for easy messaging: anyone can go out and plant a tree to help restore balance to Earth’s climate. But for many large-scale tree-planting initiatives, the focus is on the number of new trees that end up in the ground, not on planting the right trees in the right places or caring for them after planting to ensure they survive.
So, Sayaji is going to take a step to plant trees on Earth Day with all the staffs and employees in the premises to promote the campaign of conserving our earth, plants and trees.
Sr. Area General Manager of Lords Hotels and Resorts
The well-designed rooms of the hotel and resorts feature contemporary facilities including master switches or central energy control cards, and sensory lights in toilets to conserve energy. The bathrooms also feature water conservation stickers. Guests have been introduced to towel reuse practise and bucket bath. Mr. Shiladitya Mukherjee, Sr. Area General Manager of Lords Hotels and Resorts stated that “Lords Plaza Surat is one of the best hotels in Gujarat that is sensitive to the environment and has adopted extensive measures to ensure a good environment with the use of composed machine, Solar panels for water heating, Energy Saving Key tags in rooms, LED energy saving bulbs, and motion sensors in public areas, which saves overall consumption of energy.”
Area General Manager ,Aarya Lords Club and Resorts
Ajay Pawar, Area General Manager is proud of the fact that a grand property like the Aarya Lords Club and Resorts is well spaced out with greenery. The property has taken special initiatives to plant trees wherever possible within and outside its premises, making it into a beautiful paradise to stay in.
Sr. General Manager, Lords Inn Jammu & Four A Lords Resort
Stephen Ganon, Sr. General Manager further reiterates that Lords Inn Jammu & Four A Lords Resort, Jammu are well designed with rain water harvesting process. Other conservative measures taken by both the properties include use of compost machine for waste food processing to convert into manures, recycling of water in STP and later used for garden and lawn, sensor taps used in public washrooms, and garbage segregation. For official purpose, both the hotels re-Use A4 size paper and avoid usage of plastic bags.
General Manager, Sheraton Grand at the Brigade Gateway
With a little pledge towards being grateful to mother earth , Sheraton Grand at the Brigade Gateway, is taking a step toward continuing sustainability by signing off the newest water bottling plant.
The plant would support the initiative of reducing single use plastic in the hotel rooms and as well banquet halls . This is much need of the hour to reduce the carbon footprint created by single use plastics .
As a gesture General Manager , Shibil Malik took this step not just for awareness but also chose ” Earth Day ” as the Beginning to initiate. The civil plans have been laid , vendors and production areas identified, designs have been developed and the true beginning with signing of the contract would happen on 22nd April 2022.
General Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton, Pune-Chinchwad
May The Forest Be with You
DoubleTree by Hilton, Pune Chinchwad has always believed in the saying of what goes around, comes around and to prove this very saying our premises has taken a lot of initiates to give it back to what the nature has given us.
There has been an increasing need for worry when it comes to plastic, we at DoubleTree by Hilton, Pune-Chinchwad have gone Plastic bottle free and adopted Glass bottles as a means of serving the very basic necessity of human culture i.e., Water. We have also shifted from plastic straws to straws that are made from Rice Starch.
Taking the initiatives further ahead, we see a lot of food being wasted and the garbage is just thrown into the trash and is of no use however we have stepped up and installed our system in such a way wherein all the Wet garbage and food leftovers from all our outlets is turned into compost which is healthy for the growth of the plants and the surroundings. This compost produced is further either donated in nurseries etc. or it is distributed amongst the employees of the hotel.
We may have come across the statement about why we should be consuming controlled levels of electricity and how if it isn’t conserved, we could lead to serious consequences. In our hotel, we have replaced all the 50Watt bulbs to 9Watt LED bulbs in order to save the consumption of electricity.
There has also been an initiative taken by us wherein we have installed Timers in the hotel for controlling the timings of lights in the premises. These timers automatically turn off the equipment when it reaches a certain level of electricity consumption and then turn the equipment back on when necessary. These equipment’s include – ACs in the lobby, signages and night lamps and lights to count a few.
The importance of tree plantation is quite significant, as it is associated with our basic need for good food to eat and fresh air to breathe. Apart from these basic necessities, they maintain biodiversity, conserve water, preserve soil, control climate etc. Each year trees absorb around 50 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere however due to the increasing rate of deforestation, it is estimated that almost 28000 species will become extinct in the next 20-25 years.
Today, as the world searches for solutions to global climate change, tree planting has become more popular than ever. It’s a simple and appealing response to an overwhelming, existential crisis, and it makes for easy messaging: anyone can go out and plant a tree to help restore balance to Earth’s climate.
This year’s theme for the Earth Day 2022 as recognized by National World is, ‘Invest in Our Planet’. Taking this initiative and the theme forward, we at DoubleTree by Hilton would be investing in our planet by planting trees in the premises on 22nd April 2022 – Earth Day. The entire team and family of DoubleTree
by Hilton, Pune-Chinchwad would be participating in this drive and would be making every little contribution that they can to give it back to the mother nature.
This year on Earth Day, the DoubleTree by Hilton, Pune-Chinchwad family urges you to take this one step in preserving the nature and promotes the planting of trees as a small gesture of appreciation to our motherland.