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Grand Swiss-Belhotel Medan received the National Green Award 2011 – 2013 from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia through the Directorate General of Tourism Destination Development.
Representative of the Green Committee of Grand Swiss-Belhotel Medan, Ms. Nelly Lim accepted the award at a luncheon gathering attended by representatives from 24 hotels in Indonesia which meet the criteria of “Green”. The award was announced by Mr. Naning S. A. Adiwoso BID, Green Building Council Indonesia, and presented to the winner by Indonesia's Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Ms. Mari Elka Pangestu at Balairung Soesilo Soedarman, Sapta Pesona Building on 19 December 2011.
With this award, Grand Swiss-Belhotel Medan is recognised as the 5-star hotel in Medan that is implementing green environment and sustainable development. The award is given following an assessment by visiting and directly monitoring the hotel concerned and after passing a verification assessment by the committee.
To qualify, the hotel must show care for environmental and sustainable development issues. Some of the aspects involved in the assessment include (1) building construction in terms of energy and water saving, land management policies, the use of eco-friendly building materials, and monitoring air pollution; (2) operational management in terms of the purchase and use of environment friendly supplies in the hotel's operation, reducing operating costs, and enhancing the green image of the hotel through a smart partnership with an external organisation in socialising green activities and programmes.
Managed by Swiss-Belhotel International, Grand Swiss-Belhotel Medan is situated on Cambridge City Square and occupies one full tower of the Cambridge Mall and Condominium. The impressive 27-storey Grand Swiss-Belhotel Medan is the city's newest international 5-star hotel. Its 242 guestrooms and suites are superbly appointed with all modern facilities for discerning business and leisure travellers. Striding into its fourth year of operation, Grand Swiss-Belhotel Medan has a commitment to providing the finest hospitality services and facilities, and to advancing the Green Concept in Corporate Social Responsibility Green leadership and innovation refers to the level of commitment made by the management in the pursuit of environmental objectives, and encourages the creation of green ideas from the staff. Having a healthy and clean environment will benefit the management and staff in providing positive inspiration and creativity, as well as in providing the comfort and standards of a 5-star hotel to guests who will view Grand Swiss-Belhotel Medan as 'The Destination in the City'.
David Richard O’Hanlon, General Manager Grand Swiss-Belhotel Medan, stated that, “I am proud of this achievement by the management and staff. Their dedication and commitment has its reward and we shall continue to work hard to provide the best possible benefits to our guests together with excellent environmental performance and upgrading the green image of the hotel. I do hope that receiving the National Green Award 2011-2013 will encourage the management, staff and our valued guests to show more care for a healthy environment”.
About Swiss-Belhotel International
Swiss-Belhotel International is a rapidly expanding international management company with over 73 hotels, resorts and projects globally. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Hong Kong (SAR), Swiss-Belhotel International manages properties in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East including CHINA • VIETNAM • PHILIPPINES • MALAYSIA • INDONESIA • AUSTRALIA • IRAQ • KUWAIT • OMAN • QATAR • KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA. Ranked in the top 100 international hotel management companies, Swiss-Belhotel International has twice been awarded Indonesia’s Leading Global Hotel Chain 2010/2011 and 2011/2012, and Most Favourite 4-Star Hotel. Swiss-Belhotel International’s rapid expansion will see substantial growth in Indonesia and the Middle East as well as a focus on growth in China. For more information, please refer to the Group Website, www.swiss-belhotel.com.
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