A proud Swede, Mr Jonas Sjöstedt, General Manager at Centara Nova Hotel & Spa Pattaya and Centara Pattaya Hotel, and his teams have together received Thailand’s most prestigious environmental awards ceremony for tourism industry operators.
It was at the Thai Environment Day Event, held at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre where the two properties were awarded. Centara Nova Hotel & Spa Pattaya received its first ‘Green Hotel Gold Award 2016′ from Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment.
Winning this prestigious national award is a testament to the hotel’s persistence and dedication to promote several of its green initiatives, as well as to the tireless work of all employees and involved industry partners, states Centara Hotels & Resorts.
Throughout the year, Centara Nova Hotel & Spa Pattaya has integrated green initiatives into every aspect of the hotel operations, from overall energy and water saving, utilisation of renewable energy – namely turning sunlight into electricity by solar cells, to social initiatives that promote recycling of material waste from the hotel, expanding green areas for the community and campaigning for hotel guests to participate in several environmental programmes.
Its sister hotel – Centara Pattaya Hotel, located nearby, secured the ‘Green Hotel Silver Award’ this year, a result of knowledge transfer and hands-on implementation from one hotel managed by the same Swedish General Manager and team of operations staff to the other.
“The awards were the results of every little thing we do,” said Mr. Jonas Sjöstedt, “To reinforce cost-saving with many of our green initiatives while making both hotels live up to visitors’ expectations has meant a lot of planning, implementing, evaluating and improving. I am particularly pleased that both hotels have been recognised by the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment with their first environmental awards, especially the Gold Award for Centara Nova Hotel & Spa Pattaya for the first time.”
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading hotel operator, with 42 deluxe and first-class properties across all of the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom, as well as a further 22 hotels and resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Oman and China.