Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) is the national operator for the Green Key in Qatar. The Green Key award is a leading standard of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. QGBC has awarded two hotels with the Green Key: Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and W Doha Hotel.
The Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Hotel is now a Green Key awarded hotel which makes it the fifth Green Key awarded hotel in Qatar. The award reflects the hotel’s responsible act towards the environment and sustainability, and for bringing awareness of environmental issues to guests and staff.
Sheraton Grand Doha has around 60 street light poles with 300 laps and current existing bulb of Metal Halide 250 W consuming a lot of electricity. Seeing the track record of high consumption, the Sheraton Grand replaced the bulbs with 100 W LED bulbs for a greener environment. This has a great impact by saving around 60% of electricity for the same effect. The new lights have ultra-high efficacy of 145lm/W, longer life, easy installation and prevention of inflow foreign substances.
The hotel also has a waste management policy which follows “the 3 R’s”: Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. Jhun Tolentino, the Landscape Manager of Sheraton Grand applied the hotel’s policy in his own creative way and diverted used cans, papers, cardboards from landfills to beautiful artwork pieces decorating the hotel’s back of the house corridor walls.
The W Doha Hotel has been awarded it’s sixth Green Key award. W Doha Hotel has reflected continuous commitment towards the environment and running a green operation.
The E-Sales tool is W Doha Hotel non-paper based mechanism for meeting planners to organise events.
The tool provides online and/or computer-based programmes, software, and websites that assist planners in the setup and organisation of an event. The tool allows to save paper and reduce the amount of printer ink used.
The W Doha Hotel also puts in a huge effort to inform and involve its guests about its environmental and sustainable initiatives. For example, the W Doha celebrated Earth Hour in its own way!