Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), the local Green Key National Operator, has announced that the Radisson Blu Doha and the Warwick Hotel Doha have been awarded the Green Key!
These hotels were chosen due to their outstanding commitment to being environmentally and sustainably responsible by using sustainable operating strategies. Firstly, these strategies had to result in a re-course and cost reduction for the hotel. Additionally, they had to heighten the level of awareness of environmental issues amongst their guests and staff.
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.
The Radisson Blu Doha launched ‘Blu Planet TouchPoints’. This was a strategy to reduce the water footprint in laundering and housekeeping. For every 250 bath towels reused, the Radisson Blu gives a child safe drinking water for life. To do this the hotel partnered with UK charity organisation, ‘Just a Drop’. By doing this, the hotel supports charitable causes all over the world. This scheme assumes that for every 250 towels reused, the hotel saves USD16. They inspired guest engagement by acknowledging people who participated in the scheme with a ‘Thank You’ card.
The Warwick Hotel Doha has committed to reducing waste. They limited disposable cups, plates and cutlery to Take Away Only. The hotel also reduced waste ending up in a landfill by implementing a waste segregation system where they split waste into paper/cardboard, plastic, glass, metal, oil, and organic waste.