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Anantara baan rajprasong certified for sustainability


First serviced suites in Bangkok earn Green Globe Certification

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First serviced suites in Bangkok earn Green Globe Certification
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Dec 19, 2012

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced certification of Anantara Baan Rajprasong Serviced Suites in Bangkok, Thailand. Over the past few years, Anantara’s first serviced suites property has been demonstrating corporate social responsibility and sustainable tourism, and social and environmental values have been placed at the center of all actions.

“At Anantara Baan Raiprasong, environmental protection is an integral part of our business philosophy and daily operations,” said Sathit Mansuwan, General Manager at Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites, “We are constantly reinforcing our commitment towards environmental conservation and the requirements of Green Globe standards to ensure our sustainability performance is continuously improving. We encourage our staff and our guests to participate and work with us to protect the world we live in.”

A long-term sustainability management system is in effect at Anantara Baan Rajprasong. Energy and water consumption is minimized in all areas of the property, and a reduction target has been set in line with Anantara Group requirements of at least 10% annually. The hotel combats pollution through reducing, reusing, and recycling solid waste which impacts landfills, and by cooperating with a local waste management company. Packaging is reduced to a minimum, and local suppliers focusing on products that are durable and recyclable are given preference. Guests are invited to join local social awareness programs offered by the property, and indigenous culture is integrated into everyday experiences.

All Anantara properties across Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, the Maldives, and the Middle East immerse in local initiatives that give back to the community and environment, enhancing the social and environmental surroundings of each Anantara destination. Whether it’s rescuing street elephants in Thailand, marine turtle protection in Phuket, coral rejuvenation in the Maldives, or supporting local farmers in Indonesia, Anantara is dedicated to carrying out a corporate social responsibility program at a grassroots level in each of its exotic locations around the world.

Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, said: “We are extremely pleased to certify Anantara Baan Rajprasong Serviced Suites in Bangkok, Thailand. I am most impressed with Anantara’s dedication to community projects, such as the Golden Triangle Elephant Foundation, set up to improve the plight of Thailand’s elephants. Recently, the company donated over 3 million baht to the Rak’s Thai Foundations, 84 Schools Project, which aims to help 6,720 disadvantaged children in poor and remote areas. Sustainability policies are being practiced throughout the Anantara Baan Rajprasong, language barriers are overcome by genuine care and concern for doing the ‘right thing’ and understanding the bigger picture in operating more sustainability.”

ABOUT ANANTARA BAAN RAJPRASONG BANGKOK SERVICED SUITES

Surrounded by lush parks and fine restaurants, Anantara Baan Rajprasong Serviced Suites offers sophisticated short- and long-term stays in Bangkok’s most exclusive neighborhood. This 5-star luxury hotel is a tranquil urban sanctuary with 97 spacious one- and two-bedroom suites, ranging from 77 square meters to expansive 156-square-meter, two-bedroom abodes. Guests can enjoy the finest facilities and services, from a glorious swimming pool surrounded by frangipani trees and a fully-equipped fitness center, to the stylish restaurant serving local and international cuisine. Located in the heart of the city, on the prestigious Rajdamri Road, Anantara Baan Rajprasong is just 100 meters from Ratchadamri BTS sky train station, taking guests to the shopping precinct of Siam, the restaurants of Lang Suan, and the business hub of Silom in a few minutes.

Contact: Jularak Colharn, Area Public Relations Manager, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, 17th Floor, Berli Jucker House, 99 Soi Rubia, Sukhumvit 42 Road, Bangkok 10110, Thailand, Phone +66 (0) 2365 7677, Fax +66 (0) 2365 7797, Email jularak_ch@anantara.com , www.anantara.com

ABOUT GREEN GLOBE CERTIFICATION

Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally-accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information, visit www.greenglobe.com

Source: greenglobe.com




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