LOS ANGELES, California – “We are extremely honored to have been awarded the Green Globe re-certification yet again this year,” said Paul Telford, Managing Director for Rosewood Tucker’s Point, commenting on their recent sustainable achievement.
Rosewood Tucker’s Point was thrilled to announce that it has once again been certified by Green Globe, a world leader in certification of sustainable travel and tourism businesses. Rosewood Tucker’s Point first obtained the recognition in 2012 and is the only member in Bermuda. The certification process requires properties to follow a rigorous collection of 337 compliance indicators applied to 41 individual criteria in areas of sustainable management, social/economic, cultural heritage and environmental. Standards range from conserving resources to the incorporation of local culture to employee training regarding their role in environmental, sociocultural, health and safety practices.
“The Facilities Management Team, spearheaded by Daniel Moore, Director of Engineering and Property Management, has been extremely diligent and I would like to thank them for all of their efforts in order to meet the rigorous assessment,” added Telford.
To complete the certification process, members undergo an independent on-site audit to ensure that their sustainability efforts have been thoroughly inspected. Obtaining the Green Globe certification is the culmination of more than $1 million in green capital investments at the resort. Rosewood Tucker’s Point green initiatives have included a wastewater treatment plant, solar hot water plant, seawater reverse osmosis plant producing up to 50,000 gallons a day and a Thermal solar hot water system.
“The majority of water throughout the property is produced by the Reverse Osmosis plant processing abstracted sea water and topped up by rain water caught on our roofs,” said Daniel Moore. “When discharged throughout the drainage system, including over 60 estate homes, wastewater is pumped to the wastewater treatment plant, is reclaimed and diverted to a two-million-gallon pond that is used to irrigate the golf course and croquet lawn,” explained Moore. “Additionally, Rosewood Tucker’s Point hotel, private residence clubs and wastewater treatment plant have the capability to be powered 100% independently during power outages from internal generation plants,” added Moore.
Guests can take advantage of experiencing the hotel’s ecological tours, cave exploration, guided kayaking tours and swimming in Bermuda’s largest underground lake, named Church Cave. There are also active nesting areas throughout the property for the indigenous Bermuda Bluebird. The hotel’s ‘coffee chine’ is thought to have the only three remaining Bermuda Coffee Trees on the island. Also, the kitchen utilizes herbs form the various gardens and all kitchen oil is collected and refined for alternative fuel around the property.
“In North, Central and South America, including the Caribbean, there are currently 147 members of Green Globe and Rosewood Tucker’s Point is now in the Top Ten. The property shares the 8th position across the Americas, including the Caribbean, and also shares the 6th position amongst the Caribbean members. The recent rise to the Top Ten is something I am very proud of,” explains Moore.
As a Green Globe certified member, Rosewood Tucker’s Point is included on the sustainable travel website, www.greenglobe.travel. Businesses are displayed in alphabetical order with description, pictures, location and map, contact information and links to booking.
Opened in 2009, Tucker’s Point is a 240-acre residential and resort community with breathtaking vistas of Castle Harbour, Harrington Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Site of Bermuda’s first new luxury hotel in 40 years and its first-ever fractional ownership clubs in addition to whole ownership homes, the community affords residents and guests exceptional recreational facilities. These include the acclaimed 18-hole Tucker’s Point Golf Course, tennis courts and a croquet lawn, Bermuda’s longest private pink-sand beach, a 12,000-square foot spa and a fine dining restaurant in its 100-guest room hotel. In April 2011, Tucker’s Point joined prestigious Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. Visit rosewoodtuckerspoint.com for additional information or follow on Twitter @RWTuckerspoint or facebook.com/rosewoodtuckerspoint
Green Globe 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 is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). For information, click here.