Green Hotel

Green Hotel

Fort Arabesque Resorts, Spa & Villas are officially certified a Green Hotel

 

Last year, Management made a commitment to contribute to the efforts carried out by Millions of establishments and individuals around the world to protect our planet. In doing so, the Fort entered the “Green Star Hotel” rating system. This required the commitment for sustainability by Management as well as all 700 employees to accomplish high environmental performance and qualify required for the certification.

Besides passing the “Green Star Hotel” capacity building program, Fort Arabesque had to accomplish all the mandatory criteria 100%. Further environmental and social actions and innovative environmental practices were additionally credited.

It all started by implementing simple and cost effective initiatives by managing energy consumotion, conserving water, and installing energy efficient ballast and lighting throughout The Fort. Plastic products are eliminated to the minimum and bathroom amenities have been replaced with dispensers. Take away plastic bags have been replaced with bio-degradable material and guests are urged to ban plastic water bottles. Laundry bags have been replaced with degradable material, and recycling plastic, paper, aluminum, glass, and other consumable products. The Fort Arabesque has also invested in solar system that will run the resort on clean energy and installed a natural gas system, as well as upgrading of the hardware including the installation of sophisticated fire and safety systems. A new well has been dug with an expansion in the water treatment plant and a brand-new laundry -with state of the art machines- is now in operation.

After all efforts and practices were examined and verified by an independent audit commission, the Fort Arabesque Resorts, Spa & Villas was officially certified as a “Green Star Hotel”.

The award described the Fort Arabesque as a very environmentally friendly resort engaging continuously in the protection of the environment and nature.  It is apparent that Management and employees at the Fort Arabesque put protection of the nature and the environment first.