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Aerowisata Hotels & Resorts, a chain hotel group spread in a number of locations across Indonesia including Bali, Lombok, Pekanbaru, Bandung and Papua, has been certified “Eco Hotels” by TUV Rheinland from Germany.
Aerowisata, a subsidiary company of
Garuda Indonesia, gained recognition for its commitment to enhance
aspects in waste management, water treatment, conservation, efficient
electricity usage, and better overall environmental development.
The certificate was presented by
President Director of TUV Rheinland Indonesia, Muhammad Asana at Hanoman
Garden, Sanur Beach Hotel, Bali
on Tuesday, 15 November 2011, that was also attended by executive Vice
President of Aerowisata Hotels & Resorts, Anton Pratono.
In his speech, Anton stated that the
certification is an acknowledgement for Aerowisata hotels reducing
negative impacts and preserving the environment, which are part of the
Green program conducted by Garuda Indonesia. Furthermore, this
achievement is hoped to attract more international tourists, especially
from Europe, since Europeans are very concerned with preserving the
TUV Rheinland is a global provider of
technical, safety and certification services with as guiding principle
the achieving of sustained development of safety and quality in order to
meet the challenges arising from the interaction between man,
technology and the environment.
“We are proud to announce that
Aerowisata Hotels & resorts is the first hotel groups that received
the ‘Eco Hotel’ certification from TUV Rheinland”, said Muhaman Asana,
President Director of TUV Rheinlad Indonesia”. The Eco Hotel
certification is valid for three years, and every three months an
evaluation will be conducted” said Asana. If the standard is not met,
then the certification will be withdrawn.
Nowadays, an eco-friendly hotel has
become the priority for international tourists, especially from Europe.
Thus, the certification becomes an important assurance of the
‘eco-friendliness’ of a hotel or accommodation.
“Aerowisata Hotels & Resorts are
continuously conducting every effort to implement the environmental
commitment through a series of training for the staff and encouraging
our guests to support the ‘Eco Hotel’. As a result we have received this
certification, which will benefit us in the promotion of our hotels,
especially to visitors from Europe” said Anton.
General Manager of Sanur Beach Hotel,
Francis Dehnhardt, expressed his gratitude to all the staff and
employees for the achievement in gaining the ‘Eco Hotel’ certification.
The process in gaining recognition has been on-going since the hotel was
first established about 37 years ago. “Even though it took a big
investment, the certification has helped us a lot in reducing
operational costs and also impacted in a significant increase in
occupation” Denhardt stated.
Along with the Sanur Beach Hotel, there are 5 other Aerowisata Hotels that also received the Eco Hotel Certification. These are: the Senggigi Beach Hotel in Lombok, the Grand Preanger Hotel in Bandung, the Labersa Grand Hotel & Convention Center in Pekanbaru, and the Aerotel Biak in Papua.
Source : http://www.indonesia.travel/en/news/detail/550/aerowisata-hotels-resorts-certified-eco-hotels
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