Sanya, China (November 19, 2010) /ChinaNewswire.com/ — Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa received a prestigious award for its commitment to running and operating an environmentally conscious resort: The Five Gold Leaf Grade 'China Green Hotel' for 2010-2014.
Awarded by the National Green Hotel Committee and China Hotel Association, which are the highest official entities for recognizing a hotel's contribution toward environmental conservation, greening programs, food safety and hygiene, and energy efficiency, the award reflects Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa's long standing commitment to the environment. In order to reduce, reuse and recycle, in the last five years the popular beach resort has:
Installed more than 10,000 low energy light bulbs to save electrical energy.
Introduced an environmentally friendly irrigation system that has provided 300,008m3 of recycled water annually which is used for watering its spacious landscaped tropical gardens.
Taken advantage of Sanya's sunny climate to generate 30,227m3 of hot water from Solar Water Heaters, equal to an18 ton reduction in carbon emissions.
Purchased as much local produce as possible from companies that champion sustainable business practices and are environmentally friendly organizations.
Firmly committed to Marriott's 'Nobility of Nature' initiative which was launched globally on 24th May 2010.
About Marriott International 'Nobility of Nature' Program: Marriott International will invest $500,000 (approximately 3.4 million RMB) in seed money over the next two years to support a vital water conservation program that helps protect the largest source of fresh water on the planet, located in the mountains of Southwest China. The program will focus its work in Sichuan Province, the area hit hard by the 2008 earthquake. Concurrently, Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels throughout China have committed to reducing their water and energy use by 25 percent by 2017.
Marriott International will release further updates as the Nobility of Nature program develops.
SANYA YALONG BAY MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA: Nestled on the pristine white-sand beaches of China's only tropical island, Sanya Yalong Bay Marriott Resort & Spa is the perfect choice for a relaxing escape. The exclusive beach resort is conveniently located just a 35-minute drive from Sanya Phoenix International Airport.
Designed with vibrant colors, natural stone and warm woods to reflect its spectacular surroundings, Sanya Yalong Bay Resort & Spa offers 452 well-appointed rooms and suites. Multiple swimming pools, a Clubhouse, Fitness Centre and signature Quan Spa combined with a comprehensive range of meeting facilities, including an Ocean Front Chapel, make it the perfect choice for holidays, meetings and celebrations of all kinds. The tranquil ocean and tropical mountain views beckon guests to sit back and relax in peace. It is the place that you have always wanted to go and never wanted to leave!