Twenty Thai hotels, including 3 from Pattaya, were recognized at the ASEAN Green Hotel Awards Ceremony for their high environmental standards.
Three Pattaya hotels have won the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ “Green Hotel” award.
The Dusit Thani Hotel, Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa and Siam Bayview Hotel were among 20 Thai hotels to win the environmental prize at the ASEAN Tourism Convention Oct. 10-14 at the Pullman Pattaya Aisawan Resort.
Tanittha Sawetsila Maneechot, deputy permanent secretary for the Ministry of Tourism and Sports said Thailand’s good showing will help boost tourism with a public increasingly concerned about global warming and environmental health factors.
The Green Hotel award was given to businesses in Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam. Winners were selected based on environmental policy, actions for hotel operations, use of green products, collaboration with communities and local organizations, solid waste management, energy efficiency, water efficiency, and wastewater treatment and management.
Thanittha said Thailand’s push for “green” hotels stemmed from increasing power prices, refuse-disposal problems, and waste-management concerns. Being greener, she noted, actually saves money for hotel operators.