INDIA: Luxury hotel group, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, has expanded its long term partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts and added two hotels to the Beyond Green sustainable hotel portfolio.
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has already been partners with Preferred Hotels & Resorts and now three more hotels will join the Preferred Hotels & Resorts portfolio. These are: The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel, The Leela Ashtamudi, A Raviz Hotel and The Leela Gandhinagar.
And in a move towards continuing sustainability The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has added two Leela marquee palaces to Beyond Green, Preferred Hotel’s global portfolio of sustainable hotels.
The two hotels which have joined Beyond Green are the Leela Palace Udaipur, which recently received the SEEMS Platinum, National Energy Management Award and is the only hotel to ply EV boats on Lake Pichola and The Leela Palace Bengaluru, which is now powered majorly by renewable energy with 90 per cent of the Palace running on wind energy.
As members of Beyond Green, both hotels are now committed to deliver on the three pillars of sustainable tourism – environmentally sound, socially responsible practices that go beyond the basics; protection of cultural heritage, and the communities that upholds these – while also adhering to more than 50 sustainability indicators that align with global sustainable tourism criteria and the United Nations’ SDGs.
Anuraag Bhatnagar, chief executive officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “With two of our hotels joining Beyond Green, we are delighted to further strengthen our partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts and reiterate our commitment towards a greener, cleaner, and a more sustainable future.”
Beyond Green is a global portfolio of hotels, resorts, and lodges that aim to exemplify sustainability leadership. To be considered for membership in Beyond Green, a property is vetted according to more than 50 sustainability indicators that align with global sustainable tourism standards and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. You can read more about those here.
Image: Lake Pichola by Swetangkumar Panchal on Unsplash