Millennium Abu Dhabi gets eco-friendly

Schmitz... green revolution

THE Millennium Hotel Abu Dhabi has made a green resolution for the year 2012.

Ruprecht Schmitz, general manager of the hotel says: “We will start afresh without all the bad habits with strict new green guidelines in all our deeper operations. Investing in renovations to make the Hotel more sustainable will increase its value, slash operating costs and attract guests who are trending towards more sustainable hospitality experiences. And because hospitality is a pillar in Abu Dhabi’s economy, we as hotels, tend to consume massive amounts of water and electricity, therefore, there must be big attempts to save both.”

Green is part of the culture of the Millennium Hotel Abu Dhabi, where everyone must have the will and strength to make the necessary changes  and boost our green credentials to foster the growth of the green culture in the capital and help save the environment. The Millennium Hotel started its green move years ago and has succeeded to be one of the unique models for the region, which is in line with Abu Dhabi’s mission of achieving the goal of moving towards making the environment clean.

“We all need to work together to encourage the promotion of Abu Dhabi as a destination fuelling further growth in the future. With this environmental movement, we are starting to see a broadening of enthusiasm for all ideas that take place with high hopes for further growth and we are definitely embracing and taking leaps and bounds ahead to adopt, develop and implement enormous schemes that seek to address the challenges posed by rapid expansions and create a society that is more environmentally aware,” says Schmitz.

“We are expanding the notion of luxury to include something else important as a healthier world; and the Hotel is attracting travellers whoa re influenced by green policies in the hotel they choose, where they can help reduce their exposure to chemicals and support conservation. Although most guests may not make decisions about where to stay based on the Hotel’s green practices, but they do appreciate it,” he adds.

The Millennium Hotel has made a genuine commitment to environment preservations and is heading towards this movement to paying attention to this socially-responsible practice where green is no more an exception but an expectation. It is important to start living the reality of the situation and not just think that time will make things correct themselves.