CHICAGO (September 23, 2010) – Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok has been honored as a 2010 World Saver by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Announced in the September 2010 issue as part of the fourth annual World Savers Awards, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok is recognized for its social responsibility in the “city hotels” category, namely for the hotel’s dedication to minimizing its environmental impact, improving the quality of life in its neighboring communities, and engagement in philanthropic activities.
The World Savers Awards honor travel companies from around the world for their leadership in social responsibility in five key areas, which include education, environment and/or cultural preservation, health, poverty relief and wildlife conservation.
“The teams at each of our hotels around the world are committed to managing their properties responsibly and to making a difference in the communities that we call home,” said Mark S. Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “We are extremely proud of the work of our colleagues at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok that led to this recognition and their receiving of this internationally renowned award; the team’s commitment to environmental stewardship and to engaging with their local community to improve health and living conditions for local residents serves as an inspiring example to all."
Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok has been engaged in environmental stewardship and community programs for more than 17 years, including the launch of the “Green Hotel Project” in 1993, and through its Green Leaf certification, which recognizes hotels for their commitment to environmental conservation. Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok has had a measurable impact with results that include:
“Here at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, we strive to make a positive impact on the environment, one person at a time, by empowering our employees to become visionary leaders in sustainability,” said Richard Greaves, general manager, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. “It is an honor to be recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as a World Saver for the city hotels category as it not only reinforces our efforts, but it will hopefully influence others to engage in philanthropic and socially responsible activities that can truly make a difference at both a local and global level.”
Winners of the 2010 World Savers Awards have to meet exacting standards. This year’s 164 applicants provided detailed responses to more than 20 questions. Twenty-two expert judges, which included academics, CEOs, and philanthropists, and seven passionate Condé Nast Traveler editors, picked the 32 honorees in the five categories: education, environmental and/or cultural preservation, health, poverty relief, and wildlife conservation. World Savers Awards winners will be recognized in an award ceremony during the 2010 World Savers Congress on October 20 in Singapore.
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