Green Globe announced re-certification of the Hotel Martinez in Cannes, in the south of France. Since its initial certification in 2010, this luxury hotel has continued to be a leader in sustainability and responsible tourism, and is continuously committed to minimize the impact on the environment.
“In October 2010, the Hotel Martinez was the first hotel in Cannes to receive Green Globe certification,” said Richard Schilling, General Manager at Hotel Martinez, “Today, our certification is renewed, and it proves that we are continuing and even improving the high standards of our services, while maintaining a process of social and environmental responsibility. It is an important recognition of our efforts, and it is motivation and encouragement for our staff.”
A long-term sustainability management system is in effect at the Hotel Martinez, and respect for the environment is the core value of the business. The property’s zero-impact policy encourages guests to support a carbon-neutral stay and to minimize their environmental footprint. Cleaning of bed linen and bathrooms are provided on request, or every 2 days; all cleaning products are non-toxic and eco-labeled. The hotel developed a line of eco-certified and organic welcome gifts, and all stationary and supplies are made of recycled plastics and paper. Packaging is reduced to a minimum, and suppliers adhering to sustainable practices are given preference. The banquet menus feature locally-grown produce and serve local dishes made with seasonal products, providing organic or fair trade products for breaks. Guests are invited to join local environmental and community-related activities, promoting awareness, and the hotel offers a number of options for green meetings true to its motto ‘Meet and Commit.’
Concorde Hotels & Resorts support various projects and charities, such as CARE France, a non-profit organization helping people affected by global climate change and developing appropriate initiatives to promote sustainable agriculture, improve food supply, access to water, and respond to natural disasters. At a local level, the hotel rewards staff-wide volunteer initiatives in the community, and business training is offered to integrate awareness and achieve the environmental goals set by the hotel.
Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, said: “We are extremely pleased to re-certify the Hotel Martinez in Cannes. This property’s commitment to the environment is implemented through good practices that allow inviting customers, suppliers and staff to participate. The Hotel Martinez offers an outstanding training plan to their staff members, ‘business games’ have been designed to ensure a clear understanding and enable optimal deployment of the property’s responsibility policy.”
ABOUT HOTEL MARTINEZ
The Hotel Martinez is known for stylish living, where comfort and technology have aesthetic overtones, and from its eminent position on the sea front, on the famous boulevard de La Croisette in Cannes, the Hotel Martinez has established itself over the decades as the flagship hotel on the Riviera. With seven floors that overlook the sea front and a floor area that covers 40,000 square meters, it is one of the top European luxury hotels. The property has an extraordinary infrastructure, both in terms of guest accommodation compromising 409 rooms and suites, and in the services the hotel has to offer. The Martinez has 3 restaurants, a piano bar, a vast private beach, a heated pool, 15 meeting rooms, and reception lounges that total 2,500 square meters. The reception infrastructure is one of the major assets of the hotel, and in all seasons conventions, seminars and other social, festive, and professional events – the majority of them international – can be hosted here.
Contact: Florence Gardrat, Quality and Environmental Manager, Hotel Martinez, 73 La Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France, Phone +33 (0) 4 92 98 73 25, Fax +33 (0) 4 92 98 73 39, Email firstname.lastname@example.org , www.concorde-hotels.com/martinez
ABOUT GREEN GLOBE CERTIFICATION
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally-accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information, visit www.greenglobe.com