Zeavola Resort wins best sustainable hotel award

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Bangkok, 11 February, 2015 – Zeavola Resort, on Ko Phi Phi in Thailand, has been honoured for the second time in three months for its commitment to the environment by winning a Five Star award in the category of Sustainable Hotel Thailand at the International Hotel Awards 2015.

Announced at a glittering ceremony at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square recently, the International Hotel Awards, in association with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, is noted as an important quality benchmark among the hotel industry worldwide.

Zeavola Resort’s achievement follows it being named the World’s Best Sustainable Hotel at the World Boutique Hotels Awards in London last November.

Zeavola Resort General Manager Florian Hallermann said, “The recognition is appreciated. But this is also something we have been living for the seven years since we opened. If we did not constantly strive for greater sustainability we would not be able to deliver the experiences we provide to our guests with the most basic of services. So maintaining this balance is crucial for Zeavola and actually for the world we live in.”

Located on the shores of Laem Ton beach, Zeavola’s sustainability ethos includes a water- reserve system featuring four deep wells and a reverse-osmosis plant to minimise unnecessary water consumption at the resort efforts that earned it membership in international ‘green’ hotels group Green Pearls.

Zeavola’s other environmental initiatives include it investing heavily to install common electricity on Laem Tong Beach to get away from generator energy, while introducing a key- tags system at the same time. The resort also uses energy-saving light bulbs in its gardens and public places and sensor-controlled public lighting.

Zeavola is part of the Green Fins project, which is coordinated by the United Nations Environmental Programme as part of a global effort to increase public awareness and resort-management practices that benefit the conservation of coral reefs and reduce unsustainable tourism practices.