Kempinski Seychelles Resort wins award for eco-friendly practices


The Kempinski Seychelles Resort has nabbed the Luxury Travel Guide’s Eco-Friendly Hotel Award for Seychelles.

“The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement, championing the best in their respective fields. Therefore, to come out on top is truly an achievement we are proud of,” said the general manager of the hotel, Masami Egami.

The award, which recognises the resort’s efforts to adopt sustainable practices, was announced late last month.

Egami said, “We are delighted to receive this tribute alongside all those who have excelled in the industry and will continue to strive to be a living and working example of sustainable best practices.”

Kempinski Seychelles Resort has adopted some sustainable practice including having its own on-site water-treatment plant to recycle water, which is used for landscaping purposes.

In 2017, the hotel which is located in the western Mahe district of Baie Lazare also invested in a number of green technologies for water and energy conservation.

The resort’s Plant-a-Tree Programme is another initiative introduced to off-set some of its operational carbon emissions while aiming to restore natural habitats, protect indigenous wildlife and to educate guests about Seychelles’ biodiversity. Guests staying at the resort are also encouraged to adopt sustainable practices while staying on the island.

The Luxury Travel Guide’s Luxury Eco-Friendly Hotel Award is the latest in a string of recognition for the hotel’s efforts to mainstream sustainable business practices into its day-to-day operations, the resort said in a communique.

Last year, the hotel was awarded its third consecutive Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label and achieved Bronze Benchmark status through Earth Check, the world’s leading environmental management and professional services group for the travel and tourism industry.

The Luxury Travel Guide Awards recognise and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the travel and tourism industry. Their team of experts travels extensively across the globe in order to identify and highlight the very best hotels, airlines, tour operators and reputable service companies.