The Langham Auckland boasts five-star luxury accommodation for the ultimate hotel escape. But what’s more, it has just received a prestigious award at the NZ Hotel Industry Awards for the second year running.
For the second year in a row, The Langham, Auckland has taken home the prestigious New Zealand Hotel Industry Environmental Initiative Award at the recent NZ Hotel Industry Awards.
The five-star luxury hotel was commended for its commitment to sustainable tourism and the environment, and started its journey to sustainability back in 2006. It first partnered with EarthCheck, the world’s leading environmental management and professional services group for the tourism and travel industry. Since then it has introduced a series of sustainability practices, which include measures to save water, lower energy consumption and reduce waste through recycling.
Managing Director Franz Mascarenhas was delighted to that the hotel had be recognised for it’s sustainable practises again since winning the inaugural award last year.
“It is very pleasing to be once again recognised as a business that is taking environmental and social responsibility seriously,” says Mr Mascarenhas. “We feel privileged to play a part in shaping a more sustainable future for tourism in this country – and internationally.”
As part of its community support program, CONNECT, the Langham Auckland supports a range of local and international charities including the Garden to Table Trust, Make A Wish New Zealand and WWF. The prize money from this year’s Award win will be donated directly to Make A Wish New Zealand to assist them to make another wish come true for a child with a life threatening condition.
The hotel also stands to receive the prestigious EarthCheck Platinum level of certification within the year if it passes the next audit process with EarthCheck, becoming the first ever Platinum certified hotel in New Zealand and the wider Pacific region, and the first ever Platinum certified hotel in the Langham Hospitality Group.
It will then join an elite group of industry leaders who have consistently demonstrated commitment to their communities and high standards of environmental management.