DAVINCI Wins Award
The DAVINCI Hotel and Suites, one of Sandton’s premier lifestyle destinations, and part of Legacy Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce that it has been commended for its efforts in maintaining a green environmental standing, receiving the Meetings Africa 2018 Green Hotel Award.
The award that was presented in Sandton at the annual Meetings Africa gala function and awards ceremony, recognises the hotel that puts the most effort in maintaining a green footprint across a host of disciplines within its business. Finalists were judged across eight criteria: sustainability, strategy, water usage, energy usage, waste management, transport, catering, community involvement, and staff training.
“The DAVINCI was built on the premise of maintaining a green footprint with as little impact on the environment as possible and we run a host of programmes internally to ensure we continue in keeping with this legacy,” states Andrew van Hasselt, general manager at the DAVINCI Hotel and Suites. “We are delighted to receive this award as it is a testimony to the fact that we remain committed to being a sustainable member of the local tourism and hospitality industry.”
According to Meetings Africa, while all the hotels who entered made efforts to be more sustainable, the DAVINCI Hotel led the majority of the selected categories and demonstrated a commitment beyond expectation. Other factors that led to its success include its ISO 14000 certification as well as the fact that it is a high-ranking recipient of the Heritage programme.
Now in its fourth year, the Green Hotel Award is a highlight of the Meetings Africa event. To qualify, participants must sign the Meetings Africa sustainability pledge, complete a self-assessment questionnaire, provide supporting documentation around their environmental initiatives, and provide an on-site visit.