Hong Kong’s Tai O Heritage Hotel has recently been awarded with the HICAP 2015 Sustainable Hotel Award – Sustainable Destinations, making it the only hotel in Hong Kong to presented with the international honour this year.
The award presentation took place at the annual Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) held at the InterContinental Hong Kong, hosted by Horwath HTL and Burba Hotel Network (BHN).
The HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards launched in 2007 aims at recognising hotel operators and developers in the Asia-Pacific region who demonstrate exemplary sustainable practices that are environmentally and culturally responsible.
The judging panel of the Awards consists of veterans from the areas of sustainability, tourism, environmental innovation and hotel design. In their review on Tai O Heritage Hotel, they commented that it was rare to find a hotel acting as such a catalyst for the rejuvenation of its local community and culture.
As one of the six projects under Batch I of the Hong Kong Development Bureau’s Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme, Tai O Heritage Hotel is operated under a non-profit social enterprise business model by Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation Limited.
The hotel is committed to engaging the public in bolstering Tai O’s local economy, achieving synergy with the local communities, and promoting heritage conservation and sustainable tourism. – HotelNewsAsia.com