Abu Dhabi Property Guide

Marriott Properties In Dubai Highlight Planet-Positive Wins In Recent Months

In the week leading up to Earth Hour, Marriott Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments, Al Jaddaf, and Marriott Executive Apartments, Dubai Creek announce significant strides in their sustainability initiatives since the close of last year. These efforts underscore the properties’ commitment to the hotel groups’ wider mission to create a positive and sustainable impact in the markets in that it operates.

At Marriott Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments, Al Jaddaf, a series of energy-saving measures have been implemented to reduce the properties’ ecological footprint. This includes the replacement of 1,500 halogen lamps with energy-efficient LED lamps in the hotel’s Zabeel Ballroom, resulting in a staggering 75% reduction in energy consumption. Additionally, all staircases within the property have been equipped with sensor LED modules, leading to a 60% decrease in electricity usage compared to previous systems. Furthermore, the installation of occupancy and motion sensors in back-of-house areas, washrooms, and technical floors has resulted in annual energy savings of 40,000kWh. Complementing these efforts, the implementation of low-flow taps and shower heads has reduced water consumption by 11% year-over-year.

Meanwhile, at Marriott Executive Apartments, Dubai Creek, an upgrade of the building cooling system with a high-efficiency chiller has saved a remarkable 325,000 units of electricity, equivalent to reducing 250 tons of CO2 emissions. This initiative not only aligns with the properties’ sustainability goals but also contributes to Dubai’s broader objectives of reducing its carbon footprint. Recognizing these efforts, Marriott Executive Apartments, Dubai Creek, has been awarded the Silver designation in the Dubai Sustainable Tourism Stamp for 2024, further solidifying its position as a champion of sustainable tourism within the region.

Both properties have also recently been awarded their Green Key Certification, a prestigious acknowledgment of the properties’ commitment to adhering to the strict criteria set by the Foundation for Environmental Education. The certification further highlights the hotel teams’ efforts to develop a sustainable and responsible way of operating as a business.

Ram Prabhu, Multi-property Director of Engineering, remarked, “Sustainability isn’t just a path forward; it’s the only direction we’re heading for our cluster of properties. It’s incredibly rewarding to discover and develop eco-friendly solutions that not only benefit the environment and business but also enhance our guests’ experiences.”

Marriott Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments, Al Jaddaf, and Marriott Executive Apartments, Dubai Creek will continue to promote a mindset of sustainable thinking amongst its associates while driving existing and new initiatives that will promote a more sustainable future for hospitality.

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