For the third year in a row, The Langham, Auckland has taken home the prestigious New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference Environmental Initiative of the Year Award.
The Langham, Auckland which last night hosted the NZ Hotel Industry Conference Awards, was recognised for its commitment to the environment and sustainable tourism and for the third year running, having first won the title in 2015.
The hotel began its journey to sustainability back in 2006, when 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.
The award comes just one week after The Langham, Auckland celebrated its EarthCheck Platinum status with an unveiling ceremony officiated by the guest of honour, the Right Hon Sir John Key.
Managing director Franz Mascarenhas is delighted the five-star hotel has been acknowledged as a sustainable leader in New Zealand tourism, by the premier awards for the New Zealand hotel sector.
“We are so delighted to be 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.”
The Langham, Auckland also celebrated the achievements of three colleagues who were named as finalists for the prestigious awards. Michael Shah for Hotel Industry Senior Hotel Executive of the Year, Ali Simforoosh for Hotel Industry Revenue Manager of the Year and Christine Bronkhorst who won the Hotel Industry Outstanding Young Hotel Executive.
“I feel incredibly humbled to be the recipient of this award for the 2017 year. We have made some incredible growth across many key areas of the hotel in the last year and it feels great to know I have contributed to this success. We have such a strong team at The Langham, Auckland and my gratitude goes out to them for their continued support and mentorship over the years,” said Bronkhorst.