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Hilton Abu Dhabi receives Hilton Worldwide Eco Award 2013

The Hilton Worldwide Eco Award 2013 has been awarded to Hilton Abu Dhabi for its environmental conservation efforts and sustainability practices. The Abu Dhabi hotel was recognised for its recycling and energy efficient waste management, and eco-projects including tree planting, beach and desert cleaning, and recycling challenges.

Hilton Abu Dhabi receives Hilton Worldwide Eco Award 2013

Hilton Worldwide has awarded one if its Abu Dhabi hotels the prestigious Hilton Worldwide Eco Award 2013 for its environmental commitment and practices.

Hilton Abu Dhabi received the award during a recent ceremony at the Abu Dhabi hotel that was attended by Christian Grage, the vice president of operations for Hilton Worldwide Arabian Peninsula, and Vinesh Hurrychurn, the Hilton Worldwide director of engineering operations MEA.

The luxury eco-friendly hotel was recognised for its recycling and energy efficient waste management, and eco-projects such as tree planting, beach and desert cleaning, recycling, educational awareness for its guests, and participation in World Car Free Day and Earth Hour.

Throughout a one-year period the Hilton Abu Dhabi was awarded points for conservation and sustainability efforts carried out by team members. These included participation in awareness programmes, community events, training days, and LightStay compliance, a tool that tracks and measures sustainability performance across all Hilton Worldwide hotels and resorts.

The Abu Dhabi hotel’s Hiltonia Beach Club also received the Blue Flag Award, a coveted certification awarded to beaches across the world for sustainability, safety and cleanliness.

“We are extremely proud to have received the Eco Award for the MEA region. Sustainability is very important to us as it is a core element of Hilton Worldwide’s global commitment to protect and conserve the environments in which we operate,” stated Wolfgang Maier, the General Manager of the hotel. “We are proud that our team’s hard work and dedication have been recognised and we will continue to lead by example by creating a culture of environmental consciousness at Hilton Abu Dhabi.”

Hilton Abu Dhabi is located in the heart of city, 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi International airport. The hotel has 327 guest rooms and suites that offer views of the Arabian Gulf, lush gardens, or the city skyline.

Facilities at the hotel include more than 15 restaurants, lounges and bars, three swimming pools with water slides, a lavish onsite spa, a modern fitness centre, 350 meters of private, white sandy beach and a beach club, and meeting and events space with 14 indoor and outdoor function rooms.

Guests can enjoy easy access to some of the city’s popular attractions including the Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi Corniche and the Heritage Village.

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