Presentation on theme: "The Greentique Concept On January 1st, 2004, Si Como No's Greentique Hotels of Costa Rica began operations with the acquisition of Villa Blanca Cloud."— Presentation transcript:
The Greentique Concept On January 1st, 2004, Si Como No's Greentique Hotels of Costa Rica began operations with the acquisition of Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Spa, near San Ramon in El Silencio de Los Angeles, and now the participation of Aguila de Osa Inn Marine Frontier at Drake Bay, near Corcovado National Park. Each property is operated in accordance with the highest eco-tourism standards, preserving the "Magic of Nature" for generations to come.
Greentique Hotels Mission Greentique Hotels of Costa Rica are members of C.S.T. (Certification in Sustainable Tourism) Program of Costa Rican Hotels We welcome your feedback on conservation and policies that are included in our hotel guest's surveys and printed information which you will find in every hotel room, at each hotel's concierge desk and on our hotel websites. C.S.T. is managed by Costa Rican Tourism Institute (I.C.T.) and was design to differentiate tourism sector business based on the degree to which they comply with a sustainable model of natural, cultural and social resource management. C.S.T. is regulated by the Costa Rican National Accreditation Commission and consists of a scale of 5 "leaves" of sustainable tourism achievement.
Evaluation Aspects Physical - Biological Parameters Interaction between the company and its surrounding natural habitat. Infrastructure and Services Management policies and the operational systems within the company and its infrastructure. External Clients Interaction of the company with its clients in terms of how much it allows and invites the client to be an active contributor to the company's policies of sustainability. Socio - Economic Environment Interaction of the company with the local communities and the population in general.
5 Green Leaves January, 2007 Lic. Rosaura Monge Director of C.S.T. January, 2008 Lic. Carlos Benavides Minister of Tourism Villa BlancaSi Como No
Physical and Biological Environment Policies and Programs Greentique Hotels of Costa Rica is a Member of the World Heritage Alliance and is committed to promoting and preserving World Heritage sites through sustainable tourism by: * Implementing the World Heritage Alliance principles * Participating in staff training programs * Educating customers about World Heritage * Supporting community development around World Heritage sites * Engaging employees to support the local community * Supporting the United Nations in its efforts
Physical and Biological Environment Emissions and Waste Si Como No Grease Tramps Laundry Grey Water Plant
Physical and Biological Environment Emissions and Waste Production of bacterias for the sanitation plant Bocachi and Worm Compost
Entorno Físico - Biológico Natural Areas (National Parks / Protected Areas) Guest information on local attractions Fincas Naturales Private Wildlife Refuge
Infrastructure and Services Water Maintenance Villa Blanca Si Como No Manuel Antonio Water consumption controls
Infrastructure and Services Conservation of Energy Villa Blanca Si Como No Manuel Antonio Savings programs (Illumination) Alternative solar energy consumption
Infrastructure and Services Food and Beverage Villa Blanca Manuel Antonio Organic vegetable gardens Local vendor support
Infrastructure and Services Cleaning and Laundry Products Villa Blanca Si Como No Manuel Antonio Letter of PH Proquimia Certify the bio-degradable Quality of its products
Infrastructure and Services Management of Solid Wastes Organic materials Recycling Waste separation
Infrastructure and Services Staff Training Employee Workshops Villa Blanca Manuel Antonio Best Practices by Rainforest Alliance Basic course on wine For F&B Department
External Client Manuel AntonioGreen Committees English Classes Conservation signage for hotel guest and employees Help Us Preserve The Magic of Nature Dear Guest: Bed sheets are washed daily in thousands of hotels that consume millions of gallons of water and tons of detergents. Sheets are customarily changed daily, but if you feel that this is unnecessary, leave this card on your pillow in the morning and your sheets will not be changed that day. Thank you, The Management Help Us Preserve The Magic of Nature Dear Guest: Every day tons of detergent and millions of gallons of water are used to wash towels that have only been used once. A towel on the rack means Ill use it again A towel on the floor means Please exchange Thank you, The Management Help Us Preserve The Magic of Nature Dear Guest: Help us to reduce hotel demand on energy, and reduce our. Impact on natural resources. Thank you, The Management
External Client Analysis of the commentaries of our hotel guests Villa Blanca
Socio - Economic Environment Direct Economic Benefits National and local personnel in the company
Socio - Economic Environment Greentique Hotels Informative Villa Blanca Manuel Antonio Green Bulletins
Socio - Economic Environment Environmental Education Programs Villa Blanca Manuel Antonio Fincas Naturales Private Wildlife Refuge Mariana Wedding Chapel Hotel Villa Blanca
Socio - Economic Environment Environmental Education Programs Villa Blanca Manuel Antonio Events with
Socio - Economic Environment Cultural Development Villa Blanca Manuel Antonio San Ramon Central Park Special events at Hotel Villa Blanca
Socio - Economic Environment Reforestation Programs Villa Blanca Manuel Antonio First 10,000 native trees planted at Santa Juana Farms as part of a certification for Carbon Offset that is in development with the Rainforest Alliance
Recognitions Corporate Sustainable Trend Setters Award for Rainforest Alliance at the Museum of Natural History on May 06th in NYC
Recognitions World Heritage Alliance award to Green Hotels as a member of the alliance, to support and commitment with sustainable tourism development.
INBio Estación de Investigacion Overall objective of the proposal Establish a strategic alliance between INBio and the Greentique Hotels to carry out joint research projects that add value to the tourist site and contribute to the generation of information on biodiversity in the country. (convenio establecido INBio-Green Hotels Miércoles 11 junio 2008) Recognitions Biological Research Station INBio – Villa Blanca
Thank You The Management and Staff of Greentique Hotels of Costa Rica and their C.S.T. Green Committees