Sustainable Solar Power
Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa, the five-star resort on Thailand’s golden Gulf coast, is boosting its green credentials by powering up a sustainable solar power system. The state-of-the-art system will produce electricity and minimise the resort’s carbon footprint by creating clean energy.
“Hua Hin is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Thailand – a renowned resort town with beautiful beaches. At Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa, protecting and preserving these beautiful beaches and the surrounding area is a priority as we care for our guests’ well-being. Therefore, we decided to invest in a solar PV system to help reduce our carbon emission, greenhouse gasses and to protect the beauty of the local environment. The system will also help reduce our electricity consumption,” said Goetz Bauer, General Manager, Hin Marriott Resort & Spa.
Consequently, the resort initiated a solar system project that comprises 702 panels, which are installed on the some of resort’s rooftop. In addition to creating a clean energy source, the array will help the resort reduce its CO2 emissions by a massive 512 tons annually (that’s the weight of two Statues of Liberty or three blue whales).
Sustainable Solar Power – Sustainable Growth
The resort’s eco-friendly general manager, added, “Nowadays, holidaymakers are more mindful than ever about travelling consciously while enjoying their destination. They also look for ways to avoid tourist activities that have a negative impact on the local environment and communities. Our ambition is to grow our business more sustainably while managing our impact on the environment and community as well as improving the experience of our guests.”
For instance, Marriott’s sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, commit’s the global chain to creating a positive and sustainable impact wherever it does business.
In addition to investing in the solar PV system, Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa has implemented a series of environmentally sustainable practices. These are aimed at reducing the environmental impact in the surrounding community and include replacing plastic straws with paper versions. Elsewhere, eco-friendly products are being used while recycled water is used to water the grounds throughout the property.
“We plant beach morning glory (a type of creeping vine) to help stabilise sand dunes and protect the gulf coast. The resort’s associates also regularly clean the beach in front of the hotel,” he added.
For more information about Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa, call +66 (0) 3290-4666.
Main image: 95% of rooftops at Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa are covered with solar panel arrays or grass.
Source: Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa.