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HICAP Sustainable Award Winners Announced

HICAP Sustainable Award winners announced

Photo Credits: Green Hotelier

Burba Hotel Network, Horwath HTL, and Stiles Capital Events, co-hosts and organizers of the annual Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), yesterday announced the winners for the HICAP 2012 Sustainable Hotel Awards.

The 23rd annual HICAP will be held 10-12 October 2012, at the InterContinental Hong Kong.

Winners of the HICAP 2012 Sustainable Hotel Awards are:

  • Sustainable Project DesignJetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka – Jetwing Vil Uyana embodies what can be accomplished in providing a luxurious resort guest experience in a truly environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.  Twenty-seven luxurious dwellings are integrated into a wetland reserve in an area of just 3 acres despite the property spanning 24 acres.  Two years prior to hotel construction were spent solely on the creation of the private nature reserve on neglected slash and burn agricultural land, which now comprises a wetland ecosystem with lakes, reed beds and forest.  Only indigenous plants were utilized and grown naturally, including butterfly and bird attracting flora to enhance species richness.  Paddy is grown using traditional harvesting methods.  Carefully monitoring of flora and fauna reveals a tremendous increase in both numbers and diversity.

Read more at Green Hotelier!