Forty hotels in Green Hotels competition
About 40 hotel firms including top notch leisure sector operators
such as John Keells, Aitken Spence, Serendib Hotels, Taj Group,
Tangerine, Asian Leisure and Aliya Hotels will take part in the 'Green
Hotels' competition, organised for the first time by the Hotels
Association of Sri Lanka affiliated to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
The Association organised a seminar at the Chamber recently, to
create awareness among the potential competitors, on how to apply for
The Green Hotels competition, which is a continuation of a greening
hotel award scheme initiated by the EU sponsored Greening Sri Lanka
Hotels program, aims at recognising the sustainability practices adopted
by local hotel firms.
President of the Hotels Association of Sri Lanka, Jayantissa
Kehelpennala said, "I can see several new faces around this table, which
shows that Greening or sustainability takes a central role in our hotel
Past President, THASL, Srilal Miththapala outlined the rules of the
The hotels, which have implemented best sustainable practices in
energy, water and waste management, followed sustainable customer
engagement methods, have taken dedicated sustainability initiatives and
initiated new projects to bring green practices to their hotels will be
recognised at the competition.