HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards now open

Winner of a 2014 award -Ten Knots

Winner of a 2014 award -Ten Knots

Burba Hotel Network (BHN), HorwathHTL, and Stiles Capital Events, co-hosts and organisers of the annual Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) have announced that entries for the HICAP 2015 Sustainable Hotel Awards are now being accepted.

The HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards were launched in 2007 with the aim of recognising hotel operators and developers in the Asia Pacific region who demonstrate exemplary sustainable practices and environmentally and culturally responsible development. Through the awards the organisers hope to inspire industry-wide commitment to embracing and proliferating sustainable development as standard practice to help preserve their global and local environments and cultures.

There are four categories for consideration: - Sustainable Project Design - Sustainable Operations - Sustainable Destinations - Sustainable Communities. To be eligible for award consideration, entrants must be able to effectively demonstrate the following:

  • Establishment and communication of sustainability and/or environmental management principles;
  • Demonstrably measurable efforts to minimise negative economic, environmental, and social impacts;
  • Positive contribution to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage and the maintenance of diversity;
  • Cultural sensitivity, engendering respectfulness between tourists and hosts, and building of local pride and confidence.

All criteria and entry guidelines are outlined in the entry form.

Deadline for entries is 31st July 2015. The Judging Panel for the 2015 Sustainable Hotel Awards include Robert Day, Senior Vice President, WATG; Lyndall DeMarco, Managing Director, Only Sustainability Pty Ltd; Dr. Harold Goodwin, Professor of Responsible Tourism, Manchester Metropolitan University & Director, International Centre for Responsible Tourism; John Graham, Chief Environmental Specialist, International Finance Corporation; Eric Ricaurte, Founder & CEO, Greenview.

For more information and to access a nomination form, visit the Sustainable Hotel Awards page HICAP website.

Winners will be notified of their acceptance in September 2015 and the awards will be presented at the closing Awards Luncheon at HICAP on 16 October 2015 at the InterContinental Hong Kong.

The HICAP 2014 Sustainable Award Winners were:

Sustainable Project Design - Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road - Singapore
Sustainable Operations - Radisson Blu Cebu - Philippines
Sustainable Communities - Ten Knots Development / El Nido Resorts - Philippines
Sustainable Communities - Shangri-La Villingili – Maldives

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