Green Star Certificate Awarded To Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa

This information originated in UK English.

May 09, 2011

MUGLA, Turkey - Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa was recognized as an Eco-Friendly Accommodation with a Green Star Certificate by Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The minister, Mr. Ertugrul Gunay, granted the certificate himself to General Manager Mr. Geylan Dursunoglu and Brand Performance Director Mr. Ulli Engels with a ceremony which took place at the hotel on 4th of May.

Green Star (Yeşil Yıldız in Turkish) is a national sustainability award program which is driven by Ministry of Culture and Tourism that celebrates the touristic accommodations which are protecting the nature in means of air quality, energy and water efficiency, noise reduction, bio-diversity, eco-friendly building design, engaging team members and serving the communities while enhancing the guest experience with excellent standards.

Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa, following brand mission and the goals to reduce energy and water consumptions, CO2 emissions and waste output has been implementing ISO 14001 standards and awarded with White Star and Blue Flag Certificates before.

Minister Ertugrul Gunay commented: "Being respectful to culture, nature and natural resources is getting more important every day. Natural beauties, cultural richness and wonderful climate of Turkey should be protected by hospitality industry as demonstrated here at Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa."

Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa's General Manager, Geylan Dursunoglu, commented: "We are delighted to receive this prestigious award and will be proud to turn our 5 stars plaque into the color of nature, green. This award truly reflects our team members dedication to serve our guests at highest standards of service while trying to reduce environmental impacts"

Brand Performance Director, Ulli Engels, commented:  "Hilton Hotels & Resorts are dedicated to serve as leaders in our communities by driving the sustainability changes we all need to make, while still providing the highest levels of hospitality anywhere in the world. We feel honoured being presented this prestigious award which is also an obligation for the team of Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa to continue with their efforts."

Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa offers 381 rooms and 29 suites, 1 all day restaurant and 6 A la carte restaurants, 10 bars with ultra all-inclusive concept and convention center.

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