Coastweek-- In a bid to conserve environment,
Sarova Whitesands Hotel at the Coast, has come up with
strategies to conserve the environment.
According Siddharth Sathe, the
Whitesands Hotel General Manager, waste management is one of the
biggest challenges in many hotels in the country because the
facilities that collect, segregate, and recycle materials are
In a statement to newsrooms on
Saturday, Sathe said at Whitesands they have come up with idea
to re-use plastic bottles and old brochure papers to design
Christmas decoration for the hotel.
The hotel has collected over 20,000
bottles of Sprite soda and used them to put up a 12.5-metre long
magnificent-looking artificial Christmas tree.
The 20,000 bottles are being held up
together with the scrap metals from the recently concluded
renovations at the hotels.
The whole masterpiece is weighing 550
Kg and was put up together in 14 days.
“The plastic bottle-made tree, which
lights up at night is the centre of attraction to guest at the
hotel. Next year we will try and put up a taller tree than
this,” said Sathe.
At the same time, Sathe said to
complete the festive look at the resort, the team designed
wreaths out of old Sarova Hotels brochures, rate cards and
left-over magazines from guests.
“We are committed to reducing the
environmental impact and carbon footprint from activities
associated with the resort, spa, guestrooms and dining. The
resort will constantly work towards improving resource
efficiency, self-sufficiency and reduce-waste,” he said.
At the hotel lobby, another Christmas
tree made up of cartons collected from suppliers that bring in
deliveries to the hotel is standing magnificently.
“From idea to installation, none of
this would have been possible without our hotel family coming
together. We are sure that our guests will feel the holiday
spirit and join us in our efforts to be responsible towards to
the ecosystem around us,” he said.
Meanwhile, guest at the hotel have an
opportunity to enjoy attractive packages that have been set up,
according to Sathe.
Sarova Whitesands has come up with a
package, “All Day Dining”, whereby all the guest booked at the
hotel can eat any time of the day whenever they are without
going to the restaurants.
“Our guests have an opportunity to eat
all day whenever they want without going to the restaurants. We
have set up food point around the swimming pools, at the gardens
and at designated areas of the hotels.
This is something we have been doing
for the past three years,” said Sathe.