26 Singapore hotels recognised for their green initiatives

The vice-president of the Singapore Hotel Association, Mr Albert Teo, and Mr Heng Chee How (left), Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office at the launch of the official Singapore Green Hotel Award logo during the Singapore Green H
The vice-president of the Singapore Hotel Association, Mr Albert Teo, and Mr Heng Chee How (left), Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office at the launch of the official Singapore Green Hotel Award logo during the Singapore Green Hotel Award presentation ceremony. The green efforts of hotels in Singapore have paid off and 26 were recognized at the Singapore Green Hotel Award presentation ceremony on Wednesday. -- PHOTO:  SINGAPORE HOTEL ASSOCIATION

The green efforts of hotels in Singapore have paid off and 26 were recognized at the Singapore Green Hotel Award presentation ceremony on Wednesday.

Held for the third time since 2009, the awards ceremony at the Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium ballroom also saw the launch of the Singapore Green Hotel Award official logo.

Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office, Mr Heng Chee How commended the hotels for their green initiatives. He highlighted the InterContinental Singapore for placing recycling bins in the hotel lobby and the Grand Hyatt Singapore for installing sub-water meters to track the kitchen's water usage.

The vice-president of the Singapore Hotel Association Mr Albert Teo offered advice to hotels on ways to raise awareness on eco-friendly practices. He encouraged hotels to consider adopting electronic employee scheduling solutions and housekeeping operations management systems. He said that this would enable hotels to go paperless and help improve productivity by optimizing existing manpower.

This year's Singapore Green Hotel Award presentation ceremony recognized the most number of winners since 2009.

The event was organised by the Singapore Hotel Association with the support of the Building Construction Authority, the National Environment Agency, the Public Utilities Board and the Singapore Tourism Board.