El Nido Resorts is the winner of the Sustainable Hotel Award in the Sustainable Destination category at the recent 21st Annual Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong.
The HICAP, attended by leading industry professionals, is Asia’s biggest and longest running hotel investment conference. The Sustainable Hotel Awards were launched in 2007 to recognize hotels in the Asia Pacific region demonstrating exemplary sustainable practices and to inspire industry wide commitment to sustainable development and operations.
El Nido Resorts operates two luxury eco-resorts on Lagen Island and Miniloc Island within the El Nido Protected Area in northern Palawan. An international panel of experts evaluated resorts’ sustainable efforts, ranging from the development site selection and master planning to activities and programs.
El Nido Resorts was awarded for its various programs covering marine and terrestrial ecosystem preservation and protection. Projects include marine turtle conservation, coastal and underwater cleanups, installation and maintenance of mooring buoys. El Nido Resorts was hailed for embracing nature-based guest activities and sustainable menus, and for providing environment education programs for staff and guests and employment opportunities for the local community.
The HICAP Sustainable Hotel Award adds to the global recognition of El Nido Resorts’ green practices and commitment to responsible tourism