LOS ANGELES, California – Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah was recently awarded the internationally-renowned Green Globe Certification (GGC) following a comprehensive sustainability audit that assessed the implementation of energy saving and other sustainable measures at the property.
The iconic century old Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah is located in the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul in Turkey. The hotel was designated as the city’s Museum Hotel when, as a tribute to the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Room 101 was converted into the Atatürk Museum in 1981.
The hotel’s green policies have been developed in the last five months in line with dedicated associates and the management team. The property received its inaugural certification from Green Globe for its outstanding sustainability management plan and environmentally friendly practices. This included a 5% reduction in electricity usage and a 7.5% reduction in water consumption resulting in increased cost and energy savings. The hotel also collaborates with companies that have an understanding of recycling processes and demonstrate environmental awareness. Following the audit, Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah achieved a compliance score of 83 percent against the Green Globe Standard for Sustainable Travel & Tourism.
Pınar Kartal Timer, General Manager of Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah, said, “We ended 2015 with good news and were able to tick off our main objective. We are delighted that we managed to receive the Green Globe Certificate in five months with a score of 83 points despite the limitations imposed by working with a historical building. We needed to maintain the hotel’s historic presence and beauty whilst modernizing our sustainable operations.”
Located in the heart of the vibrant Beyoglu district for over one century, the iconic Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah is the epitome of timeless elegance. This luxurious property has a unique heritage combined with a modern touch which symbolizes the cosmopolitan culture that Istanbul is renowned for. Overlooking the Golden Horn and the historical old city, within walking distance to the Bosphorus, Galata Tower and the famous shopping street of Istiklal, Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah boasts the best location in Istanbul. Having played host to famous faces throughout the years including Agatha Christie, Ernest Hemingway, Greta Garbo, Mata Hari and Sarah Bernhardt, Pera Palace Hotel was also frequented by Ataturk; the founder of modern Turkey. In 1981, his original room was restored and nationally recognized as being a unique historical feature, resulting in the hotel gaining status as Istanbul’s only Museum Hotel.
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living TM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and Jumeirah SiriusTM, its global loyalty program. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE.
About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Green Globe is a member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .