Green Globe Certification announces, Hotel Concorde Opéra Paris has won the bid to host the Green Globe 2011 World Summit. Located in the heart of Paris, France, Hotel Concorde Opéra Paris was selected on the strength of its commitment to cultural heritage.
Mr Guido Bauer, Green Globe Certification CEO said, ‘Concorde Hotel Opéra is the 5th property of the Concorde Hotels & Resorts Group to be certified and we are excited at the opportunity to hold our World Summit at such a prestigious venue.
‘Our choice of this property was for the most part based on the hotel’s commitment to sustainable operations and management as demonstrated by their certification. But just as importantly, we want our partners and other Summit guests to understand that cultural heritage, the preservation and promotion of historical places and their traditions, is just as important as the conservation of natural environments’, added Mr Bauer.
Mr Bernard Granier, CEO of Concorde Hotels & Resorts commented, ‘We are proud that our sustainable development policy has been recognized by the certification of five of our hotels by Green Globe and we plan to have the rest of our portfolio certified by end of 2011.’
Mr Granier added, ‘For us, the Green Globe certification is one of the most meaningful, because it truly takes into account the Social, Societal and E nvironmental dimensions which are also the three cornerstones of our commitment. Therefore, we are proud that Concorde Opéra Paris was selected as the perfect Parisian venue for the next Green Globe World Summit’.
The Green Globe World Summit 2011 will take place from May 27th through to May 30th. Green Globe Preferred Partners and their travel and tourism industry clients will discuss the latest developments in sustainability and responsible tourism. Leading experts from academia and non-government groups are also invited to present. A full schedule of presenters and sessions will be announced next month.
Bidding to host the World Summit was opened last year to Green Globe certified hotel and resorts. Hotel Concorde Opéra Paris was selected based on a range of criterion, but its stat us as an historical landmark dating back over 100 years was key to its success. The hotel was commissioned in 1888 and completed in time for the Paris Grand Exhibition of 1889. In recent times restoration has been carried out and it is now listed as an historical monument. Hotel Concorde Opéra Paris was certified Green Globe in December 2010 after an extensive independent audit by Green Globe Preferred Partner, Francois Tourisme Consultants.