SWAHILI BEACH GETS TUI AWARD FOR USE OF GREEN TECHNOLOGY
(Posted 29th August 2013)
The Diani Beach based Swahili Beach Hotel (www.swahilibeach.com) which last year received the accolade as Kenya’s Leading Beach Resort from the World Travel Awards, has just been recognized by the world’s largest tour operating conglomerate TUI as ‘Champion of the Environment’.
After meeting the stringent criteria stipulated by TUI and www.travelife.org the jury was out in acknowledging that the resort’s exceptional efforts towards a sustainable operation, including an in house sewerage treatment plant, re-use of recycled water for the extensive gardens, the use of LED lights – presently the most energy saving form of lighting on the market – or the full use of solar water heaters for guest rooms and back of house are just a few of the remarkable features which earned the resort the award. Additionally, the benchmark of 80 percent approval rating by TUI’s guests too was fulfilled, crowing a year of committed work put in by Mike Round Turner and his team.
It is understood that Mike will be leaving the resort at the end of August to take up a new challenge, after getting the Swahili Beach on the map, locally, regionally and internationally. Well done to the hotel team and all the best for future challenges for Mike.