Dubai: Growing vegetables, cleaning up Dubai and planting trees are just some of the ways staff at the Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road hotel have contributed to the city’s massive green campaign over the past 12 month.
Teams from all hotel departments have enthusiastically pledged to make Dubai a greener place by pledging to recycle huge amounts of plastic and glass to cap off a momentous year for the luxury hotel.
Ask for the local menu
An urban vegetable garden in the contemporary five-star hotel now allows Executive Chef Lesti Hastuti and her culinary team to serve homegrown cherry tomatoes, basil, lettuce and arugula, with more vegetables to grow in the year. The hotel’s impressive local farmer’s menu serves both an arugula salad incorporating local arugula and a grilled halloumi salad containing cherry tomatoes sourced from the hotel’s urban garden. Lesti is immensely proud of the green efforts of its staff, both in the garden and around town.
“I was so impressed with how committed my team was to these environmental commitments,” she said. “They work so hard for long hours in their day jobs, so for them to find the time and energy to give something back to the environment is truly admirable. I think it has also generated a fantastic team spirit , which is great to see. Plus, the cherry tomatoes from our vegetable garden are delicious!
Support for the Dubai Can initiative
Away from the kitchen, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road has removed single-use plastic bottles from its restaurants and bars. All hotel locations now serve local water in fully recycled glass bottles. This simple gesture supports the Dubai Can initiative and will prevent more than 560 kg of plastic from ending up in landfill each year.
Nabeel Sheikh, Hotel Manager, said: “This is an important city-wide initiative and we want to be part of the solution to help reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles. in the city. We are proud to be associated with the Dubai Can initiative and we are committed to this sustainable development project of the Crown Prince of Dubai. This initiative aligns with our Marriott culture and our ownership demonstrates a duty of corporate responsibility in line with the Dubai 2030 Strategic Plan and the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan.”
About Four Points by Sheraton:
Four Points by Sheraton, part of Marriott International, Inc., includes nearly 300 hotels in more than 40 countries and territories. At Four Points, travel is reimagined and guests can find the timeless style and comfort they seek with authentic service and all that matters most, anywhere in the world. Four Points hotels are found in major urban centers, near the airport, near the beach and in the suburbs. Each hotel offers a familiar place with an authentic sense of local and genuine, friendly service where guests can relax and unwind, watch local sports and enjoy the brand’s Best Brews program. To learn more, visit us online and stay connected to Four Points on Facebook. Four Points is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name for Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits, including earning points for free hotel stays and nights toward recognition of Elite status. To register for free or for more information about the program, visit www.MarriottBonvoy.com
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