Continuing initiatives to improve sustainability and create additional luxury through resort renovations and refurbishments will be the main talking point for Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in may.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort is proud of its great progress in sustainability and continues to innovate and improve in all areas of operation. Upcoming projects include adding mechanical digesters and compactors to turn all food waste into gray water for landscaping and fertilizer. Investigations are underway to uncover further opportunities to reduce paper use and waste and to further reduce single-use plastics by partnering with toiletries suppliers and making reusable bottles available in the whole complex.
Recycling and waste reduction
Demonstrating Anantara’s ongoing commitment to sustainable hospitality, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort has partnered with sustainability consultant Radhika Arapally in an effort to positively impact waste management and efficiency energy by 20% in 2022. Initiatives to boost recycling have already led to a 102% increase in glass recycling across the resort.
Dedicated bins in all offices increased paper recycling by 18% and overall recycling nearly tripled from 4% in February to 11% in March. These improvements reduced waste to landfill by 19% and overall waste by 14% over the same period.
The addition of a flavored water dispenser removed 600 single-use plastic bottles from the resort’s fitness center. Anantara has finalized the move to a new coffee pod supplier with a commitment to ensure that all pods are now recycled. Facilities have been added for on-site soap recycling and while guest bathrobes are recycled and slippers recycled by partner companies.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort remains committed to staying at the forefront of luxury in Dubai with phase two of the resort’s renovation and refurbishment plan due for completion in 2022 and phase three in 2023. This exciting project includes the addition of eight pools at the resort’s popular overwater villas, providing even more floating luxury for every guest.
All One Bedroom Beach Pool Villas, Premier Lagoon View, Premier Lagoon Access and Family Lagoon Access rooms will be refurbished alongside a rebranding and complete refurbishment of The Beach House restaurant.
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Following the opening of Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort in December 2021, Minor is also delighted to welcome a chic new lifestyle resort in the heart of the Palm Jumeirah which will open in 2022. NH Dubai The Palm will offer 227 rooms and suites plus 306 serviced apartments and a fantastic choice of restaurants and bars, including a rooftop pool and evening lounge, as well as three spa treatment rooms, a kids’ club and four meeting rooms.
Arab travel market
“At ATM this year, we aim to discuss strategy, engage in healthy discussions with partners and promote global tourism in Dubai. With the combined efforts of the hospitality, aviation and tourism industry we can focus on achieving our goals to grow our market share and drive the leisure economy in 2022 and beyond. Mr. James Hewitson – Managing Director of Anantara The Palm Dubai and Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort
The ATM provides an exciting opportunity for the entire Dubai hospitality sector to come together and share thoughts, plans and ideas for the continued excellence and improvement of tourism in Dubai. Both in the challenging post-pandemic environment and for a longer and more sustainable future, as we continue to welcome existing and new travel markets to the fantastic destination of Dubai.