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Amari Vogue Krabi

Tubkaak Beach, Krabi 81180
Tel. +66 (0) 7560 7777   Fax. +66 (0) 7560 7700

Green Initiatives at Amari Vogue Krabi

This beach boutique resort has adopted measures to make a valuable contribution to protecting the natural environment.

Guests’ Opportunity to Contribute

  • Partner with us to help save the earth. Guests can do their bit by reusing towels and bed linen to save water, energy, labour and chemical use in washing cycles

Our Commitment

Energy

  • Electrical system in guest rooms controlled by keycard
  • Tight control of air-conditioning operating hours and temperatures to save energy
  • Staff clean air supply ducts and return grill at least every 6 months
  • Preventative maintenance program for cleaning air-conditioners to enhance energy efficiency
  • Programmable thermostats are installed in all guest rooms
  • Refrigerators in guest rooms set to an optimum temperature
  • Installation of voltage regulator and demand controller for saving energy
  • Replacement of traditional light bulbs with energy-saving long-life bulbs in guest room corridors and several points within the guest rooms
  • Target setting for reducing electricity expenditure
  • Timer set-up for lighting and other electrical systems
  • All lighting lowered during the night and during daylight hours
  • Monthly cleaning of lighting system
  • Lights and fridges in all guest rooms that have no guests to be turned off
  • Replacement of thick tiles with translucent tiles in order to save on electric light during the daytime
  • Hot water in guest rooms processed from heat exchange system
  • Service time of some service sections, such as laundry, swimming pool, etc managed and re-scheduled to reduce consumption
  • Energy-saving measures implemented for the back of the house areas
  • Use of eco-friendly grass that needs less mowing

Water

  • Chlorine level reduced to 10%
  • Water turned off and jacuzzi switched off when not in use
  • Installation of water-saving faucets
  • Reduction of water consumption for cleaning bathrooms and other areas
  • Regular review of leak checking procedure
  • Use of water-saving system at faucet in guest rooms and public areas
  • Dishwashers run with full loads only
  • Staff to avoid leaving water tap running, while washing food
  • Waste water re-used, e.g. for gardens and grounds
  • Selection of garden plants with moderate water needs
  • Gardens are watered in the mornings and evenings only to prevent unnecessary evaporation at the hottest times of day
  • Card placement in each room asking guests to conserve water

Waste Management

  • Wastewater (shower water, water used for cleaning, toilet water, swimming pool and pond water etc.) to undergo wastewater treatment before it is discharged to the environment
  • Use of microorganisms (bacteria) for waste water treatment system
  • All garbage properly sorted and separated: wet, dry, glass, plastics dangerous/poison (detergent, chemicals etc) 
  • Associates motivated not to waste glass bottles to increase bottle account for recycling
  • Fallen leaves used as fertilizer

Environmental Quality

  • Suppliers are requested not to leave the engine running while their vehicles are parked to reduce noise and pollution
  • Hotel built with many open-air areas (corridors, lobby, all day dining area) reduces need for air-con and provides fresh air flow with more green areas
  • Air filtration is in place for the guestrooms
  • Well-trained cleaners in the laundry and the resort are environmentally responsible
  • Hotel built with many open-air areas

Chemical Products

  • Control system for chemical use
  • Use of washing-up liquid, floor cleaners and fertilizers made from natural, biodegradable ingredients
  • Use of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers with no chemical substances
  • No chemical substances used for cultivation of trees and flowers on the property

Recycling

  • Separating and selling bottles, paper, cardboard and vegetable oil to recycling companies
  • Re-use of flowers wherever possible
  • Re-use of hotel key cards
  • Pig food selling
  • Recycling of used cooking oil
  • All paper systematically reused and recycled
  • Aluminium, plastic and cardboard are recycled

Purchasing

  • Buying and providing products and services, which have a minimal impact on environment - purchasing local and seasonal products to reduce transportation requirements and its impact on the environment
  • Use of paper instead of foam for banquet decoration
  • Request for cooperation from supplier to use other types of containers instead of plastic bags, or re-use plastic bags and avoid foam containers

Engineering

  • LPG used to fire boilers instead of diesel
  • At all times Engineering Department saves costs and energy in all activities performed

Environmental Activities

  • Regular cleaning of beaches or roads in front of the property

Offices

  • Staff use recycled paper and envelops
  • Staff share computers rather than use individual ones
  • Staff to optimise the use of computers and emails to reduce paper use
  • Actively supporting all green leaf programmes and setting a good example for all staff
  • Staff avoid printing and copying
  • Staff encouraged to walk instead of using lifts
  • Staff encouraged to keep all windows and doors closed when air-conditioners are operating
  • Staff to turn off air-conditioning, lights and equipment, when they are not in the office
  • Computer screens turned off after work and during lunchtime
  • Air-conditioners turned off in the morning

Staff Training

  • Regular meetings with staff to help promote staff awareness and implementation of energy-saving and environmental responsibility