Madera Hong Kong Becomes First in Hong Kong and Mainland China to Gain TUV Rheinland Eco-Hotel Certification

HONG KONG, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Hotel Madera Hong Kong recently passed the TUV Rheinland Eco-Hotel certification process to become the first eco-hotel in Hong Kong and mainland China. A certification ceremony was held at the hotel on 28 February, with Mr Raymond Chan, COO of TUV Rheinland Hong Kong, and Ms Florence Ng, Head of Madera Hospitality Management, in attendance. Information on the hotel’s certification has been uploaded to TUV Rheinland’s online certificate database, Certipedia( ). Potential guests can see this information and assess the trustworthiness of the hotel’s eco-hotel claims and safety and quality statements on a neutral platform.

Mr Raymond Chan noted: “Hotel Madera Hong Kong operates in line with excellent performance standards and implements environmentally sustainable business practices, a sign of its commitment to various green programmes. As a high-consumption industry, it is inevitable that the hotel and tourism sector would become caught up in the trend towards reduced carbon emissions and environmental protection.” Ms Florence Ng added: “We are pleased to become the first TUV Rheinland-certified Eco-Hotel in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland in recognition of our concerted efforts to protect the environment.”

TUV Rheinland conducted a rigorous audit of Hotel Madera Hong Kong, including a thorough site inspection, documentation review, interviews with staff and management, and implementation of an action plan. The audit process was completed and passed in December 2013. TUV Rheinland Eco-Hotel certification is an integrated certification programme tailored to the specific needs of the hotel and tourism industry. It is based on international standards such as ISO 14001, in addition to those covering energy savings, occupational health and safety, food safety and corporate social responsibility, and follows the concept of the 3Rs (Reuse, Reduce and Recycle). The certification team also examines ways of reducing costs and gaining market leverage.

TUV Rheinland’s Eco-tourism service offers accommodation- and tourism-related service providers with an opportunity to demonstrate their environmental friendliness and, at the same time, reduce operating costs by conserving valuable resources. We have now audited and/or successfully certified more than 1,000 hotels in 20+ countries.

The hotel is located in one of Hong Kong’s hip and lively areas — Tsim Sha Tsui / Jordan. Hotel Madera Hong Kong is a nature-inspired hotel offering a relaxing ambiance and is a soothing sanctuary to chill and relax. The best of Hong Kong is just one your doorstep and you could event feel the city pulse. Hotel Madera Hong Kong is Hip Shing Hong Group of Companies’ first hotel project which marks a new milestone for the Group.

In Spanish, “Madera” means “wood”. Riding on such a concept, the Hotel employs a balancing and synergistic architectural design with a natural harmony concept. Natural inspirations, calming rooms and a sky lounge with breathtaking views help you not only unwind and relax, but also enjoy urban living in a hideaway.

Our warm hospitality services and inspiring design with the integration allow visitors to experience a haven that feels like home in a comfortable and fresh atmosphere.

Source: Hotel Madera Hong Kong

Madera Hong Kong Becomes First in Hong Kong and Mainland China to Gain TUV Rheinland Eco-Hotel Certification

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