Committed to maintaining Swiss sustainable standards, Swissotel Al Ghurair has taken another big step forward by introducing an internal water filtration unit to provide guests with clean and fresh drinking water.
Since 2018, Swissotel Al Ghurair is connected to the iconic Al Ghurair Centre, one of Dubai’s first shopping malls, welcoming guests on a journey centered on guest well-being and a conscious effort to reduce its ecological footprint .
Proving to be a great place to work and support the local community, the hotel has been advancing its sustainability plans.
Filtration systems treat the freshwater discards through various chemical and microbiological processes, which are then carefully bottled and distributed across guest rooms and dining areas. The hotel has a small number of staff certified to manage the bottling and filtration room within the hotel, where hygiene and hygiene measures are strictly measured.
Approved by the Dubai Municipality Food Safety Authority and Observe Accor’s safety standards, the filtered water is completely safe and for hotel guests to consume.
General Manager Dominic Arel said of the programme: “At Swissotel Al Ghurair, we invite guests to discover and join our approach to sustainability. Through our The Vitality corner, we integrate sustainability and wellbeing, offering homemade jams and syrups; our à la carte menu includes homegrown vegetables, seasonal fruit and sustainably sourced fish.
“Meanwhile, at the heart of the hotel, we offer our colleagues sustainable programs, including free academic and physical exercise classes, the Adopt Plants initiative follows Accor’s 21 Planet guidelines, and has a plastic-free policy In addition, we believe in giving back to the local community through healthy collaborations with institutions such as Evolvin’ Women, Emirates Down Syndrome Academy, Al Jalila Foundation and Zulekha Hospital. Sustainability remains a focus for the Swissotel Al Ghurair team, both within the team’s talent and culture the key of.”
“One of my passion projects is a water filtration system in a hotel, I have been working on this project since last August and I am very pleased with the support of my engineering and housekeeping team in making this project a reality. Everyday We clean, fill and seal 1,800 bottles and provide fresh drinking water to our guests, drastically reducing single-use plastic and energy, as well as wasting water.
“Together we have joined the Dubai Government’s Dubai Can Initiative, and with the support of Accor, our stakeholders and employees, we make it our responsibility to protect and conserve water resources for a better tomorrow. Life is a journey , live a good life.”