Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila goes for gold in the name of sustainability, with its most recent achievement of gold status in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED for short, is the most widely used rating system for ‘green’ or environment-friendly buildings.
The certification is composed of seven major components upon which establishments are rated, including sustainability sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, material and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation.
Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila falls under the BD+C category, or “New Construction,” and was certified under the V2.2 rating process. While it received notable top marks in water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and innovation, the team is constantly working towards a more green-conscious mindset and perspective for the benefit of its surrounding neighborhood—Bonifacio Global City.
“It is an honor to achieve such a certification, and we would like to thank the LEED team for guiding us through the review and rating process. But more importantly, this highly contributes to an outward-looking and neighborhood-conscious perspective that we have been driving at from the very beginning, which is to be more aware of the impact our actions have on the environment,” says John Rice, area vice president for operations (Philippines) and general manager for Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, an iconic flagship brand of the Shangri-La Group, currently operates more than 80 deluxe hotels and resorts with a room inventory of over 35,000.
Renowned for its distinctive Asian hospitality, the company has properties in destinations of Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Oman, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
The group’s award-winning Golden Circle loyalty program extends to all properties of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts worldwide.