IBEROSTAR HOTELS & RESORTS’ DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PROPERTIES RECEIVE GREEN KEY CERTIFICIATION
24 May 2013
IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts’ six properties in the Dominican Republic were honored recently with Green Key certification, the highest recognition awarded by the Environmental Law Institute of the Dominican Republic, which represents the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The ceremony was attended by Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism Deputy Minister Fausto Fernández and Deputy Minister of the Environment Mariano Morla. The foundation aims to promote green initiatives in tourism and hospitality establishments, with more than 2,100 establishments in 41 countries already certified.
"The Green Key recognition reflects IBEROSTAR's commitment to environmental responsibility," said María José Berbel, IBEROSTAR Operations Director in the Dominican Republic. "We are honored to have successfully contributed to sustainable development within the Dominican Republic tourism industry."
The recognized properties successfully completed an extensive evaluation in late 2012 and are as follows: IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Bávaro, IBEROSTAR Bávaro, IBEROSTAR Punta Cana and IBEROSTAR Dominicana in Punta Cana; IBEROSTAR Costa Dorada in Puerto Plata; and IBEROSTAR Hacienda Dominicus in Bayahibe.
The IBEROSTAR Baváro served as the Spain-based hospitality brand’s first international venture nearly 20 years ago. IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts currently offers 18 properties in Mexico and the Caribbean, ranging from the adults-only Grand Collection to couple-and family-friendly Premium Gold and Premium category resorts, together offering a variety of ideal locations for memorable vacation experiences.