Today January 23, 2022

La Palm Royal Beach Hotel embarks on climate change sustainable action

Ghana’s tourism sector, like many around the globe, was hard hit during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic – a situation that had a toll on stakeholders in hospitality.

As the country’s premier city-center beach resort, the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel cannot be left out of this equation as business was brought to a standstill.

With the UN Climate Change of the Parties (COP26) underway in Glasgow and Ghana having a full representation at the summit, it is only natural for the foremost hospitality destination to front some of the sustainable actions on climate change.

It is against this background and others that the hotel has embarked on a clean-up exercise to ensure it is duly realized.

This was held on Friday, November 5, 2021, on the hotel’s beachfront as the country also gears up for the festive 2021 Beyond the Return season.

Speaking to the media, the Acting Managing Director of La Palm Royal Beach Hotel Mr. Kwesi Kwening noted it forms part of the hotel’s corporate social responsibility while preparing a serene environment for customers.

“This morning, we decided to clean the coastal areas of the hotel to make it tidy. We decided to clean our environment to make it clean for our key stakeholders. It is also very untidy looking at the coastal area from the hotel and over the years we have had our customers complaining [about] the untidy environment,” he said.

“So today we gathered, as part of our corporate social responsibility to clean up the area and also ensure that we get a good environment to operate for our customers to be happy with,” he added.

The clean-up exercise was executed in partnership with Dolphin House Production and both companies had their management as well as staff present.

On the hotel’s partnership with the production firm, Mr. Kwening stated that “it has been so good — they brought a lot of people, tools and everything to support the exercise. This is the beginning and we are hoping that it will increase as time goes by, for the mutual benefit of both parties.”

The Sales and Marketing Manager Mr. Valentine Appiah also acknowledged business is getting better while outlining readiness to host some major activities at the hotel, during the 2021 festive season. The line-up of activities includes the flagship kids’ party, boxing day event, pool party, soccer fiesta, and many more.

He reveals that for the purpose of this festive season, the hotel rates have been reduced drastically by more than half the regular price, and customers enjoy all the benefits.

Mr. Appiah bemoaned the unpleasant way the sea is treated and urged persons living along the beaches to make it clean.

“The rate at which we throw things into the gutters and stuff. For those of us who live along the beachfront, it is bad. You might think that you are throwing your [garbage] away somewhere in Labadi but it ends up in the sea. It doesn’t give us a good image at all, we have all these foreigners who come into hotels like this. Yes, we might keep the hotel inside so nice but the beach is also part of the package. It doesn’t speak well of us, as Ghanaians at all,” he stated.

“Today, we are going to put down measures to ensure it doesn’t reoccur. This cleaning used to be done every day. Fortunately for us, La Palm Royal Beach Hotel is back [in full operation] so the cleaning continues. It is supposed to boost the hospitality industry – people should come and have a very serene environment,” he reaffirmed.

The hotel continues to lead the pack among firms in the hospitality industry in the realization of sustainable actions on climate change.

Source: Ghana Web



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