Been on a family trip to Ningbo and Shanghai. Thought of blogging on the go – soon realized there is no access into WordPress in China. Anyhow, I was caught by a few surprises in this trip regarding my passionate subject matter!
Here is my first recap – in Ningbo.
We stayed at the relatively new Ningbo Park Hyatt resort. Park Hyatt, as a brand, is undoubtfully well recognized for modern pampering.
I’m always curious to find out how (if any) branded hotel groups bring about the opulent experience and being sustainable – especially in areas where local culture and natural beauty still exist. Unfortunately, I did not go into studying their environmental policies or interviewing the resort ground staffs on site (it is a family trip!!!) but I did manage to pick a few clues.
For tourism, protecting local culture and community is considered an important element on sustainable development as stipulated by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO.)
The resort has interestingly thoughtful building designs to enhance this aspect….
The resort is truly beautiful….but….if only I know more about their action on taking the moral responsibility!
The Hyatt group has a global corporate responsibility program called Hyatt Thrive. Their inaugural CSR report (2011) was finally published recently. Congrats on the milestone! Although I do look forward to more details on the report – at least on the actual performances. Check it out if you are their fans or aim to know what’s going on behind their operations.
More Ningbo findings to come next…