Anyone care for some sus-lux in Ningbo?

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Hola I’m back! Did not mean to desert my blog for 15+ days!!!

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 exterior outlook – I’m very impressed that the architecture blends well into the local environment…the resort looked more like a small local village.
Once inside, the tasteful and modern interior provided affluent comfort.
The infinity pool overlooking the Dong Qian Lake.
My two girls in action – and the water did not stink with chlorine, how nice!
Water jet massages by the pool.
Back to room, I obviously searched for the classic bedlinen n towels option in the bedroom – voila! The staffs did honour my request – YES, I did check whether my linens and towels were changed.
How about some post dinner drinks at the resort bar, oops, I meant the Tea House?
This courtyard existed before the development and was intentionally preserved, providing a unique and cultural touch to the exceptionally luxurious experience.
Nicely presented local favorite dishes at the Teahouse instead of errr… Club Sandwich. The local food at their Dining Room (ie Coffee Shop) is by far the BEST coffee shop cuisine I have ever encountered.
The famous Ningbo dessert!
When I tried digging deeper on their sustainable measures back home – none can be found on its official website – so my understanding of sus-lux of Ningbo Park Hyatt ended along with my stay.

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.

http://thrive.hyatt.com/responsibilityreport.html

More Ningbo findings to come next…

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  1. You can definitely see your enthusiasm in the paintings you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. Always follow your heart.

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