SOURCE: Pune Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre

Pune Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre

June 20, 2011 16:37 ET

Indian Green Building Council Honors Pune Luxury Hotel With LEED Gold Certification

The Pune Marriott Hotel Is Recognized for Their Environmentally Friendly Initiatives

PUNE, INDIA--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2011) - Maintaining a strong dedication to environmentally friendly initiatives, the Pune Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre has recently been awarded the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

A leader among luxury hotels in Pune, the Marriott is the first hotel in the city to be honored with the Gold Certification, and the only Marriott in India to receive the designation.

In addition to embracing the internationally recognized LEED certification system, this distinctive Pune hotel maintains the "Think Green" initiative endorsed by Marriott and has strived for energy efficiency and an environmentally-friendly atmosphere from its inception. An impressive choice among 5-Star hotels in Pune, this contemporary hotel property was designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. The LEED program promotes sustainable building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance.

Built and owned by the Panchshil Group, the hotel and convention centre was completed in 2010, and was constructed to insure 75 percent of the hotel enjoys daytime lighting to contribute toward energy savings. Refrigerant materials used for air-conditioning are 100 percent CFC free for a reduction in Ozone depletion and only "Green Seal" certified chemicals are used in housekeeping. In its ongoing effort, the hotel is continually seeking ways to improve energy efficiency while exploring renewable energy, indoor environmental quality and storm water management techniques. Likewise, hotel associates are encouraged to car pool in order to contribute to the hotel's green initiatives.

A premier choice among business hotels in Pune, the Marriott offers 416 guest rooms and 44 hotel suites along with 18,955 square feet of flexible meeting space with a maximum seating capacity of 2,000 persons. On-site exhibition space, professional event managers, state-of-the-art equipment and professional catering services are among the many outstanding reasons, this remarkable venue is utilized for corporate conferences, business meetings and elegant social affairs.

About the Pune Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre

The Pune Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre offers the ultimate in luxury accommodations whether traveling for business or leisure. Conveniently located near Pune Airport and the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, guests have easy access to popular attractions and prominent business destinations. On-site, guests have access to the Quan Spa, a relaxing full-service spa in Pune; a well-equipped fitness center; outdoor pool, and an elaborate choice of dining options ranging from full-service restaurants offering a mix of Indian and International cuisine to coffee houses and bars.

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