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Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Embraces Sustainability with Launch of Organic Garden

May 31, 2016  |  This information originated in U.K. English.

DUBAI, UAE - Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is proud to announce the launch of its own organic garden, which recently completed its first successful soil cycle. The garden is home to a wide variety of fresh vegetables and herbs.

The luxury property's Executive Chef Jens Muenchenbach is currently championing the initiative, stating, "In an effort to educate team members about sustainable food practice and better serve our guests at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, , we hope to incorporate organic ingredients at our on property Vietnamese restaurant, LAO, and convert it into a completely sustainable dining experience. The garden's vegetables along with herbs like parsley, coriander, young spinach, spring onions, cherry tomatoes and bok choy will be incorporated into the menu starting spring of 2016."

The next phase of the sustainability project will place an increasing importance on composting, which will be used throughout the hotel grounds, for its invaluable effect on the soil. The property hopes to incorporate composting because the process, unlike other waste management practices, does not produce methane, meaning it, does not contribute to global warming. The hotel will employ the Agriculture Box technology for turnkey urban vegetable garden and composting system. This is a process that reduces environmental impact by quickly recycling organic kitchen wastes in a third of the time aerobic composting takes. The process is quick and safe and enriches the soil with plenty of nutrients that support plant growth and healthy soil.

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest loyalty program where guests who book directly through www.waldorfastoria.com have access to benefits including a Personal Concierge and complimentary Wi-Fi at 25 Waldorf Astoria hotels worldwide.

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Corryanne Draper
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
+971 (0) 56 9913834

Rebecca Gleeson
United Arab Emirates
+971 (0) 56 4059617

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