Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Embraces Sustainability with Launch of Organic Garden
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.
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 32 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver graceful service from the moment a guest books through checkout. In addition to the brand’s renowned hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a best-in-class residential portfolio, including 18 properties either open or in development, that provide the comfort of a private home combined with the unsurpassed amenities and legendary service of Waldorf Astoria. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn about the brand by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow Waldorf Astoria on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,200 properties with more than 983,000 rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the 108 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.Download Article Photos