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Hilton Cape Town recognised as Eco-Friendly

Hilton Cape Town City Centre has been recognized for its on-going commitment to waste reduction after successfully  reducing its landfill output by 73% over the past five months.  The eco-friendly initiative was acknowledged recently with the presentation of a special award by FEDHASA CAPE with a placement in the Best Single Resource Management Programme – Waste Category at the 2013 Lilizela-Imvelo Awards for Responsible Tourism

Hilton Cape Town City Centre ExteriorMarkus Fritz, general manager, Hilton Cape Town City Centre said: “I am delighted that our on-going conservation efforts have been publicly recognised with a special award for responsible tourism. Sustainability is now embedded in the hotel’s DNA and every single team member knows they have a part to play in upholding our aspirations to make an eco-friendly difference.”

In addition to its award winning waste management programme, Hilton Cape Town City Centre was one of three pioneering hotels in South Africa to participate in a  comprehensive re-lamping exercise, in conjunction with corporate partners Eskom and Philips.  The pilot programme was an outstanding success and, since November 2012, Hilton Cape Town City Centre has recorded an impressive saving of 329,583 kWh in its energy consumption – equal to enough electricity to power 660 standard homes for a month as well as a reduction of 486 tons in its CO2 emissions, equivalent to the CO2 emissions from 1,103 cars over the same period.

Hilton Cape Town City Centre’s water efficiency initiatives have also registered success.  As a result of installing water closet systems and lower flow shower heads and taps, the hotel has made annual savings of 40% compared with traditional systems..

Along with all Hilton Worldwide hotels, and as part of the global company’s LightStay programme, Hilton Cape Town City Centre has installed a special Meeting Impact Calculator Tool to measure the CO2 emissions and environmental impact of all events hosted at the hotel. The tool works by taking account of the number of delegates, accommodation booked, total floor area, catering and the mode of transport utilised.

About Hilton Cape Town City Centre
Hilton Cape Town City Centre, ideally located at the foot of Signal Hill, provides easy access to Cape Town’s business hub. With 8 meeting rooms, an executive lounge and a business centre, the Hilton Cape Town City Centre provides a flexible solution for business meetings and conferences. The Hilton Cape Town City centre offers 137 furnished rooms and suites that include a convenient work space, high speed internet access and a refreshment station. Additional facilities include three restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool with sauna and gym and a chocolatier providing a relaxed environment for leisure travellers.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 4,000 hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide

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