KOLKATA, India, December 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC's new luxury hotel in
Bengaluru, the ITC Hotel Royal Gardenia was conferred the highest rating for
green buildings in the world - the LEED India Platinum Rating. This
recognition makes it the world's largest platinum rated hotel and is yet
another manifestation of ITC's leadership in Sustainability Practices. ITC is
the only company in the world to be carbon positive, water positive and solid
waste recycling positive.
The LEED Platinum Rating for the ITC Hotel is one more green milestone
close on the heels of the ITC Green Centre in Gurgaon which was the world's
first largest green building. This Centre was chosen by the US Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton to announce her vision on Indo-US collaboration on
Climate Change during her last visit to India. After a tour of the building
she called it the "Monument to the Future". ITC's exemplary commitment to
green practices have also enabled its hotel in Kolkata - the ITC Hotel Sonar
- to be the only hotel in the world to earn carbon credits. In keeping with
the ITC Commitment to the "Triple Bottomline" philosophy, ITC Hotels has
aspired to be an 'exemplar' in the service sector and truly provides
leadership to positive environmental action in a sustainable manner.
The ITC Royal Gardenia is an inclusive blend of contemporary design and
international green practices, a beacon in a bustling urban environment.
Built on the ethos of "Responsible Luxury" the hotel has adopted contemporary
'Green Practices' that harness the element of nature in an inspired setting
to deliver unique guest experiences.
According to Chief Executive, ITC Hotels Division, Nakul Anand, "The ITC
Royal Gardenia exemplifies ITC's vision and is perhaps the perfect example of
finding common rhythm between manmade and natural environment. The challenge
was to see how luxury and responsibility could be in harmony together. Thus a
series of sustainable measures and practices were embraced to ensure that
elements of nature were effectively harnessed at every level inside the
The hotel has utilised innovation, cutting edge technology and design
integration to earn new benchmarks in energy efficiency, water efficiency and
low carbon techniques, and is a model of environmental stewardship.
The LEED-India Rating System encourages and facilitates the development
of more sustainable buildings for innovation in design and environment
SOURCE ITC Ltd