Sustainability is central to the voco brand, said M. Allaf
- voco has taken several steps to achieve sustainability goals.
- It has reduced plastic consumption by using products made with recycled materials.
voco Al Khobar, an IHG hotel, celebrated three years of growth and success, coinciding with the celebration of opening 100 other hotels of the voco brand around the world. Several officials, managers and employees of the hotel attended a recent function in Alkhobar to mark the occasion.
M. Allaf, regional general manager of IHG and general manager of voco Riyadh, said: 'We are celebrating three years of success and achievements at voco Al Khobar and look forward to many more similar achievements in the years to come, as we are committed to serving the community, improving the quality of life and well-being of guests, in order to achieve the goals of the Kingdom's Vision 2030.”
As one of its most laudable achievements, the environment-friendly voco has taken up several sustainability practices and initiatives in accordance with the Kingdom's Vision 2030 goals, which aim at zero carbon neutrality by 2060.
voco makes use of large-sized containers for bathroom facilities to reduce plastic waste, and using glass water bottles, thus abandoning more than 300 plastic bottles in each guest room annually. Moreover, the hotel mattress padding is made of 100% recycled materials, and ventilated shower heads in the bathroom cut down water usage and energy consumption for heating water.
Allaf said that sustainability is central to voco, which is why the hotel is committed to continue taking action and launching initiatives to protect the planet and take care of all the communities in which it operates.
“One of the voco brand’s recent initiatives includes the opening of an EV station at voco Riyadh, which is in line with our sustainability goals,” he said.
The sensible traveler of today prefers environmentally-friendly hotels and therefore considers voco hotels to be an ideal and perfect destination for their stay, Allaf added.
The five-star hotel offers around 300 rooms and three dining choices including Horizon Restaurant, which serves international dishes all day, the Lebanese restaurant Naya, and the Indian restaurant Anardana. In addition to world-class facilities such as a swimming pool, five spa rooms, and two separate Healthclub facilities for men and women, sauna and jacuzzi to maintain the health of guests, in addition to the classic Moroccan bath.
Business guests can benefit from the 11 conference rooms for meetings and events, fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology.