Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber // (c) 2012 Outrigger Hotels and Resorts
Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort received the 2012 Hawaii Green Business Award, presented by Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie.
The resort was commended for its continued efforts to protect Hawaii’s pristine environment by conserving water, energy and other resources. Judges were highly impressed with the meaningful changes undertaken by the hotel that have resulted in reducing the property’s energy consumption, including saving 624,267 gallons of water annually through improved cooling tower operations.
“It is such a great honor for Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort to receive the prestigious award,” said general manager Dean Nakasone. “Our strong commitment to protecting Hawaii’s environment and conserving its natural resources has always been a part of the resort’s core values. We share the success with every employee and thank them for their efforts in providing a cleaner and better environment for Hawaii’s residents and visitors.”
By enacting green practices, said Nakasone, Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort hopes to inspire other businesses in the state to increase their environmental efforts and protect Hawaii’s precious natural resources.