Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah the award winning luxury resort, positioned on the serene shores of the Arabian Sea, has introduced two new sustainability initiatives:
Earlier this year, Hilton announced that it fulfilled its commitment to eliminate the use of plastic straws from its UAE hotels.  Plastic bottles used in meetings and event spaces have also been removed. From the end of April, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah will take additional steps to reduce single use plastic consumption by implementing an initiative to completely eradicate plastic bottles from the hotel’s outside, pool, beach and recreational areas. Plastic bottles will be replaced with water stations offering guests a variety of chilled water flavoured with fresh fruits and vegetables, served from sustainable glass containers into reusable and eco-friendly cups. The initiative will be fully operational by the end of 2019 and will look to reduce the hotels plastic waste by up to 5 tons annually. Marco Pedna – Director of Operations said “We are dedicated to reducing plastic waste levels at Waldorf Astoria RAK. This initiative will offer tangible results and a positive environmental impact, whilst also enhancing the experience of our guests.”