Centara Grand at CentralWorld, one of the largest in Asia Pacific and featuring 505 luxurious rooms and suites, is located within the central business district. The hotel features 9 executive floors including one floor of World Executive Club, 9 restaurants and bars including Fifty Five (an unforgetable outdoor roof top venue with impressive views across the city skyline) and 5 star-hotel facilities.
Bangkok Convention Centre (BCC), complemented by the Centara Grand and World Ballroom, is the new stunning landmark on the citys skyline. The centre is dynamic design was inspired by the unique shape of a Blooming Lotus that combines the symbolic theme of the four elements of life; water, earth, air, and fire, and together captures the true spirit of this new Bangkok icon. This state-of-the-art convention centre offers over 10,000 m2 with ceiling height of 13.5 m. and the ability to accommodate up to 6,000 delegates in a single pillar-less environment.
Bangkok Convention Centre at Centara Grand at CentralWorld has successfully achieved the prestigious Certification Silver Status under Earthcheck Certification standard managed by EC3 Global. To gain this, they have had to report their environmental footprint to independent auditors and adhere to internationally recognized standard of Best Practice. Securing a highly ranked benchmarking result requires a strong commitment across all level of and organization and the imbedding of sustainability principles into all policies and procedures.
During the process, Bangkok Convention Centre at Centara Grand at CentralWorld was also required to submit a years worth of operational data which was benchmarked against industry Best Practice. The data was then measured against a number of key indicators such as energy and water consumption, total waste production, and community commitment.
For economies reliant on travel and tourism, EarthCheck is benchmarking data provides the only historical record of the global environmental impacts of the industry over the past 12 years. More importantly, it rates the effectiveness of industry efforts to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) and conserve natural resources at a project-by-project level.
In order to achieve this award, the key is to accelerate staff awareness and everyones involvement for their specific green actions in the daily operations of each operations area. With this great achievement for Benchmarking, Bangkok Convention Centre at Centara Grand at CentralWorld will continue to strengthen its commitment to environmental and social issues in an effective, efficient and sustainable way.