Hilton Malta Recently Received The Environmental Excellence Award

U.S. Ambassador to Republic of Malta presents award for outstanding eco-sustainable initiatives

This information originated in U.K. English.

February 18, 2014

ST. JULIAN'S, Malta - U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Malta, Gina Abercrombie Winstanley, presented Hilton Malta with The Ambassador's Award for Excellence for its innovation and environmentally sustainable practices. The award recognizes U.S. firms and organizations that are views as environmental leaders in Malta. The Ambassador's Award for Excellence is intended to recognise the U.S. firms in Malta that have been demonstrated the ability of being environmental leaders over the past year. The award recognises those organisations that are contributing to safe-guard environmental challenges by innovative and environmentally sustainable practices.

Hilton Malta received the award due to its Waste Heat Recovering Unit. Typically, the warm water waste produced from cooling hotel chillers is disposed directly into the sea. This year, Hilton Malta invested in a heat pump that uses the warm water as a heat source to pre-heat the hot water used by the hotel, which was previously done by gas-fired burners. The application of the heat pump was unprecedented and required the property to operate this equipment outside its design limits.

After a full year of operation, the gas-fired burners were no longer needed. As a result, Hilton Malta consumed 280m3 of LPG gas, with a net energy reduction of 2,000,000 kwh, a Co2 reduction of 280 tonnes and a net cost savings of or €120,000 per annum.

The hotel's environmental activity is part of Hilton Worldwide's commitment to Living Sustainably, one of the four pillars of the company's global corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with Purpose. In demonstration of their commitment in this area, Hilton Worldwide has elevated sustainability as a performance metric and a brand standard across all hotels, raising it to the same level of importance as quality, service and revenue. To support these sustainability goals, LightStayTM the company's proprietary system is used to measure, analyze and report on sustainability data. Find out more about Living Sustainably by visiting: http://cr.hiltonworldwide.com/sustainably/sustainability.html.

About Hilton Malta
Hilton Malta ideally located in the prestigious Portomaso development opened its doors in 2000 by Mr. George Fenech. Standing as a centrepiece of the Maltese coastline, the Hilton Malta has come to represent the style, comfort and hospitality for which the Hilton brand is renowned. The hotel boasts 410 rooms and suites, 4 outdoor pools, private beach club, water sports and diving centre. The LivingWell Health Club found within the hotel includes a fully equipped gymnasium, dance studios, Toni & Guy Hair Studio, Myoka Spas, tennis & Squash courts, saunas, steam rooms and an indoor heated pool. The hotel also houses an exciting array of restaurants including the Blue Elephant, Merkanti, Bottega del Vino and Oceana, amongst others.

Contact

Tessa Abela Schinas
Hilton Malta
+00356 2373 3634
tessa.abelaschinas@hilton.com

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