This Cebu Resort Did Something No Other Philippine Company Has Done

If Baguio is the summer capital of the Philippines, I hope there would be a title like
posted on: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Rodel Montebon
Katkat, katkats everywhere.

If Baguio is the capital of the Philippines, I dare say that Cebu or Lapu-Lapu City in particular should be the “resort capital” of the country.

This is a personal dream and there’s nothing wrong with dreaming, right?

Anyway, we all know that any resort in Cebu is as beautiful as paradise, like literally you are in paradise (minus the thought of work and school).

It’s like escaping the deafening honking on the streets, those deadlines, and other work pressures.

Just check in one of the resorts in Cebu and you’ll be surprised  when you start singing Frozen’s theme song “Let it Go.” Perfect!

Just like any other food wherein you categorized them as bad, yummy, super yummy, and yummy to the highest level, hotels and resorts have standards too, and I bet you haven’t heard of it.

One of these is Green Globe Standards.

So, how on earth can a Cebu resort be Green Globe Certified?

A hotel should be designed to minimize energy consumption through the use of natural ventilation and day lighting elements.

The entire hotel should be oriented to minimize heat absorption while maximizing the amount of daylight received.

A hotel should have established safeness not just in the environment but also on socio-cultural, quality, and health issues of the surroundings.

Let’s go back to the lighting thing.

A hotel should have a cost-efficient lighting system that saves rather than consume so much electricity.

Yeah, LED lights.

By the way, the photos here are all from Mactan Island, Cebu.

The resort is Green Globe Certified!

In fact, the Green Globe Certificate was given last February 20, 2014 to Movenpick by Green Globe’s CEO Guido Baurer.

Green Globe CEO Guide Bauer (left)

Most astonishing of all is that Movenpick Hotels and Resorts Mactan Island is the only resort in Cebu and in the Philippines certified by the organization.

And through Movenpick, Philippines is now among the other 93 countries who are on the list of countries with Green Globe certified resorts.

The award.

 Now, who could be the next hotel and or resort in Cebu that will be Green Globe certified.

You may visit their website  or visit their official page on Facebook.