Fairmont Collection of Hotels & Resorts in Kenya Champions Sustainable Practices and Circular Economy Across Properties

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Kenya
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FAIRMONT COLLECTION OF HOTELS & RESORTS IN KENYA HAS ANNOUNCED ITS COMMITMENT TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY, FOCUSING ON SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP ACROSS ITS PROPERTIES. EFFORTS INCLUDE WASTE REDUCTION, ORGANIC FARMING, AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION INITIATIVES TO LEAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE REGION.


Fairmont Collection of Hotels & Resorts in Kenya has unveiled its ambitious drive towards a circular economy, aiming to promote sustainability and environmental stewardship across its three historic properties in the region. This significant announcement was made during the We Are Africa 2023 event held in Cape Town, a prominent gathering of luxury African travel brands.

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Veronique Delattre, the General Manager of Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, emphasized the deep-rooted connection between adventure and conservation in the heritage of the three properties. She highlighted the remarkable transformation of a former hunting lodge into a hub dedicated to wildlife protection and conservation. Delattre invited all guests to actively participate in the hotel’s programs, urging them to leave a positive footprint behind as they depart from Kenya.

Adhering to the principles of the circular economy philosophy, the Fairmont Kenya team focuses on the symbiotic relationship between their presence and the destination, carefully considering the impact of their decisions on the local flora, fauna, communities, and Kenyan culture. Nils Rothbarth, Cluster General Manager of Fairmont Kenya Hotels & Resorts, emphasized the interconnectivity of corporate social responsibility and environmentally friendly practices. He expressed the hotel’s commitment to fulfilling its duty towards guests, partners, and the local communities in the region.

The implementation of circular economy initiatives is already underway or planned for the near future at Fairmont The Norfolk, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, and Fairmont Mara Safari Club. These efforts seek to redefine traditional linear economic models and transition towards a more sustainable approach.

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At Fairmont The Norfolk, measures such as waste reduction and recycling programs will be put in place to minimize the hotel’s environmental footprint. The aim is to divert waste from landfills and encourage recycling, thus contributing to the preservation of Kenya’s natural beauty.

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Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club plans to focus on sustainable food production by establishing an organic farm within its premises. This initiative aims to provide fresh, locally sourced ingredients for the hotel’s culinary offerings while minimizing the carbon footprint associated with food transportation.

Fairmont Mara Safari Club intends to enhance its commitment to wildlife conservation by implementing programs that support the protection of endangered species and the preservation of their habitats. The hotel will collaborate with local organizations and communities to develop initiatives that promote biodiversity and responsible tourism practices.

These circular economy efforts by Fairmont Collection of Hotels & Resorts in Kenya exemplify their dedication to sustainable tourism and responsible business practices. By prioritizing environmental conservation, community engagement, and cultural preservation, the hotel group aims to leave a positive and lasting impact on the region. Travelers who choose to stay at Fairmont properties can now enjoy luxurious accommodations while actively participating in the conservation and preservation of Kenya’s rich natural heritage.

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About Fairmont Collections In Kenya

Fairmont The Norfolk: Fairmont The Norfolk, located in Nairobi’s vibrant Central Business District, boasts its own exotic garden, making it a historical landmark for both domestic high society and international tourists. As part of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Kenya’s circular economy efforts, the property supports the community and wildlife through initiatives like protecting and developing the garden, reducing carbon waste, recycling linen and uniforms for children’s wear and donations, using locally made cosmetic brand Jua, eliminating single-use plastics, and implementing a sustainable farm-to-fork philosophy.

Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club: Situated within the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservation, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club offers breathtaking views of Africa’s second-highest peak. Circular economy efforts at this historical destination involve protecting and promoting the slopes of Mount Kenya, rewilding endangered species, collecting conservancy fees for conservation programs, hosting an animal orphanage, encouraging reforestation, using Jua cosmetic brand, and creating employment opportunities for locals through refurbishment actions and partnerships with the wildlife conservancy.

Fairmont Mara Safari Club: Located in Ol Choro Oiroua Conservancy, Fairmont Mara Safari Club is the first conservancy in Kenya to be owned by the local community. The circular economy approach here focuses on supporting the community and wildlife by empowering the Maasai youth through a youth empowerment program, preserving and promoting Maasai culture, utilizing conservancy fees for educational plans and women empowerment, partnering with children’s homes, promoting tree planting programs, sourcing locally, composting for organic fertilizers, producing organic honey, supporting agricultural efforts and fishing, and protecting endangered species like Southern white rhinos.

 

 

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