The Langham, Auckland celebrated its EarthCheck Platinum status this week with an unveiling ceremony officiated by guest of honour, the Right Hon Sir John Key.
The Langham, Auckland is the first hotel in Australasia to gain the prestigious EarthCheck Platinum Certification, representing 10 years of continuous certification with EarthCheck – the world’s leading Sustainability certification authority for Travel and Tourism.
The unveiling, which took place in the Chandelier Room at The Langham, Auckland hosted 50 guests in a celebration of Champagne, speeches and the first preview of the prestigious Platinum plaque.
Guests were treated to a bespoke themed Afternoon Tea designed by Executive Chef Volker Marecek, which consisted of a stunning edible centrepiece featuring cauliflower and broccoli ice cream and edible stones.
Franz Mascarenhas, Managing Director at The Langham, Auckland lead the event by sharing stories of the 10 year journey to the EarthCheck Platinum status.
Stewart Moore, CEO and founder of EarthCheck, then spoke: “I would like to congratulate the whole team at The Langham, Auckland on their Platinum achievement. The hotel is a leading operator in the region and a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference.”
Special guest, Right Hon Sir John Key, expressed his extended appreciation for The Langham, Auckland’s on-going hospitality and congratulated the hotel on its remarkable commitment to sustainability before unveiling the Platinum plaque.
The Platinum Certification places The Langham, Auckland as a leader in the unique worldwide group of sustainable tourism operators that are certified to the internationally recognised EarthCheck Platinum standard.
All guests who attend the event were given a gift upon departure of ‘Langham Urban Honey’ which was harvest from the hotels 10th floor beehive.
What: EarthCheck Platinum Plaque Unveiling
Where: The Langham, Auckland
When: 11 July 2017
EarthCheck is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Since 1987, they have helped businesses, communities and governments to deliver clean, safe, prosperous and healthy destinations for travellers to visit, live, work and play. https://earthcheck.org/
About The Langham, Auckland
Located near the heart of Auckland’s vibrant CBD and handy to leading retail and dining precincts, the award-winning hotel provides an elegant backdrop for meetings and celebrating special occasions. Voted New Zealand’s Best Hotel at the 2016 HM Awards and DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 , the luxurious surroundings and outstanding service ensure comfort and deliver a truly exceptional experience. From superb accommodation and dining to the contemporary spa and 24-hour fitness centre, The Langham, Auckland promises a dynamic event experience with every opportunity to mix business with leisure.