The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (the Alliance) is delighted to announce the inclusion of Melco Resorts & Entertainment (Melco) as its newest donor member, and founding member in Hong Kong.
Established in 2004, Melco is a renowned developer, owner, and operator of integrated resort facilities across Asia and Europe. Headquartered in Hong Kong and with operations in Macau, the Philippines, and Cyprus, Melco is positioned as a founding member of the Alliance for the Territory.
Melco stands out for its innovative properties in luxury hospitality and entertainment, as well as its collaborations with globally renowned brands, making it a leader in providing exceptional guest experiences that cater to a diverse range of clientele. The company’s unique blend of design, entertainment, and quality sets it apart, solidifying its position as the global leader in premium integrated resorts.
As a one-of-a-kind developer and operator, Melco partners with some of the world’s greatest talents in entertainment, architecture, cuisine, art, wellness, sport, and hospitality to deliver unparalleled experiences. With a workforce of over 16,000 dedicated colleagues, Melco actively contributes to the communities in which it operates. The company’s five integrated resorts in Macau, the Philippines, and Cyprus are spearheading sustainability initiatives within the industry. Chairman & CEO Lawrence Ho is leading the charge to achieve carbon neutrality and zero waste across its resorts by 2030.
The Alliance brings together leaders from the hospitality industry, strategic members, and partners like Melco to address key challenges affecting the planet, local destinations, communities, and people. Together, they harness the collective power of the industry to deliver Net Positive Hospitality. During the Alliance’s recent Mainstreaming Net Positive Hospitality Summit, members and partners made commitments to drive the sector towards a more regenerative and inclusive future, as part of the organisation’s 5-year strategy.
Lawrence Ho, Chairman & CEO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, comments:
“Realised through positive engagement and action, Melco’s aim is to inspire our guests by showing them a sustainable future is a better future. We fully stand by and support the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance’s commitment to creating a sustainable and responsible hospitality sector, and are excited and honoured to become the Alliance’s founding member in Asia. We look forward to our collaborative efforts to contribute towards the sustainable future that is crucial.”
Glenn Mandziuk, Chief Executive Officer of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, expressed his enthusiasm for the Alliance’s new Asia Pacific Founding Member, stating:
“I am thrilled to announce Melco as our newest member. Having the global leader in premium integrated resorts in the Asia Pacific region join forces with the Alliance is a significant milestone. Sustainability lies at the core of Melco’s business strategy, combining their social and environmental achievements and ambitions in their Above & Beyond strategy. By aiming to eliminate the impact of their resorts on the climate by 2030 and leading circular economy approaches to address global plastic waste, Melco’s strategy aligns seamlessly with our Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality. We are excited to collaborate and assist Melco in accelerating its Sustainability programme, making them a benchmark for our industry and beyond.”
With nearly 50 donor members and a reach of over 7 million rooms, the Alliance brings together engaged hospitality companies, the wider hospitality value chain, and strategic partners to tackle key challenges affecting the planet, people, and places worldwide. Through strategic industry leadership, collaborative action, harmonisation of metrics and regenerative solutions, the Alliance is dedicated to accelerating the path to Net Positive Hospitality. It leverages the transformative power, innovation, and resources of the industry, guided by the four pillars of people, planet, place, and prosperity.
For further information about the work of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, please visit https://sustainablehospitalityalliance.org and to find out more about Melco’s commitment to sustainable and responsible hospitality , visit https://www.melco-resorts.com/sustainability2020/home.html.