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Eco-Certification Great Green Deal

The GREAT Green Deal Sustainable Certification Program (GGD) represents a way of doing business while taking care of all stakeholders involved in the tourism operations. The GGD standard has more than 400 indicators that provide hotel and tour operators a map that takes executives and entrepreneurs on a path to be more successful in their business while being responsible with employees and their families, the community, the cultural heritage and traditions including the environment.

 

 

 

 

The Great Green Deal label was benchmarked against the GSTC standard

Great Green Deal is compliant with following hearts of the staygreencheck :

 

 

Great Green Deal standard performed as the Greenest Choice, according to the staygreencheck methodology. All the accommodations certified by Great Green Deal will have the 4 heart staygreencheck.

 

 

Eco-certification

Great Green Deal standard ensures the environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural sustainability of hotels, tour operators and other lodging facilities in Central America and The Caribbean. It has also been recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council as fully reflecting the GSTC Criteria. GREAT Green Deal seal grades are the original (70 to 80% compliance), bronze (81 to 85%) silver (86 to 90%), gold (91 to 95%) and platinum (96 to 100%).

 

• The certificate is valid for 2 years.
• The Great Green Deal on-site assessment is done by independent auditors.
• See Great Green Deal standards coming soon
• Do you want to know more about Great Green Deal click here

 

Best practices

Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo is an accommodation certified by Great Green Deal. They constantly measure the consumption of electricity and have written plans and adopt concrete measures to the maximum use of natural lighting and heating. They use devices and equipment designed for efficient consumption of energy, minimizing the loss of heat or cold areas and equipment. To motivate participation and help from their community members their staff preforms daily cleaning tasks in the streets of St. Agnes! Every week a psychologist works with pre-school children from the community to help them understand and deal with learning disabilities and other development issues.

Hotel Museo Spa Casa Santo Domingo

Located at Tercera Calle Oriente 28 A, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala.

This innovative Hotel-Museum concept offers 128 rooms with special features in each. The decoration includes works of art by well-known Guatemalan plastic artists and handmade fabrics with traditional-contemporary designs. The hotel has received GREAT Green Deal certification in sustainability, in the BRONCE grade. This luxurious 5-star hotel is set 10 minutes’ walk from the center of Antigua Guatemala. Set in a former convent, it offers an outdoor pool, spa and gym, as well as several museums and galleries.

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Conquistador Hotel & Conference Center

Located at Via 5 4-68 Zone 4, Guatemala, Guatemala.

 A city view, and hardwood floor are standard in each of the 65 spacious rooms. Conquistador & Conference Center has received GREAT Green Deal certification in sustainable tourism since 2010. The hotel is 1.8 km from Popol Vuh Museum, 2.6 km from National Palace Guatemala, and 4.1 km from Miraflores Museum. La Aurora International Airport is 5.5 km away.

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Hotel Las Farolas

 Located at Novena Calle Poniente y Quinta Avenida Sur, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala.

The 32 spacious colonial-style rooms at Hotel Las Farolas have scenic garden views and come with plasma cable TV, free Wi-Fi, a safe and a fan. Hotel Las Farolas in Antigua Guatemala is participating in the GREAT Green Deal Program since 2012. Las Farolas demonstrates its commitment to sustainability by defining a series of policies regarding the company’s internal and external social responsibility, as well as the quality and environmental management of its operations. The city is famed for its Baroque architecture. Staff at reception can provide information about Antigua Guatemala and help plan tours all over the country.

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Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Antigua

Located at 5ta. Avenida Norte #17, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala.

The colonial 41 stylish rooms have wooden furniture and original lamps and ceilings. Some have a fireplace. All come with cable TV, a phone with international call package and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Hotels Posada de Don Rodrigo, are participating in the GREAT Green Deal Certification Program, making important efforts regarding the sustainability of their operations. The hotel is 200 meters from Antigua Guatemala Cathedral. It features a charming garden patio with a fountain, free Wi-Fi and free parking.

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