TRUE BLUE BAY BOUTIQUE RESORT BRINGS HOME ANOTHER THE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
Written by Sheba Augustine on June 27, 2018
On Saturday 23rd June the family owned True Blue Bay Boutique Resort was one of two Grenadian resorts to receive awards at the annual Caribbean Information Hospitality Exchange Forum (CHIEF). The boutique resort earned the second place award in the Environmental Sustainability category, while the Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel captured the second place in the Operations category. This was the second time True Blue Bay Boutique Resort was recognised in the environmental sustainability category at the forum.
At this year’s annual conference which bore the theme “Unite and Innovate,” members of the Caribbean hospitality industry exchanged information and best practices about what is new and important in the industry. Hotel Owner and Marketing Director, Magdalena Fielden, accompanied by General Manager Marie Fielden and Hotel Manager Mary Calliste attended on behalf of the True Blue Bay Boutique Resort team at this year’s forum.
As a panelist, General Manager Marie Fielden spoke about the boutique resort’s recipe for People Powered Success, including methods and opportunities the boutique resort is giving management to challenge existing systems to innovate business’ development, tools employed to foster the personal development of employees, the importance of internal communications, training techniques and programs focused on employee well-being.
True Blue Bay Boutique Resort prides itself on leading the way with environmentally friendly and sustainable business practices which has earned it recognition both at home and abroad as an eco-friendly hotel. The boutique resort is Green Globe Gold Member certified and a Green Leaf Resort.
In January 2019 the boutique resort will be opening 22 self-sustaining rooms and suites called ‘Cocoa Pods’ which are currently under construction. Rainwater will be harvested, stored in tanks and treated before being used in the rooms and two new freshwater swimming pools will also be added. Solar panels will be used to heat the water and to generate electricity, reducing the environmental impact of the entire resort.
Owners, Russ, Magdalena and their daughter Marie Fielden handpicked every piece of sustainable and energy efficient equipment and decor.
Also in the running for the award in the Environmental Sustainability category was Hamanasi Resort in Belize and the Tyrall Club in Jamaica. Hamanasi Resort in Belize took home the first place award. True Blue Bay Resort congratulates its contemporaries on their green efforts and achievements.