With travellers becoming more concerned about the environment, climate change, and the welfare of local people, sustainability has become the lifeblood of the hospitality sector and the travel business. To meet this demand, hospitality brands all over the world are now choosing sustainable methods. This is further supported by the findings of booking.com's Sustainable Travel Report 2022, which show that 78% of travellers worldwide plan to stay in a sustainable accommodation at least once this year and 71% anticipate making greater efforts to travel more sustainably.

The cornerstone of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, sustainability constantly redefines new benchmarks in terms of sustainability and inculcates its fundamental values of compassion, inclusivity, empowerment, and variety across its hotels in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

One of the nicest coral reefs in the Maldives can be found at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, a Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts facility that has advanced in its environmental efforts. The resort prioritises a number of environmentally friendly programmes, such as reducing plastic use, growing its own organic produce, and protecting coral reefs.

Reducing waste and the usage of single-use plastic

The resort was able to cut its use of plastic during the previous year by switching to washable and reusable waste bags and hand-made paper bags fashioned from magazines found on the grounds to replace plastic laundry bags. To further reduce the use of plastic on the property, the resort has also added wooden key cards, paper bags, wooden straws, and wooden bins to replace its plastic water bottles with refillable, customised drinking water bottles. Through all of these initiatives, the property was able to lower its usage of plastic by almost 11,500 KG in 2021 and 2022.

The hotel has gone one step further by offering tote bags fashioned entirely from broken umbrellas that were found on the premises. Within the resort, these purses are now a well-liked addition.

Farming to table

The resort has launched a unique programme called "Farm to Plate," an organic vegetable farm that aims to produce fresh fruits and vegetables on-site. Wastewater is used as the primary source to hydrate the farm, which has a separate composting area where dried leaves are turned into compost. The resort collaborates closely with the neighbourhood to recycle coconut palm leaves to create roofing coverings for resort public spaces.

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is joining in the International Environmental Education Day celebrations

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Maldivian coral reefs are being preserved

Maldivian coral reefs are being preserved

The resort has positioned many fake Reef Cubes made of crushed glass throughout the site to boost the fish population as part of its marine life communication initiative. Additionally, the resort organises monthly reef and beach clean-ups in which visitors are invited to take part. The resort has implemented a number of efforts, such as the use of solar power, a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, and water conservation measures, in an effort to lessen its carbon footprint.

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is committed to making a meaningful difference by leading an eco-friendly shift and providing value to its guests, people, and world. Sustainability, which is a driving force, has been ingrained into the DNA of Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts and is a continuous vow. The resort remains well-focused on the current sustainability initiatives despite a number of sustainability projects that are in the works. The upcoming projects will raise awareness of various sustainability and wellbeing-related issues while also bringing more attention to the conservation of coral reefs, marine life, and ocean literacy. Cinnamon Hotels & Resort is dedicated to fostering a brighter tomorrow in both the social and environmental spheres as a company built on its fundamental beliefs and principles.

A member of John Keells Holdings PLC, one of the biggest listed conglomerates in Sri Lanka, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is a diverse chain of hotels that spans Sri Lanka and the Maldives. It has interests in a variety of industries, including leisure, transportation, real estate, consumer food & retail, financial services, information technology, business process operations, and plantations.

On November 14, 2005, this innovative hotel chain was unveiled at The World Travel Market in London. Since its debut, it has come to stand for a distinctively Cinnamon experience and has progressively advanced to take the top spot among tourists in Sri Lanka. The Cinnamon brand has a variety of lively, contemporary hotels that are colourful, stimulating, unfailingly hospitable, and dedicated to meeting the various, discerning needs of our guests.

With its emphasis on comfort, innovation, exploration, and inspired living, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts represents the peak of Sri Lankan hospitality. Each property is built to highlight and enhance the unique surroundings, personality, culture, and traditions of the community it serves. Each resort, whether it offers luxury accommodations in the city, water villas in the Maldives, or beach huts in Sri Lanka, is created to transport guests on an unforgettable voyage of discovery. Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is your partner and devoted tour guide to "The Jewel of the Indian Ocean" and its timeless and fascinating "Emerald Isle," with three City properties in Colombo, eight Resort properties throughout Sri Lanka, four Resorts in the Maldives, and a host of new and exciting projects on the horizon.

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