09/10/2008Le Meridien Cancun Resort & Spa To Receive Green Globe 21 Certification And Recognition as The Model Resort for Sustainable Tourism

September 4th, 2008 (Cancun-Mexico).- Le Meridien Cancun Resort & Spa has completed all the benchmarks for Green Globe 21, the worldwide
benchmarking and certification program for the travel and tourism industry.

During the past two years, the staff at Le
Meridien Cancun Resort & Spa have undertaken a series of proactive measures designed to protect the environment,
preserve the cultural traditions of the region, and work with the communities to encourage and promote sustainability.

“Knowlegable and sophisticated travelers, meeting planners, destination managers, enlightened corporations, as well as
committed non-government organizations are all seeking out hotels and resorts who are doing their part to protect the
environment and promote sustainable development,” explained Jorge Herran, General Manager, Le Meridien Cancun
Resort & Spa,”We are very proud to be recognized by such a prestigious organization as Green Globe for our leadership in
this area.”

“Green Globe is in the process of preparing a special case study on Le Meridien Cancun Resort & Spa demonstrating that
you do not need to sacrifice luxury and quality to achieve sustainability,” explains Dr. Gustavo Ramos, Green Globe
Auditor. “The case study will highlight Le Meridien’s activities in resource management, native species care, and
community involvement as a model for other resorts and hotels.”
Green Globe, recognized as the leading authority on sustainable tourism has established an international benchmarking
and certification program for the travel industry based on the Agenda 21 principles for Sustainable Development endorsed
by 182 Heads of State at the United Nations Rio De Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992.

Le Meridien Cancun Resort & Spa is owned and operated by American Property Hospitality Management,LLC, (APHM), the
Latin American Division of American Property Management (APMC), headquartered in San Diego, CA. Le Meridien Cancun
Resort & Spa, a Starwood brand hotel, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the world, a preferred hotel of Fine Hotels &
Resorts by American Express;Expedia Insider’s Select List; a Four Diamond Hotel y AAA. For more information visit our
website at www.cancun.lemeridien.com.

For more information contact: Randy B. Torres Corporate Director of Communications APHM Latin America, Tel. 52 (998)
881 2204.