03/03/2011The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun Earns Mexico’s National Award For Energy Conservation

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun earns second place for the National Award for Energy Conservation in Mexico 2010.

In times when the proper use of natural resources and energy conservation is key, the luxury resort promotes actions that foster environmental awareness. “Concern about sustainability and the planet is top of mind for The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun” mentioned Lucio Lopez, director of engineering. “Being awarded with the National Award for Energy Conservation is an outstanding recognition for our ladies and gentlemen, who every day engage in actions to make a proper use of our natural resources while creating lasting memories for our guests” he added.

The award was presented by Dr. Georgina Kessel Martinez, Mexico’s Secretary of Energy, and the National Commission for Energy Efficiency at a special ceremony held in Mexico City. The award is given to individuals, organizations, and businesses for their achievements in energy conservation and efforts to promote renewable energy. The winners are selected by a review committee chaired by the Secretary of Energy and the Director of the Federal Electricity Commission.

Under the umbrella of Community Footprints, the resort’s green practices include recycling programs, a Turtle Camp that has protected and released over 180,000 endangered sea turtles, an on-site green house growing over 36,000 plants a year for the hotel’s gardens, and corporate social responsibility activities to support Mayan communities.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
Considered one of the most elegant resorts in the world, The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun features 365 guestrooms overlooking the sea, a pristine white-sand beach, sculpted outdoor swimming pools, a full service Spa, a private Beach Club, an impressive Culinary Center and award winning restaurants. For more information contact the hotel directly at 52-998-881-0808, The Ritz-Carlton toll free reservations at 1 (800) 241-3333, your travel consultant or visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/cancun.