S Hotels and Resorts Celebrates Plastic-Free July Movementby Offering Meaningful Guest Experiences

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Bangkok – 11 July 2024 – S Hotels and Resorts PCL (SHR), the international hospitality company under Singha Estate PCL (S), is celebrating the global Plastic-Free July movement by introducing innovative holiday experiences focused on sustainability and nature. As environmentally responsible tourism gains momentum, SHR is committed to reducing plastic waste and promoting sustainable practices.

In Thailand, SHR’s initiatives include the Upcycling Project at Santiburi Koh Samui, where old curtains and cushion cases are repurposed into complimentary bags for guests. This not only reduces waste but also encourages our guests to avoid using plastic bags, providing them with unique, eco-friendly alternatives during their stay. At SAii Phi Phi Island Village, guests participate in Sunday beach cleanups alongside marine biologists, removing trash from the beach and mangrove forest. Held regularly, these communal events successfully removed nearly 12,000 kilograms of marine and coastal waste in 2023. With environmental advocacy being a priority year-round, both resorts also invite guests to explore local biodiversity through regular guided trails on land and water. SAii Koh Samui Choengmon nestled in Hanuman Bay is another SHR property in Thailand that hosts weekly beach and road cleaning sessions, followed by organic refreshments at the resort for the participants.

In the Indian Ocean, fully plastic-free CROSSROADS Maldives has partnered with Maldives’ Ministry of Climate Change, Environment and Energy to jointly maintain the stunning natural landscape where the property hosts eco-tourism classes for guests and local schoolchildren. Additionally, the resort’s popular Junior Marine Biologist programme focuses on the impact of plastic pollution on marine life, with Marine Discovery Centre playing host to rotating exhibitions showcasing coral diversity and emphasising the importance of conservation.

"To remain at the forefront of environmental stewardship, all SHR hotels take concrete actions to protect our planet, including phasing out single-use plastic, embracing electric vehicles for transportation, installing solar panels and on-site water treatment systems, offering water-refilling corners and eco-friendly bathroom amenities, and much more,” said Michael Marshall, CEO of S Hotels and Resorts. “This July, as part of the global Plastic-Free July movement, we are proud to have our guests involved in hands-on activities and experiences that allow them to actively contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable world.”

To learn more about the group’s sustainability efforts, please visit https://www.shotelsresorts.com/sustainability/


About S Hotels and Resorts Public Company Limited

S Hotels and Resorts Public Company Limited (SET:SHR), the hospitality arm of Singha Estate Public Company Limited, is a fast-growing, Thai-inspired company with an extensive international portfolio and world-class standards. Specialising in the management and investment of high-quality hotels and resorts in desirable destinations across the globe, S Hotels & Resorts has created a collection of its own distinctive lifestyle brands, whilst also partnering with the hospitality industry’s leading names. The company continues to set new standards for leisure and lifestyle through diversified business platforms and to enhance value for all its stakeholders based upon a philosophy of sustainable development and a commitment to delivering to the economic, environmental and social well-being of the local communities where it operates. To learn more, please visit www.shotelsresorts.com or follow us on FacebookInstagramYoutube, or LinkedIn

About Singha Estate Company Limited

Singha Estate Public Company Limited (SET:S) is an international property development and investment company focusing  on  investing  in  high potential business, driving corporate position to become a premier holding company through robust financial status and premium quality product offerings, building strong and sustainable growth through a well-balanced portfolio. The company is growing its business with an optimum portfolio of residential, hospitality, commercial, and industrial estate and infrastructure. The company is heading towards a fully-fledged global holding company, with a commitment of good corporate citizenship that delivers sustainable values to shareholders. To learn more, please visit www.singhaestate.co.th.