Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London has been certified by UCSL for GSTC criteria

Olga Shuvalova, CEO of The United Certification Systems Limited (UCSL) and Torsten Van Dullemen, General Manager of Mandarin Hyde Park, London, Group Director of Sustainability
We are incredibly proud to announce that Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London has been officially certified by UCSL for GSTC certification and distinguished as being well advanced in its journey to sustainability.

Tuesday 3 October 2023, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London has officially been recognised by The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a certified hotel, acknowledging its commitments and dedication towards sustainability.

Group Director of Sustainability, Area Vice President Operations and General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, Torsten van Dullemen, proudly collected the award from Olga Shuvalova, CEO of The United Certification Systems Limited (UCSL) at the ceremony which took place at the hotel on Monday 02 October 2023, at 10.00 AM BST.

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council oversees the GSTC Criteria which is the global standards for sustainable travel and tourism. The council also acts as an international body that provides assurance for sustainable tourism certification across three key subsectors of tourism: hotels, accommodations, tour operators and agencies as well as destinations.

To attain certification, hotels undergo a rigorous assessment against key performance indicators in alignment with the GSTC Criteria for Hotels.
A) Demonstrate effective sustainable management.
B) Maximise social and economic benefits to the local community and minimise negative impacts.
C) Maximise benefits to cultural heritage and minimise negative impacts.
D) Maximise benefits to the environment and minimise negative impacts.

Hotels that successfully achieve this prestigious certification provide compelling evidence of their commitment to sustainable practices. As the importance of sustainability in luxury tourism continues to grow, achieving and proudly displaying such certification is a clear affirmation of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London's dedication to sustainability. This endorsement can be confidently shared with customers, guests, and stakeholders, reinforcing the hotel's commitment to responsible and eco-friendly operations.

Torsten van Dullemen comments on attaining the certification, 'We are delighted to receive such an accolade and I am deeply proud that all colleagues are directly involved in our collective efforts to achieve our sustainability goals. Corporate responsibility values have always been deeply ingrained across Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London's culture, and sustainability implications have been carefully considered for many years. We continue to follow our guiding principle of 'acting with responsibility'; and achieving this certification is a true testament of this, proving that we are succeeding sustainability efforts and looking to the future, not simply just today'.

About Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
Sitting between glorious Royal Parkland and the buzz of central Knightsbridge, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London offers the essence of timeless heritage coupled with contemporary flair and impeccable service. Each of the hotel's rooms and suites were redesigned as part of the most- extensive multi-million-pound restoration in the hotel's history, by internationally-renowned designer Joyce Wang, to reflect the natural beauty of neighbouring Hyde Park. An award-winning spa and diverse dining choices from two-Michelin starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Japanese Izakaya at The Aubrey, Traditional Afternoon Tea in The Rosebery and cocktails in the Mandarin Bar makes Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London one of London's premier addresses.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 37 hotels and nine residences in 25 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group's oriental heritage, local culture and unique design. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.