Diamond Resorts International® is promoting eco-awareness at its resorts through a sustainable gardening initiative.
The leading shared ownership specialists are cultivating and using home-grown fruit and veg at selected resorts to enhance the natural environment and benefit both the eco-system and local economy.
Three resorts in three dream locations are utilising fresh product straight from the resorts’ own grounds in the kitchen, so that guests at Ka’anapali Beach Club in Maui, Hawaii, The Historic Powhatan Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia and Vilar do Golf in Algarve, Portugal get to taste food “straight from the garden”.
Methods include minimal chemical pesticides and fertilizers and the installation of underground watering systems to decrease water waste and eliminates runoff. Each garden is planted with fresh produce native to the region and guests and children can tour the gardens, pick ingredients and take part in on-site cooking demos.
Stephen J. Cloobeck, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Resorts International® said, "As a leader in the hospitality industry with a major global footprint, it’s important that we actively take steps toward sustainable growth. Through the production of on-site sustainable gardens, Diamond promotes eco-awareness and encourages properties worldwide to engage in green initiatives."
Closer to home, Club La Costa’s award-winning restaurant at its Cornish resort Hustyns www.hustyns.co.uk has been serving seasonal product straight from its gardens to guests since CLC acquired the resort some years ago.
Also on Hustyns menu is fresh seafood and meat reared at local farms, while Camel Valley Vineyards close by even produce their own, British champagne.
Recently, CLC’s sister resort to Hustyns, Trenython Manor, scored a top award for its high standards of food hygiene in a nationwide scheme which lets the public know just how well their local pub, takeaway or restaurant fares.
“Scores On The Doors” is the UK’s no. 1 scheme which lists the official local authority hygiene ratings and Trenython was awarded five stars by Cornwall Council’s food safety environmental officer.
The kitchen got top marks for overall hygiene, cleanliness and training and will be proudly displaying its award, which gives it one star more than London’s famous Ritz Hotel. www.clublacosta.com
Diamond Resorts International® is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world with more than 200 branded and affiliated resorts and over 27,000 guest beds in 28 countries with destinations throughout the continental United States and Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.
Annually, nearly 1.4 million owners, members and guests enjoy the simplicity, choice and comfort Diamond Resorts International® offers through our branded hospitality experience.
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