Hotels, especially large ones, have a huge impact on the environment but this Singaporean hotel is committed to achieving sustainability. The Marina Bay Sands is one of the most photographed and recognized hotels in Singapore. With beautiful and futuristic looks on the outside it's what the hotel is doing inside that really counts. In 2014, Eco-Business announced that it was the first Southeast Asian venue to receive the ISO 20121 certification. It’s the international standard for sustainable event management with efforts to reduce carbon emissions and ensure environmental protection. Prior to that, the hotel had also been honored with the Green Mark Gold Award. This award is given to eco-friendly buildings that display exceptional efforts in reducing energy and resource consumption, improving indoor environmental quality, reducing waste and the potential environmental impact and provide clear plans on continuous improvement.
History. That’s what draws us to many places and people throughout our lives. I had never been to Santa Fe New Mexico but it had a history that had always attracted me to it.
My grandparents Mary and Jim spent their honeymoon in Santa Fe in the 1950’s where they stayed at the La Fonda on the Plaza. They went back almost every year until they no longer could always staying at this same historic hotel. My mother went as a child, teen and then young adult, even taking my father in the early days of their courtship. When my grandfather took sick, my grandmother visited a few last times by herself bringing back her husband some roasted chilies and some of his other favorite delectables. My grandparents are now gone, but I remember the many stories and happy memories passed onto me from my grandmother Mary about her time in Santa Fe. My own mother is now getting older and with my father and her parents both gone it is history and memories that we hold onto. When I suggested visiting Santa Fe she said we had to stay at the La Fonda on the Plaza, carrying on her parents tradition.I knew nothing of La Fonda before we arrived and was blown away by the charm, decor, hospitality and history this hotel has.
I'm Alice Ford; and you are invited on my adventure of a lifetime. I am a stunt woman, green goddess and adventure junkie. I'm trying to explore as much as the world as I can while being Eco-friendly.