Bana Hills, Danang, Vietnam, 11 August 2016 – As part of the commitment to AccorHotels sustainable development Planet 21 program, The Mercure French Village, led by General Manager Shane Edwards, introduced a series of events designed to enhance corporate social responsibilities.
Soap For Hope Showcase on Bana Hills
On 5th August, partnering with the Sealed Air Group, Mercure Bana Hills French Village launched the Soap For Hope program, aiming to reduce waste and improve the lives of impoverished families. This event promoted how discarded soap can be recycled and how recycled products can raise money for charity. Soap For Hope at Mercure attracted hundreds of travelers who were visiting Bana Hills, with many of those actively helping in the process to recycle soap.
The first green Café Planet 21 in Vietnam
The Mercure Bana Hills French Village has inaugurated the country’s first environmentally-friendly café dedicated to Accorhotels’ Planet 21 program. The interior is decorated with recycled objects and scrap that would traditionally be thrown away.
As well, the cafe showcases the wonderful eco-fashion clothes designed by the hotel’s housekeeping team. Using out-dated room amenities, such as old sheets, towels and even shampoo bottles, the team produces wearables with the aim to raise environmental awareness.
Refreshing and healthy wellness juices made from seasonal organic fruits are on offer and the entire food and beverage menu was designed to deliver one of Planet 21 commitments, that is, of promoting healthy eating and drinking.
Mercure Sponsored Danang International Marathon 2016
As part of the ongoing commitment to health and well-being, the hotel was delighted to sponsor a key sport event in the region – The Danang International Marathon 2016. Held on 6th August, the hotel took part as a nutrition sponsor and distributed 2,000 organic bananas to the athletes. The hotel also gave away various accommodation prizes for the lucky draw. 15 staff participated in the competition, running in the different heats of 5, 10 and 21 kilometers.