Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel to host QTGA 2012

Doha, Qatar (March 20, 2012) - Qatar Today magazine has announced Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel as official hosts for the upcoming Qatar Today Green Awards (QTGA) 2012 during a signing ceremony between Oryx Advertising Company WLL and Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel. This is the first time that the hotel would be hosting the gala awards night and awards ceremony to be held in June 2012.

Speaking at the ceremony, Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel, General Manager, Ayman Lotfy said, “Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel has the honor to be named as the host hotel for the QTGA 2012. We are also the official hospitality partners for the QGBC as part of the Wyndham Grand Green Program which was initiated by Wyndham Worldwide because it fits the company’s global commitment to corporate social responsibility and the environment. Wyndham Green is not just about one or many green programs – it’s a way of living and working based on our vision and values.”

Meanwhile, Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel, Assistant General Manager, Ghada Sadek said, “As a member of Wyndham Green and in charge of implementing  sustainable procurement practices, we will work globally and act locally by developing environmental programs, products and services; educating, influencing and providing value to internal and external stakeholders; using green innovation techniques to develop new programs, products and services that promote sustainability; and participating in local community programs that contribute to the wellness of our environment.

“This partnership is based on working together to achieve a common goal of promoting awareness between associates, suppliers, owners and other interested youths in Qatar.”

Oryx Advertising Company WLL, Vice-President, Ravi Raman said, “The host plays a key role in ensuring the values and vision behind the movement is clearly demonstrated. We are pleased that for this year’s QTGA, Wyndham has extended its hospitality. Not only will they host the event but contribute in extending the movement forward.

I hope together we are able to welcome the deserving nominees and winners to a spectacular awards night.”

The QTGA was created in 2008 by Qatar Today as the country’s first Green Awards to awaken the eco-consciousness in every Qatari citizen and resident. Every year, the QTGA honors outstanding environmental vision, endeavors and achievements of corporate houses, institutions and individuals. This edition the nine award categories include: Green Organization, Green Innovation, Environmental vision in the Energy sector, Environmental Leadership, Green Retailer, Environmental Vision in the Education Sector, Green Roof and Green Building Design, Green Product or Service Award and Best Public Awareness Campaign. The QTGA 2012 is partnered by UNESCO while CNN are exclusive media partners.