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|Representatives of Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc, Diversey, and Clean and Green Phu Quoc at the Linens for Life launching ceremony|
The project comes after another circular economy project named Soap for Hope on which the two companies have been cooperating since 2018. As part of the programme, the resort handed over its used hotel soaps to be recycled into fresh soap and distributed to local communities.
Diversey taught the local people to use a simple cold-press process that requires no water or electricity and takes under 10 minutes to recycle the soap into reconstituted bars. The fresh soap is then distributed to communities lacking soap or sanitation. The local people make a small livelihood from the initiative and their communities have free access to soap, which is crucial in preventing life-threatening illnesses through proper hand-washing. It helps to prevent diseases such as diarrhea, pneumonia, and now COVID-19.
With Linens for Life, Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc and Diversey have set the goal of making thousands of masks that will be delivered free of charge to local communities. On the lauching day, the two companies have donated face masks and soap to Duong Dong 1 Highschool in Phu Quoc. At the same time, Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc has provided VND10 million ($435) of scholarship to excellent pupils.
Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s first Radisson Bu resort with the Linens for Life programme, and Diversey aim to generate social benefits through their work together on creating a circular resort economy. On the one hand, there will be a clear health benefit, something which is very much in need right now and which will help local pupils in following prevention measures against COVID-19. On the other hand, there will be positive environmental impact through recycling linen and reducing carbon emissions.
Marko Janssen, general manager at Radisson Blu, said, “Having global strategic allies like Diversey who are committed to society and to safer travel is a source of great pride. We did it with Soap for Hope, and now we do it again this time with Linens for Life and the delivery of all of the masks to the local school. Safety is our priority. We are proud to have a unique Responsible Business action plan which is making us a better company. A meaningful example is Linens for Life: altogether a recycling, sharing, giving, and protecting initiative."
|Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc|
Since its opening, Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc has rolled out numerous measures designed to protect the environment such as introducing a fleet of electric vehicles including buggies, scooters, and minivans, as well as using bamboo straws instead of plastic straws. The resort has ambitions to harvest its own bamboo straws in the near future and be the first international hotel in Vietnam to have its own bamboo straw farm.
Nestled in a serene seafront setting on Phu Quoc’s idyllic northwest coast and located in the Corona Complex, Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc features 504 exquisite rooms and suites, 10 spacious private pool villas, all-day dining restaurant Avenue, lobby bar Annex, executive lounge Alumi, swimming pool bar Azure, rooftop bar Aura, Giggles kid’s club, Corona Theater, Almaz shopping mall and dining center, water and amusement parks, as well as a golf course and conservation park right on its doorstep.
“Yes, I can” service in Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc is not just a message but the company service philosophy that lies at the heart of the interactions with guests. It is reflected in the positive attitude and professional approach team members display every day, delivering a memorable guest experience.