SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT--(Marketwired - Dec 29, 2014) - When it comes to luxury resorts in Sharm El Sheikh, the Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Resort has long stood out with exceptional restaurants and an enviable beachfront location. But the hotel is adding another feather to its cap as it blends luxury with sustainability and joins the Green Star Hotel Programme.

The partnership between this Red Sea beach resort and the Green Star Hotel Programme has enjoyed a natural evolution. As Egypt's premier eco-certification agency, the Green Star Hotel Programme works with hotels and resorts to reduce their carbon footprints and enhance sustainability. Its certifications and capacity-building programs are recognized both nationally and internationally.

But environmental responsibility isn't new to this luxury hotel in Sharm El Sheikh. For example, the property hosted its second Underwater Coral-Cleaning Day on December 2, 2014, an event that attracted the attention and praise of none other than J.W. Marriott, Jr. During the project, hotel associates donned scuba gear donated by a local scuba school and dove into the crystalline waters to collect trash that had accumulated on the sea floor.

As the property embarks on this new, more regulated plan for sustainability, it will revisit every aspect of its operation. Light bulbs, for instance, will be replaced with more efficient LED versions. Water consumption will receive a thorough examination as the hotel works to improve waste management and use recycled water to irrigate at least 75% of its gardens, landscaping and recreational facilities. And monthly reports detailing the hotel's usage of electricity, fuel, fresh water, irrigation water and chemicals (including detergents, pesticides and fertilizers), as well as its carbon emissions, will be submitted to the Green Star Hotel Programme for evaluation.

The hotel even has a plant house that produces organic vegetables and herbs, like tomatoes and cucumbers.

As its efforts prove, being green isn't easy. But guests of this 5-star hotel in Sharm El Sheikh will reap the benefits of its membership with the Green Star Hotel Programme. In addition to providing guests with the peace of mind that comes from helping the planet, the hotel is doing its part to ensure that visitors and locals alike will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the region in the years to come.

About the Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Resort
At the Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Resort, guests encounter a stunning, 520-room resort directly on the Red Sea. Its beachfront location affords every opportunity for recreation, whether guests choose to snorkel, swim, scuba dive, sail, surf or simply sunbathe. Plus the four swimming pools and fitness center ensure every visit feels like an exquisite vacation. Nine dining venues range from the award-winning Kona Kai sushi restaurant, to Parmizzano's Italian Restaurant and Harry's Pub for memorable meals. Groups enjoy several options for functions, whether they're gathering in the more than 3,000 square feet of meeting space for a conference, or celebrating a special occasion on the beach. Whatever brings guests to the property, everyone can look forward to relaxing in one of the well-appointed guest rooms featuring plush bedding, beautiful views and high-speed Internet access. And with national attractions like Ras Mohammed National Park and Bedouin safaris accessible by day, and the city's exciting nightlife just steps away, guests will find countless ways to experience Egypt.

Contact Information:

Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Resort
Naama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm El Sheikh, P.O. Box 27 Egypt