The Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur has begun operating a brand-new fleet of environmentally-friendly limousines — the Mercedes-Benz E-300 BlueTEC HYBRID — from 16 September.
Caption: Lilian Yeong (left), Sales Director of Metro Travel & Tours and director Dato’ C.C. Khoo (right), handing over the limo key to Manfred Weber, General Manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (centre). Looking on are Sachin Tyagi, Director of Rooms (left) and M.G. Ravindran, Area Financial Controller (right).
The hotel is the first one in Malaysia to use such car model for its limousine services.
The Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur has always been mindful of the environmental impact of conventional limousines and had been actively sourcing for an eco-friendly car model to replace them.
The hotel decided to use Mercedes-Benz E-300 BlueTEC HYBRID, as it is eco-friendly limousine which is significant for its enhanced fuel economy, lower emissions and a comprehensive recycling concept in its design. The E-Class BlueTEC HYBRID has also achieved top marks in terms of reduced CO2 emissions.
Guests at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur can expect a smooth ride in these environmentally-friendly limousines.
The Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur General Manager Manfred Weber said the initiative was to reaffirm the hotel’s commitment towards building a more sustainable future.
“We are deeply committed towards protecting the environment and aim to continue doing so to inspire others and lead by example,” Mr Weber said.
Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur won the ASEAN Green Hotel Award 2014-2016 for the fourth-time running in 2014, having previously been awarded the awards in 2012-2014, 2010-2012, and 2008-2010.
The award serves as a recognition of the hotel’s continued commitment and effort in working towards a sustainable future and responsible tourism that benefits its guests, employees and the community at large.