Radisson Blu Hotel, Muscat

HOTEL PRACTICES RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS


The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is committed to taking responsibility for sustainable development in the environment and local community. In 2001, we strengthened this commitment by joining Responsible Business (RB). Each hotel has a unique RB Action Plan covering areas such as community outreach, cultural heritage, employee and children’s rights, health and safety, and environmental improvements.

Our hotels are engaged with both local charity groups and the World Childhood Foundation, the international corporate charity organisation supported by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The foundation’s mission is to defend the rights of the child and promote better living conditions for vulnerable and exploited children all over the world.

Responsible Business has always been a focus point for the Radisson Blu Hotel, Muscat team, which runs several activities throughout the year to support and raise interest in environmental and community issues.

Environmental activities

  • Fitted all guest hand-wash areas with sensors to reduce water use
  • Fitted all guest toilets with dual flush systems
  • Installed sensors in the hotel to switch lights off automatically when not in use
  • Participate annually in Earth Hour
  • Provide recycling bins in all back-of-house areas
  • Purchase eco-labeled products and locally sourced water
  • Recycle paper
  • Replace more than 95% of the hotel lights with LEDs
  • Use aerators in all hotel faucets

Social and community outreach

  • Organise annual blood donation campaigns
  • Participate in the Box Appeal Campaign, an annual charity event for the MUSCAT  less-privileged workers
  • Provide rooms with wheelchair-accessible restrooms and modified doors for handicapped guests
  • Sponsor and support local charitable organisations 

Health, safety and security

  • Conducts monthly RB committee and staff welfare meetings
  • Facilitate fire evacuation drills for all staff members as per civil-defense directives
  • Practice Healthy Food Day in staff cafeteria
  • Provide lifeguard training for swimming pool attendants
  • Provide ongoing on-the-job training for all staff members
  • Provide staff with training on food hygiene, first aid and fire safety

Awards and achievements

  • Green Key certified since 2009
  • Safehotels certified since 2016

Guest involvement

  • Box Appeal Campaign is an initiative introduced to guests upon check-in, giving them more details if they want to participate
  • Our linen and towel replacement programs are an effort to promote awareness of environmental sustainability, placing informative door hanger cards on the bed and on the shower doorknob prior to check-in to tell guests how they can help