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The Langham Auckland celebrates EarthCheck Platinum status

The Langham, Auckland celebrated its EarthCheck Platinum status last week with an unveiling ceremony officiated by guest of honour, the Right Hon Sir John Key.

Michael Shah, John Key, Franz Mascarenhas.

The Langham, Auckland is the first hotel in Australasia to gain the prestigious EarthCheck Platinum Certification, representing 10 years of continuous certification with EarthCheck – the world’s leading Sustainability certification authority for Travel and Tourism. 

The unveiling, which took place in the Chandelier Room at The Langham, Auckland hosted  50 guests in a celebration of Champagne, speeches and the first preview of the prestigious Platinum plaque.

Guests were treated to a bespoke themed Afternoon Tea designed by Executive Chef Volker Marecek, which consisted of a stunning edible centrepiece featuring cauliflower and broccoli ice cream and edible stones.

Franz Mascarenhas, Managing Director at The Langham, Auckland lead the event by sharing stories of the 10 year journey to the EarthCheck Platinum status. 

Stewart Moore, CEO and founder of EarthCheck, then spoke:  “I would like to congratulate the whole team at The Langham, Auckland on their Platinum achievement. The hotel is a leading operator in the region and a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference.”

Michael Shah, Stewart Moore, Helene Pacalin, John Key, Franz Mascarenhas, Carmen Ng.

Special guest, Right Hon Sir John Key, expressed his extended appreciation for The Langham, Auckland’s on-going hospitality and congratulated the hotel on its remarkable commitment to sustainability before unveiling the Platinum plaque.

The Platinum Certification places The Langham, Auckland as a leader in the unique worldwide group of sustainable tourism operators that are certified to the internationally recognised EarthCheck Platinum standard.

All guests who attend the event were given a gift upon departure of ‘Langham Urban Honey’ which was harvest from the hotels 10th floor beehive.