Sustainable Practices

Royalton Luxury Resorts, Memories Resorts & Spa, and Starfish Resorts continuously strive to become proud leaders in sustainable tourism. Adhering to internationally accepted criteria for the sustainable operation and management of hotels and resorts, we endeavor to minimize our impact on the environment and improve the communities around us.

Established in 1993, the Green Globe organization adheres to ISO 19011 guidelines and employs independent auditors to ensure their rigorous criteria, comprising over 330 compliance indicators, is met. Royalton Riviera Cancun, Royalton White Sands, Royalton Punta Cana, Memories Splash Punta Cana, and Memories Grand Bahama surpassed the criteria to become a Green Globe Certified hotel. The hotels’ conservation programs in place include extensive recycling, solar energy utilization, a dedicated on-site compost area, donations of surplus food peels to local farmers, light bulb updates to energy saving LED lights, reduction of paper consumption, and adopting an electronic correspondence system among others.

One Link Global, an organization that combines ecologically green technology with an award winning Green Chemical Program, has also accredited sustainable industrial cleaning practices at Royalton White Sands, Memories Grand Bahama, Royalton Punta Cana, Memories Splash Punta Cana, CHIC Punta Cana, and Royalton Riviera Cancun. Part of this accreditation includes Electro Chemical Activation (ECA), which allows Blue Diamond Resorts to make their own cleaners and sanitizers on site, using only tap water, salt, and small doses of electricity.

This rapidly expanding hotel chain is already the recipient of numerous environmental titles from global organizations, such as TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders program, with Royalton Riviera Cancun at Platinum Level, Memories Splash Punta Cana at the Gold Level, and Royalton Punta Cana as well as CHIC Punta Cana each at the Silver Level.  

Recently, Royalton Riviera Cancun was acknowledged for sustainable operations by TravelLife, which is an impressive feat for a hotel of over 1,200 rooms. Since opening in 2014, this resort has kept over 3 tonnes of waste out of local landfills through proper waste management, responsible use of resources, proper labelling of garbage versus recyclables, and the composting of organic food waste.

All properties will continue to evolve and implement additional conservation programs. We look forward to additional certifications in the near future.