Rosewood Phuket Achieves LEED Gold Certification

October 17, 2018



In recognition of its eco-friendly philosophy and green initiatives, Rosewood Phuket was recently awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.  It is the one of the first resorts to achieve LEED Gold status in Southeast Asia and in Thailand.


Since the late 1990s, LEED has been the globally recognized assessment system for building sustainability, with Gold being one of the top levels of certification possible to achieve. 


“We are proud and honored to be recognized with the Gold LEED Certificate,” says Rosewood Regional Vice President and Managing DirectorAndrew Turner.   “When we built the property, we were not thinking about how we could win ‘green’  awards, but instead were focused on how we, as a hotel, could contribute to our planet.”


In awarding the Gold certification, LEED recognized many aspects of Rosewood Phuket's green efforts, such as controlling erosion through bio swales and water retention ponds that help protect the ocean and marine life from storm water runoff. In tandem, the resort was praised for its water efficiency through collecting rain water and using water-efficient fixtures and plant irrigation.


Since buildings can contribute to raising the temperature of their surroundings by absorbing the sun’s energy and radiating that heat back into the environment,  Rosewood Phuket reduces this impact by shading buggy paths, having green roofs with growing plants and using porous pavement.


Energy-saving is one of the most significant ways to help protect the environment and Rosewood Phuket conserves  energy through use of a solar photovoltaic system that generates electricity on site;  windows that are energy-efficient; effective wall and roof insulation;  energy-efficient LED lighting;  and solar hot water panels that use the sun’s heat to make hot water.


As part of its all-round green approach, Rosewood Phuket collects and separates recyclables to reduce refuse and lessen the impact of single use items.  It repurposes  wood from old houses, concrete test cylinders and concrete piles as pavers, and excess concrete is reused in coral reef domes. The indoor environment is also improved with increased fresh air circulation and air filtration to remove dust, contaminants and pollen. Access to daylight and views also helps improve guests’ health and wellness.  


Rosewood Phuket is also recognized as an innovator in the generation of food produced on the property, capitalizing on the harvests from  herb and vegetable gardens. Finally,  the resort has taken special care to be sensitive to the local environment by protecting indigenous plant species and restoring jungle habitats for birds.


“We take sustainability very seriously,” says Turner. “Rosewood Phuket was built from a scratch with sustainability at the very forefront.   From replacing plastic straws to nurturing our very owncoral reef site, I believe hospitality plays a big role in saving our planet one initiative at a time.”


About Rosewood Phuket 

The 71-room Rosewood Phuket is situated along a 600-meter secluded beachfront at Emerald Bay, and marks the first Southeast Asia resort for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®. Four dining choices include authentic Thai dishes at Ta Khai, Italian cuisine at Red Sauce, simply prepared seafood at The Shack and a chic poolside lounge ambiance at Mai.The first Asaya, Rosewood's holistic wellness concept, debuted at the resort, featuring bespoke programs of alternative therapies, lifestyle coaching, fitness activities and specialized healing treatments. Recreation options include a fitness center, Rosewood Explorers children’s facility and beachside infinity pool. The Pavilion residential-style wedding and events space incorporates the 243-square-meter Glass House, Courtyard, Garden and Beach Lawn.  


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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®manages 24 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 15 countries, with 20 new hotels under development.  Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place®philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities.  The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood Beijing.