Tryall Club wins the Sustainable Accommodations Award at Caribbean Tourism Organization Conference
Miami (May 10, 2013) – OBMI, one of the world’s foremost international architectural and master planning firms, has cemented itself as a leading company in architectural sustainability. This past month, OBMI client, The Tryall Club, in Montego Bay, Jamaica, was recognized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) for its ability to maintain sustainability practices throughout the property. Under “Green Matters,” one of the architecture firm’s five “Centers of Excellence,” OBMI worked with The Tryall Club to verify and maintain their ongoing environmental and social responsibility programs. At the CTO’s 14th annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development, held April 15th through the 18th, The Tryall Club left Trinidad with the award for Sustainable Accommodations in their hands, positioning them at the forefront of sustainability in the Caribbean region.
According to the CTO, “The awards recognize individuals, groups, organizations, and companies in any of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Member Countries, which have developed unique and attractive tourism products or are engaged in implementing sustainable tourism-related initiatives which embrace sustainable tourism concepts and core values.”
Shaku Ramcharan, Environmental and Conservation Manager at The Tryall Club went further, “The Tryall Club has made real strides in the development of a program that gives back to our community, to survive in an ever-changing world, while maintaining our heritage and values. Part of our success comes from the support of our maven, Denaye Hinds, who understands the holistic structure of sustainability and from the commitment of all members and staff to an ideal of sustainability while creating a responsible visitor destination. We recognize the potential for growth that experiential tourism and sustainable accommodation represent and that is the ideal we all endeavor to achieve. We are thrilled in being recognized by the CTO as representatives for Jamaica and all Jamaicans in the hospitality industry.”