Vietnam turns GOLD and AVANI too!

Posted on October 1, 2017 in Current News - 0 comments - 0

Green Growth 2050 has recently certified all four Minor Hotels in Vietnam to its Global Standard.  These represent the first properties to be Certified in Vietnam and the first AVANI Hotel to be Certified worldwide; AVANI Hai Phong. Each Hotel achieved greater than 80% compliance reaching GOLD Certification status.

Congratulations to:

  • Anantara Mui Ne Resort;
  • AVANI Hai Phong Harbour View;
  • AVANI Quy Nhon Resort & Spa; and,
  • Anantara Hoi An Resort.

An outstanding effort from the Minor Hotel Group and the local teams.


Area General Manager for Vietnam and General Manager of Anantara Hoi An, Pieter van der Hoeven said it was an outstanding achievement from all the staff across the four resorts.

Pieter said that all the teams had worked extremely hard to embrace the Green Growth 2050 Standard and had found the experience challenging but rewarding.

Wayne McKinnon, CEO of Green Growth 2050 praised the resorts on their achievement considering the implementation of such a rigorous sustainability program is quite new to Vietnam.

During the visit, Anantara Hoi An also announced it was ‘Joining Hands’ with the Kianh Foundation – a not-for-profit charity providing full-time, customised, special needs curriculum for children with disabilities in Quang Nam Province, Central Vietnam.

The partnership is part of Anantara’s global Dollars For Deeds initiative that encourages guests at Anantara properties to support local communities by donating USD $1 a night to raise funds for a range of worthy causes, with Anantara matching each guest’s contribution.

Gold Anantara

About Green Growth 2050

Green Growth 2050 is a new dynamic product and service set that links sustainable tourism and corporate social responsibility in support of Green Growth. It has been developed by, based in the EU and VisionCSR based in Australia. It draws on their multi decade experience as leaders and innovators in creating sustainable travel and tourism frameworks, as well as their extensive partnerships and alliances focused on green economy transformation and climate response.

To learn more visit our website at

About Minor Hotel Group

Minor Hotel Group (MHG) is a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 135 hotels and serviced suites in operation under the Anantara, AVANI, PER AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis and Minor International brands. Today MHG operates in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America. With ambitious plans to grow the hotel group to 190 properties, MHG continues to expand the home grown brands of Anantara and AVANI, plus continues to announce strategic acquisitions.

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