Novotel Darwin CBD marks sustainability first for the Northern Territory

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Novotel Darwin CBD has become the first hotel in the Northern Territory to achieve Ecotourism Australia’s Sustainable Tourism Certification.

There are 24 ECO Certified Operators in the Northern Territory, including the Accor-managed Cooinda Lodge Kakadu which has been ECO Certified since 2005.

Novotel Darwin CBD has met globally recognised sustainable tourism standards across eight criteria sections, including environmental management, interpretation and education, working with local communities, and cultural respect and sensitivity.

Accor Pacific COO PM&E Adrian Williams said it marks a significant milestone as the first urban hotel in the Northern Territory to meet these globally recognised standards.

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“This achievement underscores our commitment to sustainability and responsible tourism,” he said.

“Novotel Darwin CBD exemplifies our dedication to environmental stewardship, community engagement, and cultural respect. As the eighth Accor property to receive this certification, it joins a growing network of Accor hotels leading the way in sustainable tourism across Australia.”

Novotel Darwin CBD general manager Alex Murray said they have worked diligently to improve their sustainability initiatives across the entire hotel.

“Novotel Darwin CBD is committed to preserving this unique ecosystem and support our local community with minimised impact to our environment,” Murray said.

“Our hotel is situated on the lands of the Larrakia people, and we actively engage with the local community to promote opportunities to learn about their rich history, traditions, and art.”