The UKs first zero carbon holiday resort, The Emerald Cornwall, has been awarded Silver for Sustainable Tourism in the final of the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014, held in a glittering award ceremony at The Headland Hotel in Newquay last night.
Now in their 13th year, the Awards, organised by Visit Cornwall and sponsored by Hoseasons, cover 21 award categories and aim to highlight the very best that Cornwall has to offer visitors to the county.
The Emerald opened in 2013 and recent guests have included former James Bond, Sir Roger Moore and his wife.
Tim and Brigitte Kemp, owners of The Emerald, said “It was a real honour to be shortlisted for the Award final in a category as important as Sustainable Tourism. We are incredibly proud that we’ve developed the first zero carbon holiday resort in the country, combining a luxury holiday experience with eco friendly credentials, and to have our achievement recognized with this Silver Award in just our second year of being open to guests is the icing on the cake for us and we are delighted!”
The Sustainable Tourism Award category judged entries against a range of criteria including energy management, waste reduction, water management, encouraging wildlife and adapting to extreme weather.
A full list of winners is available here.