From its inception, Eco principles were applied in the design, architecture and concept as well business model of Medina Palms.
During the construction phase of the project, Medina Palms secured the services of a well-known Environmental lead agent GIBB AFRICA. They undertook the initial Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the project to commence and thereafter did quarterly monitoring of environmental and Health & Safety at the site, and implementing mitigation measures together with the contractor and project management team.
In its first year of operation, Medina Palms was audited by Eco Tourism Kenya and awarded SILVER Eco rating status. Medina Palms is proud to be a corporate member of Eco Tourism Kenya since its beginning. Eco-Tourism Kenya is a civil society organization that was established in 1996 with enormous support from the tourism industry in Kenya, it plays a key role in ensuring that Kenyas tourism is sustainable, both in terms of concern for the environment and for the welfare of local communities.
Medina Palms was nominated and thereafter awarded ECO WARRIOR Award in the Holiday homes/villas category by the same organisation. Eco-Warrior Awards recognize efforts, innovations and exceptional achievements for promoting responsible tourism and enhancing tourism sustainability which directly conserves the natural environment linked to local communities through mutually beneficial and equitable partnerships
Medina Palms was audited by SAFE HOTELS and given high level certification. SAFE HOTELS is an International organisation that audits hotels and provide objective third party evaluation of business hotel and conference venues security standard world wide covering all important aspects of hotel and conference safety and security.
Early in this year Medina Palms was recognized as the overall winner in the Hotels category of the 2015 TRIPADVISOR Travellers Choice awards, ranking 1st out of the top 10 hotels in Kenya, and 19th out of the top 25 Hotels in Africa. The hallmarks of Travellers Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value, and this elite honour is awarded to the top 1% of all hotels on TripAdvisor, based on reviews and opinions from millions of travellers.
ECO TOURISM KENYA GOLD RATING
On April 10th 2015 Medina Palms attained a Gold Level Eco-rating Certification based on the March re-assessment for the compliance of the facility to ecotourism principles, best practices, socio-cultural, Health and Safety aspects. Medina Palms joins a league of select few properties in Kenya to achieve this recognition.
Medina Palms has been awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence. This achievement is a direct result of your consistently great reviews from TripAdvisor travellers.