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59) In November 1998 The Orchid was the proud recipient of the much coveted World Travel Market's (WTM) Green Globe Environmental Company Awards 1998. WTM is the global event for the Travel Industry, promoting domestic, inter-regional and international travel throughout the world. Ms. Janet Anderson, MP - Tourism & Broadcasting, at the Earls Court in London, presented the Award to the hotels Director, Mr. K. P. Kannampilly.  
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58) Recognized globally as "The Hallmark of Environmentally Sensitive Hotels", ECOTEL certification is awarded by HVS Eco Services, a part of the reputed hospitality consulting giant, HVS International, USA. The certification, which has been granted to less than 33 hotels worldwide, is an acknowledgement of The Orchid's comprehensive ground - up commitment to ecosensitivity. The Orchid was awarded the ECOTEL certification in May 1997. Incidentally The Orchid is the first hotel in Asia to be awarded the ECOTEL title. We were recertified on December 6, 2000.
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57) Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Civic Award, 1998-99 for beautification of Mumbai was presented to The Orchid for development of Traffic Island garden at the junction of K.B. Patil Marg and Madame Cama road.

56) The award for Best Traffic Island was presented to The Orchid by Padma Bhushan Gaurav Puraskar Air Marshal Minoo M. Engineer and Mrs Gul Minoo Engineer.

55) National Society of Friends for the trees, February 2001 1st 2nd and 3rd prize in fruit, vegetable, flower show.

54) PATA India Chapter Environment Award 2001, awarded in Delhi on 1 st November 2001. The award was collected by the Chairman and Managing Director Mr. Vithal Kamat and Technical Director Mr. K. P. Kannampilly, on behalf of The Orchid.
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53) The Orchid received the distinction of "Highly recommended" in the environment category from International Hotel & Restaurant Association in the year 2001.
Due to the September 11th 2001 tragedy a formal award ceremony did not take place for the above 2 awards.

52) The Orchid also won the prestigious British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow Award 2001 in the Accommodation Category.

51) Rotary Club of Mumbai North Island awarded to Mr Vithal Kamat for his concern towards environment protection and providing the 1st Eco-friendly 5 star hotel in Asia to the city of Mumbai - July 2001.

50) Another feat achieved by The Orchid was the ISO 14001 certification which The Orchid managed to bag in less than a years time. The Orchid has been successful in demonstrating that 2 separate certifications, namely ECOTEL and ISO 14001 can operate in harmony.
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