The GlenLivet Story
The Glenlivet Mountain Resort is a unique Hotel located at the foot of Nyuni Mountain where the valley into the Kyle Recreational Park emanates. The establishment was named after the pristine and wild location of Glenlivet in Scotland. With a rich history of boasting a Scotch whisky named, The Glenlivet, the hotel was established in a similar set up of the place in Scotland. With the Livet River in Scotland influencing the name, the Hotel is also located near a river that runs from Nyuni Mountain into Lake Mtirikwi.
Established in 1918, signifying the hotel is more than 100 years old and one of the oldest tourism facilities in Masvingo Province. Despite being one of the oldest hotel in the Province, Glenlivet has stood the taste of time. Prior to opening its doors to guests from all over, the then Rhodesia, and abroad the hotel was privately owned property with a vast stretch of land used for farming, Glenlivet Hotel is 30km along Masvingo , Mutare Highway then you turn right. It is believed that some of early British and European settlers working on the Great Zimbabwe Monuments were housed at the Hotel far from local disturbance and as years progressed the Hotel benefitted by the construction of the Lake Kyle (Mtirikwi – which spans from the dam wall running back past the meanders within the reach of the Hotel back to its source in Gutu, being fed by Pokoteke river and Mtirikwi river – (their confluence can be seen at the Hotel).
Glen Livet Hotel boasts an Anglo-Scottish theme in both ambience and set-up which has also mapped the service delivery to be of top notch quality. Being proud hosts of Her Majesty, The Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh on their state visit to Zimbabwe from the 10th-19th of October 1991.
Present day, the hotel stands in unison with nature having one of the most beautiful gardens in the valley and a picturesque environment overlooking Lake Mtirikwi as it stretches into the distant valley being swallowed by small Kopjes and Hills in the Kyle Recreational Park. The hotel provides accommodation and meals, conferencing, banqueting and activities like mountain hiking, nature walks, quad biking, horse riding, and sauna, beach volleyball, swimming and fishing.
Sustainability Events, Clean up Campaigns and Marathons
Hotels are often considered to be home away from home for many travelers. However, as more people stay in hotels, the amount of waste generated by the hospitality industry has become a growing concern. Clean up campaigns can play a significant role in reducing the environmental impact of hotels.
What is a Clean Up Campaign?
A clean-up campaign is a coordinated effort aimed at cleaning up a specific area to make it more habitable or environmentally-friendly. In the context of hotels, a clean-up campaign refers to a series of initiatives designed to reduce waste and promote sustainable practices.
Why are Clean Up Campaigns Important for Hotels?
Hotels generate a significant amount of waste due to their daily operations. This waste can come in the form of food, paper, plastic, and other materials. Clean-up campaigns can help reduce the amount of waste generated by hotels, which can have a significant positive impact on the environment. Clean-up campaigns can also help hotels to reduce their costs. When hotels implement sustainable practices, such as reducing energy consumption or water usage, they can save money on utility bills. Additionally, customers are becoming increasingly environmentally-conscious, and by promoting sustainable practices, hotels can attract eco-conscious travelers.
What are the Benefits of Clean Up Campaigns?
There are several benefits of clean-up campaigns for hotels. These include:
- Reduced environmental impact: By reducing the amount of waste generated by hotels, clean-up campaigns can help to reduce the environmental impact of the hospitality industry.
- Improved brand image: Hotels that promote sustainable practices can improve their brand image and attract eco-conscious travelers.
- Cost savings: Implementing sustainable practices can help hotels to save money on utility bills and other costs.
- Increased customer satisfaction: Customers are becoming increasingly environmentally-conscious, and hotels that promote sustainable practices can improve customer satisfaction.