Tune Hotels and GE Collaborates

Tune Hotels and GE

A Memorandum of Collaboration between the General Electric
(GE) and Tune Hotels was recently signed for sustainable developments. The
collaboration benefits the Tune Hotels in reviewing, planning and designing
properties including the acquisition of eco-building certifications from
Malaysia’s Green Building Index, the Singapore Building and Construction
Authority’s BCA Green Mark and the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design.


The partnership is GE’s commitment to speed up the development
and deployment of innovative technologies through open collaboration. GE will
be using their ecomagination and GE sustainable Cities approach to help Tune
Hotel in creating environmental solutions for their projects. Stuart Dean,
Chief Executive Officer of GE Asean
said that “GE had been building sustainable developments certified by various
Green Building Certifications programs”
around the globe. He also added
that GE is hoping to contribute and share their expertise by working hand in
hand with Tune Hotels.


Other than Tune Hotels, GE also has collaborative agreements
with diverse industries from both private and public companies. This includes
NAZA, PETRONAS, TNB, Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, and Sapura.


Meanwhile, the collaboration has extended the consistent
pursuit of Tune Hotel for green technologies and eco-friendly approache. They
have pioneered the pay-as you-use concept that is known by travellers
worldwide. Mark Lankester, Tune Hotels’ Group CEO said that they are “proud to
be working with GE on exploring environmentally driven business strategies.”


At present, Tune Hotels has 13 hotels globally with its 10th
Malaysian hotel in Kulim, Kedah. Two hotels are already serving tourists and
travellers in Bali, Indonesia and London, England. Tune Hotels are eyeing for
more openings in Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, the UK, India and
Malaysia in 2012.