Newport World Resorts Unveils 1st Urban Farm


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Newport World Resorts is taking a bolder step in its property-wide I Love Earth (ILE) sustainability program with the launch of a technology-controlled onsite farm in Marriott Hotel Manila.

Aiming to grow high-value vegetables for use in its restaurants, the collaborators tapped BoomGrow, a regional agriculture technology startup to develop the first ILE Urban Farm within the property as part of its sustainable culinary program.

BoomGrow
First Urban Farm in Newport World Resorts Opens
Newport World Resorts
Newport World Resorts and BoomGrow Executives together at the Philippine Launch

Through BoomGrow’s proprietary Indoor Precision Farming technology, the entire complex will have access to farm-fresh, clean and sustainable produce throughout the year.

The opening of the ILE Urban Farm makes Newport World Resorts the first destination resort outside of Malaysia to house BoomGrow’s Indoor Precision Farming Machine.

Fresh produce will be grown and nurtured within a highly-controlled environment, using best-in-class hydroponic systems that are supported by artificial intelligence to ensure optimal conditions at all times.

The ILE Urban Farm is the latest addition to the Healthy, Responsible, and Sustainable Sourcing initiatives that include sustainable seafood offerings and cage-free egg use led by Marriott Hotel Manila executive chef Meik Brammer.

Manila Marriott Hotel
After the tour, the launch continued inside Manila Marriott Hotel
Urban Farm
Tasting Menu: Urban Farm produce served at Marriott Hotel
Bokchoy Dumpling
Appetizer: Flash Wok Shanghainese Bokchoy Salad with Swiss Chard Dumpling

Last year, Newport World Resorts ramped up its commitment to caring for the planet with the launch of the ILE program, which carries out specific initiatives with concrete goals, by harmonizing the respective sustainability programs of the integrated resort and its international partner hotels.

This has allowed the ILE initiatives to prosper, and by 2022, earn a coveted Bronze Benchmarked certification for the whole complex from EarthCheck, the world’s leading certification, consulting and advisory group for sustainable destinations and tourism.

Barramundi
Soup: Steamed Barramundi with Purple Pal Choy in Fish Consomme
Goose Liver
Main Course: Sauteed Choysum with Certified Australian Beef Tenderloin + Goose Liver Fried Rice and Blue Scotch Kale
Mango
Dessert: Chilled Mango Cream with Sago and Pomelo topped with Radish Sangria

Newport World Resorts’ I Love Earth sustainability program is part of Alliance Global Group’s wider SustainAGIlity initiative.

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Escape the ordinary at Newport World Resorts, you know you want to. For more information on the I Love Earth sustainability initiative, visit www.newportworldresorts.com and follow @newportworldresorts and @ILovEarthPH on Facebook and Instagram, and @nwresorts on Twitter.


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Jonel Uy

Jonel Uy is a contributor and the Managing Director of Good News Manila (GNM). He is a Social Media Consultant at DigitalCircles, a social media and influencer marketing agency, Jonel also teaches IT at a local college in the Philippines and is the founder of BloggerManila.com and SeatsForTwo.com, among others.

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