Sustainable hospitality: eco-conscious hotels

Puro Hotels
18-03-2024
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The hotel industry is answering the call for sustainability in a world where environmental awareness and social responsibility are increasingly important. Today's travellers are looking for comfort and luxury during their hotel stays and want to contribute to a greener and healthier world. In this context, sustainable hotels are gaining popularity, offering guests a unique experience that combines elegance with respect for the environment.

 

What are sustainable hotels?

Sustainable hotels, also known as eco-hotels or green hotels, are establishments that have adopted practices and policies designed to minimise their environmental impact. These hotels strive to reduce the usage of natural resources, minimise waste generation and promote the conservation of the natural environment in which they operate.

 

Sustainable hotels in Spain: inspiring examples

Spain, a country known for its rich culture, history, and natural beauty, also excels in sustainable hospitality. From vibrant cities to picturesque coastal towns, there are a variety of sustainable hotels across Spain that offer unique experiences for travellers. A prime example is the Puro hotel Oasis Urbano, situated in the heart of the city of Palma. This boutique hotel is the perfect place to rest and relax, as it adopts various sustainability measures, implements energy and water saving measures, uses Km 0 products, and separates waste collection, among others. Operational practices that minimise its environmental footprint for the satisfaction and well-being of all.

 

Sustainable hotels in the world: global inspiration

Outside Spain, sustainable hotels are gaining popularity worldwide, from tropical beaches to metropolitan cities. These hotels demonstrate that sustainability knows no boundaries and can be adapted to various environments and cultures. Increasingly, hotels worldwide offer guests various eco-friendly activities, such as snorkelling excursions on protected coral reefs and visits to local organic farms. Sustainability, variety and environmental respect are three essential pillars for building a better future.

 

Puro Hotels: committed to sustainability

With the help of Enovam (Your Energy Partner), an independent energy agent, has defined a new management method that provides a re-evaluation of our energy usage.

- Implementation of energy and water saving measures: implementation of saving measures to reduce electricity usage by 2% and water usage by 2%.

- Usage of km 0 products: prioritise the purchase of Km 0 food and beverages to promote the local economy.

- Separate waste collection: design and implement a methodology for separating and quantifying different waste fractions.

- Bulk goods: evaluation of suppliers to encourage the purchase of food and/or beverages in bulk and other ways to reduce packaging by 10%.

- Training: Train the entire workforce for circularity

- Circular alliances: Identify the hotel's critical suppliers and ensure that 10% of suppliers have a circularity code and plan.

 

Innovation in sustainable hotel amenities

In addition to sustainable building and operating practices, hotels are looking for ways to offer eco-friendly amenities to their guests. From biodegradable toiletries to organic and local food and beverage options, these initiatives demonstrate an ongoing commitment to sustainability. For example, some hotels offer sustainable transportation options for their guests, such as electric bicycles or solar-powered shuttles. Others provide charging stations for electric vehicles and promote car sharing as a more sustainable alternative to traditional car rental.

 

Banking on a sustainable future

Sustainable hotels are leading the way towards a greener and more conscious future in the hotel industry. Whether in Spain, Europe or worldwide, these establishments prove that sustainability and luxury can go hand in hand. By staying at a sustainable hotel, travellers enjoy an exceptional experience and contribute to the preservation of the environment for future generations. It is time to embrace change and commit to a sustainable, responsible, and genuinely inspiring hospitality model. It's essential to consider measures such as respect for the environment and the comfort and security of being part of a sustainable future that benefits everyone.

 

Travelling is a pleasure, and sustainable travel doubles that pleasure.

 

FAQ

What is a sustainable hotel?

A sustainable hotel operates with practices that minimise its environmental and social impact while maximising long-term economic benefits. These hotels take measures to reduce their usage of natural resources, manage waste properly and promote social and cultural equity in their operations.

 

How does a hotel become sustainable?

There are several ways in which a hotel can become sustainable:

   - By implementing green technologies such as solar energy, efficient water management systems and environmentally friendly building materials.

   - Reducing energy and water usage through efficiency policies and sustainable operating practices.

  - Adopting responsible waste management practices, including recycling and composting.

- Promoting biodiversity conservation and supporting local communities through sustainable development programmes.

 

Why do hotels want to be sustainable?

Hotels seek to be sustainable for several reasons:

   - Environmental responsibility: contributing to environmental conservation and mitigating climate change.

   - Regulatory compliance: to adapt to increasingly stringent government regulations related to sustainability.

 - Competitive advantage: attracting a growing market segment that values sustainability and is willing to pay more for eco-friendly accommodation.

   - Cost reduction: save money in the long term through energy efficiency and responsible resource management.

- Improved brand reputation: building a positive image and differentiating in an increasingly sustainability-conscious market.

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