We have chosen solar energy: clean, safe and inexhaustible. We have installed photovoltaic panels on the roof of the 2 buildings and, thanks to new technologies, we can constantly monitor the CO2 impact that is saved annually. Overall, since 2012, the year of installation, we have had a CO2 reduction of over 700 tons.
For the cleaning of our hotel, we rely on ecological and biodegradable products, avoiding chemicals.
We know the importance of having a small green lung in the city. Therefore, together with the hedges and the vegetation that characterizes our outdoor environments, we have dedicated an area to trees, aromatic plants and local spices to make the environment in front of the hotel entrance more welcoming.
We support a policy of separate waste collection with special containers in the hotel. We carefully manage the disposal of printer toners as well.
We invite our guests to keep low the consumption of water and detergents, as they can choose to reuse towels and bedding, reducing the frequency of linen changes in the room. We are able to control the dispersion of electricity, thanks to the electronic keys for the rooms and the installation of low-consumption LED lighting.
For an outdoor experience, we offer the possibility of renting e-bikes to explore the surrounding area and the wonderful Natural Reserve of Timpa of Acireale.
We have considerably reduced the use of plastic containers, reducing the waste, and we are working to optimize and increase our actions. We have chosen to put in the bathrooms eco-sustainable products such as Ecolabel toilet paper and dispensers for toiletries, eliminating disposable plastic.
The staff embraces the green philosophy: where possible, we choose to recycle paper and limit the printing of documents, if not necessary.
For those who have chosen to use electric cars, the electric charging station is an extremely useful resource that allows guests to travel in complete serenity.
ibis Styles Catania Acireale adheres to Planet21, a program promoted by Accor in favour of environmental sustainability.
Thanks to the Plant for the Planet campaign, we have helped plant over 70 trees since 2017.
The hotel is affiliated with the Legambiente Turismo project which awarded us the Ecotourism Oscar 2021 for our commitment.
As a partner of FIAB Albergabici we are promoters of cycle tourism, also contributing to enhancing the surrounding area of the Timpa.
Furthermore, among the numerous initiatives, we are supporters of AIAB, the Italian Association of Organic Agriculture and of the FAI, Fondo Ambiente Italiano.