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 2.671 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. The hotel is surrounded by plants with low water consumption and native. We monitor the presence of invasive species, using a low volume irrigation. Organic waste and garden waste are used in a composting programme.
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 monitor and record total consumption through a series of measures:
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.
Our staff provides information to travellers about the nearby protected natural area of Timpa, also by indicating alternative and sustainable means of transport (hybrid cars, bicycles, public transport) for visits in the surrounding area.
Moreover, with constant communication through social and web channels, we post news, updates, implemented actions and obtained certifications.
Since belonging to the Accor network, we are committed to remove plastics by December 2022 and we are strongly committed to reduce our emissions by 2050.
The structure intends to: