We are fully aware of the impact ibis Styles Catania Acireale has about pollution, that is why we have already taken more action to counter this situation.
The challenge is not only to find alternatives to plastic, but it is about to be able to completely change mentality, getting rid of disposable products and adopting the principle of “3 R”: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Ibis Styles Catania Acireale places the ‘sustainable tourism’ as the main commitment and the basis of corporate accountability.
For this reason, we encourage our customers to adopt sustainable behaviours linked to the reduction of water and energy consumption and to the conscious use of local resources.
We have chosen solar energy: clean, safe and inexhaustible.
The solar thermal system in use produces thermal energy for domestic hot water, thanks to 33 collectors installed which contribute to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions.
We have installed 412 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.
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.
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:
We know how important it is to have a small green lung in the city. Therefore, together with the hedges and the vegetation that grows spontaneously in our outdoor environments, we have created a botanical garden embellishing it with trees, aromatic plants and local spices.
The property features water-efficient and native plants. We monitor the presence of invasive species, using low-volume irrigation. Organic waste and garden waste are used in a composting programme.
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.
We have been using 100% Renewable Energy since 2023.
We respect the environment by using only energy produced from renewable sources such as water, sun, wind and heat from the earth, certified by the “guarantees of origin” system of the energy services manager, based on the EC directive 2009/28/EC
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.
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: