Reduction of resource consumption in the hotels
Sustainability is also part of our daily business, for example with the reduction of internal resource consumption. We are constantly adapting our processes and making our offers more sustainable without compromising the holiday experience of our guests. Here are some examples of the measures we have taken:
Linen change: In order to reduce the consumption of water, detergent and energy, the beds in our hotels are not made fresh every day during the stay, but only when the guest requests it. For this purpose, there is a pine wood cube in each room which can be placed on the bed when the guest wishes to have the linen changed.
Slippers: In many luxury hotels, disposable slippers used to be part of good manners. The fact that they are packed in plastic and disposed of after each guest is no longer contemporary and not at all sustainable. That's why slippers are no longer standard in our rooms, but only available on request.
Water carafe: Instead of bottled mineral water, which causes a lot of CO2 emissions during transport, we provide water carafes in the rooms. These can be filled with our excellent spring water from the tap.
Food waste: In the kitchen, too, the disposal of food should be reduced to an absolute minimum. We try to avoid overproduction, which may lead to a dish running out and having to be re-produced. Here we hope for the understanding of our guests. Our green waste and meat waste are also strictly separated from residual waste and taken to the local collection point.
Digitalisation: In order to also reduce our paper consumption, we are focusing on the digitalisation of our operations. For example, as much information material as possible is being converted from paper to digital media. The set-up, both for software and hardware, is costly and time-consuming. That is why digitisation is progressing piece by piece. For example, in a few months we will replace our room folders with a digital platform on which all hotel information can be accessed via smartphone.