We are proud of our reputation as a pioneer in sustainable hospitality. Saving energy and using local products and natural materials have been close to our hearts for many years. In the past, we used 30,000 small plastic bottles every year. Now, you will find shampoo, shower gel and body lotion with our trademark verbena fragrance in refillable litre bottles. Together, we can reduce plastic consumption. The same goes for the 20,000 slippers that landed in the bin every year. Today, our guests bring their own or can order high-quality slippers from us at a cost of CHF 5. We also foster the social responsibility of our teams through special training sessions. We are actively committed to Swisstainable, Switzerland Tourism’s sustainability programme.
As a leading member of the carbon-saving project initiated by HotellerieSuisse in Canton Graubünden, we are taking part in the energy-saving programme run by the EnAW, the Energy Agency of the Swiss private sector, and work closely with an EnAW coach. We sincerely hope that as our guest you will support our efforts – instead of wondering why we don’t serve sea fish, scampi, or tomatoes in winter. We source high-quality seasonal produce directly from the producers – locally wherever possible. That is a win-win situation for everyone, especially for our youngest guests and their future.
We are member of the Responsible Hotels of Switzerland, the sustainable hotels of Switzerland.
The hotel group Responsible Hotels of Switzerland unites the over 30 lead establishments of ecological and social sustainability. The hotel cooperation is a showcase for responsible travellers who are considerate of nature and people, but also want to experience enriching and nature-oriented experiences. The cooperation promotes knowledge building and networks across sectors. We are an independent business with a strong character in a beautiful location, with high quality.
5 out of 10 guests intend to make their vacation sustainable. However, not even 7% of them act sustainably during their vacation.
That’s why we now have CLEANBAG – ONE BAG FOR ALL. ALL FOR MORE CLEANLINESS.
The CLEANBAG sensitizes guests to the issue of alpine waste and at the same time enables them to act sustainably and to be out and about in nature with their eyes wide open.
Further information is available at the reception.
Hotels in our canton are dedicated to using energy and other resources efficiently. Their efforts are supported by HotellerieSuisse Graubünden. In collaboration with entrepreneur Gustav Lorenz, a lighthouse project for energy-efficient hotels in Graubünden was launched in 2013. This project shows hotels how they can reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions – and save costs at the same time.
The blue miracle / mountain spring water
We donate some of the revenue from the sale of our natural spring water to support the projects initiated by water advocate Ernst Bromeis. Enjoy the taste of our unique mountain spring water: you will find a bottle in your room.
Our mountain smallholding
Hansjörg Ladurner, the head chef in our restaurant Scalottas Terroir, who comes from the South Tyrol, has always been fascinated by the natural origins of food. In 2019, he therefore launched “BergAcker”, a mountain smallholding project. This gives us access to our own potatoes, barley and broad beans, grown using traditional farming methods. The rye grown in summer 2020 was even milled in the old mill in Zorten to produce flour for our home-baked bread. That’s the shortest route from grain to bread!
Tea versus coffee
All our guests can enjoy a selection of herb teas in their rooms from Claudia Lazzarini of Val Poschiavo. That brings the fragrance of the fields right into our hotel rooms. At the same time, it supports a regional producer and avoids supply chains involving air freight. We invite you to sample the teas from what we consider to be the best herb producer in our canton.
From “hidden champion” to sustainability leader: Switzerland has been putting sustainability into practice for many years. It has always been positioned among the leaders in well-known rankings – yet many people don’t know this. The new sustainability strategy developed by Switzerland Tourism (ST) and the tourism sector is designed to change that.
We are committed to playing our part in raising awareness.
Cause we care
2021 is our 30th anniversary. That is very a special anniversary. For 30 years, we have actively focused on sustainability. As a member of “Cause we care”, we offer you the opportunity to support our efforts. We believe that is a unique win-win situation and thank you for your contribution to a sustainable reduction in CO2.