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25-07-2019

HNH Hospitality, our commitment to sustainable tourism

HNH Hospitality, an Italian group specialized in 4- and 5-star hotels for over fifty years, is investing in eco-compatible and green activities by actively involving all the 12 structures we manage and our Headquarter. Our commitment to sustainable tourism.

One of the main projects that HNH Hospitality has embraced is “StayPlasticLess”, an environmental protection plan fruit of the historic collaboration between Best
Western and LifeGate. Thanks to the contribution of the hoteliers and stays by clients by 30 September 2019 at one of the 180 Italian structures in the group (five of which are currently entirely managed by HNH Hospitality) there is an operation to finance the purchase of four Seabin LifeGates, devices used to collect plastic and microplastics from the sea. The first Seabin LifeGate of Best Western has already been inaugurated in Santa Margherita Ligure and the next one will be on 1 August in Palermo. September will see them in Venice and Pescara.

The project rests on three pillars: training and support for sustainable purchases, assessing virtuous behavior with consequent ratings and raising awareness and involving guests at the structures. A challenge that aims to cut the use of plastic in the hotels by decreasing the use of single-use objects. This initiative joins “Stay for the Planet”, a project launched a few years ago, aimed at reducing the environmental impact of hotel structures by promoting energy efficiency practices and staff training.

The green commitment of HNH Hospitality does not stop here: all hotels in the Group and the Headquarter, located in Venezia Mestre, use energy from renewable sources. Hydroelectric plants located in the Dolomite mountains exploit the power of water to generate 100% certified clean energy. This choice allowed the entire Group to consume 6,717,079 kWh in 2018, avoiding emitting 2,137,360 kg of CO 2 into the atmosphere.

In addition, all the structures with the exception of Hotel Indigo Venice – Sant’Elena (located in the lagoon) and the Grand Hotel Des Arts di Verona (recently joined the Group), have the objective to boost electric mobility in order to reduce atmospheric pollution by free-of-charge electric columns that permit recharging the vehicles of guests staying at one of the 10 hotels managed by the Group.

“We want our company choices to be guided by Corporate Social Responsibility – says Luca Boccato, CEO of HNH Hospitality – implementing concrete and tangible actions: 100% of the electric energy in our hotels is not produced by carbon, oil or gas plants, 80% of our suppliers are at zero kilometers, 50% of our hotels have high environmental sustainability ratings. We want to show that you can do business respecting the environment and the community”.