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Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz reduces single-use plastic by filter taps in all rooms


Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz reduces single-use plastic by filter taps in all rooms

Category: Europe - Malta - Industry economy - Sustainability
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2023-11-24

For more than 10 years, Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz has been actively working to limit its own consumption of natural resources.

In 2011, the resort installed solar panels as its first big action towards a more sustainable operation, and now another great achievement is filtered water taps.

Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz has adopted a vision of reducing its environmental impact and supporting the sustainability of the planet’s resources, and the logical next step was to install potable water taps in the rooms, suites and apartments to limit the consumption of single-use plastic water bottles.

Melino Sultana, Chief of Engineering, has been leading the deployment and overseeing the progress of this project and other sustainable plans:We are well underway with the installation, and more than 90% of our rooms already have these faucets installed. Already, through the months of installation, we decreased the number of plastic bottles consumed by 50%, and we are excited to see this number going down even further when all our rooms and apartments have them installed at the end of this year.”

Beyond the filtered water faucets, the hotel is working on multiple projects to become more sustainable; from installing solar panels, replacing plastic key cards with ones from bamboo, and starting with QR-code-based online business cards.

With Kempinski having a continuously increasing focus on its culinary offers, one should not be surprised to discover that there is also a vegetable- and herb garden managed by the hotel where local produce is grown and cultivated. To further enhance the culinary experience in a sustainable way, all the menus in each of the restaurants have vegetarian and vegan options available.

In the words of General Manager, Ruth Abellan:The hotel industry has not been traditionally known for its focus on sustainable initiatives, and I’m proud we are seeing a trend change here. It is no small feat to develop a project of this size during our peak season, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the commitment of our owning company, the Baldacchino Group. After having this project in the pipeline for the past 2 years, it is wonderful to finally see it come to fruition and hear the appreciative words from our guests. We thank all our guests for joining us in our responsibility to protect Gozo's environment, and for being an active change agent in the preservation of our small island as a sustainable destination.”

About Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz

As a 5‐star hideaway resort on Malta’s idyllic sister island Gozo, Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz provides the highest levels of service, comfort and style for travellers seeking privacy and recreation. Set amidst 30,000 sq m of semi-tropical gardens, the hotel features 141 elegant rustic rooms, suites and apartments, as well as a range of distinctive dining venues for all occasions and tastes. Its authentic Ayurveda Centre is one of the largest in the Mediterranean offering a variety of therapies and cures, and Kempinski The Spa offers a wide choice of wellness treatments.

About Kempinski

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Today the Kempinski Group operates 82 hotels and residences in 36 countries and currently has more than 25 prestigious projects under development around the globe. Each five-star hotel reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage; each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.

Comment from Journal des Palaces: Installing filters on the taps in all the bedrooms is an approach we haven't seen before, and one that's very interesting to study. That's why we've selected this press release for you 🙂†

Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz Filtered taps

Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz Filtered taps
Photo credit © Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz

More about...
Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz
Triq ir-Rokon
San Lawrenz
SLZ 1040 Gozo
Groupe : Kempinski Hotels & Resorts
Number of rooms and suites: 137

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