Our commitment to social responsibility

Today, business plays an increasingly critical role in taking on our world’s most pressing social, environmental and economic issues. Hotel Arts Barcelona, as an icon of the city, have a global responsibility and a unique opportunity to be a force for good, and that is why we commit to create positive and sustainable impact wherever we do business.

Our commitment to responsible and sustainable business practices benefits the environment and the communities in
which Hotel Arts Barcelona is located, in addition to contributing to our long-term success.

 

 

 

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Environmental and social initiatives

Environmental and social initiatives

Environmental and social initiatives

Our commitment to the environment can be measured in the smallest gestures. That’s why, year after year, we at Hotel Arts strive to comply with an ambitious plan of action to improve both the facilities and the daily procedures we follow:

Energy

· LED bulbs in areas of high and constant use.
· Energy-saving light sensors in employee areas.
· Light sensors in outdoor areas and gardens.
· Unheated outdoor swimming pool to reduce energy consumption.

Water

· Low-flow shower heads in all rooms.
· Linen and towel reuse program available to all guests.
· Replacement of paper towels with cloth towels in the hotel’s public restrooms.
· Hand dryers in employee areas.

Waste

· From 2015 to 2018, 41.478 tonnes of CO2 were avoided thanks to our participation at “Barcelona
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· Recycling of paper, cardboard, glass and toner cartridges.
· Recycling of electronic devices in the offices.
· Guest access to a mobile news application, where more than 5,000 magazines and newspapers in 60
different languages are available online. Printed newspapers are only available in the public areas.
· Replacement of coffee cups with recycled cardboard cups in the rooms.
· Donation of used mattresses and furniture to local organizations.
· Recycling of used cooking oil to produce biodiesel.

Meetings

· Replacement of individual plastic bottles with large glass bottles in the meeting rooms.

Local products

· As much contact as possible with local suppliers of environmentally friendly organic food.
· Urban vegetable patches in the hotel gardens to supply the restaurants with herbs, citrus fruit and a selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables like strawberries, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, etc.

Electric vehicle charging

Electric vehicle charging

Electric vehicle charging

We at Hotel Arts Barcelona joined Tesla Motors’ “Destination Charging” program. This program aims to provide hotel guests with the option to charge their vehicles while they use the facilities of the hotel or any of its restaurants.

The charging station is equipped with two high-speed chargers, capable of providing power of up to 22.08 kW, which represents a range of up to 100 km per charging hour.

This agreement between Hotel Arts Barcelona and Tesla Motors is another step toward the creation of an infrastructure for the use of electric vehicles, helping to promote a sustainable means of personal transportation.

GreenLeaders Bronze Certification

GreenLeaders Bronze Certification

GreenLeaders Bronze Certification

Granted by TripAdvisor, this certification rewards our commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility efforts. For Hotel Arts, it is a source of pride and motivation to continue implementing new initiatives.

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