Mallorca, 25 August 2016: Nestled in the clifftops on the Northwest coast of Mallorca, Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa has once again met the strict requirements set by Green Globe, remaining the only hotel on the island to have received this internationally-recognised certification for sustainable tourism.
Over the course of the last year, the hotel has taken further steps to integrate sustainable methods into its every day operations. Measures include: the installation of solar thermal and photovoltaic panels, Tesla electronic car charging points, the creation of green rooftops covered in a 40cm layer of soil and the introduction of a greywater recycling system.
Additional environmental initiatives include: collaborations with the Black Vulture Conservation Foundation, which protects the endangered black vulture native to Mallorca and also the Reforestation and Environmental Restoration Plan, which is aimed at restoring protected areas. Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa has also signed an agreement with ALLCOT to offset carbon emissions from employee trips through investment in the ‘Brazilian Rosewood Amazon Conservation’ project to eliminate an equivalent volume of emissions.
The hotel has continued to increase its involvement in the local community. It recently announced a unique partnership with local olive oil producer ‘Cooperativa de Sóller’ to create a bespoke olive oil, which is sold exclusively at the hotel. As part of the ‘Unique Experiences’ programme, guests can even go behind the scenes to discover more about how the olive oil is produced. Other social initiatives include the collection of plastic bottle tops, the donation of unwanted clothes to local charities and a collaboration with Restaurants Against Hunger, a charity which ensures nobody goes without a proper daily meal.
The renewed Green Globe certification is testament to the hotel’s ongoing commitment to being environmentally-friendly and socially sustainable, in order to preserve the beauty of its natural surroundings and local community for many years to come.
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About Green Globe:
Green Globe is the global certification for sustainable tourism. Membership is reserved for companies and organisations who are committed to making positive contributions to people and planet. The Green Globe Standard includes 44 core criteria supported by over 380 compliance indicators.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London and Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living™ with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand Venu™; the wellness brand Talise™; Jumeirah Restaurant Group Dubai™; Wild Wadi Waterpark™; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management™; and Jumeirah Sirius™, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
About Jumeirah Port Soller:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa crowns a cliff overlooking the Port of Soller and enjoys extensive, uninterrupted sea views on one side, and has a backdrop of the Tramuntanas – recently declared a UNESCO Heritage Site – on the other. The hotel has 121 rooms and suites, two restaurants, four bars, two swimming pools and its Talise Spa which is located in its own luxurious complex. Respecting the harmony of the landscape, the hotel is divided into eleven low-rise structures ensuring that visitors experience a truly exceptional and natural environment during their stay. www.jumeirah.com/mallorca
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