Towards sustainable tourism : Green Key Label awarded
In the contemporary era, the undeniable influence of human actions on the environment necessitates prioritizing the preservation of our planet in all our endeavors. While tourism brings joy and exploration, it concurrently exerts a notable influence on our ecosystem.
That's why Hôtel Florence in Nice, a green hotel belonging to the Summer Hotels group, has been fully committed to this approach for years. Discover the ecological initiatives that have earned us the Green Key label, a symbol of our long-standing commitment.
WHAT IS THE "GREEN KEY" LABEL?
Launched in France in 1998, the Green Key label is the first ecolabel for tourist establishments in France and abroad. Recognized for its rigorous standards, this label guarantees visitors a stay in an establishment with a sustainable commitment to the planet. Thanks to regular audits and controls, it encourages the development of sustainable, environmentally-friendly and socially-responsible tourism. However, obtaining this label does not entail any price increases. At Hôtel Florence, we strive to offer you affordable prices without compromising quality, as you explore our splendid Côte d'Azur.
The bees, mascots of the Florence Hotel - Credit Summer Hotels
OUR ECOLOGICAL COMMITMENTS AT THE HOTEL FLORENCE
- Bees on the roof: Three beehives have taken up residence on the hotel roof. This initiative contributes to the preservation of bees and encourages the development of beekeeping in Nice.
- A garden with local flavors: A small aromatic garden and a kitchen garden are located on the roof. They provide mint and verbena for our welcome drink, and basil and cherry tomatoes for the breakfast buffet in summer.
- BEE GREEN at your service: At check-in, we offer our guests the opportunity to reduce their ecological footprint by providing a cleaning service up to D+2 (water and energy savings).
- Minimized food waste: Our healthy breakfast focuses on reducing food waste and features organic produce, seasonal fruit and local products.
- Optimized energy and water consumption: We reduce our energy consumption thanks to eco-responsible equipment such as the heat pump installed on the roof, the use of LED bulbs and presence sensors. Likewise, we limit our water consumption thanks to on-demand laundry and water-saving equipment on our taps.
- Products and waste: We use eco-labelled products for maintenance and renovation, while promoting the sorting of recyclable waste.
- Eco-responsible communication: For environmentally-friendly communication, we limit the use of paper documents by promoting the use of QR codes and seeded paper business cards.
- Committed suppliers: We prefer local suppliers who share our ecological values.
The award of Green Key label to the Hôtel Florence in Nice bears witness to our constant commitment to environmental preservation over the years. These initiatives are part of a global approach aimed at offering our guests an eco-responsible holiday experience, where comfort goes hand in hand with respect for nature. Through these concrete actions, we are actively contributing to preserving the natural beauty of the Côte d'Azur and promoting sustainable tourism for future generations.