A hotel industry committed to responsible tourism

Monaco’s hotel industry is one of the most active sectors when it comes to protecting the environment.

Following the signature of the environmental charter created by the Hotel Industry Association and signed by all partners in 2007, “Green Teams” were formed within hotels to develop and implement concrete solutions to reduce their ecological footprint. The main areas for improvement are water consumption, energy savings and recycling.
The commitment of hotels is confirmed by the environmental certifications and labels that they hold.
More than 82% of the Principality’s hotel rooms are currently certified, under the following main schemes:

  • Green Key: Méridien Beach Plaza, Columbus Monte-Carlo, Fairmont Monte-Carlo, Métropole Monte-Carlo
  • Planet 21 (Accor Group environmental certification): Novotel Monte-Carlo
  • Green Globe (the only certification which also covers social issues): Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel, Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort
  • Ecoleader: the TripAdvisor programme highly valued by holidaymakers. Several of the Principality’s hotels have been awarded the accolade.

The hotel industry restated its commitment alongside the Tourist and Convention Authority and the Mission for Energy Transition by signing the National Energy Transition Pact in March 2018. Hotels which have signed the Pact now account for 96% of the Principality’s available capacity.

 

Hotel de Paris 

The Monte-Carlo SBM group has been pursuing an ambitious certification policy for several years now. A number of the group’s hotels already hold Green Globe certifications and the recently renovated Hotel de Paris is working to achieve the standard itself in the near future.
The hotel signed the National Energy Transition Pact in March 2018, under which it has committed to focusing on critical energy transition issues: waste management, transport and, above all, customer empowerment.
With regard to food waste, Monte-Carlo SBM has adopted the “Gourmet Box” concept, a tailored version of the “Petite Boite Monégasque”, a box that enables diners to take any unfinished dishes home with them.
For more information on the group’s commitment, see

 

Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo 

Like the Hotel de Paris, the Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo is working to obtain the Green Globe environmental certification.
The hotel has signed the Mr Goodfish commitment to treat maritime resources with respect and focus on sustainably caught fish.
The hotel signed the National Energy Transition Pact in March 2018, under which it has committed to focusing on critical energy transition issues: waste management, transport and, above all, customer empowerment.
With regard to food waste, Monte-Carlo SBM has adopted the “Gourmet Box” concept, a tailored version of the Petite Boite Monégasque.
For more information on the group’s commitment, see

Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo  

“Green Attitude” is one of the strengths of the Hotel Métropole, an establishment which is environmentally friendly and keen to reduce its impact in order to preserve biodiversity.
The Métropole Monte-Carlo holds the Green Key and TripAdvisor Ecoleader certifications, and signed the Energy Transition Charter in March 2018.
The hotel’s restaurants have been certified by Mr Goodfish and are committed to serving only sustainable seafood. They also combat food waste by offering a tailored version of the Petite Boite Monégasque.
For more information on the commitments made by the Métropole Monte-Carlo, see

Hotel Monte-Carlo Beach 

Having obtained Green Globe certification in 2014, the hotel was then awarded the prestigious Green Globe Gold Standard accolade in 2018, in recognition of its daily efforts to manage its energy and water resources more carefully, offer healthier, more environmentally friendly food, and take action to raise awareness and partner with charities on joint projects.
For example, the hotel is committed to energy conservation and now offsets its electricity consumption by purchasing the equivalent amount of renewable energy. In terms of clean transport, the Monte-Carlo Beach has its own fleet of electric vehicles and a private electric bike station.
The Monte-Carlo Beach is home to Elsa, the first Ecocert-certified fully organic restaurant to win a Michelin star. Chef Paolo Sari chooses his food and wine suppliers with great care and works with seasonal products made or harvested in the region. Everything on Elsa’s menu is made using organic produce and carries the AB label.
The Monte-Carlo Beach has signed the National Energy Transition Pact.
For more information on Monte-Carlo SBM’s commitments, see

 

Hotel Fairmont Monte Carlo 

As a signatory to the National Energy Transition Pact, the Fairmont Monte-Carlo works on a daily basis to conserve resources, optimise energy management (the hotel has four heat pumps which generate energy and supply the hotel with air conditioning and heating), minimise water consumption and boost recycling.
The Hotel Fairmont Monte-Carlo has also signed up to the Prince Albert II Foundation’s Wood Charter.

 

Méridien Beach Plaza  

The Méridien Beach Plaza is Green Key-certified and has signed the National Energy Transition Pact. The hotel is also an EcoPartner on TripAdvisor.

Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort  

Like the Monte-Carlo Beach, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort obtained the Green Globe Gold Standard certification in 2018, having been Green Globe-certified since 2014.
The hotel has succeeded in reducing its energy expenditure by 30% in just eight years and continues to pursue its environmental commitment by marrying quality of service, competitiveness and energy management. The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort is also equipped with a Smart + box which measures its energy consumption, and photovoltaic panels, which will produce around 170,000 kWh/year, are set to be installed on the hotel’s roof.
Sustainable development is also part of the approach in the hotel’s kitchens thanks to Chef Marcel Ravin, who uses fruit and vegetables from the hotel’s 400 m2 organic kitchen garden managed by Terre de Monaco.
A charter has also been drawn up with Mr Goodfish to ensure that maritime resources are treated with respect, using a list of all the recommended species for each season.
The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort has signed the National Energy Transition Pact and is a TripAdvisor Ecoleader.
For more information on Monte-Carlo SBM’s commitments, see

 Hotel Ambassador Monaco

The hotel has signed the National Energy Transition Pact.

Hotel Columbus  

Sustainable development is a key concern for the hotel.
Green Key-certified and a signatory to the National Energy Transition Pact, the Hotel Columbus has also been an Ecowatt PACA ambassador since 2012, as part of which it is committed to reducing its energy consumption in the event of an alert during periods of high electricity usage.
The hotel is linked up to the SEAWERGIE network, a heating and cooling generation plant connected both to the waste treatment plant and to an underground seawater pumping station built into the Fontvieille sea wall.
The Hotel Columbus is listed on the WAYAJ site, the first app designed to help travellers find and book hotels which have developed an environmental policy. It is also a TripAdvisor Ecoleader.
For more information on the hotel’s commitments, see

Hotel Novotel Monte-Carlo 

The hotel belongs to the Accor Group and, as such, follows the group’s environmental policy via the Planet 21 programme. The group’s targets for 2020 are ambitious and based around four strategic priorities: work with its employees, involve its customers, innovate with its partners and work with local communities. The focus is on tackling two key issues: food and buildings.
The Hotel Novotel Monte-Carlo has signed the National Energy Transition Pact and is a TripAdvisor Ecoleader.
For more information, see

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