Living Green

Our commitment to Living Green fuels our environmental initiative, fostering a culture of planetary stewardship across our hotel for the betterment of our team, guests, and society.

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As a united team, we scrutinize and deliberate the ecological footprint of our daily operations, aligning with our sustainability objectives.

Sustainability serves as the cornerstone of our ethos at Hotel 7, shaping each decision and action. Recognising the pressing importance of safeguarding our planet, we are steadfastly committed to operating in a manner that minimizes our environmental footprint while maximizing our positive impact on the community. With this dedication in focus, we have set forth comprehensive sustainability values and objectives that propel our operations forward. From curbing our carbon footprint through the adoption of energy-efficient practices to prioritising recycling and composting in our waste management strategies, we endeavour to set a pioneering standard within the hospitality sector.

We innovate and seek out new opportunities to enhance our sustainability efforts, whether it's sourcing locally-produced goods to support regional economies or engaging with guests to promote environmentally friendly practices during their stay. By fostering a culture of sustainability among our staff and guests alike, we aim to create a ripple effect that inspires positive change throughout our industry and beyond. At the Belvedere Hotel, we believe that by working together, we can forge a brighter, more sustainable future for generations to come.

Green Tourism Gold Award

Hotel 7 undergoes an annual evaluation and accreditation process conducted by Green Tourism. Operating an awards certification program, Green Tourism identifies and commends tourism enterprises actively striving towards sustainability. Widely recognised globally, Green Tourism awards serve as a hallmark of commendable environmentally friendly practices. Our accreditation not only provides a structured framework at the hotel level to enhance sustainability performance but also fosters ongoing, hands-on engagement with our hotel teams, to ensure we meet our sustainability values and goals.

Our Initiatives

Other key waste management initiatives include:

  • Moving away from single-use plastics and plastic-backed drinks coasters, also continuing to reduce the use of plastic in packaging and packaging waste in general
  • Marketing merchandise has been replaced with more sustainable alternatives or moved to digital alternatives completely.
  • We use LED bulbs and sensors throughout the hotel.
  • Water leak detection systems and metering mechanisms are in place to monitor water performance and efficiency.
  • High-performance, low-flow appliances like dishwashers and washing machines are standard, facilitating substantial water conservation efforts.
  • Guest bathrooms feature low-flush technology, ensuring responsible water usage without compromising the guest experience.
  • The hotel demonstrates a proactive stance on recycling, meticulously sorting and collecting glass, cardboard, plastic bottles, aluminium cans, paper, and food waste for recycling purposes.
  • Single-use plastics have been entirely phased out from guest bedrooms, and replaced with sustainable alternatives.
  • Single-use shampoos, conditioners and soaps have been replaced with wall-mounted refillable sustainable alternatives.
  • Installing water aerators in guestroom showers and water taps to save at least three litres of water per minute, providing a 40% reduction in water consumption.
  • Hotel teams undertake regular litter picks in our neighbourhood.
  • Introduction of a Bee-Garden on the roof of our hotel enhances pollination and bio-diversity for the local environment.