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Environmentally friendly concepts can be very profitable

Today, sustainable hotels are in high demand. Consuming consciously, thinking “sustainably,” and acting in an environmentally friendly way are principles that many people use today to navigate their entire lives. Opting for a green lifestyle at home can also affect the search for a hotel when on vacation or business travel. 

Incorporating sustainable policies are a must these days for any hotel that wants to attract a wide range of customers. Adopting a sustainable model and integrating sustainable principles into their day-to-day operations will help hotels remain competitive, while winning over “green” travelers who will appreciate their efforts to protect the environment. 

Some might be surprised to find that this isn't just about private travelers. In the corporate world, it’s increasingly common to find that companies want their employees who travel to stay at eco-friendly establishments as often as possible – policies that are increasingly in line with their own corporate guidelines.

How three sustainable hotels are making a difference

The following are three proven, sustainable success stories. Take a look, get inspired and discover some new perspectives for your next hotel stay!

Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel: A place for all seasons.

Since 2004, the eco-hotel's sustainable hotel concept:

  • Water conservation through the use of spring water
  • Environmentally friendly disposal of food waste
  • Water-saving devices on faucets
  • Heating from wood from the surrounding forests
  • Their staff is based near the hotel, and no cars or public transportation is allowed on hotel grounds
  • Exclusive use of FSC-certified paper

Whitepod is an eco-luxury hotel, nestled in the unspoiled countryside in the heart of the Swiss Alps. It offers guests an environmentally friendly hotel concept that is unparalleled – from the moment they arrive. Accessible only by foot or by snow mobile, guests can expect an unforgettable overnight experience sleeping in semi-spherical tents called 'pods.' Whitepod’s low-energy accommodation units offer the luxury of extremely comfortable facilities and furnishings, while surrounded by the beauty and atmosphere of nature.  

Well-known Swiss hospitality and a breathtaking new ecological form of hotels – both elements have combined to form an extraordinary success story in the Valais canton.

Six Senses: Sustainably successful since 1996

Credit: Six Senses Hotels Resorts and Spas
Credit: Six Senses Hotels Resorts and Spas

You need to have a vision: the Six Senses in Thailand has made environmental awareness and sustainability part of its DNA. Since its founding in 1995, this environmentally friendly hotel has been one of the pioneers of the industry, and today is considered a textbook example of a sustainable hotel

A simple glance at its architecture conveys the message that mindfulness influenced the look. This resort blends harmoniously into its surroundings, playfully referencing the local culture. Building materials were harvested almost exclusively from sustainable sources, and add a distinctive character to the unique design of this boutique hotel.

Distinctive features and accommodations don’t stop there! Green travelers can experience the Six Senses in-house spa brand, and its home-grown food ensures that guests are delighted in every aspect of their stay.

Milan Hilton: Where environmental awareness is key

Hilton in Milan
Hotel Hilton in Milan

With more than 5,000 hotels across all five continents, Hilton Worldwide is one of the largest and most prestigious companies in the hotel and catering industry. And every Hilton property is wholly committed to sustainable measures that protect the environment.

The Hilton in Milan is a shining example, setting new green standards in its kitchens through the use of intelligent dishwashing technology: the MEIKO M-iQ. This innovative, flight-type commercial dishwashing machine not only sets the bar for hygiene and safety, it’s also incredibly economical. Their MEIKO M-iQ flight-type dishwasher washes nearly 13,000 covers sparkling and hygienically clean each month, in an ecological way that saves water, chemicals and electricity. And the M-iQ flight-type dishwasher generates these savings every day. Because balancing the budget and the earth’s natural resources is an attainable goal.

MEIKO: Your best partner for sustainable hotel concepts

As a manufacturer of professional dishwashing, cleaning and disinfection technology, MEIKO is conscious of its special responsibility related to environmental protection. That’s why the company focuses on effective, resource-efficient technology. The results: thoughtfully designed products with an impressive range of energy-saving options.

Join us in adopting sustainability as a factor for success. MEIKO provides support to hotels in the process of becoming even more sustainable. Resource-efficient, money-saving MEIKO products just make sense.

Hühnerhof reference
MEIKO reference Hühnerhof

M-iClean U undercounter dishwashers: Where performance meets sustainability

Energy and water are unavoidable costs in the hotel and catering industries. MEIKO commercial dishwashers provide considerable savings via innovative systems that work without the need to continuously draw in fresh water for every wash cycle.

The M-iClean lineup of undercounter dishwashers from MEIKO are excellent examples of superior cleaning technology paired with environmentally friendly design. This star of the undercounter dishwashing machine segment offers an impressive combination of resource-saving technology, cost effectiveness, and an intuitive operating concept. It’s no surprise that it’s highly popular in places that have a special connection to nature. Since 2018, the M-iClean U has been in daily use at the Gut Hühnerhof resort, where as many as 120 breakfast guests a day are “par for the course” on weekends. 

Wherever MEIKO machines are used - at resorts, restaurants and bars, in bakeries, food catering outlets, or hotels – M-iClean U commercial dishwashers from MEIKO prove that powerful technology and environmental awareness can be a successful, harmonious and money-saving combination.

All over the world, people are increasingly asking about the origin and production of the physical items and services they consume. Ecological construction methods, the supply of locally-sourced food, and eco-friendly, resource-saving technology like that offered by MEIKO commercial dishwashing machines are just a few of the options businesses can use to prepare their business for the future.