The St. David’s Hotel and Spa is the first hotel in Cardiff to have been awarded a prestigious ‘Green Tourism Gold award’ – the highest national sustainability standard measured by the not-for-profit organisation Green Tourism.
The St. David’s Hotel and Spa in Cardiff Bay was awarded the gold standard following a rigorous assessment process which evaluated water and energy efficiency, waste management, communication, transport and purchasing.
10 months ago, the hotel established a green committee made up of staff from across the business, to put together and deliver a sustainability programme for the premises.
As a result, the 142-room venue introduced energy-efficient and sensor lighting throughout the hotel last year, and installed sensor taps and push button showers throughout the Spa.
The team also reviewed their waste policy, and continue to actively monitor the efficient use of both water and energy across all areas of the hotel.
David Penker from Green Tourism said: “It takes a great deal of planning and pro-activity to obtain this accolade and I’m delighted that the St. David’s Hotel and Spa will now be recognised as a landmark venue, not only for its enviable setting and facilities, but also for its status as a leading ‘Green’ hotel.
“We aim to ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of sustainable tourism in the future, and we are always keen to showcase the efforts businesses within the sector are making to become more sustainable in the long term.”
Andreas Maszczyk, General Manager of the St David’s Hotel & Spa said: “We are very proud of our green credentials at St. David’s Hotel. Running a sustainable business is attractive to our customers as well as being vital for the future. It is a topic which will become increasingly important and we will always strive to be an exemplar hotel in this area.”
St David’s Hotel and Spa is the only 5 star Hotel in Cardiff, boasting a fab waterfront location overlooking the Cardiff Bay Marina. The venue also offers the Tempus at Tides Restaurant and Bar and the world class Marine Spa which is regularly voted one of top spas in the UK by Conde Nast.