At Servigroup Hotels we have been working to ensure that our establishments operate in a way that respects the destinations where they are located, helping to care for their environment, conserve their customs and preserve their way of life so that in the future we can continue to enjoy them as we know them today.
All these actions led us to achieve the adhesion of Servigroup Hotels to the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Commitment in 2022, an initiative that aims to contribute to making tourism an increasingly sustainable activity. At Servigroup we want to do our bit and, although we still have a long way to go, we are working to achieve it.
You should know that all this work would not be possible without you, our customers. Because you are the ones who always value the actions we have initiated, you collaborate so that their effects are even greater and you demand that we continue to improve continuously to achieve new goals. Thank you!
Yesterday afternoon, Alejandro Benito, Head of Communications at Servigroup Hotels, travelled to Valencia to take part in the Hotel Sustainability Conference organised by ECO-ONE, the leading start-up in hotel sustainability in Spain, and Porcelanosa. An event that, after having been held in Malaga, Mallorca and Barcelona, brought together the main hotel groups of the Valencia Region at the new Porcelanosa headquarters in the Valencian capital.
The event was opened by Francesc Colomer, regional secretary for Tourism, who highlighted the efforts that many companies in the tourism sector in the Valencia Region, such as Servigroup Hotels, are making to innovate in our day-to-day work and contribute to the sustainability of our destinations.
The event consisted of a round table discussion in which Servigroup Hotels was invited to present the actions we are carrying out in terms of sustainability, which are structured in five main areas: energy optimisation, water saving, waste reduction, support for the local community and universal accessibility.
Among a wide range of actions implemented, during the conversation it was highlighted how Servigroup is at an advanced stage in the incorporation of technology based on energy efficiency and water saving in order to minimise consumption in a responsible manner without reducing the comfort of guests. Our protocol for reducing the use of single-use plastics in all departments was also highlighted.
But, without a doubt, the most applauded aspect by all those present was the management that Servigroup makes of its magnificent buffets, opting for zero kilometre products, local suppliers and last minute cooking in order to eliminate wastage and ensure that no food is wasted at the end of the day. An objective that is possible thanks to the perfect coordination of our 18 hotels, capable of receiving fresh products, many of them produced by ourselves in our Finca el Clot, from the company's central purchasing and gastronomic centre in Benidorm in less than 3 hours. This contributes to sustainability, but also to the quality of our gastronomic offer.
Along with Servigroup Hotels, the Hotel & Tourism Business Association of the Valencian Community Region, Grupo Intur, SH Hoteles, Hotel Vivood, Hotel Los Ángeles, Sweet Hotel, Hoteles Poseidón, Serawa Hotels, Hotel Balneario Las Arenas and Hotel Primus Valencia also took part in the debate.
In conclusion, and after sharing our ideas on how to continue improving our sustainability, the sector's commitment to sustainability was ratified. For us, working in this way is the only way to preserve the destinations in which we are present and to be able to continue to grow in the future by offering our customers the experience you deserve and desire. Together we are going to achieve it!