We are well aware that guests, investors, and the general public expect to see a greater focus on sustainability within hotel operations. And that applies to our hotel partners too. As a business entity and operator, Arabella Hospitality is committed to making business operations more sustainable and documenting our social and environmental efforts.
On the island of Mallorca, we have been enhancing our endeavors to improve our use of resources at our hotels and golf courses for some time now. We are also careful to equip new developments (such as our Son Vida Residences) with sustainable technology.
Meanwhile, in Munich, we support a local children’s charity, the Josef Schörghuber Foundation for Munich Children, which has been helping socially disadvantaged children and teenagers to go on vacation and take part in leisure activities since 1995. We raise awareness to this charity by placing donation boxes in prominent locations in our hotel reception areas. You can find out more about the charity by heading to: muenchnerkinder.de.
Together with Marriott, the hotels of Arabella Hoteles e Inversiones de España have set a number of goals for themselves by 2025 as part of the SERVE360 program. This includes, for example, reducing water consumption by 15 percent and reducing waste by 45 percent. But also the use of alternative energy sources and the responsible purchasing of food. The golf area follows the Green Evolution program, which is based on the pillars of water management, energy management, sustainable consumption and protection of the natural environment. The team led by Francisco Vila has now presented its progress in detail in the brand new Sustainability and Social Impact Report 2020.
The measures mentioned in the report and implemented in 2020 are convincing. For example, plastic bottles and plastic straws have been abolished. Coffee capsules are recycled; aluminum and coffee residues are separated. Disposable plastic has been replaced by biodegradable plastic, including laundry bags. Light is provided by LED lights throughout. The hotels offer charging stations for electric cars. Arabella Golf Mallorca has purchased 35 electric golf carts and uses hybrid machines to maintain the courses.
Water management plays a major role in hotels, but especially on golf courses. For example, 1,000,000 m3 of recycled water was used there in 2020. In addition, a new irrigation system was implemented, which optimizes water consumption.
The full Sustainability and Social Impact Report 2020 can be found here
Arabella Hospitality specializes in top locations rather than focusing on one specific hotel segment. Our portfolio is diverse, featuring chic urban hotels in major German cities as well as resorts boasting stunning views of Palma de Mallorca.
The Son Vida Residences – 16 luxury villas on Mallorca – are the most recent product of our extensive experience in real estate development.
Whether you want to get involved in hotel operations or the holding company in Munich, you will be working for a traditional family-owned business guided by a clear set of values when you join Arabella Hospitality, part of the Schörghuber Corporate Group. Transparency, trust, and mutual respect are at the heart of all that we do. Arabella Hospitality expects its employees to take personal initiative and responsibility, and to be upfront in return. After all, it is the employees who play a crucial part in guaranteeing the success of the company and its partners every single day.