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.
As part of Marriotts SERVE360 program the hotels of Arabella Hospitality España have set a number of goals to be achieved by 2025. This includes reducing water consumption by 15 percent, reducing waste by 45 percent, but also the use of alternative energy sources and the responsible purchasing of food. Arabelle Golf Mallorca developed the Green Evolution program, which is based on four pillars. Water management, energy management, sustainable consumption and protection of the natural environment. Both programms rely and focus on the Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations programm.
The team led by Francisco Vila has now presented its progress in detail in the new Environmental, Social und Governance Report (ESG Report) 2022, based on the GRI Index of the European Union.
The measures mentioned in the report and implemented in 2022 are convincing and show results. Plastic bottles and plastic straws have been abolished. Disposable plastic has been replaced by biodegradable plastic. LED lights throughout all areas provide lighting. The hotels offer charging stations for electric cars. We care deeply about the sustainable use of water resources and renewable energies.
Arabella Golf Mallorca has planted over 160 olive trees and produces sustainable olive oil. 800,000m³ of reclaimed water were used to replenish the aquifers. For this reason, we refitted the golf carts and mowers at our golf courses with electric or hybrid drives. Taking this even a step further, we designated protected areas for local wildlife and introduced a waste separation system.
As a new member of FINHAVA, the hotels of Arabella Hospitality España make an important contribution to the circular economy on the Balearic Island and to the sustainable production and processing of food.
In addition, Arabella Hospitality España takes its social responsibility very seriously: In the workplaces, attention is paid to gender equality and the ratio is taken into account in the recruitment process. Our employees receive regular training and education, and a healthy work-life balance as well as occupational health, safety and data privacy are cardinal components of our SERVE360 program.
Photovoltaic system on the Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel
As a further sustainability measure, the Spanish property development company Vibelba SLU, which belongs to Arabella Hospitality España, has installed 25.48-kWp (kilowatt peak) photovoltaic modules on the roof of the Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel. This project was funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU, in the category self-consumption and storage NEXTG for companies in programs 1, 2 and 3.
Installer: Sisdom Instalaciones S.L. B-57794588
Vibelba SLU: B-08143919
Component (C7:I1): Use and integration of renewable energy
Value of the investment: 30.204,36€
Value of the grant: 3.478,02€
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 in Mallorca – represent the latest addition to the portfolio of our Spanish property development company Vibelba SLU.
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 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.