For the sake of our environment – Part 1 - IMLAUER Hotels & Restaurants

For the sake of our environment – Part 1

The protection of our environment and sustainability are not mere headwords for us. It is a commitment for us to take different efforts in our work for the protection of our environment. Since 2015, all companies of the IMLAUER Hotels & Restaurants in Salzburg and Vienna have been certified with the “Austrian Eco-label”. With this serial, we would like to show you the different efforts we take for the protection of our environment and for sustainability.

 

Guests from all over the world

In our hotels IMLAUER Hotel Pitter Salzburg, IIMLAUER & Bräu, IMLAUER Vienna and Nestroy Vienna, we welcome guests from all over the world who come to experience the magic of Salzburg. As usual in a city hotel we have a quick change of guests and the average duration of their stay is 2-3 days. This too is a reason why an excessive amount of waste, consumption of energy etc. is observable. In order to contribute here to the protection of our environment, we took different efforts.

A „green“ room

The changing of towels only when they are lying on the floor is nowadays generally conducted in most of the hotels. As an additional measure we stopped providing small toiletries which produce a lot of waste and instead offer bigger bottles which can be refilled.  Bottles of shampoo and soap are now installed permanently at the sink and in the shower and can be refilled easily and eco-friendly.

All lamps in our hotels have energy saving bulbs. We eliminated all canned drinks from the minibar and have instead now dinks bottles.

We also offer the possibility to separate waste in the rooms. Our guests can undertake this easily and without much effort. Paper and plastic is collected in the wastebasket in the room and can easily be separated by us. All the other waste is collected in the bathroom’s wastebasket. With signs in the rooms, our guests are instructed accordingly in German and in English.

 

Protecting the environment and benefiting by it

As a 4 star hotel it is not always easy to take efforts in the protection of our environment and at the same time meet the claims of our guests to a 4 star hotel. That is why we try to involve our guests actively in our efforts.

Those who can do without one day of cleaning the room and therefore diminish the consumption of cleaning agents and energy, receive a voucher worth € 5,00 as a small thank-you gift. The voucher can be used for a drink in the bars and restaurants of our hotels. This is a measure that is successfully accepted by our guests and not only to the benefit of our environment.