The Cristallo, a Luxury Collection Resort & SPA, located in the heart of Cortina d’Ampezzo, has received the Green Key eco-label. It is the Marriott Group’s first TLC ski resort in the world and the first in the extra-luxury category in the Dolomites to have received the international environmental quality certification promoted by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), recognised by UNESCO as a world leader in the field of environmental education and sustainable development.
Confirming its reputation, the Cristallo Resort & SPA is one of the leading hotels in Cortina d’Ampezzo to have adopted the Green Key programme, which is considered a guarantee of an effective and efficient management model that focuses on protecting the territory in a sustainable manner.
Since its origins, the Cristallo has paid great attention to open-air sports, so much so that it has been considered an ideal destination for winter sports since the second half of the 20th century.
For the Cristallo Resort & SPA, the Green Key programme has demonstrated that the environmental benefits achieved have also been transformed into economic benefits. Teamwork for an increasingly sustainable internal management, high level of energy efficiency, constant environmental training for employees, monitoring of CO2 emissions, fight against waste, attention to the waste cycle from reduction to proper disposal, use of eco-friendly products, enhancement of typical local products, promotion of sustainable mobility and involvement of customers on environmental issues were the issues addressed to reduce environmental impact and to provide a quality service for its guests.
The post-Covid-19 restart makes it possible to imagine a sustainable future for the hospitality sector capable of changing and adapting its services towards greater environmental awareness. Ecosystem health and balance will become integral parts of resource development and economic vitality.