The Hyatt Regency Palais de la Méditerranée, which commands a prominent position on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais, is a longstanding landmark overlooking the Bay of Angels. And the historic hotel, which started life in the 1920s as a casino and 1,000-room theatre, is the first in Nice to obtain Green Globe certification.
The accreditation is evaluated on the performance of over 300 indicators, across three pillars of sustainable development: economic, environmental and social. The hotel was able to demonstrate innovations to improve the quality of service and comfort for both its customers and employees, alongside environmental protections, and the reduction of its carbon footprint; as well as an ongoing commitment to preserving the planet and supporting the local community. The sponsorship of several beehives in the surrounding countryside was just one example cited of its sustainable practices.
“I believe we have a responsibility to support and protect our community and our environment. We use sustainable business practices, and this has an impact not only ecologically and socially but also economically,” said Rolf Osterwalder, the hotel's General Manager.
Based in California and represented in over 83 countries, Green Globe is an environmental and social certification program specifically for travel and tourism businesses, and is recognized internationally as the first certification for sustainable development of its kind within the hospitality industry.