Sustainability

All of Our Recent Developments, at FITUR 2016

By NH | 13:12

Once again this year, we wanted to participate in the FITUR 2016 International Tourism Trade Fair, the global meeting place for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for origin and destination markets in Ibero-America. 2015 was a very important year for us, with the opening of new hotels, the expansion of our upper-upscale brand […]

NH Ribera del Manzanares achieves Excellence with the BREEAM Certificate

By NH | 12:32

Charging stations for electric cars, sustainable materials, LED lighting, electric bicycle rentals…These are just a few of the reasons why our NH Ribera del Manzanares hotel has received the “outstanding” rating for building management with the BREEAM certification (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology), becoming the first hotel in operation to receive such a high […]

The Rise of Volun-Tourism

By Carlota Nelson | 10:30

Fifty-five per cent of Millennial Travellers said that their companies’ volunteer policies influenced their decision to accept the job and that given the chance, they’re more interested in working for companies who value corporate volunteer programs, charitable projects and support employees who donate their free time to a cause than those who don’t.  These facts […]

Smart destinations

By Sergio González | 11:32

Current world changes every single minute of our lives, carried on by new ideas and breakthroughs that -please, allow me to be optimistic despite the financial crisis- improve the old ways to create a brighter future. Respect towards our environment and a better use of resources are covering every corner of our life and soon […]

Organic urban farming: success cases around the world and tips to grow your own edible garden

By Sergio González | 11:05

Organic grown vegetables and livestock beating conventional farming in points such as nutrients density or taste are absolutely out of the question; lots of studies regarding this matter have been conducted to prove so and will continue as passion for organic healthy food is declining  as a trend and is becoming a true way of living, […]

Farmville for real: businesses and community projects

By Sergio González | 13:04

Since its realease in June 2009, Facebook’s Farmville has become one the most successful online games ever, with more than one million users getting caught every week at its peak times, reflecting the romantic idea of farming is well placed in the minds of urbanites.  Nowadays, its popularity has started to decrease but some entrepreneurs […]

The Earth Hour 2012

Once again, we will be taking part in WWF’s worldwide event The Earth Hour by turning off the lights on the facades of 312 hotels around the world between 8.30pm and 9:30pm on Saturday, 31 March.

The Earth Hour, a Word Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) initiative, is considered the biggest global mobilization campaign against climate change. During one hour, and for the fourth year in a row, we will collaborate with in this global blackout, a gesture expected to save 1,374,491 watts of power output at its hotels.

The European Week for Waste Reduction

  The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is a 3 year project supported by the LIFE+ Programme of the European Commission until 2011. This year, the Week is taking place from the 19th to the 27th November 2011. According to the organizers of the EWWR the previous edition met a huge success! Thanks to […]

Mendocino Glass Beach: when men and nature collide

Crystal Beach is located in the Mendocino Coast in California, USA and consists of millions of small pieces of eroded glass. From 1950 to 1967 a company started to use the beach as a dumping ground, so tons of trash, including glass, porcelain and all sorts of waste ended up on the Pacific coast.

A “recycled” temple: Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew

In Thailand, glass bottles believe in reincarnation and some who became an extraordinary Buddhist temple. We have recently heard about this amazing construction and we are still speechless. This Buddhist temple is located in the city of Khun Han, about 400 miles northeast of Bangkok and near the Cambodian border. It is best known in their language as Wat Lan Kuada which means, roughly, the temple made of millions of bottles.