At the Hotel SOHO Barcelona, we aim to ensure the well-being of our guests and visitors, but also of our planet. Every day, we strive to contribute towards minimizing our ecological impact, promoting energy efficiency and offering services aligned with protecting the environment.
We have received the Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle certification, which highlights our commitment to sustainability, awarded by Turisme de Barcelona, the Chamber of Commerce, and Barcelona City Council. We also form part of Barcelona+Sustainable, a network of over 1,000 organizations committed to environmental, social, and economic sustainability, working together to build a responsible city for its people and the environment. This commitment is aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Paris Climate Accords through the World Charter for Sustainable Tourism +20.
The Hotel SOHO also boasts the Safe Travel accreditation, the first global certification in health and safety for travel and tourism, awarded by the World Travel & Tourism Council, ensuring the maximum efficiency and protection of all our guests. We have also been awarded Ecostars Bronze-2E** accreditation, a specific certification for hotels that rates an establishment’s environmental impact per overnight stay, recognized by international organizations including the World Tourism Organization and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), as well as national institutions such as the Mesa de Turismo de España,
In all our day-to-day operations, we strive to raise our guests’ awareness of the responsible use of resources, primarily water and energy.
Throughout our facilities, we ensure a high level of energy efficiency with the use of low-consumption lighting systems and thermal solar panels for heating water. The hotel is fitted with a high-performance photothermal vacuum tube solar energy system, which contributes to the production of the sanitary hot water used in the hotel. Thanks to these technologies, we obtain a significant reduction in gas consumption throughout the year, to such an extent that, in certain months, we achieve zero consumption in some periods of the day, making our production of hot water completely sustainable.
We strive to raise our guests’ awareness of the responsible use of resources such as water by fitting faucet aerators and implementing a voluntary system of changing towels. We have also updated the water tank chlorination system, enabling us to improve the consumption of chlorine and guarantee the effective disinfection of the water. Moreover, our automated chlorine monitoring system in the swimming pool, always supervised by qualified staff members, ensures the optimal chlorine and pH levels for our guests to enjoy a great swim.
We promote a no-paper philosophy by digitizing processes such as online check-in. The rooms are fitted with a home automation system. We also reduce the use of plastic by putting soap dispensers in the guests’ bathrooms, promoting the fair use of resources.
In our kitchen, we aim to minimize waste and correctly separate it to facilitate its effective recycling, reuse or disposal in collaboration with the authorized waste managers and the public administration services.
At our hotel, we are committed to taking the utmost care of our facilities and the safety of our guests and employees, with a team of in-house and external technicians and maintenance experts. We conduct checks, inspections, training and simulations on a regular basis.
We promote and embrace our commitment to equality and diversity of our team, a key factor in our quality of our hospitality and the best possible customer service. In 2023, we are launching monthly information campaigns to reinforce our teams’ motivation and awareness with respect to sustainability.
Our Corporate Sustainability Report 2022 incorporates the company’s 2030 SDGs and the reduction of our carbon footprint achieved throughout the whole hotel chain between 2019 and 2022.
We believe that every step towards sustainability counts. With this in mind, we encourage all the guests of the Hotel SOHO BCN to boost their awareness of the importance of their contribution towards protecting our environment, society and planet.