We agree with the article that “Sustainability measures, in other words, work. When applied correctly, they work to cut overhead, and they don’t offend or scare away guests, even in hotels known for their luxury accommodations in every sense of the word.”
#9 is about good design, also know as sustainable design! It is about applying common sense mixed with creativity.
Here are some excellent examples: Beds by Coco-mat, W+W water-saving toilet, the TMM lamp, locally produced seats by Guillem Ferran, the Marquina oil recipient, Azua’s Trepitjada rug, pretty much everything at the Wythe Hotel, the 7-day closet, the porrón, low tables by Ciclus, …
Congratulations to Sleep Green for being the first youth hostel in Barcelona and Catalonia to achieve the EU Ecolabel (“Flower-Label”) in recognition of its commitment to sustainable tourism and protection of the local environment. We like their Green Travel Tips!