The greenest hotel group in the world. After the European and national successes, Delphina hotels & resorts also obtained the global title of World’s leading green independent hotel group at the 2021 World Travel Awards, considered by many to be real Oscars of tourism. “We are proud and proud of this award – he declares Elena Muntoni, brand manager of Delphina hotels & resorts -. Our next goal is to continue innovating and improving our sustainability standards. We care about our land, we are sure that doing tourism while respecting the environment is one of the ways to create value, especially in a region like Sardinia “.
In its twelve structures, all located in the north of Sardinia, the company has been adopting eco-sustainable growth policies for years that respect the environment and enhance a healthy lifestyle, the culture and food and wine of the island: choices merged into the ad hoc brand We are green. In particular, Delphina is the first Italian chain to use 100% green energy in all its properties and headquarters, coming exclusively from renewable sources, with a saving of 3,536 tons of Co2 per year. The Gallura hotel chain is also synonymous with low visual impact structures, thanks to a widespread and independent arrangement of the rooms in harmony with the landscape, between native plants and local essences, using as much as possible manufactures made by local artisans: wrought iron, cork and ceramics.
Delphina is also committed to limiting the use of plastics in favor of biodegradable materials for lunch-boxes, straws, cutlery, plates and glasses, while in the rooms, bars and restaurants, plastic bottles have been replaced with glass, tetrapak or can. Among the virtuous actions also the elimination of plastic bottles for all Delphina collaborators who receive a free bottle to be refilled in the specially installed drinking fountains, with a saving of 68,700 plastic bottles per year.
Hotels and resorts also use Ecolabel products for ordinary cleaning; the courtesy line and spa products are eco-bio certified and paraben free. Great attention is also paid to sustainable mobility with electric vehicles recharged on site for the movement of guests within the resorts and columns for electric cars available to guests. For the printing of the catalogs, completely vegetable-based inks are used, as well as fully recyclable certified ecological cellulose paper and cover.
For Delphina, sustainability also means social responsability, through the collaboration with local companies and the preference for artifacts made by Sardinian and Gallura companies. The food and wine offer favors local raw materials with the G projectenuine Local Food Oriented, Delphina quality brand in support of a healthy, good and fair cuisine, based on genuine ingredients that respect the season, preferably at zero kilometers. In one of the Delphina structures, the Le Dune resort & spa in Badesi, there is also a 5-hectare vegetable garden with aromatic herbs and fruit trees, which in addition to an educational purpose for the children of the resort, is a source of supply for zero kilometers for all structures.
Finally, Delphina promotes excursions to introduce guests to the territory, nature, archeology and history of Gallura and is a corporate golden donor in support of the you do (Fondo Ambiente Italiano), as well as partner of Kilometric garbage: tender for the collection of differentiated waste supported by Max Laudadio (Striscia La Notizia) and main sponsor of the Theater Festival peregrini theaters.
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Delphina awarded at the World Travel Awards as the greenest independent group in the world