Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has been awarded the Green Key certification, making it the first hotel in Rome to receive the internationally-recognised environmental label.
The Green Key certification is the leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry, recognised by The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and operated internationally under the management of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
Rome Cavalieri was commended for its ongoing commitment to sustainable management, from its high energy efficiency, excellent waste management, constant monitoring of CO2 emissions and attention to waste, to its pledge to working with numerous local associations supporting disadvantaged communities.
Alessandro Cabella, Managing Director of Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort commented: “We are honoured to be the first hotel in Rome to receive such a commendable award and hope to set an example for the hospitality industry in the city. As part of Hilton’s Travel with Purpose corporate responsibility strategy whereby we pledge to half our impact on the environment by 2030 whilst doubling investment in social impact, we will continue to work on initiatives that drive awareness around green issues, hoping to be ambassadors of the values expressed by the Green Key programme throughout the world.”
Rome Cavalieri launched a new eco-initiative last year which sees the hotel’s leftover bread turned into beer in a bid to combat global food waste. In partnership with Equoevento, a nonprofit organisation in Rome, the hotel distributes its unused bread to local brewery, Birrificio Vale la Pena which employs prisoners as part of a work release programme. The brewery uses the surplus bread to ferment a variety of beers, one of which is called RecuperAle, and the prisoners are involved in various phases of the process including the bottling and labelling of the beer.
Nightly rates at Rome Cavalieri start from 323 Euros (approx. £277) in a Deluxe Room, double occupancy. For reservations and enquiries, please visit www.romecavalieri.com or call +39 06 35091.