The “green” hotel unit Mediterranean Village Hotel & Spa became “golden” by receiving not one but two awards at the Tourism Awards, which closed 10 years of presence this year and are an institution in the field of Greek Tourism.
The five-star hotel unit located in Paralia Katerinis in the prefecture of Pieria, managed to stand out not only because it has excellent infrastructure and high-level services, but because it has launched with the assistance of the scientific team of EKETA (National Center for Research and Technological Development) to become energy independent using RES (Renewable Energy Forms), reducing the waste it produces by 83% and making changes that will minimize its environmental footprint.
In a unique evening, which is a celebration of Greek tourism with prominent personalities of the area, the Mediterranean Hotels of the company “VASILIOS LAMPROU XENODOCHIAKES EPICHIRISIS S.A.” were honored with the gold award in the category “SUSTAINABLE TOURIST DEVELOPMENT.” and a silver award in the “ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIAL and GOVERNANCE STRATEGY” category.
The unique and original venture guiding sustainability and circular economy for the entire hotel industry
This is a unique project that is implemented for the first time in Greece and aims to transform the five-star Mediterranean Village Hotel & Spa into a model hotel in terms of the principles of sustainability and sustainability, crisis management, the use of digital tools and corporate social responsibility.
“Our vision is to preserve the “light” of Olympus, the land that hosts us and the place where we were born and create. No development exists without respect for the environment and society and without the timelessness offered by the proper management of natural resources”, said Evangelia Xyptera, CEO & Co-founder of the company VASILIOS LAMPROU HOTEL ENTERPRISES SA.
“We are very proud of this double distinction, as it is another step in our journey that we do not want to be “lonely”, we want it to be an inspiration, a springboard and a tool for others to follow. Our goal is to spread the knowledge and experience gained through our own project, as the tourism product of Greece is unified and everyone in the industry I believe that we are working to upgrade it”, emphasized Panagiota Lambrou, Mechanical Engineer – Sustainability Manager of the Mediterranean Hotels group.
It is recalled that within the framework of the “GREEN INNOVATIVE VALUE SERVICES – GIVS” project, “GREEN INNOVATIVE VALUE SERVICES – GIVS”, upon completion of which at the end of 2023 a model hotel and a complete guide for hoteliers who wish to follow the steps of the circular economy and sustainability in the field of tourism.