The Green Teams at Le Bristol Paris, Château Saint-Martin and Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc all participated in Sustainable Development Week, which took place the first week of June. The initiative was created by the EU to raise awareness of issues related to the care of our planet.
The three Hotels each set their own mark for the occasion.
Le Bristol offered a series of activities for both staff and guests, focussing on the ‘green’ side of Paris. The Eden Being Boutique has teamed up with ethical and sustainable brand, gOOOders, to feature a pop-up of green travel accessories and attire. The gOOOders philosophy is ‘If you do goood, you look goood’, and Eden Being is fully on board. The pop-up will until July 7th and includes organic cotton T-shirts and pyjamas, ethical jewellery and other green gifts.
Guests also have the chance to experience Paris by Ebike, of which Le Bristol now has its own fleet. For those more inclined to relax and enjoy the Palace hotel, the courtyard garden is now open for outdoor teatime and dining. Further relaxation can be arranged at Spa Le Bristol with a 100% natural sculpting facial treatment by Tata Harper.
To keep the Sustainable Development Week spirit alive, the Le Bristol staff have been invited to participate in a new internal challenge to become the ‘CSR Champion’ hotel. Team members with the best new ideas will win a prize of their choice from a list including a small box garden and a foldable bike.
In the South of France, the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc kicked off the week with a thorough beach clean-up in Antibes, followed by a seminar on healthy nutrition for staff. Other activities around health and wellbeing were offered throughout the week. WorldOceanDay on the 8th of June was highlighted through the hotel’s collaboration with L’Espace Mer et Littoral, an organisation that works to protect the Mediterranean Turtle population. Eden Being supports the organisation through sales of a Mediterranean turtle plush toy, the proceeds from which are donated to L’Espace Mer et Littoral.
The Château Saint-Martin & Spa has been extremely active launching its own olive oil, made with the olives from the organic trees that grow on the property. The team also celebrated the #ApiDays—otherwise known as World Bee Day—training some of the staff on how to collect honey from the beehives in the hotel gardens. The day also featured other educational events around the benefits of this amazing natural product.
As an on-going green effort, both Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc and Château Saint-Martin & Spa have been reaping the benefits of their own on-site kitchen gardens. Guests can now enjoy the delicious, home-grown produce on the menu at the hotel restaurants.
In a word, things are looking very green around Oetker Collection in France.