Gran Melia property to open in Menorca this summer – Business Traveler

Melia also highlights the property’s sustainable credentials, with the aim of making it “a prototype of hotel efficiency”, with an 87% reduction in scope 1 and 2 emissions.

Among the initiatives is the use of seawater in the building’s air conditioning system “to improve efficiency and reduce electricity consumption by up to 40%”.

Waste heat from the system will be used to preheat domestic hot water and heated swimming pools, while washing water from the swimming pools will be used for cleaning the hotel, rainwater will be used to irrigate the gardens and gray water will be used in the toilet.

Melia said the hotel would also explore alternatives to offset its remaining emissions and achieve carbon neutrality.

Spanish hotel group Iberostar recently announced plans to convert two of its existing properties into “fully electrified hotels”, as part of a goal to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption in the city. whole group.

Iberostar announces its first two fully electrified hotels

Commenting on the news, Gabriel Escarrer, Vice President and CEO of Melia, said:

“Villa Le Blanc is a dream come true for our company, because a project like this allows us to move towards hotel decarbonization.

“It is also in such a special place as the Menorca Biosphere Reserve, which makes it one of the most tangible results of our commitment to a hotel model based on excellence, responsibility and sustainability”.

Michael J. Chiaramonte