Bio Food & Beverage
The food and beverages served in the restaurant, at breakfast and in the bar derive from certified organic and biodynamic farming that certifies the absence of chemical pesticides. Some of the breakfast products are procured from producers located within 150 km from the hotel. We use some local and fair trade products. Wherever possible the chef uses fresh, seasonal, locally procured products.
We also have dishes for vegans and vegetarians and can suggest the most suitable dishes for guests with food intolerances. We have gluten-free products and dishes for people with coeliac disease at breakfast and in the restaurant.
80% of the bottles on the wine list are Italian biological and/or biodynamic wine.
The single-use napkins in the restaurant, at breakfast and in the bar are certified by PEFC, FSC or Ecolabel, trademarks that guarantee responsible management of forests, respecting the economic and social system.
We are committed to the fight against plastic, replacing the traditional bottles both at the bar and in the minibar with glass bottles. We offer, for sale, comfortable bamboo bottles, that are light, resistant, dishwasher safe, biodegradable and BPA-free. Besides, we have also eliminated plastic straws, preferring those made of compostable material.
Cleaning and hygiene
To reduce the use of plastic, we have installed certified ecological soap dispensers in the bathrooms. On request, Ecolabel certified ecological courtesy sets are provided.
Certified ecological detergents that are 98% biodegradable in 24 hours are used so as to protect the groundwater, the guests and the staff. Moreover, the staff are trained on the correct dosage of the detergents to use so that they do not use more than the amounts recommended in the instructions.
The spaces are sanitised using ozone and the surfaces are disinfected with alcohol based products at 75%.
We use an eco-friendly laundry: towels, sheets and tablecloths are in OeKo-Tex standard 100 certified cotton, guaranteeing the total absence of allergenic or carcinogenic dyes.
We use a special cloth, that does not require the use of detergents, and warm water to clean some surfaces (e.g. windows, mirrors, etc.).
Toilet rolls and paper towels are Ecolabel and/or FSC certified.
We do not use chemical air fresheners but we can provide, if requested, diffusers with top quality, 100% natural essential oils suitable for use as food flavouring, as air fresheners and as cosmetic products.
The hotel’s business cards and brochures for marketing/promotional purposes are printed on eco-compatible paper.
To reduce the use of paper, we prefer to use email for communications and documents. Indeed, our management system is digitalised. When documents have to printed off, we use 100% certified ecological paper.
We prefer to use the QR Code where possible, such as for the menus; in any case, we have a few printed menus for clients who don’t have a device with them at the table. On the menu there are biological, biodynamic, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian dishes marked with the relative logos/signs.
We provide information and advertise the activities of the eco-hotel and the territory on social networks.
We identify the biological products with labels on the breakfast buffet.
Eco-sustainable information is provided in all the rooms to help reduce waste. In particular there are: signs close to the courtesy set to give information on their correct use; guidelines informing guests on the frequency of changing and washing bed linen; eco-recommendations that can be displayed using a qr code on the desk in every room, with an invite to save water, privileging the the use of the waste basket, to separate waste and to switch off the lights when you leave the room.
The environmental policy is shared with the staff.
The garden is watered at sunset and early in the morning by an irrigation system fitted with a timer.
In the bathrooms there is an eco-sticker inviting guests to use the towels responsibly, asking them to place in the washbasin only those for which a change is required.
In the room there are cards raising awareness on the frequency of washing bed linen.
Flow reducers have been fitted on the taps of the rooms’ washbasin, bidet and shower.
The average flow of water of all taps is not more than 6 litres/min, while the flow of the showers does not exceed 8 litres/min.
There are eco-recommendations in the rooms with important advice on how to reduce the environmental footprint, including water saving.
Choice of green suppliers
The hotel favours certified green suppliers with a short supply chain and eco-sustainable products/services to guarantee high quality and fully respecting the environment.
Promotion of culture and the territory
We have created a Green Experience Guide to promote a local network of sustainable tourism in Milan, in partnership with local companies that share our environmental philosophy.
To give an example, we support Eco Shopping, that is, sustainable fashion characterised by: items made of recycled materials, biodegradable or recyclable fabrics; craft and ethical productions; and sustainable practices such as vintage.
We support the 5-R’s waste management model (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, and then Recycle).
Another example is the partnership with a local association that organises Nordic Walking activities. Guests can receive brochures and tourist information on Nordic Walking.
We host an exhibition of artworks created with ecosustainable materials and practices such as old wooden boards, used paintbrushes and cork stoppers.
At reception you can also get a map of the city indicating the underground stations so that you can visit the main tourist attractions on foot and by public transport.
Standard 100 by OeKo-Tex
More information about the Standard 100 by OeKo-Tex that certifies the cotton our towels, sheets and table linen are made of can be found here.
Read the standard