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Sustainability and development: HCC Hotels is now BIOSPHERE 2024 certified

By | 18 March, 2024 | 0 comments

Barcelona is proving to be a true pioneer, once again, when it comes to committing to sustainable tourism, as the city recently unveiled new Biosphere certifications, a mark of the region’s unwavering commitment to sustainable travel.

Under the chairmanship of the Deputy Mayor of the Economy, Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Jordi Valls, and alongside the Director General of Barcelona’s Tourism Consortium, Mateu Hernandez, as well as a representative of the Executive Committee of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Salvador Vendrell, all 487 of the city’s tourism companies that were recognised for their outstanding achievements in sustainability recently came together at the Disseny Hub Barcelona.

Everyone at HCC Hotels is proud to have received Biosphere 2024 status, which marks a milestone in our commitment to the environment and sustainable practice.

Barcelona and Biosphere certification

Barcelona’s tourist region, which covers both the city itself and 12 further regions within the wider province, has seen a total of 1,043 companies and organizations receive official accreditation in the form of Barcelona Biosphere’s Commitment to Sustainable Tourism status.

This initiative, supported by Barcelona City Council, the Barcelona Tourism Consortium, the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, the Barcelona Provincial Council and Barcelona Tourism, reflects the city-wide commitment to move towards a more sustainable tourism sector, and one that’s aligned with the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

This approach not only responds to the desire of local tourism firms to promote more responsible practices, but also to the expectations of visitors looking to enjoy travel experiences that both respect and protect the natural and cultural local environment. It reflects a widespread commitment within the Barcelona tourism industry to sustainability and preserving the region as a destination for future generations.

HCC Hotels Biosphere 2024 Certification

We understand the importance of implementing sustainable measures in all processes that affect our daily lives, which is why we apply measures within our reach to achieve sustainable management. We continuously seek to establish sustainable objectives and priorities and direct our good practices towards the principles, goals, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Do you want to know what measures we have implemented that have helped us obtain this certification? Discover them!

Installation of solar panels at the HCC St. Moritz hotel
We measure environmental parameters such as energy consumption and carbon footprint
We have waste separation bins in the hotel lobbies
We reduce plastic consumption in our processes, replacing picnic wrappers, slippers, and amenities
We collaborate with external entities for hiring personnel at risk of social exclusion
We establish water-saving measures such as dual-flush toilets or water filters
We use efficient lighting in our hotels
We prioritize returnable packaging in our processes
We use seafood products with certified origins
We provide information on the accessibility level of area services
We implement a specific plan against occupational accidents
We implement an efficient management plan for group arrival and departure processes
We have a suggestion box available to customers
We use seasonal products in our restaurants

At HCC Hotels, we are immensely proud to have obtained the BIOSPHERE 2024 certification in our four hotels: HCC St. Moritz, HCC Regente, HCC Montblanc, and HCC Taber. A milestone that reflects our unwavering commitment to sustainability and responsible environmental management. Aware of the importance of implementing sustainable measures in all our daily operations, we have implemented these actions that have led us to achieve this prestigious recognition.

HCC St. Moritz Certification

HCC Regente Certification

HCC Montblanc Certification

HCC Taber Certification

We commit to continue advancing in this direction, always prioritizing the preservation of the natural and cultural environment for future generations. We invite you to continue advancing with HCC Hotels!

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Barcelona, May 13th 2020

Our highest priority is the health of our customers and employees for this in HCC Hotels is still working hard to provide new and enhanced sanitization and cleaning protocols for a safe stay in our HOTELS.

  • Provision of disinfectant gel in public areas of the hotel.
  • Training adapted for our staff depending on the work department.
  • Equipment for staff with the necessary protection systems.
  • Intensification of cleaning and disinfection in rooms and in public areas.
  • Reduction in capacity and respect for the minimum safety distances established throughout the hotel.
  • Adaptation and constant updating of protocols with new security measures against COVID19 at all times.

As always, we will continue offering personalized service, as we have known over more than 25 years of experience.

We hope to see you soon! We are one step closer to achieving it!

Barcelona, March 24th 2020

It is time to take care of each other!

Following the instructions of the Central Government, we communicate that all HCC Hotels will remain closed until the state of alarm ends. The safety of our employees and customers is and has always been our highest priority.

However, we continue to work from home, so we are available by phone (+34) 934817350 or e-mail hcc@hcchotels.es for any questions you have about your reservations.

At HCC Hotels, we want to send everyone all our support: we will overcome this situation together!

Thank you very much to all.