Authorities from Menorca and the Balearic Islands and representatives of the lodge house owners attended the opening of the primary Grand Luxurious lodge on the island and the primary carbon-neutral lodge to be operated by the main Spanish lodge group.
The brand new Gran Meliá Villa Le Blanc Lodge was formally inaugurated yesterday in Menorca. The lodge is operated by Meliá Inns Worldwide and is the primary Grand Luxurious lodge on the island and the primary carbon-neutral lodge with net-zero emissions.
The beachfront lodge is absolutely built-in with its environment and offers 114 rooms and 45 suites, all designed with the best respect for conventional Menorcan type, in addition to three eating areas impressed by the island’s culinary traditions and innovation: S’Amarador Villa Le Blanc, CRU (created by chef Joan Canals and reflecting the persona of the long-lasting Ulises Restaurant in Menorca) and NIVI, specialising in Mediterranean delicacies and barbecues.
Along with extraordinary luxurious and distinctive magnificence, the Gran Meliá Villa Le Blanc Lodge can also be a prototype of a sustainable lodge that the corporate expects to cleared the path to the longer term decarbonisation of its lodge portfolio because of better power effectivity and renewable power. Key options within the lodge embrace biomass boilers, geothermal power and warmth restoration, photovoltaic power, recycling clear and gray waters, and digital know-how to measure and management the water footprint and cut back power and water use.
The lodge opened just some weeks in the past and is owned by Victoria Inns & Resorts, an organization arrange by Bankinter in 2021 as one other instance of its dedication to a strategic Spanish trade, and likewise involving quite a few its most related purchasers, Meliá Inns Worldwide and GMA, the latter as managing accomplice. The inauguration is the results of the dedication all of them share to sustainability.
The occasion itself was accompanied by the Mallorcan group The Alp Collective, which added an additional dose of “magic” to the night, and was attended by representatives of the Balearic Islands Authorities, the Menorca Island Council and the Es Migjorn Gran City Corridor, together with representatives of the lodge house owners. All of the attendees celebrated the inauguration of a undertaking of which all of them really feel proud and which is a major milestone for Menorca and the lodge trade on the whole. As Iago Negueruela, Minister of Tourism for the Balearic Islands, said, this lodge is “a transparent dedication to the round economic system, to social duty and to environmental and territorial sustainability that goes far past simply compliance with rules”. The inauguration ought to have a really optimistic influence on the vacation spot, attracting larger high quality guests with better buying energy and likewise offering higher high quality employment. Because the Minister defined, the previous lodge employed solely 65 individuals, whereas the brand new Grand Luxurious lodge can have a workers of greater than 150.
For his half, Gabriel Escarrer highlighted the “nice information” concerning the transformation of the previous Santo Tomás Lodge right into a benchmark lodge for luxurious and sustainability, which “will improve the worth and popularity of the vacation spot”. Escarrer thanked the native authorities for his or her assist in finishing the undertaking regardless of the difficulties the trade has been going via. He additionally highlighted the essential collaboration with companions in Bankinter and GMA to make all of it occur. The CEO of Bankinter, Maria Dolores Dancausa, recalled the essential social function performed by monetary establishments and their capability to assist make the desires of households and corporations come true. She additionally reiterated her dedication to different funding autos with extremely respected firms similar to Meliá, “which make it attainable to tackle tasks such because the Gran Meliá Villa Le Blanc Lodge, which have a optimistic influence on each society and the setting”.
The occasion ended with a couple of emotional and provoking phrases from the Mayor of Es Migjorn Gran, Antonia Camps, earlier than the symbolic ribbon was reduce to mark the official inauguration of the brand new lodge.
Villa Le Blanc, a Gran Meliá Lodge
Urbanització Santo Tomàs Playa, H2
Sant Tomas, 07749
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