The “bio hotel” offers guests the opportunity to rent a 100% green electricity car, and even has a 100% vegetarian organic kitchen. All the hotel’s meals and drinks are sourced from controlled organic farms, and the premises only serves fair trade organic coffee, and using regional suppliers and seasonal products where possible.
The hotel only purchases electricity from renewable energy sources, and all the furniture is made from wood from sustainable forests, while bed and bath textiles are made from organically-farmed and natural materials.
The hotel’s entire print production is produced sustainably by an environmental printer, the cleaning products are eco-friendly, and the cosmetics are naturally-certified.
LANDMARK eco hotel
The Charlottenburg hotel used natural textiles, anti-allergenic paint and “impeccable” materials when it renovated. The hotel also uses energy-saving lightbulbs, and even the website is green – hosted on a web server which operates on eco electricity.
It’s a small hotel, with just 31 rooms, but it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the glorious Charlottenburg Palace.
The Berlin branch is one of many Maritim Hotels. The chain is committed to being eco-friendly, developing an environmental policy in 2010.
The hotels use environmentally-friendly natural gas for heating, while some produce their own electricity.
The buildings have water-saving buttons on toilets, water-saving inserts in faucets and showers, while “strict waste separation is a must in all Maritim hotels”.
Maritim recycles waste using the latest technology, making fuel and fertiliser from waste batteries. The hotels also use LED technology, saving around 80% energy. Nearly all air conditioning and ventilation systems are equipped with energy-efficient recirculation systems.
The hotel also ensures food products are primarily locally grown or locally produced.
Essentis Bio Hotel
This is the creme de la creme. Meditation classes, yoga, with a 100% vegan restaurant.
The hotel, which is around half an hour outside the city centre, says its goal is to be in “total harmony” with Mother Earth. And indeed it is.
With its belief in sustainability, Essentis operates on a wholly environmentally-friendly basis. The hotel uses its own solar panels to source energy, and is currently implementing a sustainability program. The vegan restaurant’s kitchen ensures all the suppliers are local.
Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz
The hotel claims to be the “greenest in the city”, after getting the highest rating among Berlin hotels in the VDR Certified Green Rankings.
The hotel offers many organic options in its restaurant. Staff are trained on green practices, energy efficient lightbulbs are used, as are water-efficient bathroom fixtures. The hotel also ensures to recycle waste, and captures heat from machinery to re-use to heat the building. 100% of the toileteries are biodegrable, while more than half of its cleaning products are certified “green”.