Committed to Sustainability
At Hotel Granvia, we aim to ensure the wellbeing of our guests and visitors, but also of our planet. Every day, we strive to contribute towards minimizing our ecological impact, promoting energy efficiency and offering services aligned with protecting the environment.
We have received the Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle certification, which highlights our commitment to sustainability, awarded by Turisme de Barcelona, the Chamber of Commerce and Barcelona City Council. We also form part of Barcelona+Sustainable, a network of over 1,000 organizations committed to environmental, social and economic sustainability, working together to build a responsible city for its people and the environment. This commitment is aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Paris Climate Accords through the World Charter for Sustainable Tourism +20.
Hotel Granvia also boasts the Safe Travel accreditation, the first global certification in health and safety for travel and tourism, awarded by the World Travel & Tourism Council, ensuring the maximum efficiency and protection of all our guests. We have also been awarded Ecostars Silver-3E*** accreditation, a specific certification for hotels that rates an establishment’s environmental impact per overnight stay, recognized by international organizations including the World Tourism Organization and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), as well as national institutions such as the Mesa de Turismo de España,
In all our day-to-day operations, we strive to raise our guests’ awareness of the responsible use of resources, primarily water and energy.
Throughout our facilities, we ensure a high level of energy efficiency with the use of energy-recovery ventilation systems, high-performance condensing boilers with water collection system, and LED lighting all through the hotel.
We promote a no paper philosophy by digitizing processes such as the online check-in. We strive to raise our guests’ awareness of the responsible use of resources such as water by fitting faucet aerators and implementing a voluntary system of changing towels. We also reduce the use of plastic by putting soap dispensers in the guests’ bathrooms, promoting the fair use of resources.
In our kitchen, we aim to minimize waste and correctly separate it to facilitate its effective recycling, reuse or disposal in collaboration with the authorized waste managers and the public administration services.
Moreover, the facade and certain interior architectural features of the building are protected, within Barcelona’s Eixample district. The building was originally a bourgeois mansion that was later converted into a hotel. In 2013, the hotel underwent a complete renovation, prioritizing sustainability criteria and maintaining the building’s personality and architectural style.
At our hotel, we are committed to taking the utmost care of our facilities and the safety of our guests and employees, with a team of in-house and external technicians and maintenance experts. We conduct checks, inspections, training and simulations on a regular basis.
We promote and embrace our commitment to equality and diversity of our team, a key factor in our quality of our hospitality and the best possible customer service. In 2023, we are launching monthly information campaigns to reinforce our teams’ motivation and awareness with respect to sustainability.
Our Corporate Sustainability Report 2022 incorporates the company’s 2030 SDGs and the reduction of our carbon footprint achieved throughout the whole hotel chain between 2019 and 2022.
We believe that every step towards sustainability counts. With this in mind, we encourage all the guests of Hotel Granvia to boost their awareness of the importance of their contribution towards protecting our environment, society and planet.