The Hostal Spa Empuries is located in L’Escala, Spain and is in a restored building, yet overlooking the Mediterranean. Not only is this hotel the first in Europe with LEED Gold Certification. Yet the Hostal Spa Empuries also promotes the “Cradle to Cradle” Principle (“C2C”).
That’s meaning it aims to use materials which are sustainable and host a useful life past their original intention. In addition, the hotel produces approximately 1/3 of the energy they consume. So all the hotel’s electricity is obtained from renewable resources.
As we know, the interest in eco-tourism and ‘green’ travel on the rise. So more and more hotels are working hard to achieve eco-friendly certifications. That’s helping the appeal of the growing traveler interest. Also I love the electric vehicle charging stations installed too.
Why do I like electric vehicle charging stations installed there? Because people with Tesla’s or Plugin hybrid BMW or Audi can come through and charge up! They will come like in the movie Field of Dreams Built it and they will come!