Hotel Union Dolomites in Dobbiaco
Describe the hotel:
The historic Hotel Union***S is located in Toblach and has been run by the Comini family for three generations. An indoor swimming pool, tennis court, wellness area and genuine cuisine are some of the features of the facility, surrounded by the Dolomites of the Three Peaks area.
Tell us about sustainability at Hotel Union Dolomites in Dobbiaco: what are your strong points?
In recent years we have improved the insulation of the entire premises in order to reduce energy consumption. More than half of all our hotel’s energy needs are produced with zero emissions, thanks to the photovoltaic panels and solar panels placed on the roofs of our premises and the tennis court. Even our guests contribute to energy savings, because there is a central switch in each room.
Our hotel also encourages sustainable mobility. In our garage you will find two charging stations for electric cars and as well as the possibility to charge the battery of your e-bikes.
Every day we look for new solutions to reduce pollution by choosing eco-friendly products and abolishing the use of plastics as much as possible. Our cuisine is varied, light and healthy. Our chefs prepare simple and tasty dishes with raw materials selected from our garden or the surrounding region. Since 2016, we have been accredited by the Italian Celiac Association. We have dedicated a specific area of our kitchen to our gluten intolerant guests where we prepare tasty and healthy dishes.
Why did you choose GSTC certification?
For us at Hotel Union, receiving the GSTC certification is a source of great pride.
This certification is a recognition for all the commitments we have made and maintained throughout our history, to offer our guests a sustainable tourist service that complies with the highest social and environmental standards.
Sustainable tourism is constantly growing, which is why many operators, like us at Hotel Union, are developing environmental programs aimed at reducing the negative side effects that tourism can cause and, instead, creating a system that guarantees a positive impact.