Vila Vita Parc awarded 'World’s Leading Green Hotel' at the 2015 WTA
VILA VITA Parc prides itself on its sustainable policy, encouraging partnerships with local businesses, whilst still maintaining the finest luxury dining, wellness and product offer and last year the hotel was awarded for its dedication to sustainability.
In December 2015 VILA VITA Parc was awarded the World’s Leading Green Resort 2015 at the World Travel Awards 2015 in Morocco. This award followed their other accolade, Portugal’s Leading Green Hotel which was given in September 2015 at the World Travel Awards in Sardinia.
Recognised and voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, this accolade recognises the hotel’s ongoing commitment to excellence in sustainability and luxury.
VILA VITA Parc ensures that every aspect of sustainability is thought of whether it is the Portuguese hand-made linens in the rooms, the terry bathroom towels, the Claus Porto bathroom amenities or the local Porches pottery. The resort always strives to endorse the use of local crafts and products, thus providing the true Portuguese identity to the resort that the hotel is known for.
It is also a foodie’s paradise with unrivalled organic culinary offering from home reared meat to olive oil, fresh compotes and flavoursome jams from their sister farm Herdade dos Grous. Both Herdade dos Grous and VILA VITA Parc are in charge of the meat production process, from raising the free range animals to transportation of the meat in VILA VITA Parc’s own refrigerated vans to master butcher, Thomas Weber at VILA VITA Biergarten.
Another sustainable method being implemented at the resort enables the hotel to water their gardens (22 hectares), and fill most of their pools via the ocean. This is a process of desalinization by osmosis and an investment that is entirely funded by VILA VITA Parc. In the future, all of the water usage, including the water in the lakes on the resort, will all be obtained by this process.
Set on a prime cliff top location within 54 acres of lush subtropical gardens, VILA VITA Parc offers an array of accommodation options, including private villas with spectacular views over the ocean. With 9 restaurants and 7 bars onsite, one of which is the 2 Michelin starred Ocean restaurant, there is plenty of choice for everyone. Whilst children enjoy the various activities on offer, there are options for the adults as well including the Vital Spa, three tennis courts, volleyball court, boccia lanes, mountain bike hire, 9 hole pitch and putt, 18 hole putting green and several 18 hole championship golf courses nearby.
VILA VITA Parc is delighted to be recognized as being a leading green hotel. This is evident not only through winning the World’s Leading Green Resort 2015 and Portugal’s Leading Green Hotel Award but also by receiving the seal of quality certification from TÜV Rheinland, recognising it as an ‘eco-hotel’ and furthermore winning the Boa Cama Sustainability platinum prize, the Chave de Platina 2015 (recognizing rational water consumption, energy saving and residue management).
For more information on the resort’s commitment with sustainable tourism, please visit http://www.vilavitaparc.com/en/about-us/sustainable-tourism.html