The Leitlhof rewarded for its efforts at the GreenTec Awards
Eco-friendly holiday in the Three Peaks area in the Dolomites
At the Hotel 4* Superior Leitlhof in South Tyrol, sustainable holidays have been our prerogative for some years now. Green holidays started out as a relatively small thing but are now set to shape the future of our hotel and of the entire area of the Three Peaks in the Dolomites.
Greater environmental awareness thanks to UNESCO
The area of the Three Peaks in the Dolomites gained new environmental awareness when it was declared a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site. The people who call South Tyrol their home realised how important it is to protect this unique natural paradise, however environmentally aware they were beforehand. They now understand the need for ongoing commitment to care for this paradise.
Protection of the environment, the responsible use of resources and sustainable tourism are all aspects that help us to preserve this wonderful landscape for future generations. This commitment brings together the inhabitants and economy of the Three Peaks area in the Dolomites. Hotel Leitlhof is proud of its role as a pioneer in this regard.
Sustainable holidays at the Leitlhof Dolomiten
The Leitlhof is one of the first carbon-neutral hotels in South Tyrol, as well as one of the first energy self-sufficient hotels in the world. Hotel Leitlhof was nominated Europe's Leading Green Hotel 2016 and came second in the GreenTec Awards, thanks to its professional and successful approach to sustainability and protection of the environment. Hotel Leitlhof regularly comes near the top in the world of sustainable tourism.
Design and installation of the hotel's wood chip-fired plant
One of the most revolutionary innovations in recent years at the Leitlhof, and a reason for much of its success, has been the design and construction of the hotel's very own wood chip cogeneration plant. The commissioning of a plant of this kind and size is down to the tireless dedication of the young owner Stephan Mühlmann and his "friends in arms", as shown in this video:
We have reaped the fruits of all this work. The wood chip-fired plant has allowed us to reduce CO2 emissions per guest and night from 85.5 kg - already a low value for a hotel - to as little as 12.2 kg.