Our sustainability program

We are committed to sustainable development. Here is a selection of the measures implemented at the Hotel La Réserve Genève :

 

Bed linen and towels to save water, energy and chemicals

The linen is not changed every day, but you can decide for yourself. There is pad above the bed; if you want your bed linen changed, put it on your pillow. If the towels are in the bathtub, they are replaced with fresh laundry.

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The number of bath towels in your room has been reduced. However, the governess will be happy to bring you additional towels if you wish.

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Soaps, shampoos are recycled by the foundation SapoCycle and then distributed to improve hygiene conditions for persons in need.

 


Supply chains, reduction of waste and food waste

We sensitize our suppliers and partners to sustainability.

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We take into account the origin of the products, their packaging and delivery routes. Whenever possible, we buy regionally and nationally.

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We pay great attention to avoiding waste, especially plastic. Plastic is gradually being reduced wherever possible.

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We consistently recycle paper, glass, PET, plastic containers, aluminum, metal, light bulbs, electrical material, and batteries.

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We offer our guests an online option with a wide range of newspapers to avoid the waste of paper.

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We organize for our staff a collection of cloths for people in need in order not to throw them away.

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In order to enhance your return trip experience, we are delighted to offer you mineral water in sustainable bottles before your departure. sustainable is completely recyclable as long as it is disposed of properly. We kindly request that you dispose of the sustainable bottle appropriately after use to facilitate the recycling process.

 

Food & Food Waste

There are various alternatives to avoid food waste. The vegetarian/vegan range is constantly being expanded.

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Swiss or local mineral water is available in all restaurants.

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Our tea is organic, and organic coffee is available in the Spa.

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Food leftovers are processed into biogas and green waste from the floristry is composted.

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Four times a year we supply a whole dinner service for people in need at the Restaurant Reffettorio in Geneva using overflow of food of the restaurant.

 

Traffic and arrival

Use public transport to get here. We offer a free transportation ticket to each guest for bus and train within Geneva. The train station Les Tuileries is just a one minutes’ walk from the hotel.

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We offer to our team a part of their transportation subscription to engage them to use public transportation.

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We offer speed charging stations for electric vehicles free of charge.

 

State-of-the-art technology

All conventional light bulbs were replaced by LED technology by the end of 2023.

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The lighting at night, e.g. in the guest corridors, is deliberately reduced.

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Installation of motion detectors in most rear areas of the hotel.

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Saunas are operated at reduced times. On request, however, these can be heated up for you with a short lead time of 30 minutes.

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A special film has been placed on the windows of the rooms and public areas to prevent the sun heating the rooms. This leads to reduce the use of climate controls.

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Reduction of the ventilation running times in the public rooms and in the back of the house.

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The air conditioning systems are programmed on auto position to regulate the interior temperature with a difference of approx. 5° C to the outside temperature.

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Reduction and correct use of chemical products and detergents.

 

Team awareness

A “Green Committee” raises awareness among La Réserve Genève employees about awareness, behavior and responsibility towards the environment.

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We learn something new every day and look forward to your input and feedback.